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Jiallo's African-Caribbean Cuisine

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4202 W 56th St, Indianapolis, IN 46254-4963
+1 317-492-1603
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

So my wife and I wanted to test out the Caribbean, Jamaican, style dishes at Jiallo's. We had jerk chicken and oxtail. The food was good, but don't expect the bold flavours and spices of real Jamaican food. This is an African Caribbean joint so the food has a more subtle taste. Overall good food, great environment, and nice people.

Thank Anothergig1
Greenwood, Indiana
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

I was born in Indiana and never experienced much cultural food growing up. I love this restaurant. The Jerk Chicken is as good as the best I have had in Jamaica, maybe better. Have never had anything bad. Amazing. They have moved to 38th st so make sure you program the right address. So very friendly.

Thank kimmerJ
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Really enjoyed the culturally authentic dinner. It was prepared perfectly; well-seasoned and presented. Very generous portions at very reasonable prices. Look forward to future visits!

Thank Lorraine B
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

I got the opportunity to experience the cuisine at Jiallo's African Caribbean restaurant and we were so glad we took the time to do so since we were actually on our way to the cape cod states. I would highly recommend anyone going to or thru Indianapolis to stop and experience the food at this wonderful restaurant. The staff was... More 

Thank oklahomaBettyboop
Zionsville, Indiana
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68 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I took our two teenagers here for dinner, and everyone enjoyed it. We tried a wide variety of things (beef patties, jerk chicken, oxtail stew, lamb shank, cassava stew, plantains, rice & beans) and it was all delicious. Service was very good. I would definitely go back.

1 Thank David T
Mooresville, Indiana
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Overall, loved it! Started out with the very best fried plantains I have ever had!!! We ordered Jamaican patties for an appetizer. I have had patties many times in Jamaica and love to get them stateside at Patties of Jamaica, but these patties were excellent also. For dinner, I had jerk chicken with fries and rice and beans. My friends... More 

1 Thank Linda L
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2015

I didn't have a chance to make my lunch this morning to wanted to try something local and different. I had seen that Jiallo's went in at Circle Centre and was not aware that they had another location at 56th & Guion. I had the curry chicken with red beads and rice with a side of fried plantains. I was... More 

2 Thank Jon T
Kokomo, Indiana
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257 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2014

This place can be easy to miss because it is in a strip mall with some vacant storefronts. Another thing to note is that though it's not (yet) posted on the door, the restaurant is closed on Mondays. Aside from that, this place was awesome. Don't come unless you are hungry, since even lunch selections are very plentiful. Also, don't... More 

1 Thank MrCrossIsBoss
Columbus, Indiana
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

We went there after a long day out with our family. We had to wait about an hour before Jiallo (owner, waiter, cashier, busboy, etc.) finally came over. I told him my kids were terribly hungry. He proceeded to ask my 5yr if he wanted mango juice and brought 3 small bottles. Never asked I or my husband. At this... More 

1 Thank Ruth A
Newark, Delaware
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113 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014 via mobile

The food here is second-to-none, and the owner is incredibly friendly! The portion sizes are enormous: consider sharing entrees. DON'T eat here if you're in a hurry. They take their time and make each dish to order.

3 Thank stbass

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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, African
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4202 W 56th St, Indianapolis, IN 46254-4963
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-492-1603

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