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Back A Yard

80 N Market St, San Jose, CA 95113-1206
+1 408-294-8626
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good41%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“plantains” (16 reviews)
“oxtail” (9 reviews)
“ox tail” (8 reviews)
Caribbean, Jamaican
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80 N Market St, San Jose, CA 95113-1206
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The venue is a nice set up loaded with Carribean eats. The Ginger beer was good also. You get 4 pieces of meat, rice and bean combo and plantains on a plate meal with extra jerk sauce on the side. The meat is grilled with...More

Thank LRM321
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a spot my friend and I went to after doing some record shopping on Record Store Day 2018. I had been to the Menlo Park Back a Yard for lunch several years ago and decided to try out the San Jose spot, I...More

Thank Zeph721
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

The food was delicious and served in amazing portions.I had the Jerk Chicken and Oxtail combo with rice n peas, festival and plantain. The oxtail was succulent and perfectly spiced. The festivals, where soft and slightly sweet with a crispy exterior- as they should be....More

Thank mcbeal28
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Being from the Caribbean, I've been wanting to try this place out for quite some time. Had lunch with a friend there today. It's a very casual joint. The tables have the flags of Caribbean islands. The food was awesome. I had jerk chicken and...More

Thank Johnny S
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Always looking for oxtail and a new restaurant while visiting San Jose for the Jazz Festival. Three oxtail locations were to choose from...but this one was the closest and in walking distance while in downtown....the one chose was Back A Yard Caribbean food. The place...More

Thank 810gazellej
Reviewed 29 July 2017

We were a group of 6 in town for a convention and walked down for lunch. Service was fast and friendly. We were glad we got there before noon since it is a busy place. We were able to find a table for 6 after...More

Thank CADisneylandmom
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Nice ambience, great customer service and awesome food. We ordered goat curry ox tail combo and jerk chicken salad with ginger beer and pineapple Guava juice. Big portions and tasty food.

Thank Suresh S
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Food was very tasty. I am glad we got there at 11:30 because by 12:15, the line was sooo long! The place had its own vibe. Service was not slow but not fast either.

Thank e b
Reviewed 26 April 2017

I was very impressed by the great food and service. I tried the barbecue chicken and ribs and ordered extra jerk sauce which was delicious. I should have order the jerk chicken and rice dish with plantings as well. Highly recommended.

Thank Rachel P
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Ordered the jerk chicken and it came with fried plantains and rice and beans on the side. Loved the fried plantains! I wanted to order another side of them, they were so good. The chicken was good but a little greasy.

Thank NicoleHT
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
4:30 AM - 8:30 AM
11:00 AM - 2:30 AM
4:30 AM - 8:30 AM
11:00 AM - 2:30 AM
4:30 AM - 8:30 AM
11:00 AM - 2:30 AM
4:30 AM - 8:30 AM
11:00 AM - 2:30 AM
11:00 AM - 9:00 AM
12:00 PM - 9:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80 N Market St, San Jose, CA 95113-1206
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-294-8626
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