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Meads Bay, West End Village, Anguilla
264-498-5888
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 10:15 pm
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Relatively new; gorgeous small beach front restaurant; great food and wine. Chef was previously at mallihouna.
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Austin, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This past week, our group experienced two fabulous lunches at Jacala. The restaurant is located on the magnificent beach at Meads Bay, which in itself is a treat. The food at Jacala is wonderful, and each of us (there were 6) thought the meals were world class. The service, provided by co-owner Jacques and other servers, was impeccable and fun.... More 

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raleigh
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164 reviews 164 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

this place gets good reviews and my bro-in-law ate there last year and liked it. first, very slow--even by caribbean standards. 2 and 1/2 hour meal and we only ordered an entree each. there was a massive yacht moored in front of the restaurant and they were making food for it, so i think us customers in the restaurant were... More 

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Berkeley, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The best meal we had in Anguilla. Tuna carpaccio prepared from a tuna caught the night before. A lovely lobster risotto. Fresh salads. As good as food in the South of France, but right on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. We arrived at 11 am, sat on chairs in front of the restaurant (available if you... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

for our last night my wife wanted to eat on the beach and I wanted to eat good food. This place is one of hte few that combines both.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

love Jacala. Great beach spot for lunch, great food and music. You can eat drink and have a beach day all at Jacala. It was a great experience.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Without a doubt, Jacala was the most delightful discovery of our vacation in Anguilla. The place is well set up without unnecessary pretense. Whether you go for lunch or dinner, you have a great view of Meads Bay. The service is efficient and organized, especially compared to the typically slightly (or more than slightly) chaotic service at most other places... More 

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new york, ny
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

In 25 years coming to Anguilla, the worst food, the worst service and the nastiest restauranteur. Take it from someone that knows good food.....this was the worst. Whoever this guy is that runs the restaurant, he is arrogant, admits to treating different customers differently, and really cannot take a complaint. If you are intent on throwing away your money or... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Cute Restaurant by the beach with good food. Nice owner/manager there to greet guests. A bit pricey for what it is but that seems to be the case in most restaurants that are considered higher end on the island

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Crosslake, Minnesota
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We had dinner here twice during our stay, and we like to move around and try different places but Jacala's is one of those restaurants that you have to go back to. It's a 10!! We love the ambience the service and the food. Top of the line. :)

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Cole Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

The day before I did eat in Blanchard.... May be why.... But NO.... I had over all a bad experience, eating in a Resto for me is an experience, how you feel... I eat in Resto 7 days a weeks. I'm french... So I know what is good food and good wine. First... people where not smiling... I did find... More 

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Additional Information about Jacala

Address: Meads Bay, West End Village, Anguilla
Phone Number: 264-498-5888
Location: Caribbean  >  Anguilla  >  West End Village
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:15 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 10:15 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 10:15 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 10:15 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:15 pm
Cuisine: French

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