Vox Populi: Restaurant Rater crgm07 on Negril
The District is home to many fine Jamaican and Caribbean eateries, which too often get overlooked in favor of other ethnic eats, like Vietnamese and Ethiopian. Negril is a modest D.C.-area chain with three outlets. It was founded by Earl Chinn, a Jamaican native who, according to Negril's Web site, "sought to bring a taste of the islands to the area as he found that there were no authentic Jamaican restaurants."
Restaurant Rater crgm07, who comes from a Jamaican family, isn't so impressed. The Rater writes about Negril's Georgia Avenue NW location:
I guess you could say that I had a reservation about going to Negril. Coming from a Jamaican family upbringing I know how traditional Jamaican cuisine should taste like. Granted Negril has decent food its not the real thing. Because there isn't really another Jamaican restaurant close I think Negril gets a little more credit than they deserve. I had their Jerk chicken which was okay and a Jamaican all-beef patty which was sub-par at best.
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