Right in the heart of Camden, just steps from Camden Town tube station, Ma Petite Jamaica is one of the great additions to Inverness Street. Factor in the street market, the Electric Ballroom and Camden Lock, there are plenty of reasons to visit this part of North London anyway, of course, but with Ma Petite Jamaica there is one more. Their Caribbean cuisine includes all the favourites, from jerk chicken, rice and peas from the pit barbecue to curried goat, brown stew chicken and fish Escovitch with fried cassava. The drinks menu is suitably strong to boot: Red Stripe, Dragon Stout and Carib from the islands, as well as the huge range of rums that are the staple of any self-respecting Jamaican joint. Alight at Camden Town tube and double back on yourself before hanging a left onto Inverness Street and parking your keister at Ma Petite Jamaica for a Caribbean feed to remember.
Lovely food! Lovely service and I will be returning very soon.... a little gem ! Very welcoming and the cocktails are spot On! Def recommend!
Very disappointed. Food - salt fish fritters lacked salt fish, but Jerk salad was excellent. Curry Goat was an ample serving and tender. Service could be better, and no desserts!! I've never experienced a restaurant that has no desserts. I hate to say this but It's very unlikely we will go again.
Great food, banging music and cool atmosphere. Curry goat tastes like grandma's. Cant wait to go again and next time bring all my friends :)
Food is great and comes in big portions especially for the price. Great experience nice music . Super friendly staff. I Highly recommend to go.
The place is relatively smaller than it looks online. But if you like the cozy, rustic hideaway you can only find in London - it's A+ for that. The music behind the bar, cocktails and the always smiling, dancing bar man makes for a welcoming atmosphere. The staff were friendly and for most part tasty food, loved the appetizers. I gave a 5 out of 6 rating because am a pescatarian and was given the wrong meal (instead of fish, pork was placed in front of me), I was skeptical and asked if it was fish, because everything jerk seemed to be cooked and have the same sauce poured over it. I was assured it was fish - took a bite and it was pork (to my dismay). if the staff can't tell the difference between jerk fish and pork how am I suppose to. I ended up getting vegetable curry instead as I still wasn't convinced about the fish that was put in front of me. I just didn't want to take the chance. They took the price of the fish and veg curry off the bill at the end and the staff was very kind and apologetic. I will go again because of the atmosphere and cocktails but will stick to veg. My Freind however, had an excellent time and enjoyed her jerk pork meal.
The food is excellent - cant fault it. As a West Indian, I can absolutely recommend as the food was very well cooked and authentic but with a twist - due obviously to chef who looked like a serious west Indian no-nonsense cook. The restaurant as its name implies is small but has a nice Caribbean vibe. I was more than satisfied and will be returning with family often. one star lost for waitress service - while not rude the customer care was a bit lacking; no smiles or checking if we were happy with the meal or needed anything (just one of the waitresses) she must have had a long hard day and we all know how that can make you feel. Will definitely visit again and recommend
Would have given a rating of 6 unfortunately waiting time for our food was too long. Staff were very polite even on this one of the busiest evenings of the year, food was excellent and in just the right portions. The only letdown is the time you have to wait for your meal although I couldn't complain as the food was delicious but many people may. Personally I would definitely visit this restaurant again
This is my fourth time to Ma Petit Jamaica, they have yet to disappoint me. The food is always really tasty and hot and it doesn't take hours to come. The music is on point as are staff members, they are always polite and efficient. Will definitely be going again.
7 of us had a great time for my son's birthday. Great drinks and lovely food and decent prices. We went in afternoon so only had the set menu but was not disappointed really nice and relaxed. A nice little restaurant with music in background which didn't blast out your conversation. Highly recommend.
Great food - very authentic and tasty! Strong cocktails and a very nice chilled/homely vibe. The waitresses were really lovely too and the for the price I will definitely be going again!