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Taste of the Island Caribbean

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436 E Capitol St, Jackson, MS 39201-2602
+1 601-360-5900
11:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Tue 11:00 - 18:00
Wed 11:00 - 18:30
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 18:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I have never had Caribbean food before. And first impressions when it comes to food means a lot to me. I was VERY impressed, I had the ox tails, rice and gravy and cabbage. OMG!!!! Let me tell YA, YA'LL did that. LOL...I will be back

Thank Andora B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

If your tired of the same thing, this is an amazing this to try! I love the curry Goat. Spicy and a great for first timers.

Thank Elijah S
Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Despite the parking issues, eat here. Regardless of the decor, eat here. No matter the reason that would keep you from going, eat here.

Thank DustinSDowdy
Brookhaven, Mississippi, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

This place is across the street from my office. The food is authentic Caribbean and very good!! It's easy to overlook or ignore and there's limited seating, but it's a great change of pace. On a sunny summer day, it's not to difficult to imagine you're on the beach in Jamaica.

Thank Jason C
Jackson, Mississippi
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

I've been fortunate to have visited the islands on many occasion and have been lucky to have had neighbors and associates that come from the region and this was way too generic in the flavorings for my taste. I can respect that the intensity of authentics but they sometimes suffer in their attempts to fit in a community by dumbing... More 

1 Thank TerreJones
Forest, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

Reminds me of Jamaica! Men are nice and cute! They recommend food that is delicious. The food is perfecto! The environment is relaxing, fun and jazzy! Highly recommend during lunch!

Thank lovelyladib
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2015

I've had plantains in Costa Rica, plantains made from a local African restaurant, but these were by-far the absolute "BEST I'VE EVER HAD!"

Thank QueenofMS
Madison, Mississippi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

you taste the love. This joint serves up fare JUST like the side of the road in the island nations I have visited - I wish they served me more of the cabbage greens than rice but oh well. No complaints on taste, I have several more items on the menu I plan trying but I get SO stuck on... More 

Thank TU1987
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2014 via mobile

I visit here every soo often.. The food is good. Its a little corner spot downtown Jackson.. The oxtail are good. Jerk chicken is good. It's not always grilled but roasted.. it's good regardless.. curry chicken is great.. U will like this place.. I'm glad someone decided to open up an spot in Jackson.. It's downtown so parking can be... More 

1 Thank ced a
Acworth, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2013

When traveling for business to Jackson, I would try and go here on Wednesdays to have the Jerk Ribs. The guys who run this place are great, they work hard and greet everyone with a smile. At one point I did not travel to Jackson for 2 months, but when I came back into the restaurant they make my special... More 

Thank akleinga

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Jamaican
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:30
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 436 E Capitol St, Jackson, MS 39201-2602
  • Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Jackson
  • Phone Number: +1 601-360-5900

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