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Mongoose Jamaica Restaurant and Lounge

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52 Main Street, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
+ 1(876) 622-6942
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9:30 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Thu 9:30 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 9:30 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Mongoose Jamaica is more than a Restaurant, it's an experience.This...
Mongoose Jamaica is more than a Restaurant, it's an experience.This Restaurant is "something different," We did something 'different' with the name as well, when we choose the "Mongoose" which has a rich history in Jamaica. Breakfast ranges from typical Jamaican fare of ackee and salt fish to pancakes and French toast. For dinner, there's chicken southern fried, curried, grilled lobster, grilled or curried, pork or steak. If you prefer, grab a sandwich, a pizza, some Jamaican jerk, or something from the grill, or maybe a cocktail from the bar. Black forest cakes and cheesecakes are our specialty desserts.
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    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 5
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
An entertaining night spot.

We visited the Mongoose on a Saturday night when they have live music. It was very enjoyable with sensible drinks prices. The band 'Live Wyya' were excellent with various singers turning up for a featured spot throughout the evening. Tourists and locals mixed in harmony with a common love of Reggae... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
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Uckfield, United Kingdom
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Uckfield, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We visited the Mongoose on a Saturday night when they have live music. It was very enjoyable with sensible drinks prices. The band 'Live Wyya' were excellent with various singers turning up for a featured spot throughout the evening. Tourists and locals mixed in harmony with a common love of Reggae music. Cannot comment on the food as we did... More 

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Davie, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

We waited an hour and twenty minutes for our food and the place was basically empty. The staff couldn't even get us water in a timely manner. The food was nothing special.there are local places that serve amazing food. It was overpriced and we will never go back. The whole experience was terrible.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I popped in here for a drink and i ended up spending the afternoon. Free Wi-Fi. I ordered a Hennessy and Coke and was offered a bowl of soup (on the house) the soup was WICKED!! This soup was so nice i sayed for more drinks. The bar staff was friendly and he even charged my phone as it was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

As we walked out of our wonderful hotel the Sunset Jamaica Grande. The heard the beautiful sound of jazz over flowing the main street on Ochi. We decided to go in and there was thus wonderful saxophonist named Fabian Brown there playing. He was really awesome and played a lot of different generous of music as well. The vibe was... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Everything is delicious! Service is great. Modern setting, but home feeling. I will always eat here when I'm in Ochi, Great music and mini concerts!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This is the best spot for dining or just to chill and have drink and with friends and families it is awesome food mouth watering, cocktails off the chain and great service.. Their live reggae band on a Saturday night is what you should see love this place !!!....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

My favourite place to eat when in Ocho Rios. The food is great and the vibes is even better. Good customer service also

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Ocho Rios, Jamaica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Great experience here, especially on a Saturday night with the live singing. Food is ok and service is a little above average. Overall, this is a nice liming spot.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Best place in Ocho to sit at the bar, watch sports, use the complimentary wi-fi, hassle free. Great menu and prices, too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Food was great, service a little slow and not as authentic as other Jamaican restaurants of the side street

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 52 Main Street, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Jamaica  >  Saint Ann Parish  >  Ocho Rios
  • Phone Number: + 1(876) 622-6942

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean, International, Jamaican

Description

Mongoose Jamaica is more than a Restaurant, it's an experience.This Restaurant is "something different," We did something 'different' with the name as well, when we choose the "Mongoose" which has a rich history in Jamaica. Breakfast ranges from typical Jamaican fare of ackee and salt fish to pancakes and French toast. For dinner, there's chicken southern fried, curried, grilled lobster, grilled or curried, pork or steak. If you prefer, grab a sandwich, a pizza, some Jamaican jerk, or something from the grill, or maybe a cocktail from the bar. Black forest cakes and cheesecakes are our specialty desserts.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 1:00 am
Monday
9:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
9:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
9:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
9:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
9:30 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
9:30 am - 3:00 am

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