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“Disappointed.”

Chabad Kosher Hot Spot
Ranked #74 of 139 Restaurants in Montego Bay
Price range: US$1 - US$15
Description: Chabad Of Jamaica opened the first Kosher Hot Spot & Welcome Center in Jamaica, on the famous Montego Bay Hip strip right across Margaritaville. It is your one stop for everything Jewish, from kosher authentic Israeli falafel (a vegetarian food) to synagogue services. The menu at the Kosher Hot Spot is tightly focused: There’s falafel (in a pita sandwich or a salad), french fries (with various spice options), tehina, and the famous Jerk Falafel. Here’s what there’s not: dairy or meat. The Restaurant- Kosher Hot Spot is completely vegetarian. The restaurant seats 16, and has a standing counter. In addition to the Kosher Hot Spot, Chabad has a online Kosher Take Out service. Make your order in advance from a large variety of scrumptious foods and have it delivered directly to the resort of your choice. You can also choose to pick up your order from the Kosher Hot Spot location.
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Description: Chabad Of Jamaica opened the first Kosher Hot Spot & Welcome Center in Jamaica, on the famous Montego Bay Hip strip right across Margaritaville. It is your one stop for everything Jewish, from kosher authentic Israeli falafel (a vegetarian food) to synagogue services. The menu at the Kosher Hot Spot is tightly focused: There’s falafel (in a pita sandwich or a salad), french fries (with various spice options), tehina, and the famous Jerk Falafel. Here’s what there’s not: dairy or meat. The Restaurant- Kosher Hot Spot is completely vegetarian. The restaurant seats 16, and has a standing counter. In addition to the Kosher Hot Spot, Chabad has a online Kosher Take Out service. Make your order in advance from a large variety of scrumptious foods and have it delivered directly to the resort of your choice. You can also choose to pick up your order from the Kosher Hot Spot location.
Reviewed September 18, 2018

I was excited when I found Chabad. It was Kosher and served one of my favorite foods falafal which would satisfy my vegan option and it served fish which my husband loves.

To my disappointment they fry the falafal in the same oil as the fries and fish. Using the same oil to prepare falafal and fish means this is not a vegetarian restaurant.

The set up was clean with lots of toppings that I wanted to try, but this is not a vegetarian restaurant if you want the falafal.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank jsaboor
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Reviewed July 30, 2018

such a cute place and Kosher! We stopped in and met the rebbetzin and her father who was visiting from NY. We enjoyed a popsicle and bought a CHABAD of Jamaica kippa.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank marnihb
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Reviewed May 3, 2018

Can it get any better than kosher food in Jamaica?! Well, Chabad Rabbi Yaakov Raskin has opened this fantastic cafe. Falafel, Jerk Falafel, fish and chips, homous, salads. No dairy, no meat. Very Vegetarian Friendly (VVF). Thank you Rabbi Raskin - Kol HaKavod.
Great food, great staff. Loved it.
We will be back!!

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed February 7, 2018 via mobile

Right at start of tourist strip this gem offers great healthy food at a great price. The falafel was tasty and substantial. The French fries were also very good. No meat on the menu other than fish and chips.

As an aside, learned a lot about the very long history of Jewish people in Jamaica from informational posters.

Date of visit: February 2018
1  Thank Chris R
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Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

This is in an ideal location across the street from the bay and Margaritaville. It’s not easy to find vegetarian food in Montego Bay but this place makes it easy. The owner stopped by to greet us. The restaurant is new. He said he opened in the spring 2017. We hope he is successful.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Allilluu
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