WHY Chicken roasted and coated with an addictive sweet-fiery jerk sauce and served with all the trimmings, for less than it costs to park at the neighboring Casa del Mar hotel.
WHAT This cheap, lively, riotously colorful outdoor joint does a brisk phone-ahead takeout business and is also popular for its party packages for 15 people or more. Its signature Jamaican jerk chicken is the centerpiece; accompaniments include black beans, rice, fried plantains and salad.
Region: West of the 405
Neighborhood: Santa Monica
Price Range: $10-under
Cuisine Type: Caribbean