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Reviewed February 2, 2021

Being Jamaican and being new to San Antonio, I was desperately searching for home cooked food and didn’t feel like cooking myself this time around. Sadly there is only about two to three Jamaican restaurants in San Antonio, much different from where I was previously....Found Jamaica Jamaica online and had my husband pick up some curry chicken with rice and peas and plantains. Was disappointed upon the first bite. First, the curry chicken is SUPER salty and the gravy is minimal and chunky . Frankly disgusting. The rice and peas were bland, somewhat hard , and looks like whoever made the food in general tried too hard to throw black pepper in it to make it “look seasoned” when it’s still nasty. Then , there was NO plantain in my plate nor my husbands. When we called the store, the person we spoke to claimed to be the owner and claimed they looked at a video and plantains were placed . But literally there were NONE in our plates - why would we lie about a few pieces of ripe banana? Then she rudely simply stated if we weren’t happy we don’t have to come back and the conversation ended. This place is a disgrace to Jamaican cuisine . And I had something as simple as curry chicken- imagine if we asked for jerk chicken or oxtail. Maybe they have the local population fooled but literally would never recommend this place to anyone else with my last breath.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed March 16, 2019 via mobile

Since I am from Jamaica I am leery of Jamaican restaurants and I know it’s usually a wait so we visited late afternoon for lunch. The Rasta pasta with shrimp was spicy and delicious though I would recommend they prepare it with the tail off....My daughter had the jerk chicken which was very good even though the rice and peas were prepared slightly different than the norm it was also good. Chicken and beat patties also very good. Restaurant was dimly lit which gave it more of a nightclub vibe with reggae playing. It’s located in a strip center outside the downtown of San Antonio.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed February 22, 2019 via mobile

First trip to Jamaica Jamaica today!! It will definitely not be my last! Great atmosphere and nice people. Food was awesome .. made me wish I was back in Negril at a roadside jerk shack. Took a couple patties to go for later and they...were great! Highly recommend that everyone gives it a try.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed June 16, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed the Jamaican food it took us back to our fond memories of the island. It is amazing how the aroma in the air and the taste of the food can trigger such vivid memories. It is similar to the feeling you get...when you smell turkey roasting in the oven you can’t stop thinking about a Thanksgiving experience. We had the jerk chicken and it was just spicy enough to suit our tastes. Can’t wait to go back again when we are in the area. I was particularly amazed by how the only waitress was able to handle all of the tables. It took her a few extra minutes but she was very gracious so we didn’t mind at all.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

My wife took me and my son here to eat on a Saturday night. It wasn’t too crowded but the service was slow, kept saying our food was on the way. Then it came in to go boxes, they said it was after 8 so...they don’t use plates. Then when the food came it was bland, my wife had curry chicken it hardly had any flavor. I had jerk pork that wasn’t spicy and the order came with plantains but only two plantains. I will never go back here to eat and this is the worst Jamaican restaurant i have ever been too!!! I will definitely say stay away and find another Jamaican restaurant in San Antonio to eat at.More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Demetrius G, Manager at Jamaica Jamaica Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2018

Hi! We definitely apologize for the experience you had while visiting us. That's definitely not to our standards of professionalism nor level of service. If you haven't already given us another try, please do so and let us know that you are there. We would...More

Reviewed March 2, 2018 via mobile

So this was my first time eating Jamaican food so I’m not able to compare it. I will say that the food was good, the atmosphere was chill and clean, and the staff were very friendly. I will say I would like to return and...try another dish, hope that helps....More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Demetrius G, Manager at Jamaica Jamaica Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2018

Hi! Glad you enjoyed your first try! Thank you for leaving a review. 🇯🇲

Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

We drove about 11 miles to come here and Everything on the menu that we tried was delicious. The curry chicken was hands down the BEST I’ve had in a very very long time. (Outside of Jamaica of course). Our server was very thorough and...attentive to our table. If your wanting fast food, this place isn’t for you. Good food takes time to cook so don’t worry... Soon come. If you want some authentic Jamaican food then this is the place for you.More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed April 7, 2017 via mobile

I ordered the oxtails with rice and beans. It was delicious and fresh. I RECOMMEND this restaurant for anyone who wants a taste of Jamaica. I'll be returning.

