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.
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.
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!