First Bites

Reggae Tacos in Downtown: Interesting Jamaican Tacos and Crazy Doughnuts

Underneath a blinking digital sign that reads "Reggae Tacos - Jammin With Flavor" is a little Jamaican spot that the busy downtown lunch scene will be glad to find.

It's not fancy. Walk up to the counter, place your order, give your name, and listen to Ice Cube's "We Be Clubbin'" while you wait for your food. Sit inside or under the straw thatch roof at wiggly tables, hand painted with bright colors.

Chef Rusty Johnson doesn't rely on jerk seasoning as heavily as other Jamaican restaurants typically do. "I'd prefer people to be able to tell the different kinds of meats they're eating, rather than have them all taste like each other."

So, with jerk seasoning primarily out of the question, what's left for a downtown Miami Jamaican taco joint?

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Alex Rodriguez