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“Small place... Plantains are insane!”

Back A Yard Caribbean American Grill
Ranked #8 of 123 Restaurants in Menlo Park
Price range: US$5 - US$10
Cuisines: Caribbean
Dining options: Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Takeout
Bend, Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
98 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Small place... Plantains are insane!”
Reviewed 18 January 2012

not bad... enjoy... I only had a burger salad (I'm GF & don't do spicy) and a side of Plantains!! YUM :)

Thank Elan B
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Very good chicken”
Reviewed 1 November 2011

It was my first time to eat caribbean/jamaican, but i really liked the jerk chicken and the rice/beans. It was not spicy though which i didnt like.

The jerk chicken was very tender and the rice/beans had a coconut flavor which was really good.

Did not like fried plantains or the corn festival.

Its a small restaurant, you really have to look out for it to see it, and the parking is bad. Overall, its a bit above average, but would not go out of my way when visiting again.

Visited October 2011
1 Thank Hibba
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Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“The Real Jamaican Deal”
Reviewed 14 September 2011

Listen, if you are looking for good quality Jamaican food--Back a yard is it. I lived in Santa Clara and had the hardest time finding good island food until I came across this little joint. I am so glad I did. The food has never been a hit or miss, it has always been very good. Now I must warn you, don't go if you are in a hurry because it just doesn't work that way. Make sure you have ample time to wait for your order and you won't be dissappointed. The place is small, but who cares...the food is really good and the staff is very personable. Now, when I visit I always make sure I get Back a Yard.....and of course Jamba Juice! (but that's another review---I LOVE JAMBA JUICE)

  • Visited October 2010
    • Service
    • Food
Thank exquisitetraveler
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Santa Clara, California
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Friendly staff and open...”
Reviewed 17 September 2009

Friendly staff and open to special requests. If you're craving Jamaican food...go here! The patties, jerk steak, oxtail & ginger beer were stars. Restaurant is a bit cozy and VERY casual. Has cool murals. Lots of traffic from diverse customers.

1 Thank 021208
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Carribean experience ..”
Reviewed 13 July 2008

If you have never tried Island food(Atlantic ocean) ,then you have to go to this place if you are in the bay area , the jerk chicken has been my meal of choice, well marinated ,the plantains were somewhat over ripe ,but in the long run it was great...i took friends there for the first time, and they were amazed by the diverse food courses.
A little small,but good feel to it .
Check it out yourself !!!

2 Thank Pepe_lepuma
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