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    Hungry Lion: Vegetarian Paradise

    by dustmon Updated Jun 22, 2012

    Not being right on the ocean hurts Hungry Lion a bit, but you can't beat it for vegetarian cuisine and fresh seafood. There is also a small art gallery with local pieces for sale on the bottom floor. Upstairs is the restaurant, and so long as the fans are working, you should have a wonderful meal.
    updated April 2011
    Hungry Lion still there with a new drinks lounge, and lots to see in the gallery.
    ....Good vibes but still on the wrong side of the road, so to speak, not being on the oceanside......

    updates june 2012----Hungry Lion now closes for the off season---bummer!

    Favorite Dish: Pan fried Snapper with cho-cho and rice & peas.

    Hungry Lion and new lounge Lair Hungry Lion
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    Rick's Cafe: One of the Top 10 Bars in the World

    by TheTravelSlut Written Jun 30, 2011

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    Set on a cliffside, Rick's in Negril has become the premier gathering spot and its sunsets have become a Jamaican tradition.

    Opened in 1974, it has achieved the distinction of being named one of the top 10 bars in the world and for so many great reasons despite being destroyed by 2 hurricanes the past 25 years.

    From its cliffs countless visitors and locals have jumped or dived into the crystalline waters below and its highest platform jump is 35 feet and ensures a thrill.

    The staff is wonderful and some have been there over 20 years.

    Favorite Dish: Jerk anything...chicken, fish, vegetables. It is all good, authentic.

    So cool to watch the divers Rick's on the cliff Divers, both locals and tourists Since 1974 Huge pool with ocean views, cabanas, drinks..
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    Rock House Resort on the Cliffs: Best sea views during dinner

    by dustmon Written May 14, 2011

    In my opinion, Rock House is the place to go for that special dinner when in Negril. The views of the bay surrounding the restaurant, the sunsets right out in the ocean, the flowers and tropical gardens are all amazing, and they also have some of the most consistently excellent food on the Cliffs. The prices are accordingly, so bring that Visa card (most Jamaican restaurants in Negril do not take AMEX)---here is a dinner my girl and I had and the total bill
    Lime Dacquiri and Caribbean Sky, Coconut Shrimp, Conch Fritters, Crab turnovers, grilled calimari (4 large appetizer plates) one scoop of delicious grapenut ice cream, and with 10% added to the bill for service came to $56 US....I left a couple more dollars on the table for the server. Not a bad deal for the delicious food and the wonderful surroundings.

    Favorite Dish: fresh fish or mountain shrimps

    dinner on the bay
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    LTU Pub: Cliff views and good seafood and Jerk!

    by dustmon Updated May 2, 2011

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    LTU sits on the Cliffs of Negril, right past the (in)famous Ricks Cafe. They are open all day and the food is excellent! Breakfast you can have banana pancakes or Ackee and saltfish, the rest of the day they have sandwiches, burgers, jerk chicken and fresh seafood. There is a nice bar where Johnny serves up cold Red Stripes and banana Daquiris with aplomb. Noreen is my favorite server with a beautiful smile!
    updated Oct/2010---still cooking great seafood and serving cold red stripes---Johnny and Noreen both still there with big Jamaican smiles! One night I had pumpkin soup (they serve that with most meals--MMMMM good!), and their version of jerk chicken, 2 skewers of fresh juicy chicken with jerk seasoning, some cho-cho (chayote squash), and some rice and peas, the National dish of Jamaica, washed down with a Red Stripe beer. Very much recommended , around the bend from Ricks Cafe on the Cliffs of Negril.
    updated April 2011
    Still one of my favorite spots to eat on the cliffs---the staff makes it great and the food is some of the best in the West End of Negril. Had the Coconut shrimp as usual (mmmm) and some fresh mahi-mahi blackened with all the Jamaican veggies to go along----Say Hi to Noreen and Johnny when you go and say hey from Dusty!

    Favorite Dish: Pan fried Snapper with pumpkin soup! Or the Coconut Shrimp!

    Noreen at LTU Pub cliffside dining at its best Bill (manager) and friends at the bar access stairs to the ocean for swimming
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    Xtabi: Xtabi---Good food and Caves, too!

    by dustmon Updated May 2, 2011

    Xtabi (pronounced ex-ta-bee) has been around the Negril scene for a long time---It is on the site of the old Awee Maway resort from the 60's. There are great areas along the cliff for jumping off into the sea, and a great restaurant where I go mostly for a nice lunch with ocean views and breezes. They have a wonderful club sandwich which includes a fried egg on top! There are some caves down below that you can access with stairs---you can get into the water easily down there and swim out into the bay where there are also rocks for sunning.
    I have never stayed here--they have rooms around the bay and also across the road.
    updated April 2011
    Still a wonderful place for lunch under the shade right on the ocean's edge---Some of the cliffside cottages look re-painted; lots of people swimming in the gorgeous bay surrounding the resort.