Date of visit: April 2017
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Demetrius G, Manager at Jamaica Jamaica Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2018

Hi Leticia! We're glad you loved the food. Thank you for the recommendation! 🇯🇲

Reviewed December 9, 2016

First, this location has moved. It's now in the shopping center across the street. With that, the space is also bigger-- much bigger. And, there's a bar now! Okay, on to the food. I have been here twice in the last couple of days and...I've gotten the same thing both times (I'll get something different the next time). I had rice & peas, cabbage, and plantains. All three were delicious! Of the three, my favorite was the cabbage, which I don't even really eat. The rice & peas were on point and I what I was most looking forward to today, despite my previous comment. lol Plantains are just icing on the cake for me. While I was there, another customer said oxtails were his thing and he was specifically ordering it to compare with oxtails he's used to eating. Once he was done, he told the owner that he really liked it and as he was on his way out, he said a couple of times that he would be back. I thought to myself, I will be back too. I need some more rice & peas in my life. lol All of the other customers ordered dishes with meat. Since I don't eat meat, I always look at meat eaters' food, just to see how appetizing it looks. The few dishes I was able to see, looked really good. Not sure what anyone else ordered though besides the one guy that ordered oxtails.More

Date of visit: December 2016
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Reviewed July 27, 2016

I have had eaten jamican food since the late seventies and this place is the real deal. Though I have been here several times, I can seem to pry myself from eating anything other than the Jerk Chicken. Not because the other food is not...good, but rather because the Jerk Chicken is about as good as I have ever had. By stealing off of friend's plates, I have tasted their Brisket, Curry Chicken, and oxtail, all excellent. One warning, their hot sauce is real hot sauce, made with habaneros peppers. Last thing, don't forget to sign the wall before you leave.More

Date of visit: March 2016
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Reviewed March 4, 2016

Dropped in here for dinner. Very quaint. The wife ordered jerk chicken (more traditional) and I ordered stove top jerk chicken. It was absolutely delicious... Served with rice and peas, cabbage and plaintains. Our service was great and the owner, Angello came out to chat...a spell...turns out, we've been through his hometown in Jamaica. If you want authentic Jamaican food in San Antonio, this is the place to go. If you have been to Jamaica, it'll make you want to go back.More

Date of visit: March 2016
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Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

Great lunch place. Everything I have ordered on the menu has been really good. The peach mango tea is delicious however it is a bit sweet for drinking more than one cup. Service was quick.

Date of visit: February 2016
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Reviewed January 11, 2016

I was really looking forward to eating here, but unfortunately my experience wasn't all that grand. I ordered the jerk tofu for myself and the jerk and curry chicken for my boyfriend (which he really enjoyed). Mine on the other hand, was lackluster. There was...some spice, but missing a lot of the good flavor I was hoping to enjoy in typical jerk seasoning (there is this restaurant in Tempe, AZ which offers killer jerk and curry tofu, so I'm not way out in left field with this meat-less type of flavor profile). I will say, the cabbage was tasty and the plantains were excellent, but the rest of the experience also gave it the low rating. So, when I stopped in tonight for a pick-up the cook in the back had an argument with someone else and he decided to walk out as I had come to find out from the waiter. I then had to wait another twenty minutes for another employee to prepare the food, plus they ran out of red beans and rice so we had to settle for white rice. The guy at the counter was very pleasant and apologetic, and I didn't expect it, but it would have been nice gesture to have been offered a free dessert or discount to the bill.More

Date of visit: January 2016
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Demetrius G, Manager at Jamaica Jamaica Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2018

Hi! We apologize for the experience you had while visiting us. That's definitely not to our standards of professionalism nor level of service. If you haven't already given us another try, please do so and let us know that you are there. 🇯🇲

Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

This was the first time I have tried Jamaican food and I really enjoyed it! Our server was Paul and he was wonderful!! He truly cared about our fining experience. The only disappointment was that some of the items on the menu have been discontinued...because they are a small place and can't keep foods that aren't requested often. Will definitely go back again....and again!More

Date of visit: December 2015
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Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

The food and service was excellent. I had the jerk chicken (traditional Jamaican fare) and my wife had a combo plate with oxtail and brisket. Both dinners came with rice with red beans, and plantains. This was the first time we've had Jamaican, but it...was very very good. Paul was an EXCELLENT waiter. I have not had better service in much classier restaurants. If you like Jamaican, or haven't had it but are adventurous enough to try - I highly recommend this place. The curry goat is also good (they let me try one bite - I'll definitely order it next time). The ginger beer and the Jamaican punch are both good, too. It is easy to drive right by it (the sign isn't very prominent) - it is right next door to the antique store. Go, and ask for Paul, if he's available! You won't regret it.More

Date of visit: December 2015
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