Jamaicans have given the world many wonderful gifts, including jerk spice mix, mellow reggae tunes, and the world's only interesting bobsled documentary. Celebrate in authentic Caribbean style with today's deal: for $15, you get $30 worth of savory traditional Jamaican fare and drinks at Tina's Jamaican Caribbean Restaurant, located downtown.
Open a diplomatic dialogue of flavor with Mama Tina's menu of authentic island ingredients prepared by Jamaican chefs according to authentic recipes and served upon surprisingly inauthentic plates that speak in fake Jamaican accents. Nibble a traditional appetizer of sweet coco bread ($2) before sailing on to a lunch or dinner platter, all of which are served with sides of rice and peas (red beans), vegetables, and plantains. The iconic jerk chicken ($10 lunch, $13 dinner) sates spice cravings with a leg quarter marinated in Steve Martin jokes and cooked to perfection, and the chef's special ($12 lunch, $15.50 dinner) serves up a pan-seared red snapper with fresh herbs, sautéed onions, and peppers. Otherwise, try a Rasta Man combo ($9 lunch, $12 dinner) of cabbage, carrots, tomatoes, red and green peppers, onions, and fresh herbs in a curry sauce for a traditional delight, or appease your appetite with the home-style spice blend of a Caribbean-style shrimp platter ($12 lunch, $15.50 dinner). Many of the ingredients might be unfamiliar to American audiences, so Tina has thoughtfully provided a handy menu terms guide so that you'll know whether you're eating ackee, sorrel, sour sop, or Jamaica's most famous leafy green plant, Irish moss.
Tina's also offers a variety of desserts and drinks, so cap your meal with a cool ginger beer ($3) and a Jamaican rum cake ($3). Whether they be Rastas, baldheads, duppies, or writers who are trying too hard, everyone will feel irie at Tina's Jamaican Caribbean Restaurant with today's Groupon.
Tina's Jamaican Caribbean Restaurant has a four-star average from Yelpers and a four-star average from three Yahoo! Locals, and 90% of 10 Urbanspooners like it. The restaurant gets a 34 out of 50 score on The Fishy Foodie blog:
- For tasty, homemade, and authentic Jamaican cuisine, look no further than Tina's Jamaican Restaurant. – alex payson, The Fishy Foodie
- This place is awesome. Mama Tina is great and the food she makes is fantastic. – Jacob R., Yelp
- There are few restaurants that my family will all rave about. Tina's Jamaican Caribbean Restaurant is one of those few. – Michael, Yahoo! Local