    Favorite Dish: Club sandwich with fried egg!

    The cliffs of Xtabi getting into the water from the caves entrance to the cave lunch on the cliffs looking down!
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    Erica's Cafe: local Jamaican food

    by dustmon Written Oct 10, 2010

    Ericas is another long-time restaurant on the land side of the Lighthouse road--lobster is one of her specialities and usually at market prices---she also does brown stews with chicken and fish on request----definitely recommended if on the cliffs---prices $10-$20 for a full dinner.
    Wish she had a place on the water.......

    Favorite Dish: brown stewed chicken

    Erica's
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    Archway Cafe: Local pizzas

    by dustmon Updated Oct 10, 2010

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    Yeah I know it seems weird to eat pizza in Jamaica but their seafood pizza is amazing! Whatever is fresh, shrimps, lobster, snapper and other good toppings along with cold beer and other Jamaican specialities----good crispy crust too-----This place is ancient by cliff standards probably at least 30-35 years in the same location---really unheard of on the cliff and worth a visit for local food cooked with care. My friend Gasnell lives in the house behind the cafe and I see him there often----definitely recommended.

    Favorite Dish: seafood pizza

    Archway
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    Ciao Jamaica: Amazing New Restaurant on West End Road

    by maguijo Updated Sep 24, 2010

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    Ciao Jamaica serves Jamaican Italian cuisine, so there's lots of pasta dishes but mostly everything has a Jamaican twist. They use locally-grown ingredients and have an authentic Jamaican chef so the food is like momma's home cooking if only momma was Jamaican/Italian. Everything was FABULOUS. The service was amazing too: the servers were so happy to serve us! We stayed in Negril for 5 nights, and ate at Ciao Jamaica for three nights -- it was that good. The prices were average for other restaurants, but the food was better and there was more of it. A great value as well as simply being the best food we've had anywhere.

    Favorite Dish: The West Indies Seafood Linguine was incredible. Shrimp and lobster cooked in a rundown sauce with a little bit of curry and lemongrass. They also do a stir fry spaghetti, which is chicken and veggies stir fried with the chef's own original sauce, on spaghetti. I could eat either dish for breakfast lunch and dinner every day for a week and still not be tired of them.

    Ciao Jamaica restaurant in Negril Chef Donna at Ciao Jamaica
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    Presley's Organic Seafood Bar & Grill: "No Problems and Much Respect"

    by vacekt Written Aug 22, 2010

    While staying in Negril, we stumbled across Presley's (which is located just outside of the Rockhouse).

    Presley's looks like most of the other little roadside "bars",...but what you don't know is that upon request, he will cook-up most anything you wish as long as it's Jamaican.
    He requires a verbal reservation, and his word is his bond. He only cooks for a couple or two at a time,....so make your reservations as soon as he opens, approximately 8:00 a.m.

    When you arrive that evening,...you will find that he has transformed his place into a private, romantic restaurant, just for you. On top of being your own private grill chef, he selects the freshest catches (per your request) from the local fisherman. The fresh (right of the garden) sidedishes are a taste treat in themselves.

    And the price....he asks that you pay him "whatever you think is fair". He will have his Redstrip in the freezer for you (ours actually had ice crystals,...soooooo cold). If you prefer wine,...just let him know, because there are "No Problems" at Presley's Bar & Grill. It's the "Real Deal", a unique experience you will cherish forever. It's all about "Respect", great food and lots of laughter.

    *We found that most Jamaicans wear several "hats",...Presley also provides inexpensive taxi services, guided tours, he will get you better prices on anything that you buy (and tell you what is fair) and don't forget to ask to see his garden,...he will climb his coconut tree or chop a stalk of sugarcane and happily share his Jamaican life with you. He will do whatever he can to help make your trip extraordinary!

    Favorite Dish: Presley's well known for the grilled Lobster, Conche and Snapper. Presley's prides himself in the freshest local vegetables and ingrediants. His Jamaican approach to life and his menu makes you want to come back again and again.

