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MICHELIN Guide 2019

Back A Yard

  • South Bay
  • Under 25 USD
  • Caribbean
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Though this Caribbean spot is located in the heart of downtown San Jose, dining here feels like a vacation thanks to cheerful murals, a lively soundtrack and hospitable servers. Unlike its Menlo Park predecessor, which mainly does to-go orders, this location boasts a capacious brick dining room. Back A Yard is a Jamaican term meaning "the way things are done back home," and the food doesn't disappoint on that count. Specialties include smoky, spicy and tender jerk chicken, flavorful curry goat and vinegar-marinated escovitch fish fillets, all accompanied by coconut rice and red beans, a side salad and caramelized fried plantains. Cool off your palate with a glass of coconut water, then order a slice of dense, flan-like sweet potato pudding.

Distinction

The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal

Classification
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Comfortable

Price

Under 25 USD

Services
  • a Wheelchair accessible
  • E Establishment totally or partly reserved for non-smokers

Back A Yard

+1 408-294-8626
Opening hours
Lunch & dinner Mon - Sat

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