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Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Ocho Rios

American, Caribbean, Seafood, Hamburgers
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Turtle Beach Rd., Ocho Rios, Jamaica
+1 876-675-8800
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Takeout

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fun Stop

It's hard to justify the drink prices when you are staying at a all inclusive resort, but the atmosphere and swim up bar with water slide make it worth a stop. Service was average but adequate.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2014
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Maryville, Illinois
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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Maryville, Illinois
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158 reviews 158 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
221 helpful votes 221 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

It's hard to justify the drink prices when you are staying at a all inclusive resort, but the atmosphere and swim up bar with water slide make it worth a stop. Service was average but adequate.

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MvilleCarib, Social Media Coordinator at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Ocho Rios, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and for your review. Margaritaville Ocho Rios is unique in that it offers amenities which are enjoyed by both adults and kids (the adults seem to enjoy them more). During our day time activities, we can see a vast mix of people at our location, some of which come from hotels as well as other tours/cruises.... More 

NM
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We went rather early so not much going on. As expected, drinks were kinda pricey. Neat place to see if you're a Parrothead. Nice little gift shop too.

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MvilleCarib, Social Media Coordinator at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Ocho Rios, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and for this review it is welcomed news from a fellow Parrot head! We’re glad to hear that you enjoyed the food when you visited us, and thank you for making us a part of your vacation. Some of our days are more “high energy” than others, where a mass of people will stop by for... More 

Chicago, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Great time, Great service. The swim up bar and Flaming Bob Marley are must do's. Then hit the water slide. Elroy is a great bartender!!!

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MvilleCarib, Social Media Coordinator at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Ocho Rios, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are happy you choose her to help celebrate and we are also glad you had time to enjoy our food and beverage offerings. Please stop by again next time you are in this part of town More 

West Union, Iowa
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Food was good. Bathrooms were disgusting. Whole place felt dirty. We were going to go to the beach, but the local folks selling their goods would immediately hassle anyone that stepped foot on the beach. There was no desire to go to the beach knowing we would be hit up to buy something. This was one of the worst Margaritavilles... More 

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MvilleCarib, Social Media Coordinator at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Ocho Rios, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and for this review. Firstly, we apologize for not meeting your expectations regarding our service standards, and location. Based on your comments, it is apparent that we missed out on key opportunities to uphold some basic maintenance standards throughout our daily operations. We have shared your comments with our management team to ensure that all team... More 

Guilford, CT
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Well, this has the classic vibe of other Margaritaville restaurants, but the service and restaurant are slightly lacking compared to others. The pool and water slide looked inviting, but upon closer inspection appeared to be somewhat unkempt and dirty. When we arrived there was a cruise ship in port and the restaurant was bustling. A short time after - before... More 

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MvilleCarib, Social Media Coordinator at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Ocho Rios, responded to this review

Thank you or your review. We are always trying to ensure that our valued customers receive excellent service and enjoy our offerings and atmosphere. Based on your review it is clear we fel short in these areas, please accept our apology. We do not condone bad service, and your review has been sent off to management to ensure this does... More 

Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

I have been to the JBMs in Negril and MoBay. You will notice the reviews are mostly from tourists, Jamaicans don't hang here. So if that's what you want bring your wallet.

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MvilleCarib, Social Media Coordinator at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Ocho Rios, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and for visiting our Margaritavilles. We were disheartened to read that you think we are a tourist trap. We cater to all of our customer both local and foreign and always want them to have a great time. Please visit us again. More 

, Oregon, United States
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We were disappointed, we went to the Margaritaville in Montego Bay and thought it was great. Ocho Rios was really run down, the pool paint was all chipping and unattractive, the photo salesman was pushy and rude. And our waitress, oh my. We were a party of 6 and we were there on a weekend that no cruise ships were... More 

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MvilleCarib, Social Media Coordinator at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Ocho Rios, responded to this review

I was very disturbed by your review, and wish to sincerely apologize for any unfortunate experience that you may encountered during your visit to our Ocho Rios location. Within our day to day operations, we maintain the highest standards with regard to our menu offerings, service and cleanliness; just to name a few. Sometimes the rustic feel and look of... More 

Bracknell
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We went for a lazy afternoon here for our anniversary. Good food, friendly staff, great ambience. Swimming pool on site with a water slide which was fun to watch. What appeared to be a private beach for the bar/restaurant. Ocho Rios is a large port for cruise ships so there were a lot of tourists here, but it was easy... More 

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McKinney, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We were impressed with the atmosphere. It was busy and a little crowded, but we were taken care of. We loved the view and how we could walk on the beach right there. Super fun and we will go back. Oh- the nachos were good.

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MvilleCarib, Social Media Coordinator at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Ocho Rios, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping by and also for this review. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the atmosphere as well as the food offerings. Many love to watch the sunset from the beach ad we see you have fallen in love with the view also. We are always happy when a customer has a great experience do... More 

Kaysville, Utah, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We took a little get-away from the hotel and came here for a few hours and had a blast. I have been to several Jimmy Buffett's in the Caribbean and I have been to better ones but if you are close be sure to come have a drink. The ocean water is beautiful and its even more beautiful when the... More 

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MvilleCarib, Social Media Coordinator at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Ocho Rios, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting! Loved this review from a seasoned Margaritaville customer. We are happy you enjoyed you time with us, the water slide and drinks are pretty popular. We are always striving to have the best service and product and hope the next time you are in town we will be the very best Margaritaville you have been to. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Turtle Beach Rd., Ocho Rios, Jamaica
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Jamaica  >  Saint Ann Parish  >  Ocho Rios
  • Phone Number: +1 876-675-8800

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Caribbean, Seafood, Hamburgers

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups

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