    Each Lobster Dinner includes two (2) lobsters Presley and a seafood lover! Lobster dinner at Presley's Bar & Grill Seafood Sampler at Presley's Fresh
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    Ollie's: Fresh fruit and veggies stand

    by dustmon Written Apr 29, 2010

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    This is not really a restaurant, although he does cook jerk chicken on occasion---This is mostly a fruit and vegetable stand directly across the road from Negril Escape (used to be Mariners Resort). I always get all my fresh fruit and what vegetables I may need from Ollie when staying on the Cliffs. Usually has mangoes, bananas, oranges (I love Jamaican oranges!) and sometimes guineps, which are a sort of a grape with a hard shell that you pop open with your teeth and then chew the luscious grape off of the large seed in the middle. MMMMM! He also usually has carrots, breadfruits and other veggies if you are cooking at your cottage. There is a large open area, walled and gated, next door where they have music concerts sometimes, and his stall is directly against one wall. He has allowed me to take pictures of his children over the years as they have grown up, which is really appreciated!

    Favorite Dish: Guineps and oranges!

    a pile of soursop 2 of Ollie's kids dancing
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    Catcha Falling Star: Romantic Atmosphere and Awesome Food

    by breebauer Written Mar 28, 2010

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    A very intimate restaurant in a resort on the cliffs with a perfect sunset view. The staff are all friendly and very efficient (not the norm in Jamaica) with the chef being the unsung hero here- the food is incredible!

    Favorite Dish: The appetizer trio, Snappy Snapper, seafood pasta, and Lobster Thermador should not be missed!

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    MiYard: Where the locals go, the real Jamaican food

    by jessiem Written Jun 16, 2009

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    Now, this is where the locals eat- not a tourist spot. You can find affordable genuine Jamaican food; ackee and saltfish, tuna or baracuda, steamed callaloo, bamee, fried bread fruit, sweet plantains, and festivals (a fried bread stick). Good food, but it is suggested that you don't go by yourself at night- druggies have a tendency to migrate over there. Just be aware. There is also nightly entertainment on their stage right outside the porch during the peak season.

    Favorite Dish: I love the bamee and salt-fish and also the baracuda. You can get a lot of food for about $J 400.

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    Canoe Beach Bar and Grill: Authentic Jamaican food, tourist friendly

    by jessiem Written Jun 16, 2009

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    Canoo is located on the West-End about 3 miles from Norman Manley Blvd. It is tourist friendly, with great service in a cozy, quaint setting. You can eat inside or outside on the white porch right next to the ocean, with hanging lanterns and lights that give the restaurant a romantic, private feel. The prices are reasonable, ranging between $4.00 for a sandwich to $16.00 for lobster. Choose from pesto bread and pasta, jerk shrimp, pesto seared Tuna, grilled Red Snapper, seared Tuna or blackened shrimp salad and coconut rum cake. The food presentation is very nice, but don't order starving. As with most Jamaican restaurants, food is cooked to order.

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    Icy's at the Westlea Cabins: Fried Fish and Coco Bread at Icy's

    by jessiem Written Jun 16, 2009

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    Icy's is located right next to the Whistling Bird Resort. Icie is a sweet, older women who will charm you with her wisdom. She cooks fresh, spicy Red Snapper, served with sauteed onion. Its divine! Get a couple of fish with coco bread for roughly $J 250. Eat on the yellow porch right on the beach side while having some fine rum juice from the bar. Its a nice atmosphere, very sunny and friendly. Family-friendly. Makes you feel at home!

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    The Whistling Bird: Five course fine dining

    by jessiem Updated Jun 16, 2009

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    Located on Norman Manley Boulevard, in walking distance from Alfred's Ocean Palace, is the Whistling Bird resort. In addition to the 5 course meals, they are now offering a Small Plates Lunch Menu, which is nice considering it can be hard to find lunch during the slow season. They make American favorites, like hamburgers, mac n' cheese and pizza or authentic Jamaican foods like Cioppino fish stew, Jerk chicken sandwiches, lobster salad and escoveitched fish. Ranging from $5-$20, the prices are reasonable and the food great. The 5 course meals are even more delicious, with soup, homemade bread, and desserts, like Pineapple Flambe' that is lit on fire! The main courses range from lobster to coconut chicken, snapper with callaloo, and pepper steak. For breakfast you can eat the fresh mango and pineapple with french toast, the best I've ever had. I think that has to do with the homemade bread. The bacon is awesome, I don't know where they find such good bacon. Or there's always the ackee and Johnny Cakes if you're looking for local foods. T
    They also do catering for groups and weddings. If you are a guest, they will seat you under the cabana on your last day to eat dinner at sunset. My sister came here with her boyfriend for their 5 year anniversary and said it was very romantic.

    www.negriljamaica.com/whistlingbird
    (876) 957-4403 or (303) 442-0722

    Favorite Dish: I love fish. So my favorite dish is the Snapper de Chef. Poached Red Snapper with cream sauce, steamed callaloo and mashed potatoes with homemade bread.

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