Negril Restaurants

  • The Ambience...Priceless
    The Ambience...Priceless
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    Tables set up for our family dinner
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  • Jerry's Jerk Chicken Pasta
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    Margaritaville: Lively place

    by solopes Updated Nov 20, 2014

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    Following the standards of other succeeded investments, this restaurant right on the beach seems to be the place where everything happens.

    The food is not remarkable, the service... well, was it there a real service?

    Noise, TV in each corner, and a fabulous sea at your feet. Who dares to complaint?
    We were in an all-inclusive package, and had no idea of the prices, except the wine - good and very expensive

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    Rick's Cafe: In the mood

    by solopes Updated Nov 20, 2014

    Well... I saw no one eating more than sandwiches, but I saw hundreds drinking (and diving in the sea, or in the pool).

    For sure, this is not a place for a formal meal, but it is the most animated place for a snack or drink, shared with the crowds.

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    Margaritaville: Tourist Trap

    by sinjabc Written Aug 23, 2014

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    This American chain offers an American experience. Lots of large tvs for sports viewing and the staff are dressed like volleyball coaches. The floor is the beach. Excellent service and delicious pina coladas ($8) and we had coconut shrimp ($20). Surprised when the bill was $80 US not including tip. But you get what you pay for at a chain.

    The only plus side was sitting on a deserted beach outside the restaurant after it closed and enjoying the view.

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    German House: Authentic Pizza

    by sinjabc Written Aug 23, 2014

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    Expat Germans running a local hotel and bar. Beautiful view of the ocean but the service was basic and not too friendly. Pricier drinks but delicious thin crust pizza (large Hawaiian $10). Spaghetti was decent if you are craving it.

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    Coletta's: Best Fried Chicken

    by sinjabc Written Feb 5, 2014

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    Amazing fried chicken from scratch ($6). Came with coleslaw and we also ordered a side of french fries ($1.50). The sweet and sour dipping sauce was delicious. I also had a glass of pineapple juice.

    A lot of locals came here to pick up take-away. One of the best lunch places I experienced in Negril.

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    Xtabi: Xtabi is Excellent!

    by sinjabc Written Feb 5, 2014

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    Wes, our taxi driver recommended this place. We started off with drinks at the bar. The bartender was fantastic. Drinks were on the pricier side ($6.50 for vodka cocktail, $4 for red stripe).

    We dined out on the patio facing the ocean. A beautiful view and romantic atmosphere. Entrees were $12 each and we ordered the jerk chicken pasta (okay) and chicken a la king (fantastic). We received complimentary soup and bread. Service was excellent. Considering my entree would cost $25 at home, I thought it was a great deal.

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    Roots Cafe: You WILL come back for Jerry's cooking.

    by barrylee Written May 23, 2013

    Jerry makes everything from scratch..no frozen food,so you can relax with a cool drink and gaze upon the sea and chill while your food is professionally prepared. Whether it's breakfast , American or Jamaican, lunch or dinner, you will not be dissapointed. The walls are decorated with paintings past vacationers have had done for them and hung on the walls and ceiling.Try to be there for Wednesday and catch a top entertainer performing after dinner. Oh, did I mention the desserts? To die for.

    Favorite Dish: One of my favourite dishes is Jerk Chicken Pasta and my wife loves the Shrimp Pasta. I know people who stayed at the Riu and came down to Roots Cafe 3 times for the Lobster Thermadore. It's just that good.

    Tables set up for our family dinner Jerry's Jerk Chicken Pasta The Shrimp Pasta And the famous Lobster Thermadore to die for The Ambience...Priceless
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    Tensing Pen: Now open to Public

    by dustmon Written Jun 24, 2012

    TP has a new area above its swimming pool area that is open to the public, including a small bar.
    Pricing at the bar was a bit unexplained---a drink of good Appleton rum was $12 US----included taxes and a fee for "the man". A little high in my book, down the street at Pushcart they were 6.50...The food was good, only marred by the fact that there was a wedding party sitting down just after us, and there was only one man to take all the orders and then deliver them...Curried shrimp were good as well as the jerk chicken.

    Favorite Dish: jerk chicken

    pool area below the restaurant at dinner TP style
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    Sips and Bites: Jamaican soul food

    by dustmon Updated Jun 24, 2012

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    This is the place to go for a real Jamaican breakfast, or ackee and saltfish--one of Jamaicas National dishes....No frills here but cheap prices and local flavor---they also do regular American breakfasts and lunch and dinner as well---good stews at night with real Jamaican foods and veggies. Located right past Rock House Resort on the cliff road. This is definitely real Jamaican food, no doubt and highly recommended.
    closed on saturdays

    updated june 2012 still a good place for local color and Jamaican food for cheap.

