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MICHELIN Guide California 2019

Back A Yard

  • 80 N. Market St., San Jose, 95113, United States
  • 15 - 35 USD • Caribbean, Regional Cuisine
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Full menu of Caribbean specialties available for delivery or takeout

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MICHELIN Guide California 2019

Back A Yard

  • 80 N. Market St., San Jose, 95113, United States
  • 15 - 35 USD • Caribbean, Regional Cuisine
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.

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  • The MICHELIN Plate: Good cooking
  • ò Simple restaurant

Facilities & Services

  • E Non-smoking restaurant
  • T Air conditioning
  • Credit card / Debit card accepted

Information

+1 408-294-8626
Opening hours
Closed: Sunday

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