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Meads Bay, Anguilla
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Ranked #5 of 112 restaurants in Anguilla
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Relatively new; gorgeous small beach front restaurant; great food and wine. Chef was previously at mallihouna.
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251 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Try the seafood risotto, the best risotto I have had. Great rum punch (better than most). Great atmosphere.

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Thousand Oaks, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We had an unplanned lunch there and it was amazing. I highly recommend this restaurant. Jacque the owner is quite a character and Allan the chef is incredible.

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Springboro, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Sitting right on the waterfront of Meads Bay in beautiful Anguilla, this restaurant has a wide variety of offerings and each one tastes better than the one before. The service is high end but not pushy, the view is wonderful and the food is excellent. Top this all off with a complimentary Lemoncello shot at the end of your meal... More

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New York City, New York
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Have all of the tar tar, the tuna, the steak all yummy. Beautiful view, great food. Hard to venture out of my beautiful hotel but oh so yummy. And have a nice talk with Jack while you are there.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Terry nailed it in his review...Jacala is a great French dining experience. After starting the meal with a taste of asparagus gazpacho we had the grilled crayfish and shared a salad with lobster, exotic fruits, and vanilla dressing. We finished our meal with creme brûlée and espresso. I don't have the words to tell you just how wonderful it all... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Francophiles: Gluttonous: Decadence @ Jacala, Anguilla. Francophiles seated everywhere from near and far. Yesterday, Jacala was serving Alain's famous crayfish and avocado salad. It is famous because it is magically delicious as nothing compares to expertly prepared fresh Caribbean Spotted Lobster caught nearby in the gigantic Prickly-Pear reef. This team of closely associated gastronomic experts deliver fine dining to the... More

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Oslo, Norway
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

we had dinner tonight. dinner was great., but service has a bit more to stretch for. we loved the place, food was excellent, owner great, but not very attentive staff. wine glass often empty. All in all good, but no sigar..

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My husband and I decided to have lunch at Jacala one day on a whim. The owner greeted us, chatted with us briefly, and was very personable. I had the chilled cucumber soup with tomato sorbet…delicious. My husband had the conch chowder which he thoroughly enjoyed. For my entrée, I had lobster risotto (special that day) which was amazing! My... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
Top Contributor
173 reviews 173 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Ate here in June 2013, we decided to leave Cap Jaluca Resort and head out somewhere else for dinner (not that Cap Jaluca lacked anything it didn't just decided to go "off base" for a night) , the restaurant is super nice and classy. The owner (a tall slender Frenchman ,I believe, with glasses) greeted us and sat us at... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The setting is very romantic with a wonderful view of the ocean. The food was great, and the service was pretty good. Overall this was probably the best dinner we had in Anguilla. It's worth mentioning that it was hard to get a dinner reservation even in the "off season" since they don't have many tables, so book early.

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