When you are in Western Jamaica here are the top five restaurants with delightful food and wonderful ambiance to visit. Dining in Negril, Ocho Rios, or Montego Bay is quite a unique experience for people living in Jamaica and tourists who desire good food and a pleasant restaurant atmosphere.
- Ivan’s Bar & Restaurant At Catcha Falling Star Hotel
With a beautiful ocean front dining, the Ivan’s bar and restaurant got its trademark name from the life-impacting category five Hurricane Ivan which hit Jamaica. The restaurant has great food and cocktails which are served all evening from 5pm onwards, and private dining is available upon request. Ivan’s Bar and Restaurant is also known for the staging of their unforgettable romantic evenings where loved ones have the chance to rekindle feelings and recite their vows under the unique ‘Night of 100 Candles’.
Ivan’s Bar and Restaurant also caters to weddings and rehearsal dinners. It is definitely a must try hotspot when you are in Negril. The Jamaican and international cuisine is priced on an average USD 6-40 and the restaurant gains a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from TripAdvisor.
- Just Natural
With over 500+ reviews, Just Natural has won the hearts and stomachs of many with their Caribbean, Seafood, Barbecue, Jamaican cuisines affordably priced on average 5-10 USD. TripAdvisor gives this vegetarian restaurant a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars for their food, service, value and splendid atmosphere.
- Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville
Excellent staff and extraordinary service, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, gets a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from TripAdvisor and over 1000+ reviews. Having branches located in Ocho Rios, Falmouth, Negril and Montego Bay, the restaurant is accessible many tourists and people living in Jamaica wanting to experience its unique fine dining with a dash of Caribbean flavor. Serving a range of dishes from the United States, the Caribbean, and Seafood cuisines Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville is one of the top dining places in Jamaica for those who love good food and good company.
- Pier One
Dining at this oceanfront restaurant overlooking the bay is indeed breath-taking. Their seafood cuisine is priced on average 2-13 USD and gains a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from TripAdvisor. It is Montego Bay’s most-pulsating open-air Restaurant, Bar and unique entertainment centre which has been owned by the Russell family and in operation since 1986.
Another Montego Bay restaurant, Pelican is known for their local and international cuisine, special occasions and dining on a budget. Pelican earns 4 out of 5 stars from TripAdvisor.
By: Alexandra Daley