Jamroc closes, Bull Taco moving in

Jamroc closes, Bull Taco moving in
Encinitas staple Jamroc officially closed in December. Photo by Jared Whitlock

ENCINITAS — After nine years on Coast Highway 101, the Jamaican restaurant Jamroc closed its doors in late December.

“Thank you to all the residents and friends who supported us through the years,” said David DaCosta, who operated Jamroc with wife Tina DaCosta. “As they say, one love.”

The idea for Jamroc came about when David, who was born and raised in Jamaica, introduced authentic Jamaican cuisine to Tina. She loved cooking and wanted to share the food with more people.

The menu offered Jamaican favorites like jerk chicken and curry goat.

Tina’s full-time passion was running Jamroc’s kitchen, David noted. But due to health setbacks, she could no longer dedicate the required amount of time to the restaurant.

“You can’t run a restaurant part time,” David said.

Bull Taco, which currently has locations in Cardiff, Oceanside and San Clemente, will move into the space. The restaurant is due to open in late January, according to David.

“We’re very excited for them to take over and wish them the best,” David said, adding that Tina and him live in Encinitas and plan to stay in the area.




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