by Shaps, CPA
Falls Church, Virginia
December 4, 2002
You can spend US$5 for dinner and be very full by the end. I highly recommend the bammy strips as an appetizer. I still haven't quite figured out what they're made of (likely potato), but they're a delicious fried bite to eat. The fries at Jamrock are unique, yet very crispy and tasty as well. Another good appetizer, if they're available, is a beef or chicken patty. Act Jamaican and order the patty on coco bread. That alone will fill you up good! I usually order a "Nyamwich" for my entree. It's a jerk chicken, pork, beef, or fish sandwich served on Jamaican Coco bread with lettuce and tomato. Pretty large and quite good. Though, I must warn you that they seem to frequently run out of chicken and beef. I have no idea who or how, but it happens. I have had a burger and a tuna melt here. I didn't find them very appetizing. They also have other Jamaican/Caribbean entrees on the menu, but none that I particularly cared for (or didn't really want to spend a little more money for), including oxtail.
Note that the beer (Red Stripe) is actually cheaper than the soft drinks.
Definitely give this place a try despite the crazy vendors in front. No one will bother you once you get inside. The service is usually good. The food is so cheap you won't mind leaving a 25% tip.
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