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Best Food in Ocho Rios

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Jamaica is a melting pot of cultures, which is reflected in our cuisine, and Ocho Rios has a wide variety of eating establishments — from street food to fine dining to international restaurants. This guide includes a handful of my favorites, picked from the range available to fit different budgets and tastes.

Good for
  • Foodie
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Trendsetter
  • Like a Local

10 Places

4 City Tips

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10 Places

Bamboo Blu

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Juici-Beef Patties

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The Terrace at Jamaica Inn

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Ocho Rios Village Jerk Center

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Devon House I-Scream

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Reggae Pot Restaurant

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Toscanini Restaurant

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Michelle's Pizzeria

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Cafe Express

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Lyming At Walkerswood

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Jamaipanese's City Tips

  • Tipping is optional, and only done in appreciation of good service.
  • Jerk Chicken/Pork, Ackee and Saltfish, and Beef patties are three foods you must try while in Ocho Rios
  • Jamaican food, especially jerk, can be very spicy. Be mindful of that when ordering!
  • Always pay in Jamaican dollars if possible. Meals will almost always cost less if you do.
  • Bamboo Blu
    Restaurants (Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Jamaican)
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    Jamaipanese Says:

    What do you get when you combine the beach, great weather, and delicious Caribbean food? Bamboo Blu! Great for families, couples, and groups of friends, the food here is wonderfully presented with careful attention to detail.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Beach Goer
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Customers who purchase a meal here are allowed swim on the property.
    • Try something from the mixed drinks menu.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #46 of 806 restaurants in Jamaica
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Fantastic location and vibe 28/11/2018
    • Bamboo Blu 19/11/2018
    • Bamboo Blu
    Address:
    Mammee Bay Estate, Mammee Bay
    Next to Riu Hotel
    Ocho Rios
    Jamaica
    Phone:
    +1 876-974-9983
    Price range:
    US$15 - US$40
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    Other:
  • Juici-Beef Patties
    Restaurants (Caribbean, Fast food, Jamaican)
    Jamaipanese Says:

    Patties to Jamaica are like burgers to America, and Juici patties has a wide variety of beef, chicken, cheese, vegetarian, and other types of patties for you to try.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    Tips
    • Can be crowded with locals, especially during lunch hours.
    • Try the beef pattie if it's your first time.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #19 of 806 restaurants in Jamaica
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Jamaican empanada 17/11/2018
    • THE BEST! 30/10/2018
    • Juici-Beef Patties
    Address:
    1 Newlin St
    Ocho Rios
    Jamaica
  • The Terrace at Jamaica Inn
    Restaurants (Caribbean, Jamaican, International, Wine Bar)
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    Jamaipanese Says:

    Fine dining Caribbean-style, right on the beach! Perfect for couples, Jamaica Inn's Restaurant provides top notch service from the minute you enter until the moment you (sadly!) leave.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • The restaurant is accessible to non-hotel guests.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #37 of 806 restaurants in Jamaica
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Pitch perfect for a romantic dinner 15/11/2018
    • We stayed at the hotel for our honeymoon 24/10/2018
    • The Terrace at Jamaica Inn
    Address:
    1 Old Road Main Street
    Ocho Rios 00000
    Jamaica
    Phone:
    +1 876-974-2514
    Price range:
    US$30 - US$76
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
    Other:
  • Ocho Rios Village Jerk Center
    Restaurants (Caribbean, Bar, Barbecue, Jamaican)
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    Jamaipanese Says:

    Jamaica is jerk country, and Ocho Rios Village Jerk Center is right at the entrance to the town. Delicious jerk-style chicken, pork, shrimp, fish, soups, fries, and more are all available — very affordable too!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    Tips
    • Try the "jerk combination" — a mixture of pork, chicken, and ribs.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #70 of 806 restaurants in Jamaica
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Best jerk in the area 17/11/2018
    • It’s Jerk Chicken!!! 08/11/2018
    • Ocho Rios Village Jerk Center
    Address:
    DaCosta Drive
    Ocho Rios
    Jamaica
    Phone:
    +1 876-974-2549
    Other:
  • Devon House I-Scream
    Restaurants
    Jamaipanese Says:

