Laylah's Patties & Jerk
It's pretty far out El Cajon Boulevard; not quite all the way, but 58th and ECB is a good jog. The brightly painted facade of the restaurant features a smiling Rasta chef and the inside is likewise decorated with imagery from the reggae pantheon. Jamaican music plays softly from the house stereo. The tabletops are even painted with maps of the island nation that identify local landmarks.
The dish to order is the jerk chicken. "Jerk" refers to the dry rub of allspice, scotch bonnet peppers, and other spices, but it can also refer to the method by which jerk chicken is smoked. Laylah's jerk chicken can be made into a sandwich, served on a salad, or as a dinner plate that also comes with rice, beans, steamed veggies, and fried plantains. The plates ($10 for a small or $12 for a large) contain relatively massive portions of food.
- "Laylah's Reggae Kitchen" · April 10, 2012
|Sunday||10 a.m. to 3 p.m.|
|Monday||10 a.m. to 8 p.m.|
|Tuesday||10 a.m. to 8 p.m.|
|Wednesday||10 a.m. to 8 p.m.|
|Thursday||10 a.m. to 8 p.m.|
|Friday||10 a.m. to 9 p.m.|
|Saturday||10 a.m. to 9 p.m.|
The kitchen is always open during business hours.
|Occasional live music||No|
|Payment Options||Accepts credit cards|