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Boswell's Jamaican Food Store

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3521 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-7015
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

It was located in a sketchy run down Tulane Avenue, so we were skeptical about this joint. But we were pleasantly surprised.. The food was mind blowing and had so much flavor. This is the first restaurant we ate at NOLA and we had a great meal here.

Thank Ambience B
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

This place is perfect,this is the only place to get jamaican food home away from home, love the food but most of all love the buffet all you eat jerk chicken rice and peas, for one low price I will forever go there

Thank Masseino A
New Orleans
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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.

Thank Matthew T
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

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!!

Thank Natalie M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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.

Thank Nolagirl2013
New Orleans
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57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 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 

Thank SarahNewOrleans
Gulf Coast, MS
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

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 

3 Thank Treasuretz
New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 reviews
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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.

Thank anmckee616
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.

Thank Lea W
new orleans
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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.

1 Thank sunraygrill

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Caribbean, Jamaican
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Open Hours
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3521 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-7015
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Mid-City
  • Neighborhood: Mid-City
  • Phone Number: 15044826600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?