La Moy Nicholas, Manager of the Reggae Pot Jamaican Restaurant shared with us the unique history behind the restaurant. In the year 2000, his father Fredrick, was invited to California to provide catering for a Jamaican inspired birthday party. Guests of the party were so impressed with his cooking he was booked to do other catering events. As news of Fredrick’s prowess in the kitchen, spread by word of mouth, it buttressed the growth of his catering business. In 2003 La Moy, his mother Dotty and his brother Leighton were recruited from their native Jamaica to assist Fredrick. The business continued to grow and they began looking for a location to give their authentic Jamaican cuisine a permanent home. The Reggae Pot has found a home at 15495 Los Gatos Boulevard in Los Gatos. A colorful sign welcomes guests to the cozy 24 seat eatery with an additional 10 seats outside. To make sure the dishes are as authentic as possible most dishes are cooked to order. If you are picking up an order to go, La Moy suggests calling ahead. The restaurant has full table service if you choose to dine in. Popular dishes include the Jerk Chicken Plate. Jerk is a style of cooking native to Jamaica in which meat is dry-rubbed or wet marinated with a very hot spice mixture called Jamaican jerk spice, traditionally this mixture not only seasoned but helped preserve meat. La Moy explained they serve all Jerk dishes with a choice of three sauces. (In Jamaica the flavor is the same only much spicier, here at Reggae Pot they offer sauces on the side to cater to the American palate). The plan sauce is a sauce adding spiciness and heat to the meal. Both the Mango and Pineapple sauces add flavor that dissipate the heat. The oxtail and curried goat combination plate is a very popular choice. All entrees include plantain, sautÈed vegetables, and your choice of rice & peas, brown or white basmati rice or gluten-free turn cornmeal.The house made beverages include Sorrel, a hibiscus flower inspired Jamaican drink. Also a natural Ginger Beer and a Passionate Mango Juice and assorted other juices and soda. Desserts include; Sweet Potato Pudding and Reggae Pot Jamaican Fruit Cake served with rum & raisin Ice cream.The Reggae Pot Jamaican Restaurant is committed to serving, traditional Jamaican cuisine, using the highest quality ingredients, creating the healthiest and freshest dishes possible. They will happily modify your meal to meet your dietary needs. îFor the real taste of Jamaicaî visit the Reggae Pot today.
15495 Los Gatos Blvd
Los Gatos, CA 95032