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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Jamroc 101 Caribbean Grill

101 N. Coast Hwy. 101 (Encinitas Blvd.) Send to Phone
760-436-3162
West Indies and Caribbean cuisine in a colorful, island-style setting in Encinitas.
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Jamroc 101 Caribbean Grill Restaurant Review

: This colorful, unpretentious Caribbean grill offers "wicked Jamaican patties and other delights." You can take out or perhaps sit on the patio to remind you of the vibrancy of the islands. Owners Tina and David DaCosta (a native of Jamaica) helm Jamroc 101, with Tina in the kitchen and David out front. The food is hit or miss and often too deeply fried. The "wicked patties" are empanadas---slightly understuffed with ground beef, curried chicken or vegetables. We wished the plantains didn't lose their flavor to a deep fried outer layer. Jerk chicken tastes fairly authentic, and the slow-cooked ribs have a nice smoky barbecue flair. Stick with the curries and blackened dishes, along with the jerk pork, or opt for a house specialty, the oxtail with butter beans. More adventurous eaters can try the curried goat. Service is island-style---slow and haphazard, but the Red Stripe Jamaican beer is served cold, and reggae fills the air (along with the rumbles of passing trains).

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