62. Jamaican food at Caribbean Delight II
Man listen, all this walking is hurting my feet!
Ohh money looks sweet, (where) driving the Isuzu Jeep!
It’s a weird thing. I often associate Jamaican food with Biggie (The rapper). Well his mom is Jamaican, and he was known to throw in Jamaican patois in his songs.
So this lyric was stuck in my head as I was thinking about this post on Caribbean Delight II Jamaican restaurant in Maryland.
I’ll say it up front. This is my favorite Jamaican restaurant in the Washington DC area. Bar None.
I can’t say I blame you if you’ve never tried their Jamaican food, or even heard of them for that matter. The restaurant is nestled in an almost forgotten corner of a drive-by strip mall that you’d typically see in an old 70’s movie.
I mean, unless you were looking for a beauty supply story (one is right next door by the way), you would have driven by this spot on route 1 near college park time and time again.
But next time, stop.
Stop, walk in, walk to the counter and say these exact words:
Yeah, what’s going on b? I heard about this place from Rohan and he told me to get the jerk chicken with Ox-tailed gravy on the rice.
They’re going to ask “spicy or mild?” You can’t go wrong either way (I go with spicy myself).
I’m originally from the Caribbean and I can tell you this: This place is where Caribbean people go for Caribbean food. Authentic Jamaican food, with authentic Jamaican flavors, served with an authentic Jamaican vibe.
The jerk chicken is my fave, but they also cook a mean curry chicken, have great roties, and a wonderful curried King fish.
This is where you should be going this weekend. The address is Beltsville but it’s pretty much College Park. Enjoy!
11000 Baltimore Avenue
Beltsville, MD 20705
P.S. Do you know of any ridiculously good Jamaican restaurants in the area? Have you been to Caribbean Delight II? Let me know something.