While you may be on your way to/from Jamaica, you can always find a plethora of your favorite Jamaican jerk cuisine. Jamaican food itself mixes cooking approaches from different cultures including Indians and Chinese, so there’s always something for even the pickiest of taste buds.
8736 Sunset Drive
From curry goat to ox tail, Jamaica Kitchen has a little bit of everything. It’s a mixture of both Chinese and Jamaican and prices fluctuate depending on exactly how much you want to tackle. Try the homemade soups or the pork and hamchoy (a preserved mustard green) to really tickle your tastebuds.
2818 N. Miami Ave.
Another South Florida Jamaican favorite, Clive’s Café on North Miami Avenue has some tasty treats like goat and brown stew chicken. But if you’re really looking to try something unique, go for the Conch or Conch salad. It’s sure to be a meal you won’t forget when you leave South Florida.
Dave Jamaican Bakery & Restaurant
700 NW 183rd Street
It’s not a typo, the name is really Dave Jamaican Bakery & Restaurant. It may not be the biggest restaurant in South Florida, but when it comes to Jamaican food, it’s some of the best this side of the Caribbean. Diners have sometimes raved about the coco bread and many of the other traditional Jamaican delicacies Dave has.
19695 NW 2nd Avenue
Located in Miami Gardens, Nice Mon has everything you’d expect from a Jamaican/Chinese restaurant and bakery. Everyone who goes through Nice Mon raves about the Jamaican beef or chicken patties, which are also bargains. Beware though, if you go for the jerk pork and curry chicken, you might need a tall glass of milk to put out the flames.
12618 N. Kendall Dr.
From Jamaican Patties with coco bread to plantain tarts and more, Jamrock will satisfy your Caribbean taste buds. If you hit up Jamrock for Sunday brunch, you can try some Escovitch Fish, Liver & Banana, or Mackerel Rundown. They’re open Tuesday through Thursday until 8 pm and on Saturday until 9 pm.