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Irie Jamaican Restaurant in Phoenix


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Irie Jamaican Restaurant in Phoenix

VictorLouis | Jan 23, 2006 03:44 PM

Thanks to someone here, I found out about it.

IRIE Jamaica Restaurant
2727 East Broadway Road, Phoenix, AZ 85040
(602) 323-9085

This is a small, and I mean SMALL, little place. There were two booths, and only three or for tables. There's absolute NO ambience of any kind, save for some reggae playing on a stero. It's very low-rent, in keeping with what you might call a transitional neighborhood.

It's strictly a one-women show, assisted by a teenage daughter. The menu was a dry-erase board posted behind the counter. SOME of the things I can recall are:

Curried Goat...Oxtail...Plantains..several different fish dishes...peas and rice..jerk chicken(of COURSE!).

They offer combinations of several things, also. The choices and prices appear to be all-day, though I tried it out with a co-worker at lunch. I think each of our combo plates were $10. I got the goat and oxtail, while she got just jerk-chicken.

Each plate had sides of peas and rice, a tasty sauteed cabbage/onion mix, and plaintains. It was all quite good. Every bit as tasty as I can recall from South Florida 10 years ago. While the plates were filling, you won't be taking anything home.

I can't say that it's a great VALUE at those prices....BUT...for the only game-in-town, and filling a craving I've not satisfied in was worth it. I will go again.....just not after DARK!

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