My husband and I walked into Bamboozle Cafe (http://bamboozlecafe.com/index.php/home/menu) to have lunch after realizing that our original destination, L'Eden (http://dine-at-leden.com/) was closed. We waited patiently and after looking over the menu and deciding we didn't feel like waiting any longer for hoity toity slow service, we left. This was the right choice as we found ourselves standing in front of the Jerk Hut and quickly walked inside. We were greeted with a smiling, friendly face (as opposed to being told to sit anywhere and then being told we couldn't sit where we wanted to sit in Bamboozle Cafe) who offered us samples of the delicious food...giving us the welcomed freedom to choose.
My husband had the curried goat and I had a sampling of curried chicken and baked chicken with red sauce. Lemme first explain that my husband is a fan of curry and I'm finding myself feeling quite tired of curry...so I was surprised by how delicious the curry at this restaurant is! I, however, still haven't developed a taste for curried goat and don't expect to.
We were also offered samples of Jamaican punch, which was delicious!!! The food is amazingly delicious, the plantains were just right, and the service was full of awesome! I highly recommend this spot for a bite! My husband recommends the curried goat...I recommend the herbed chicken and red sauce.
Afterward, we got into a conversation with the folks running the restaurant. They were so very friendly and welcoming. In summation, I think perhaps "Jerk Hut" is a more fitting name for the folks working in Bamboozle.
If you find yourself in downtown Tampa and want a friendly, easy-going, and delightfully flavorful lunch or dinner...I very much recommend this restaurant. We will definitely be going back to that very spot again before we leave this town!
Oh, and for the dark beer connoisseur, I highly recommend that you try the Jamaican Dragon Stout. It is deeeeee-licious!!!!
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