Most Jamaican joints around town — and there’s a handful — follow a well-worn formula that does everything but make the experience open and accessible to timid newbies. From the bullet-proof glass to the lack of dine-in seating, these places might serve great food, but only the most diehard jerk chicken fans will brave the delivery system. Taste of Jamaica is different. Located in a Mayfield Road strip mall with plenty of parking, the restaurant is making new friends by the day. Now, we can savor those pot-roasty braised oxtails, fiery jerk chicken and flakey beef patties in a setting that has, well, seats. Even better, those tables are topped with bottles of hot sauce for the true-blue Caribbean food fan.
5104 Mayfield Rd., Lyndhurst,