I've been eyeing The Island Spot for a minute and now that they have locations in both of my hoods (Oak Cliff and Carrollton), I had to go ahead and try them out! With some roots in Trinidad and a Nigerian boyfriend, I'm no stranger to flavorful foods...but I'm always down to try new things. Plus, it's black-owned and authentic -- no BS here. Originally, I scheduled to visit the spot this week until a few friends wanted to try it out last Friday. There was a live DJ and plenty of people enjoying the vibes. I ordered fried plantains to start and brown stew chicken for my main dish along with Jamaican soda. It was delicious and my leftovers were even better the next afternoon after the spices really had a chance to settle.
When I went back earlier this week, I was able to sample quite a few different Caribbean dishes from what I had before. The Island Spot is definitely great for weekend nights if you want to go out with friends for dinner and their drinks are delicious! I love that this restaurant is so authentic and the food is perfectly prepared. Everything had flavor and a kick which is exactly what I live for when it comes to food. I enjoyed every drink and dish from the rum punch to the jerk chicken. I now have a new spot to frequent on my list!