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Boswell's Jamaican Food Store

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Mid-City
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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
Most recent review
This place rocks! The rice and peas and curry chicken are great. Good vegetarian (and ital) options too.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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New Orleans
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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Gulf Coast, MS
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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new orleans
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71 reviews 71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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Fort Lauderdale
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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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New Orleans
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Oklahoma
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2011

Great food! I enjoyed the dinner here. The menu offered all the national dishes: Escovitch, ackee & salt fish, curried goat and chicken, roti, fried plantains, callaloo, jerk chicken, rice and peas, and Ting beverages. Festival is available on special occasions. Boswell's even has their own homemade jerk sauce that adds a little kick to the jerk chicken! I could've... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2008

moved after KATRINA..Jerk chicken is INSANE good...go SPICY !!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2007

Not sure if this establishment is still around post-k but the food was caribbean and delicious.

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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: 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?