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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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Today
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 9
    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
Next Best a Thing to Montego Bay

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
Voltiguer1
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Dallas, Texas
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English first
Arlington, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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 reviews 5 reviews
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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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Irving
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

My third time here and they have not failed me. So far everything that we have eaten has been so delicious and authentic. We have tried the rude boy shrimp, sticky citrus wings, gates curry chicken, red stripe chicken, rude boy chicken and the ox tails!!! NOT ONE BAD THING!!!

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Grand Prairie, United States
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6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Love the band that was there the Friday I went and the OXTAILS were wonderful definitely going back. Drinks were real good too.

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Restaurant Details

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?