I have found the best Jamaican/Caribbean Food outside of Jamaica!!! I went to Jamaica Gates Caribbean Cuisine in Arlington and it was an AMAZING experience. The food was absolutely delicicous, they have the right amount of options on the menu to choose from and the flavor is out of this world.
I talked to the owner and the head Chef is from Jamaica and ensures that true Jamaican flavor and taste goes into every dish that leaves her kitchen. Their mixed drinks were great! I must recommend the Jungle Juice and the Rum Punch is great! I ordered the Jerk Shrimp as an appetizer and the Brown Stew Fish for my entree. I cleaned everything off my plate. Everything was wonderful.
I went on a Saturday night and they had a live Reggae band performing and lots of people getting up from their tables and dancing. It's a relaxing, inviting environment that reminds you of that trip to Jamaica, or if you haven't been it gives you a glimpse of how wonderful a trip there would be.
If you want to check it out, their address is 1020 W. Arkansas Ln. Arlington, TX 76013. They take reservations for large parties 817-795-2600 and I found out that they have their menu on their website at www.jamaicagates.com.
We really need something like this in the metroplex, true authentic caribbean food right here close to home.