Albert’s Real Jamaican Foods
Albert's Real Jamaican Foods
542 Saint Clair Avenue W
Toronto, ON M6C 1A5
Albert's is apparently at a new nicer location. The restaurant looks as though it used to be an old school diner with a touchup. The place has plaques and awards from all over the city for its jerk chicken. They have a wide variety of items, but all with your Jamaican favorites like jerk chicken, oxtail, and patties.
I came with friends, one of whom raves about the oxtail, so we ordered a plate to share amongst us. As a meal though, I went for a jerk chicken/fried chicken combination plate with rice and peas and slaw. The jerk chicken was super tender, while the meat tasted very good, albeit a bit bland. The sauce definitely needed more heat, but still tastes good. The fried chicken was legitimate fried chicken with crisp batter and big chunks of chicken.
The oxtail was done very nicely and were big and meaty. The gravy was the real winner as it was so good, our group had a side order to put over rice and such.
The meals are a bit pricier than most jerk places, but portion sizes are pretty good. Every review seems to talk about the poor service, but I thought the service was fine. The place is clean, but the parking outside can be a real pain. There are only a few spots along the restaurant, but you can find street parking nearby as well. Definitely will be back for some more jerk.
Ambience: C+ | Service: B- | Price: B | Food: B+