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Ocho Rios Village Jerk Center

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DaCosta Drive, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
1 876 974 2549
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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 42
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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
This was our first experience with jerk, and it was the best we had all week!

We visited here passing between attractions, and wow were we surprised. Everyone says how amazing Scotchies is, but we all thought this was much better. Their rice and peas was so good too! Four of us ate for about $30, and we would have eaten here again and again. If you only eat one place... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Darin D
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Pella, Iowa
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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Pella, Iowa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We visited here passing between attractions, and wow were we surprised. Everyone says how amazing Scotchies is, but we all thought this was much better. Their rice and peas was so good too! Four of us ate for about $30, and we would have eaten here again and again. If you only eat one place, try this!

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Winnipeg, CANADA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The best Jerk Chicken in town and great prices. You can eat in or takeaway. Make sure you try the rice and peas [red beans] or the veggies and rice with callaloo. Close to Turtle Park across the highway.

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Miami, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We stopped in Ochos Rios on a Royal Caribbean cruise and got some advice as to where to get some good local cuisine. I was very impressed, it was delicious and priced very reasonable. Definitely check it out if you like Jamaican cuisine. I suggest some jerk chicken and or pork with fried rice and some green plantain. If you... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Jerk a center is conveniently located in Ochi. Seems to be a popular meeting spot for the locals and tourists. It's parking lot is also a bus transfer station. The jerk is "ok", I have had better. I think since it is such a popular spot that the jerked meat don't have time to marinate over the grill to get... More 

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High River, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Jerk chicken and festival were good but too much money for what you got, jerk pork not as good due to too much fat and too spicey. Liked Scotchies better on way too MoBay, cheaper and better.

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Brooks, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Had some good jerk in Jamaica but this place was definetly average in flavor, definetly not a fancy place and the service definetly was lacking

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Tucker, Georgia
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

If you want a quick bite after leaving the Falls, or other Ocho Ris attractions, this a good option.

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Ottawa, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

A great value and very tasty. We weren't in the mood for a long sit down dinner so walked over to this restaurant from our hotel. 2 jerk chickens (half chickens), sides and Red Stripe set us back only about the equivalent of $25 US and we had a very nice server as well. Nice atmosphere and good food.

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Ballston Lake, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Marvyn of Marvyn Paradise Tours recommended eating here after we asked to go to Scotchies. He said that Scotchies is good, but since some of the group wanted Conch, Scotchies was not an option. We were a very hungry group after climbing Dunn's River Falls and jumping into the Blue Hole. We ordered Jerk combination, jerk chicken alone, and Jerk... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Yes the jerk chicken and pork are wonderful and you cannot eat them without some festival on the side; but the star here to me was the jerk conch. It is something you cannot get everywhere and they do it perfectly. I found it a little spicier than the other two (which I loved) and with a deeper, smokier flavour.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: DaCosta Drive, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Jamaica  >  Saint Ann Parish  >  Ocho Rios
  • Phone Number: 1 876 974 2549

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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