    Favorite Dish: Brown stew chicken

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    Pushcart: RockHouse alternative

    by dustmon Written Jun 24, 2012

    Owned and operated by next door Rockhouse, this is a s;ight;y cheaper version of their great food including jerk chicken and seafood---The curried conch was excellent as well as the jerk, and the night we were there, they had a Mento band playing "Big Bamboo" and other oldies but goodies.
    Open from 3-10pm

    Favorite Dish: jerk chicken

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    Ivan's at Catcha Falling Star: Ivan's---Another Cliffside Option for dinner

    by dustmon Updated Jun 23, 2012

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    This has not been open very long in relation to some other restaurants in Negril, but they do a great job with fresh seafood! Snapper is a common fish served in Negril, and CAFS cooks it deliciously, pan fried or grilled. Lobster, in season, is also one of their specialities (Lobster season is from October until April). It is located right on the cliffs with ocean views and breezes---thatched roofing and comfortable chairs make for a good place to go for dinner on the Cliffs.

    updated April 2011
    They have really upgraded this place---lots of lights, bridges over streams, amazing ocean views, hot tubs, you name it! We stopped here our first night in Negril and had 4 appetizer plates which we ate with some great Appleton rum drinks with ocean breezes wafting by and reggae on the player---really a nice job well done---heartily recommended!

    updated june 2012---revisited mainly for the view and atmosphere---the cliff area really is gorgeous. Food is still above average and still sort of expensive---drinks not bad for the money and the staff could be more friendly to non-staying guests...All-in-all, a good bet for a good meal and a fine view.

    Favorite Dish: Pan fried Snapper---fresh and juicy!

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    3 Dives: Cliffside seafood

    by dustmon Written Jun 23, 2012

    Located between Xtabi and Rock House on the cliffs, offering good fresh seafood and jerk chicken/fish/shrimp at a good price. Nice cliff area to walk around before eating---good jerk chicken and curried shrimp with rice and veggies, 4 red stripes all for about $40.
    Jerkfest is held here every sunday after Thanksgiving with music and lots of food-----

    Favorite Dish: jerk chicken

    3 Dives menu view from the cliffside great jerk!
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    Ricks Cafe: Touristy excess

    by dustmon Updated Jun 23, 2012

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    I have been coming to Negril for over 35 years, now, and seen Ricks grow from a fun place to eat, swim, and drink up the sunsets, to the mega-bar it is today. I always walk through once on my trips to Negril just to get the vibe, but it is usually pretty crowded and loud. Drinks and food are pretty expensive, but try a Daquiri while there. Also fun to watch the guys diving from the trees surrounding the cove----snorkling around Ricks used to be spectacular, but is mostly fished out these days. There is a local group trying to get money to "Re-do" some reef around Negril so that maybe fish will return.

    updated june 2012---still a big party scene---does not open until noon....

    Favorite Dish: Red Stripe Beer

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    Leroy's Chicken: Jerk Chicken with all the trimmins

    by dustmon Updated Jun 23, 2012

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    Leroy has one of those half an oil barrel grills on the side of the road directly across the street from CatchaFalling Star on Lighthouse Road in Negril, almost to Ricks Cafe. I have known Leroy for over 30 years and he has had this stand generally in the same place. The house directly behind his grill belongs to my "Jamaican Mother" Daisy, who we used to stay with back in the 70's in a cottage in back of her house. Leroy cooks incredible jerk, and serves it with callaloo ( a spinach-like leaf) and his version of rice and peas, all for about $8. If you are staying nearby, bring your own plate and he will pile it high, or just take some along in some paper and napkins...MMMMMM!

    updated june 2012-----sadly Leroy passed away this past winter.........

    Favorite Dish: jerk chicken, Mon!

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    Ras Rody's: Soups, stews and Ital food

    by dustmon Updated Jun 22, 2012

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    Ras Rody is a newcomer, sort of, to the Negril Cliff scene. He and his son Shadrach run this small roadside shack/restaurant close to Negril Escape on the upper part of Lighthouse Road.
    They have soups, stews, veggies, mostly Ital (Natural, no salt, some vegetarian) available to eat there on a couple of stools, or to take away back to your cottage room. While I was there this past December 2009, he was being interviewed by Travel Channel foodie Samantha Brown for inclusion in her TV show. His version of rice and peas is delicious, and I also had a veggie stew---very spicy and good!
    updated April 2011
    Stopped and got some rice/peas and callaloo to go with some leftover jerk chicken for a meal---they cook really good food for cheap and real Jamaicans get some $$$! Give this place a try when walking or driving on Lighthouse Road----if staying nearby with a kitchen, bring some bowls and so forth and save the To-Go containers!

    updated june 2012---still running strong for the best lunch takeaway place----stopped by and spoke to Shadrach, Rody's son, and got some fresh pumpkin stew, rice and peas, calalloo/cabbage mix, and some curried lentils----awesome food for about $12 US., enough for 2 meals for the 2 of us! Rody is on a tour signing his new cookbook (which they were out of at the time---looking on Amazon!)

    Favorite Dish: Veggie stew and Rice and peas

    selection of goodies from Ras Rody Shadrach---Ras Rody's son Roadside goodness in the shade Rody
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