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Derrick's Jamaican Cuisine

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6806 La Tijera Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045-1905
+1 310-641-7572
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I was the contact person for a party that Derrick was supposed to cater. There was no food prepared for us at all!!! We didn't find out until 4 hours before the event was supposed to happen. There were warning signs, I admit that now, but it was too late to change caterers. First! Derrick sent a bill to us... More 

Thank Christopher S
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128 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We ate at Derrick’s in early August while vacationing in LA. We were recommended to go by a friend who frequents the restaurant and we were not disappointed. We visited the restaurant on La Tijera Blvd during a late afternoon and the place was quiet. The food was delicious and our kids loved the fish sticks (not your ordinary fish... More 

Thank familythattravels30
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

My sister in law who lives in LA took us the Derrick's to offer something more authentic than the usual restaurants. The staff was friendly and the food was good.

Thank Twainna
Middletown, Ohio, United States
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70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Visited on a Sunday evening. Service was extremely slow...I'm talking extreeeeeeeeemly slow. We had seated ourselves, but moved closer to front thinking maybe they just didn't see us. Finally came and took appetizer and drink order. And again the waiting begins. Finally the server brings our drinks and takes our food order. Unfortunately, they were out of several menu items,... More 

Thank Rhonda F
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

I have been to Derrick's twice now and the food is not what i consider good Jamaican food, the food is just ok but a long way from what I know as being good Jamaican Food. The service is good and the drinks are good, but the food is lacking in the authentic taste. The only reason i returned for... More 

Thank Margaret R
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40 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Good spot for some good island food. They prices are reasonable. Great place to just grab a jamaican patty and kola. I am biased on this one. I would definitely go back there when I go to LA.

Thank Diane H
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

The food is truly amazing. We have not had a dish that we did not love. The people are very friendly and helpful. This is now our favorite local restaurant. This is a hidden gem of a place...you know those great places that only locals know about....this is the real thing.

Thank Msagman
Los Angeles, California
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57 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014 via mobile

We went to Derricks for the first time Father's day. It's a neighborhood restaurant that I always wanted to visit and thought Father's Day with the family would be a great opportunity. I hadn't eaten any jamacian food since being in Jamaica many years ago, so I was excited. With the expection of the plantains and rice the food was... More 

Thank mizgbh
Huntington Beach, California
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

This was the worst Jamaican food we ever ate, we should have sent the appetizers back, and left at this point, the Jamaican patties - try frozen patties with no meat inside and the crust was so hard it came off as you took a bite. The oxtails tasted like they were pre frozen and it had to be the... More 

Thank Nola18
Denver, Colorado USA
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2013

Had dinner at Derrick's early on a Thursday night. The place is somewhat tricky to find, hidden behind a Burger King, and first impressions walking in the door had me thinking it could be either really good or sketch. Well, the food was EXCELLENT and AUTHENTIC. When I arrived, the place was very quiet with only a few customers. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Caribbean, Jamaican
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6806 La Tijera Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045-1905
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles
  • Phone Number: +1 310-641-7572

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?