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Mongoose Jamaica

52 Main street, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
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Ranked #21 of 74 restaurants in Ocho Rios
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Jamaican
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Crofton MD
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Mongoose was the first place we came to walking from our hotel (Rooms Ocho Rios). We ate early so we did not experience it as a bar/night club, but just a quiet semi-outdoor restaurant. Twice my wife and I split a house salad and a Mongoose special pizza (jerk chicken, pepperoni, green pepper and pine apple). It was a little... More

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Ocala, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

I have lived in the Caribbean and have had my fair share of curried goat. This chef by far prepared the most tender and well seasoned goat. The ambiance is not much, but the food wonderful and service great. We returned and the second time I had the catch of the day which was whole steamed snapper. It was very... More

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Mongoose theme attracted me to this place and they have excellent wi-fi. Wi-fi abounds in Ocho Rios but few places have good wi-fi.. on the other hand they were begining a music event so I din't do any work at all on this short stop off my cruise ship. The food was surprisingly good. I had red snapper which was... More

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

Service was ok, food was terrible, the fish was so overcooked that the skin was dry and wrinkly. I very much doubt it was the catch of the day as advertised, unless the "catch" was done in the freezer...not recommended.

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Calgary, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

One of the few places in Ocho Rios where there was live music and good food, while also being decently priced. The service was great and you really can't ask for more. We went back twice!

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

I was looking for some great curry goat. I ran into Camille and she suggest I stop by and try their goat. The goat was so good and sweet. Thank you for a great meal at and inexpensive price. Staff was excellent especially Camille. Ask for her!!

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London
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

My friend and I stopped for brunch on our last morning in Ochi, the food was enjoyable...I had a Club Sandwich made with hardo bread (only in Jamaica lol). I would love to try out more of the menu as we enjoyed our order.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Delicious food. Average price. Comfortable and relaxed intimate setting at night. Great for friends and couples. Will return.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Very good escovitch fish with rice and/or mashed potatoes. Best in Ocho Rios. Decent sized fish (could be a bit bigger), really good spiced veggies. Nice atmosphere, great service. Will definitely return to Mongoose next time I'm in Ochi.

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Food was nice and service was good. There wasnt much of an atmosphere. The bar out the back is nice.

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