    Devon House I-Scream is the perfect spot to stop by on a hot day to enjoy a delicious frozen treat. Need I say more?!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Located inside Island Village Mall.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #27 of 806 restaurants in Jamaica
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Yum 29/09/2018
    • Ice Creammmmmmmm 06/09/2018
    • Devon House I-Scream
    Address:
    Main St, Island Village Beach
    Island Village
    Ocho Rios
    Jamaica
  • Reggae Pot Restaurant
    Restaurants (Jamaican, Caribbean)
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    Jamaipanese Says:

    'Ital' cooking in Jamaica is all about healthy vegan meals, with reduced use of unhealthy ingredients. Located right on Main Street in Ocho Rios, Reggae Pot is a little rough around the edges, but very charming.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    Tips
    • You can't wrong with the Ital Stew.
    • Freshly made juices from seasonal fruits are available here.
    • Great restaurant for vegans.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #206 of 806 restaurants in Jamaica
    • Nice food, nice owner and crew 12/11/2018
    • Best Ital food 23/07/2018
    • Reggae Pot Restaurant
    Address:
    86 Main Street
    Opposite Hibiscus Lodge
    Ocho Rios
    Jamaica
    Phone:
    +1 876-296-3591
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    9:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
    Sat
    9:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
    Other:
  • Toscanini Restaurant
    Restaurants (Italian, Caribbean, Seafood, European)
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    Jamaipanese Says:

    Toscanini is an excellent, multiple-award winning Italian and Mediterranean restaurant, offering affordable fine dining with wonderful Jamaican hospitality.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • For dessert, try the Chocolate Profiteroles — they are to die for!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 806 restaurants in Jamaica
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Wow!!! AMAZING 07/12/2018
    • Best Food I've Had in a Long Time 28/11/2018
    • Toscanini Restaurant
    Address:
    Tower Isle
    Ocho Rios
    Jamaica
    Phone:
    +1 876-975-4785
    Price range:
    US$0 - US$38
    Hours:
    Tue - Sun
    12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    Other:
  • Michelle's Pizzeria
    Restaurants (Pizza)
    Jamaipanese Says:

    Although a little off the beaten path, the homemade pizza at Michelle's Pizzeria is well worth it. There's a huge variety of pizzas to choose from here, including some with unique Jamaican toppings.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    Tips
    • Try the ackee and saltfish pizza!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #596 of 806 restaurants in Jamaica
    • Good pizza 07/12/2015
    • they moved to hibiscus lodge no longer in pineapple 16/11/2015
    Address:
    The Pineapple Hotel, Main St, Mahogany Beach
    Ocho Rios
    Jamaica
    Phone:
    974 4322
  • Cafe Express
    Restaurants (Cafe, Caribbean, Jamaican)
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    Jamaipanese Says:

    The closest thing to a Starbucks in Ocho Rios, Cafe Express makes a great hangout spot any time of day, for a caffeinated beverage or an alcoholic drink.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • Blue Mountain Coffee beans are on sale here — a great souvenir or gift item.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #502 of 806 restaurants in Jamaica
    • That really good coffee and a nice friendly atmosphere . . . . 09/07/2018
    • Quiet, rainy, lazy Sunday morning 29/03/2018
    Address:
    Taj Mahal shopping centre, Main Street
    Ocho Rios
    Jamaica
  • Lyming At Walkerswood
    Restaurants (Caribbean, Jamaican)
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    Jamaipanese Says:

    A favorite jerk spot for locals traveling to or from the country, Lyming lies just outside Ocho Rios in the community of Walkerswood, where my family is from.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    Tips
    • Driving from Ocho Rios to Lyming will give you the chance to pass through the world famous and beautiful — Fern Gully.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #281 of 806 restaurants in Jamaica
    • Good enough for a stop 22/09/2017
    • Fabulous curried and jerk chicken, Great location 01/01/2017
    • Lyming At Walkerswood
    Address:
    Walkerswood Main Road
    Ocho Rios
    Jamaica
    Phone:
    +1 876-917-2812
    Other:
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