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Back A Yard Caribbean American Grill

1189 Willow Rd, Menlo Park, CA 94025-1616
650-323-4244
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Ranked #18 of 119 Restaurants in Menlo Park
Price range: $5 - $10
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Dining options: Takeout
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English first
Los Altos, California
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97 reviews 97 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We loved the food at this restaurant - it is so flavorful and has great spices. We had the curry goat dish and the oxtail dish - reminds me of my mother`s Caribbean cooking and just as good - highly recommend. The plaintains and fried dumplings are amazing!!

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Santa Clara, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

A small, hole in the wall place. You'll have to look for street parking. They have a few tables/chairs for maybe 20 people inside, and couple of plastic tables/chairs outside. If you come during lunch hour, expect to wait in line. Ordering is straight forward... pick from a menu written on a giant whiteboard behind the single cashier. Food is... More

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San Francisco, California
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138 reviews 138 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This is a place to try out a local place, where if you like spicy food, can be a great eating experience. I have only been to the Menlo Park place, and it is a little hard to find. There is very limited parking, with a few parking spots in front. A small parking lot behind the place, not attached,... More

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Bangalore
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

My colleagues took me to this place, what they called " a hole in the wall" kinda place. I really loved the food. This is a basic restaurant, you order your food on the counter and the menu is all up on the board apart from the pamphlets. The jerk chicken with plantation was really good. I'd love to eat... More

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Memphis,TN
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51 reviews 51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Great Jamaican spot in Palo Alto, good selection, friendly staff, great tasting..wish I had more time to go back for another trip. Had Jerk Chicken and Oxtail, well seasoned, extra jerk sauce on the side to 'kick it up a notch'. Enjoyed it !

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Woodside, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Far superior to the "sister" restaurant in Palo Alto. I think the food is better at this location. The highlights for me: jerk chicken, pork, plantains, collards, festivals. I wish they had the pineapple ginger drink more often!

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USA
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66 reviews 66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

The atmosphere was great, very Caribbean. Food was excellent. I had fish with plantains and rice. Full of flavor, good mix of spices. Prices are good. I paid $13 for my meal.

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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
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556 reviews 556 reviews
376 restaurant reviews
251 helpful votes 251 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Hold on to your coconuts, this place just might blow your taste buds. It is just so delicious. And unique. The food is spicy but not overly so, and so well-balanced with the cinnamony rice and beans, and the sticky-sweet plantains. And the salad, while certainly not the star, is a welcome and fresh addition to everything else on the... More

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Porterville, California
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197 reviews 197 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

I was thrilled to find this place, I thought, and got meat patties to go. OMG, they were nasty. No flavor and the texture was like that of potted meat. I was so disappointed.

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Redwood City, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

not bad... enjoy... I only had a burger salad (I'm GF & don't do spicy) and a side of Plantains!! YUM :)

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Additional Information about Back A Yard Caribbean American Grill

Address: 1189 Willow Rd, Menlo Park, CA 94025-1616
Phone Number: 650-323-4244
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Menlo Park
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Caribbean

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