This casual, aggressively local eatery specializes in the spicy cookery of Jamaica and also serves other West Indian specialties. It's geared mostly to the takeout crowd who place their orders downstairs. You can also sit at tables upstairs. Frankly, we don't recommend it or the neighborhood that contains it for evening meals, but at lunchtime, it represents value for simple, local food. No alcohol is offered, but customers consume either natural juices or ice tea at their meals. Many of the juices are of the health-bar variety, including mango, carrot, or a ginger-flavored pineapple concoction. The Jamaican national dish, ackee and salt fish, is served here with peas and rice. You can also order such classics as jerk chicken, curried goat, or oxtail stew. We are especially fond of the pineapple-glazed chicken, and there are also such old favorites as macaroni and cheese or roast beef in a mushroom sauce. Unless you order lobster, most main dishes are priced at the lower end of the range listed.
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