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24 Allan Ave, Port Antonio, Jamaica
384 4730
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Ital Food

We ate here because we really did NOT care for the popular Anna Banana restaurant next door, where everything was overpriced and not all that great. Survival Beach, however, has good, freshly prepared ital (vegetarian) food that's much cheaper and much tastier! The guys here are very friendly and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
GermaicanSpice
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Los Angeles, CA
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Los Angeles, CA
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198 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We ate here because we really did NOT care for the popular Anna Banana restaurant next door, where everything was overpriced and not all that great. Survival Beach, however, has good, freshly prepared ital (vegetarian) food that's much cheaper and much tastier! The guys here are very friendly and will cook you up a nice meal. Give them a try,... More 

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Chapel Hill, NC, USA
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Excellent, fresh vegetarian food. REAL ital. cooking, served by beautiful people next to East Bay. No meat, no alcohol, but delicious vegetable dishes.

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North Wales, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We had lunch here after going on a diving trip in Port Antonio. Jamaicans tend to eat a lot of meat, which we're not used to so it was great being able to get a completely vegetarian meal (they also serve fish). We had the ital stew with ackee and rice/peas and it was really tasty. We also liked the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

One of the best meals we've eaten since we been in JA. Oliver and his son are blessed, they let us move our table out to the waters edge and brought us fresh plum juice with ginger. We had 2 massive plates of various ital food with another giant plate of rice and peas with some fresh fish as well.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Proper home cooked Jamaican ital food, the owner Oliver and his son will look after you. amazing location, amazing food and amazing service. Will go back there for breakfast tomorrow morning!

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This place was recommended to us by a trusted local. Disclaimer: we asked for a localest of local places. Somewhere Jamaicans would eat. And this place is loved for the right reason. Food! We were greeted by Oliver as soon as we entered. He immediately got us the best table close to the water. We knew what to expect from... More 

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Malibu, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Survival looks abandoned from the outside...Don't let bat stop you. I entered and was greeted promptly by Oliver. He is owner, food server, bottle washer, and chef. There is no menu-no prices. I think he cooks and serves what he has on hand or is hungry for himself. After telling what he was gonna make for me to drink and... More 

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Bridgetown, Barbados
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I visited the 'restaurant' with a group of 5 other persons and on our arrival we wondered exactly where was the restaurant. Go expecting the most basic furnishings (plastic chairs and tables)The owner soon flurried out to seat us and promised to deliver some candles to add some light while we waited for our meal which he promised would be... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

We went to this restaurant because we read about it in a travel guide. There were three of went to lunch, but they only brought food for two of us. Yet they charged us for at least three of us. The food was very good, but the man who was smoking marijuana close to our table was very distracting. It... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

This was a great place for home-cooked ital (vegetarian/vegan) food. There's no menu, but the chef threw together what he had on hand (and said he tries to prepare different meals each night). It was a nice-sized portion of food and inexpensive, and the tables sit right on the beach. There's no beer or alcohol at Survival Beach Restaurant, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 24 Allan Ave, Port Antonio, Jamaica
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Jamaica  >  Portland Parish  >  Port Antonio
  • Phone Number: 384 4730

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