62. Jamaican food at Caribbean Delight II

Posted at May 12, 2011 by 13 Comments

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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
(301) 595-4667

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.

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13 Responses to “62. Jamaican food at Caribbean Delight II”

  1. Tim says:

    Ha, great blog! They do have some great jerk chicken. My girl (she’s from Guyana) introduced me to them a few months back and I’ve been a feign for their food every since. And the friend plantain is really good too.

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    • rohan says:

      Thanks Tim. Yeah the fried plantain is pretty good as well, I get an extra side of plantain sometimes almost like a little dessert. haha, glad you stopped by man.

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  2. I’m so checking them out when I’m in the DC area. The first thing I do when traveling is search for Jamaican restaurants in the area. I moved from NY to Durham, NC and we have a Golden Krust Restaurant and the cook is the BEST! “Him come from straight ah yaad” I love Jerk chicken but, my regular dish is Brown Stew Chicken with Rice & Peas and gravy with a side of plantain! When I want a snack I get a Spicy Beef Patty w/ cocoa bread and a Ting or a Cola Champagne! “Mi ah go lef you now, mi belly ah mek noise” 😉

    P.S. I buy food when I’m lazy! I can cook at home. I love Saturday mornings. Callaloo or Spinach, salt fish, dumplings, plantain and corn meal porridge! Yummy!

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    • rohan says:

      Jen, thanks for stopping by. I love NC by the way, I was in Raleigh for a wedding a few years back and just had the best time. Havent’ been to Durham though. Brown stew chicken is great, funny enough this is what we eat in Barbados most, Jerk chicken is kind of a delicacy for us I guess, so I’m hooked! haha

      LOL @ “Mi ah go lef you now, mi belly ah mek noise”

      You have all the good stuff down though, the Ting, The Cola champagne, all standaards. And if there’s no fried plantain, it just ain’t right! I’m about to check out your link.

      Had no idea you were Jamaican!

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  3. CatK says:

    Hey I know about a good jamaican place! It’s calles “The Jerk Pit”. You definitely have to check it out, plus it’s only around the corner from my house!! Lemme know! http://myjerkpit.com/

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  4. Angela says:

    Theres another Caribbean restaurant in Fairfax, by Mason.
    i haven’t been but I’d like to go soon..
    http://www.yelp.com/biz/caribbean-corner-fairfax

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    • rohan says:

      Thanks Angela, I haven’t made it to Northern Virginia in a while, I used to work in Tysons, and lived close to George Mason. I’ll add it to my list for the next time I’m over that way.

      Thanks a lot Angela!

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  5. Jonez says:

    I will try and hit up this spot this weekend! I’ll let ya know how I like it.

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  6. Stephanie says:

    Hey Rohan,

    I love that place – but, I have an even better place for Roti. Have you been to Caribbean Palace in Langley Park? There is NONE better in the area. It’s a carry out, cash only, at the intersection of New Hampshire and University near the starbucks. It’s a MUST. Goat Roti with channa, pepper and potato. HEAVEN!

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  7. rohan says:

    Hi Stephanie, glad you stopped by.

    You know I haven’t been to Caribbean Palace. But you just added it to my list of places to check out, I’m on it! 🙂

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