Steffie's Caribbean Restaurant (Tacoma)
We just got back from Steffie's Caribbean Restaurant (next to, yes, the Hooters off I-5) and I think this is a true Chowhound destination. Curried goat with a slice of plantain, cinnamon-spiced peas (beans) and rice, some of the most peppery jerk chicken we've tasted, and v. generous portions. They also do tofu and salmon in various grilled Caribbean variations (jerk, etc.), which we didn't try. But what we had was amazing. We had to stop ourselves from cleaning our plates and were only consoled by the thought of taking the leftovers home.
I think this place ranks up there with Asado as one of my favorite Tacoma restaurants, and with Paseo up in Seattle as some of my favorite Caribbean food in the Northwest.