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Boswell's Jamaican Food Store

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Mid-City
Caribbean, Jamaican
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3521 Tulane Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70119-6414
(504) 822-0040
Today
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Flawless jerked chicken, great mac & cheese, fantastic beans & rice, and tasty meat pies make this one of my number one spots. Boswells is a hole in the wall with zero decor but the food will have you coming back over and over again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
Matthew T
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New Orleans
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New Orleans
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Flawless jerked chicken, great mac & cheese, fantastic beans & rice, and tasty meat pies make this one of my number one spots. Boswells is a hole in the wall with zero decor but the food will have you coming back over and over again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Great food, nice people, good price. Place looks like a dive but it's amazing. Loved the food and it was plentiful given the price. Highly recommend!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

This is the cats pajamas the bees knees. The party's are delish and so is the jerk chicken. Overall very impressed.

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New Orleans
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This place is not at all inviting from the outside, but don't let this dissuade you. The food is great! Inside is a huge mural of a tropical beach and friendly service. They have lunch buffet available most days or order off the menu- also available for take out. The rice and peas are great, the fried plantains are great... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is the second time I've visited this place. The first time I stumbled across this place it appeared to be undergoing renovations. A year later and the same holes in the ceiling and exposed beams remained. So the atmosphere well, just call it non existent. When I entered the establishment this time, we were not greeted again so we... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

Stopped by Boswell's on my first trip to New Orleans and it was AMAZING! Best Jamaican food I've found.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

The lunch buffet was pleasing in both quantity and quality. There was enough variety to suit most palates, but there wasn't an overwhelming amount of food to sample. It's definitely worth a visit when the Reggae music and Jerk spice craving comes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

This is real down the equator style island cooking. Callaloo alone is worth a trip. But the tail rules supreme here. Slow simmered, gelatinous gooey, goodness on a bone.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

I am Jamaican so it is mandatory that I have access to a Jamaican restaurant when necessary. I did a search for a local restaurant and only 3 options popped up. The only one that seemed to be authentic was Boswell's Jamaican Grill. I headed over there to get my fix. The restaurant itself was very plain and underwhelming. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2011

This place makes sure you experience the tates of the caribbean. There are several things on the menu that are hard to come by in the city of New Orleans " For example Ting. My suggestion is to make you way for the all you can eat luch buffet special, where you can try jerk, curry other spices from the... More 

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Additional Information about Boswell's Jamaican Food Store

Address: 3521 Tulane Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70119-6414
Phone Number: (504) 822-0040
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Mid-City
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 6:00 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 - 8:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Caribbean, Jamaican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3521 Tulane Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70119-6414
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Mid-City
  • Neighborhood: Mid-City
  • Phone Number: (504) 822-0040

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Jamaican
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 6:00 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 - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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