Coconuts Caribbean Restaurant & Bar 642 Ramona St./Forest Ave., 2 blks. S of University Ave., (650) 353-2897. L-D M-Sat; $. Though the oversize tables for four make easy conversation difficult, this restaurant is a haven for diners seeking flavorful island cuisine. Jerk chicken and salmon are tasty choices, but don’t overlook the plentiful and unusual vegetarian dishes: corn festival (fried corn dough; ask for some mango dipping sauce), fried plantains, spinach ackee triangles (Jamaica’s national fruit), spicy Irie tofu (Jamaica’s national dish; accompanied with seasoned spinach and lentils and a jerk dipping sauce), macaroni and cheese, sweet potato fries. Rice and beans are paired with many main dishes. Call for happy hour info and schedule for live steel drum music.
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