Mona’s Roti — Caribbean Food

Located at 4810 Sheppard Ave. East Unit 209 in Scarborough

Steph and I dined at Mona’s Roti several weeks back on a Monday.  I was searching for a Caribbean restaurant in Scarborough (I’d been craving for some jerk chicken ever since I discovered it recently).  Mona’s Roti restaurant popped up on Urbanspoon as one of the top rated Caribbean restaurants in Scarborough.

To our surprise, when we arrived, it was simply a run-down looking restaurant in a plaza that catered to mostly take-out and catering food.  Thankfully, when we walked in, we noticed there were 3 small tables near the side where we could still dine in at.

Jerk Chicken with Rice & Peas, with a side of Curry Mango. $7.52

The food was all right.  I chose the jerk chicken with peas and rice (a staple of Caribbean dishes) with a choice of curry mango (interesting!) as the vegetable side.  Steph ordered a curry chicken roti.

I really liked the peas and rice.  The rice and peas were soft and it was a good level of spicy.  The mango vegetables were in big chunks that were also quite spicy.  I was a little disappointed with the jerk chicken to be honest.  The meat was firm on the drumstick that I had but it wasn’t entirely flavourful or memorable.  The best jerk chicken I’ve had to date is still the one I tried at Cravins.

Curry Chicken Roti

I tried a bite of Steph’s roti.  It was all right.  I liked how the roti pastry was flaky and soft.

Would I return to this restaurant again?  Hmm probably not.  It seems that there are a huge number of Caribbean restaurants in this area, so if I want to have jerk chicken or curry goat, I’m sure I can expand my horizons with a new restaurant instead. 🙂

Have you been here?  What did you think of their food?  Leave your comments below!

Mona's Roti-Caribbean Food on Urbanspoon


23 comments on “Mona’s Roti — Caribbean Food

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