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Red Snappaz

331 Montrose Ave
Laurel, MD 20707

Pros: Excellent food, friendly service, jerk sauce has extra kick

Cons: A bit of a dive

Ever since getting our first taste of Jamaican/Caribbean food, we’ve been hooked, especially if it comes from a bit of a dive…you know, those less polished places that you sometimes wonder about at first glance. If this type of setting turns you off, then you may hesitate about visiting Red Snappaz. But once you taste the food, you will know that it was well worth it.

We were introduced to Red Snappaz through a coupon. We can’t thank this site enough for leading us to this amazing find. If you order the entrees, as opposed to the “mini meals,” you will get sizeable portions that will likely last you a couple meals. Plantains are freshly fried, so you will be shaking off the last bit of oil before encountering the sweet crispiness. The oxtail was fabulous, and don’t be afraid to get your hands a little messy with this one. The jerk chicken packs a lot of taste, and don’t be afraid to grab a little extra jerk sauce, because you know you’ll be craving it later.

Unfortunately, our coupon limited us to non-seafood, so we will definitely be visiting again. Given that we’ve had relatively few encounters with Jamaican/Caribbean food, don’t hesitate to ask the friendly staff to help explain a few of the menu items. You will not find disappointed. If you will excuse me, I think I still have some leftover jerk chicken to finish up.