Caribbean Breakfast Favorites & Soul Fusions Happening at Jamaica Jamaica
In a town abundant with breakfast tacos and other Tex-Mex, thankfully, Jamaica Jamaica comes to the rescue with a unique alternative of traditional Jamaican cuisine and Caribbean soul fusions.
Although the restaurant launched brunch on Mother’s Day in 2017, they will now be expanding their brunch to the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month, starting on Sunday, May 26th from 11 am to 4 pm, and showcasing some exciting dishes, such as Jamaica’s national dish of Ackee & Saltfish with fried dumplings, Salmon Croquettes & Grits or the more familiar Fried Jerk Chicken & Waffles, as well as a monthly special.
May’s special is a Jamaican-inspired Panini made with sauteed callaloo (Jamaican spinach), bacon, bell peppers and Gruyere on Focaccia. Brunch is accompanied by live jazz and Caribbean cocktails, including refreshing hibiscus, mango and blackberry mint mimosas as well as hibiscus, mango and lavender mojitos.
“San Antonio doesn’t offer a wide variety of ethnic food yet, so our main focus is just to make some delicious Jamaican comfort food that’s authentic and something everyone can enjoy,” says co-owner, Dee Gordon.
She and her husband, Chef Angello, have been serving up classic Jamaican dishes, such as Jerk Chicken and Curry Goat Stew, since 2011 and have developed a loyal following of patrons looking for something different to satiate their appetite.
Chef Angello was born in Jamaica and learned to cook from his mom and sisters. He’s been in the kitchen since he was seven years old, where he first learned to make his favorite dish of Brown Stew Chicken. The soul influence comes from Dee, who was born in Georgia.
Jamaica Jamaica is also open for lunch and dinner on Tuesday through Saturday and offers private dining and catering for special parties and corporate events in-house and off-site.