I had the oxtails and they were delicious. Great roux, meat falls off the bone. The jerk chicken sauce was delicious little sweet with a nice kick. All the sides we had were great.
Friendly service and nice set up. Outside seasonal seating.
The food took a little long to come out, but was worth it coming out steaming hot.
The ox tail was fall off the bone, tender. It came served on a flat plate with a few vegetables into the stew and the sauce from the stew was very rich, yet neither thick nor too thin. The rice and beans is very good and you can taste the coconut flavor. The only recommendation I would have there is that the rice and the beans we split, because the beans cause the rice to clump up and you wind up getting big bites of beans. The three greens on the side were absolutely delicious. Full of flavor You could taste the flavors of the coconut, the onion, and the cumin, and they were crispy, perfectly cooked. There was even a hint of spice to them that made them pop. Really cool, the server accidentally brought us plantains and actually left them for us to enjoy even after realizing we didn’t order them.
friend and I stopped in for lunch on a Saturday. The atmosphere is very trendy and it was a great place to have a conversation over lunch. They also have an outdoor patio (no shade). We each enjoyed a cocktail and I ordered the jerk chicken, Mac and cheese and fried plantains! The chicken was fall-off-the-bone, the jerk sauce was sweet with a little spice to it. There were probably 5 medium chicken pieces, I ended up taking some home! The Mac and cheese was so good, cheesy and crispy but not dried out. The fried plantains were delicious! My friend had the brisket in jerk sauce and hers was very tender as well!
Definitely recommend checking this place out! The staff was very friendly and helped us decide what to get!
I just landed in Philly from Jamaica, got in my car and headed here, the place is nice and quiet, the food and service was excellent
Food was very sweet.. I didn't think the greens to be so sweet.
The restaurant has an amazing vibe and the food was even better. Stopped in for lunch while strolling through the neighborhood and had the summer special cocktail Ocho rum punch and it was the best rum punch I ever had. For entrees had the oxtail stew, curry goat, and rice and peas, Mac and cheese, and plaintain for sides. The food was portioned well and bursting with flavor. Highly recommend all of those dishes. The service by John was also great. Will definitely be returning.
The rum punch is amazing. Flavorful and sweet but not too sweet!
The curry goat is probably the best I have had in recent memory. Good portion size for the goat.
The service was very good. John, was polite, friendly and attentive.
Ocho Rios Parrilla is a great Jamaican restaurant on east Passyunk Avenue. The restaurant has indoor and outdoor dining and it was very clean at all. I ordered one of their signature dish Curry Goat. It was very tender and delicious. They marinated the meat very well. Main course came with two sides, and I chose mac&cheese and rice&beans. They were both really good, especially rice&beans was so tasty. They also have rich cocktail options.
My waiter Dan was great. He was very nice and attentive. Every time when he served something, he had big smile on his face. The prices were very fair, and definitely the food is worth every penny. Highly recommend!
Wheelchair accessibility: There is no wheelchair accessibility in the entrance but they have outdoor seating area.
Unfortunately this was just an underwhelming experience. Service was extremely slow. Yes there was only one waiter but there were also only 3 tables during the time that we ate. My codfish dish had barely any fish. My partner got the jerk chicken which was a bit better in terms of portion and flavor. It's sad that the mac and cheese for me was the star of the meal when it was a side. Also just be aware the menu on the website is different then the one in the restaurant for those who like to plan their order ahead of time.
I loved the mango chicken with fried plantains. The waiter was nice and service was great