I'd like to start this review off by saying that the sum total of my Caribbean food experience has been 1 week in Aruba, and a few times at Reef. I have heard that Reef is not considered authentic Caribbean food, rather some sort of fusion. That being said i do enjoy eating at Reef, regardless of authenticity.
Other posts on this site have said that Jamaican Pizza Jerk is the most authentic around, and as I cannot vouch for that one way or the other, I will only comment on the food.
The food at JPJ was great. As others have noted, the location is a small hole in the wall location with very few tables. The menu is not large, but the flavor is. I went with my wife and English mother-in-law, and we ordered the 3rd combo. This consists of 2 mains, chicken wings and a pizza for about $45. This was plenty for the 3 of us.
We chose the Red Snapper and Rotti. The Snapper was just great. Amazing flavor and spices. I would say that I eat a decent amount of ethnic food, but the flavors in this dish were not like anything I've had before. I would say that I am a fan.
I have also never had Rotti before, but was very impressed by the filling. I would say it is like a mild curry, but full of flavor. The "shell" of the Rotti was a bit hard to cut, but was fine to eat. I'm not sure if this is my design, or perhaps a flaw? Regardless I would recommend it.
We had the Jerk Pizza (has another name) with Sun-dried Tomatoes and it was spot on. Great mix of sweet and spicy.
The wings were also very good. Seemed to be a honeygarlic/jerk sauce on them, and they are cooked in a way that gives them a great BBQ (off the grill, not the sauce) flavor.
Unfortunately the place is not licensed, so not beer, but it did allow us to try some drinks straight from Jamaica. I had the Ting (a Grapefruit pop) and the others had a champaign soda (sort of like cream soda).
I am a huge fan of hole in the wall restaurants, because if they exist for a long time, they must be good. This one absolutely follows that rule. Our experience from a food/flavor point of view was excellent, and I'm very happy that we stopped at this little restaurant. I would recommend this to anyone whether they are a fan or Caribbean cuisine, or simply wanting to try something new.
If you go expecting fine dinning, you will be disappointed. If you are looking for great, interesting, and flavorful food, I think you will be pleased with your choice.