You can just ignore the words “coffee shop” in the name Yeli’s Coffee Shop. We don’t even know whether they actually serve coffee - and it doesn’t matter - because the actual reason this Jamaica Plain counter-service spot exists is to provide some outstanding Dominican food. It’s the type of place where you point at a bunch of food under glass and walk out with five pounds of rice, beans, chicken, and some of the best, most tender ribs around, all for only about $10. Regardless of what it calls itself, it’s one of our favorite places in JP.
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Sweet Rice is a casual Thai/sushi place Jamaica Plain. It’s a good option for a casual bite if you’re in the neighborhood.
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Singh's Roti Shop
Singh's is a tiny counter-service spot in Dorchester serving giant roti and other West Indian specialties.
El Oriental De Cuba
El Oriental De Cuba is a small Cuban restaurant in Jamaica Plain with some great empanadas.
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Tres Gatos is a restaurant and bar in Jamaica Plain that also sells books and records.
Brassica Kitchen & Cafe
Brassica kitchen is a restaurant in Jamaica Plain that’s a cafe by day and a inventive New American tasting menu place at night.
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