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Jamaica Choice Caribbean Cuisine

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45 Main St, Next to Post Office, New Paltz, NY 12561-1742
+1 845-255-4700
11:00 - 22:00
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241 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Well that's what it seemed like. I stopped for a take out lunch. I ordered jerk chicken and two sides. I was asked if I wanted the lunch special or an entree. I went for the entree figuring I would have enough for dinner also. The dishes must be really fresh because it was a long wait for my take... More 

Thank Jeropero
Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

We stopped here specifically to take out some Jamaican pies. There were many choices but we tried mild beef, hot beef, cheesy beef, and curry chicken cutting them in half so as to sample more of them. They were all very good. This place is located at the lower end of town, just before the iron bridge, in a small... More 

Thank Pat H
Leawood, Kansas
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437 reviews
374 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016

It has been a while since I had Jamaican food. We are in New Paltz for the summer & always try many restaurants when we're in town. We had someone visiting us & he also likes Jamaican food so it was a good choice for us. The service was slow at best. We seemed to wait very long for server... More 

Thank ALAN W
New Paltz, New York
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

To say the food was boring would be an overstatement. To say it was boring ,an understatement. To ask- what is it would be in order. No spice, no energy - nothing to make it memorable except how bad it was

Thank Avram S
new york, New York, United States
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145 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2015

Very tasty! Eat to Jamaican music and hospitality. Great service, clean and tidy. A great find. Curry goat and jerk chicken were great. A family friendly and casual eating experience. Can't wait ti try the other dishes, Very cheap bar stocks Jamaican beer and rum. Good desserts. Has all you need for a laid back experience. (Except hooch).

Thank Ann B
New York
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140 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2015

Grabbed a quick dinner here with my sister one night. Neither of us had been but were curious. I like Jamaica cuisine and she had never tried it. Jamaican Choice is somewhat hidden in a corner of a nondescript shopping plaza off of Main Street. It's next to a laundromat behind a busy gas station, but don't let the location... More 

Thank Traveller2010NYC
Dalmain G, Owner at Jamaica Choice Caribbean Cuisine, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the kind words a year back! I'm so glad to hear that our jerk chicken hit the mark for you. Hope you've been by to see us recently, friend! Cheers, Rose - VP More 

San Diego, California
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

So I have only tried jerk chicken one other time. I must say this was absolutely comfort food. You know it must be good when "mom" is in the back cooking. I had a serving of jerk chicken with ox tail a side of dirty rice and fried plantains. OMG if you come across this place definitely try their dirty... More 

Thank Maria S
Dalmain G, Owner at Jamaica Choice Caribbean Cuisine, responded to this review

Gina, thanks for trying us out a year back. I'm so glad our jerk chicken made such an impression -- makes my day reading that! Hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Rose - VP More 

Patterson, New York
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 July 2015

Ordered the vegetarian platter and my husband got the jerk tofu. The "seasoned" rice as well as the rice and peas were absolutely tasteless, no flavor at all. Were it not for the various hot sauces and salt on the table it would have been inedible. The tofu was fair to ok but nothing to ever order again. Ditto on... More 

Thank Andrea S
Dalmain G, Owner at Jamaica Choice Caribbean Cuisine, responded to this review

Andrea, I'm so disappointed that you weren't happy with your meal a few months back. We're known for our unique spices, so it's surprising that your experience wasn't up to our usual standard. I hope you can give us another chance to serve you the tasty dishes we're known for! Thanks, Rose - VP More 

Poughkeepsie, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 January 2015

I'm a regular customer and will admit the service can be choppy but the food is always delicious. As far as the service goes its a little like island time...soon come man, soon come, just relax. The jerk is awesome but don't forget to try the oxtail or just some fried chicken.

1 Thank Anthony K
Dalmain G, Owner at Jamaica Choice Caribbean Cuisine, responded to this review

Anthony, although we're just now getting to this, we want you to know how much we appreciate your support. It's been a blast having you with us all this time -- here's to many more meals together! Cheers, Rose - VP More 

New Jersey
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2013 via mobile

Was in the area Apple picking, and found this place through tripadvisor. I'm pretty good at filtering bad reviews, so don't believe the negative ones. I'm American, and my wife's side is Costa Rican. The food here was delicious. My wife's father had the jerk chicken, rice & peas (beans), plantains and cleaned his plate. My wife had the Coconut... More 

2 Thank VespaJersey
Dalmain G, Owner at Jamaica Choice Caribbean Cuisine, responded to this review

Wow! Thanks for the kind words a few years back, friend. It's such a compliment that we could transport you to Jamaica for a while. Really hope you'll come see us again soon! Until then, Rose - VP More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Main St, Next to Post Office, New Paltz, NY 12561-1742
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New Paltz
  • Phone Number: +1 845-255-4700
Jamaica Choice Caribbean Cuisine is a locally-owned and operated restaurant that offers authentic and delicious Jamaican food.

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