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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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12:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 4
    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
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We went there for a buffet lunch. We were office friends. The choice was limited but interesting. Brown rice with brown beans, steamed cabbage, white rice, curry chicken, jerk chicken, chicken brown stew, salmon fry and lettuce. The restaurant is clean and silent. There is ample space at that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Milind2469
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Arlington, Texas
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Arlington, Texas
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We went there for a buffet lunch. We were office friends. The choice was limited but interesting. Brown rice with brown beans, steamed cabbage, white rice, curry chicken, jerk chicken, chicken brown stew, salmon fry and lettuce. The restaurant is clean and silent. There is ample space at that hour. The service is commendably nice. The food was OK. The... More 

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Dallas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We went for lunch on a weekday after seeing Guy Fieri's visit on TV. There seemed to be only one other customer table. Another appeared to be the owner's family sitting in front of the TV with a game show. Our service was elementary, although there was another waitress who seemed to know what she was doing. I had the... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This place has a great atmosphere, with live reggae music several times a week, as well as authentic Jamaican food and drinks (lots of varieties of rums!). The wait staff was very attentive and the bar keeper actually came over to our table to describe different drinks. The food was excellent.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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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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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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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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