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Mama Marley's

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520 Main Street, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
876.974.0197
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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The food, ambiance, and music was a perfect way to wind down our time in Ochos Rios. The staff was friendly and efficient.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Aaron C
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The food, ambiance, and music was a perfect way to wind down our time in Ochos Rios. The staff was friendly and efficient.

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Elko, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We asked some of the locals what the best place in Ochos Rios was to eat for some good authentic Jamaican food, well Mama Marley's was what they all recommended. The restaurant is situated in a small shopping center which is safe for travelers. It is on the second level overlooking one of the main streets with options of sitting... More 

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Lake View, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Nothing to write home about, if you ask for anything extra the staff gets short with you. With travelers by a source of income, I would have expected a little more home town friendly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The Bob Marley story is one which is well played out in Jamaica - as is his music - especially in a tourist town like Ocho Rios. So when we ventured through the Marley gift shop and braved the music to go upstairs to this bar/restaurant on the first floor of the Taj Mahal shopping complex, we did so with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

Me and my wife went to Mama MARLEY'S for lunch when I was on my vacation in ocho rios and the food and the drink was amazing. We were taken care of the Yanique and her service was excellent. Thanks Yanique, I'm sure we will be back soon.:)

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Palm Harbor, Florida, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We did not eat anything at Mama Marley's so I cannot comment on their food but I can tell you that their drinks are very good. However, I do think that their prices are a bit high. The Jamaican shot was $10! Granted you get to keep the shot glass but I do think it is a lot of money... More 

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Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

excellent place to eat away from the resort. plus great shopping afterwards; its a busy little place, but they get food to you pretty fast, excellent jerk chicken!.

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Cleethorpes, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

There is a Mama Marley's in both main shopping areas in Ocos Rios, and as the shopping centres appear to be catering to the cruise crowd, so does Mama Marley's. The bar/restaurant is very nicely furbished, Bob Marley themed, and has a gift shop downstairs if you haven't managed to buy enough Marley memorabilia. They do have traditional Jamaican food... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We were dropped off here by our tour guide while on a cruise in Ocho Rios with Royal Caribbean. After eating here, I am positive that this place is just a knock off for tourists. We wanted some authentic Jamaican food and the tour driver told us this was "Bob Marley's mom's restaurant". Well long story short, the food was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We tried to go here a few times during our trip but it closes early The food was great. Very tasty and good portion sizes and reasonably priced service quick and polite and cheery Atmosphere was ok but it was very quiet but I think a lot of tourists eat all inclusive I resorts we liked to get out.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 520 Main Street, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Jamaica  >  Saint Ann Parish  >  Ocho Rios
  • Phone Number: 876.974.0197

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Jamaican

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