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“Authentic tasty Caribbean eats.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Breadfruit Tree Restaurant

Breadfruit Tree Restaurant
8095 Rio Blanco Rd, Stockton, CA 95219-8703
209-952-7361
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Ranked #39 of 459 Restaurants in Stockton
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Northern California
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“Authentic tasty Caribbean eats.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

It has been a while since dining at the Breadfruit tree. I always favor independent restaurants and Breadfruit tree has always been a local favorite if mine. First of all Breadfruit is located on the fringes of Stockton at Paradise Pt. where there is a large public dock. Cabin cruisers, houseboats, ski boats, and avid anglers all populate this marina in the Spring-Summer.

Reggae music and colorful handpainted walls of the Breadfruit tree get me in in the mood for Jamaican food! I tried their Jamaican punch, rather sweet, and heavy on the rum...whoa! The owner/chef, Louis, is a delightful guy and offers an ever changing daily menu.

Today I tried the sweet chili fish, $16 and my wife was delighted with her Roti with shrimp. My fish dish had a Basi fish filet with the sweet chili sauce over basmati rice. Very nice balance to the dish and the rice a nice base to the plate.

The Roti plate basically is a very soft flat bread served with a slightly spicy curry sauce with meat and potatoes. My wife chose the prawn version over the beef or chicken choice and was delighted with her food.

Although the menu is limited, the Breadfruit tree is a good restaurant to try out. In the summer, reservations is a good idea since seating is limited. The few outdoor tables are perfect to watch the sunset set over the delta.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Stockton, California
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“The Best Jamaican food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

This is one of my favorite restaurants. The food is very fresh, authentic and absolutely delicious! The owners, Louis and Valerie, are wonderful people and make the most delicious Jamaican food! Try the Peleau and their Jamaican iced tea. The chocolate rum cake with ice cream for dessert is yummy. The atmosphere of the restaurant is delightful and puts you in the mood for Jamaican food. I advise you to call ahead and leave a message on their phone with your reservations though, as it's a small restaurant and can get busy.

Visited November 2012
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Stockton, California
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“Caribbean food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Very nice little place, down byt he delta. they are only open during the summer months. Food is Caribbean and teh owners/ servers are wonderful people. they do NOT take credit cards.

Visited June 2012
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Lodi, California
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“Best Punch Ever”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012 via mobile

Not quite sure what they put in their punch but you could easily down two or three before your food arrives. Come to think of it, you will probably need two or three as this place can be wildly popular, and it can take some time before the food arrives. I think it is worth the wait but do not go if a wait bothers you. It will bum you out and others around you. Food is truly amazing and delicious. Delta atmosphere. In other words kick back mon!

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Acampo, CA
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“A marvelous getaway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

We have been going to the Breadfruit Tree for 14 years. You have to know about it, it is hidden behind the building at Paradise Point. The food is wonderful, flavorful and some very spicy. We love the mural on the walls and the delta waters outside, you feel like you have gotten away, travelled. Chef Louis always comes out and greets us and any other guests. If you order Jerk Chicken make sure you have water and or beer(s). My husband more than once was red hot with spice and it took time to get his drink refilled. Be aware in the past the restaurant closes in late Noveber and reopens in February, call to make sure they are open. They always have Peleau, then two or three other choices, we get the feeling Louis chooses what to cook each day considering what is fresh, and what he is in the mood to cook. It is a great getaway!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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