The Jerk Shack
There’s a second location in the works for this local favorite, acclaimed for Jamaican jerk and curries. Meanwhile, the takeout window gets plenty of action at the modest original, just off West Commerce, opened in 2018 by two Army vets. Order this to go: The braised oxtails are our new fave rave—aromatic and spicy enough to take your breath away. Other slow-cooked specialties include jerk pork ribs and curry chicken. Add a fresh note with the really spicy pineapple habanero slaw. Pro tip: Jerk by the pound (chicken or pork) makes it easy to feed a crowd.
Note: Review reflects COVID-19 protocols in place at the time of visit.
City: San Antonio