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Jiallo's African-Caribbean Cuisine

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4202 W 56th St, Indianapolis, IN 46254-4963
(317) 492-1603
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mooresville, Indiana
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Overall, loved it! Started out with the very best fried plantains I have ever had!!! We ordered Jamaican patties for an appetizer. I have had patties many times in Jamaica and love to get them stateside at Patties of Jamaica, but these patties were excellent also. For dinner, I had jerk chicken with fries and rice and beans. My friends... More 

Thank Linda L
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I didn't have a chance to make my lunch this morning to wanted to try something local and different. I had seen that Jiallo's went in at Circle Centre and was not aware that they had another location at 56th & Guion. I had the curry chicken with red beads and rice with a side of fried plantains. I was... More 

2 Thank Jon T
Kokomo, Indiana
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257 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This place can be easy to miss because it is in a strip mall with some vacant storefronts. Another thing to note is that though it's not (yet) posted on the door, the restaurant is closed on Mondays. Aside from that, this place was awesome. Don't come unless you are hungry, since even lunch selections are very plentiful. Also, don't... More 

1 Thank MrCrossIsBoss
Columbus, Indiana
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We went there after a long day out with our family. We had to wait about an hour before Jiallo (owner, waiter, cashier, busboy, etc.) finally came over. I told him my kids were terribly hungry. He proceeded to ask my 5yr if he wanted mango juice and brought 3 small bottles. Never asked I or my husband. At this... More 

1 Thank Ruth A
Newark, Delaware
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113 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

The food here is second-to-none, and the owner is incredibly friendly! The portion sizes are enormous: consider sharing entrees. DON'T eat here if you're in a hurry. They take their time and make each dish to order.

2 Thank stbass
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69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

Jerk chicken with rice and beans and plantains was very good! Service was excellent! Hibiscus juice was very refreshing. Generous portions. We will return and will be considering their catering service for next party!

2 Thank bburgemptynester
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288 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This was our first time here. Upon arriving we weren't sure that they were opened because the parking lot was empty. We were the only party seated at a table, but several people walked in and up to a counter while we were there. Two in our party ordered Jerk Chicken. We were told that it takes 20 minutes and... More 

2 Thank philangie6370
Indianapolis, Indiana
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66 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

This is our first time to eat at Jiallo's. We came because of the newspaper article describing the cuisine. We were not disappointed. Restaurant is conveniently located; ample parking space and easy to find. Simple setup and clean tables. Based on the reviews, we did not expect quick service because they freshly prepare each order. We were ready for that.... More 

3 Thank pumpsnow1523
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

I enjoy Jiallo's everytime I am craving African food, this is the place for me. My favorite dish is the whole fish with cabbage, fried rice and onion and tomato stir fry. If you are in a hurry dont bother because service is slow, as everything is cooked to order. Try the bissap drink and the jamaican patties as well.... More 

1 Thank Khadijah B
Cary, North Carolina
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

You can tell that the chef here cares about his food. Simply said it is amazing. I have tried sevral items and they have all been terrific. The seasoning is amazing unlike some jerk can be. It is obviously a homemade blend and all the spices seem fresh. A must try!

1 Thank Aquaholick

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Caribbean, African
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4202 W 56th St, Indianapolis, IN 46254-4963
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: (317) 492-1603

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?