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Jamaica Gates Caribbean Cuisine

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Caribbean, Jamaican
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1020 W. Arkansas (SW corner of Cooper and Arkansas) Arlington, Texas 76013, Arlington, TX
(817) 795-2600
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 18
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    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Unexpected greatness

I went to this place cause I had a group on for dinner. I figured I had nothing to lose and didn't expect much when I got there but I was very surprised! The food was amazing traditional Jamaican food and cocktails. They even have live music on selected days. The atmosphere is upbeat and fun. Not a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Victoria M
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Fort Worth, Texas
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I went to this place cause I had a group on for dinner. I figured I had nothing to lose and didn't expect much when I got there but I was very surprised! The food was amazing traditional Jamaican food and cocktails. They even have live music on selected days. The atmosphere is upbeat and fun. Not a big place... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The buffet was decent with multiple types of rice and chicken. The fish was tasty but very dry. The atmosphere was disappointing with "paternity court" playing on the TV until a comment was made to the waitress about turning on some music instead.

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Arlington, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Very disappointed with the overall experience. Saw Guy Fieri's visit on Diners, Drive-ins & Dives. Thought it would be great, not! They weren't even busy. 4 tables to be exact. there were only four of us. Took forever to get drinks, then she spilled on water on the table & floor. Got our salads w/the meal which took over 25... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We love this authentic Jamaican Restaurant. The Jerk Chicken and Oxtails are our favorites. Go on Friday or Saturday Night. At 8:00 PM the Jamaican Band heats up but it can be standing room only with quite a wait. Facilities are a little Spartan but you'll get the Jamaican vibe.

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Arlington, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We went there at lunch time, because i liked some of the reviews on yelb. Very disappointed, worth service ever, they are expert in neglecting people. 1- No one was at the door to welcome the customers. 2- Only 2 people working at the restaurant. The waitress was shouting from a faraway saying: you guys can sit anywhere we want.... More 

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Bedford, Texas
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I finally tried this place after having it highly recommended to me by multiple friends who are from the Caribbean. (Having limited experience with Jamaican food myself, this is what leads me to believe it's authentic.) It was delicious. I went for the lunch buffet, and the food was sooo good I felt like I got a great value. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

I tried this place after trying STAY C's Carribean Cuisine in Arlington the previous Saturday. However, STAY C's only sells oxtail on Saturdays and I was craving oxtail on a Tuesday so I figured why not try Jamaica Gates? Bad decision. Their oxtail is 3dollars more than what I paid at STAY C's and I got wayyyy less. At STAY... More 

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Euless, Texas
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

This place is great! No matter what we order it is always deliciously spiced and cooked to perfection. Great drink menu, too. Service can be slow during busy times, but it's worth it. Fun going on weekend nights when they have live music!

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Arlington, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

My husband and I have been here on several occasions and we are always satisfied. The jerk chicken is exactly like we had in Jamaica and the chocolate rum cake is amazing!!!! The rum punch will knock you on your behind. If you live in Arlington and you haven't been you are missing out!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I recommend everyone try this place! I have had the red stipe jerk chicken and the curry chicken. It's good, awesome, off the hook, and off the chain. Great laid back place to give your taste buds a whirlwind of flavor and spices! Try it folks!!

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Additional Information about Jamaica Gates Caribbean Cuisine

Address: 1020 W. Arkansas (SW corner of Cooper and Arkansas) Arlington, Texas 76013, Arlington, TX
Phone Number: (817) 795-2600
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Arlington
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisine: Caribbean, Jamaican

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1020 W. Arkansas (SW corner of Cooper and Arkansas) Arlington, Texas 76013, Arlington, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: (817) 795-2600

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Jamaican
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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