Restaurants & Bars Washington DC & Baltimore Caribbean

Caribbean Feast

homesmax | | Mar 26, 2009 03:37 PM

Saw that this place got a 25 from Zagat, has a billion Cheap Eats awards, etc. Spent most of my lunch break driving there and back, only to find that the food was totally lame.

The jerk chicken was tender, but lacking any of the smokey flavor that would make it true jerk. The skin was like a wet rag, not at all crisp.

The curried goat had more bone than meat. The roti was pretty good.

The jerk fish is a definite do-not order.

The sides were equally disappointing. Peas and rice lacked coconut milk, seasoning, flavor. There was maybe one pea for every 300 grains of rice. Cabbage was fine, a little sweet. Cornbread was dry, tough, no real corn flavor.

Really? How did this place get so over-hyped? Has it gone downhill? According to my friend who is Jamaican, it was not authentic. But this would be pretty irrelevant if the food tasted good.

It didn't.

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