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Jacala

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Meads Bay, West End Village, Anguilla
264-498-5888
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Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 10:15 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Business meetings
Description: Relatively new; gorgeous small beach front restaurant; great food and wine....
Relatively new; gorgeous small beach front restaurant; great food and wine. Chef was previously at mallihouna.
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    Very good
  • 30
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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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I went here on the recommendation form a friend and it was spot on....... The service started right at the door when I received a big hello and thank you for coming from the owner. I was fortunate enough to arrive on a day when they just received fresh Langoustine...... simply grilled with a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Orlando, Florida
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Orlando, Florida
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here on the recommendation form a friend and it was spot on....... The service started right at the door when I received a big hello and thank you for coming from the owner. I was fortunate enough to arrive on a day when they just received fresh Langoustine...... simply grilled with a wonderful side sauce made the day.......

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Alpine, New Jersey
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a party of 6 and were able to sample many dishes on the menu. Portions were a bit small. Enjoyed our meal but not amazing. Will definitely try again next time we go back to Anguilla.

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Thank holeshot40
London
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking forward to dinner in this lovely beachside Restaurant as it had been recommended by so many. We went on a Saturday night and the place was packed with the owner greeting most of the diners with a kiss and a long chat. Although the food was good, the service was far too slow. We waited nearly 2... More 

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new york
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13 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rude owner, ok food. He clearly has his regulars which he will cook special for and we were not one of them. Wayyy too many great restaurants on the island for me to go there again!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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246 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another tradition is to go to Jacala on our last night, truly, each trip I think they just get better. They started us with an amuse bouche – a little demitasse of cold beet soup, with a homemade tortilla chip, Alain is the soup master, his cold asparagus soup is also fabulous. Rather than have my usual calamari risotto which... More 

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New York City, New York
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171 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate out seven different restaurants in Anguilla and have to rate this one of the best - right on beautiful Meads Bay. The appetizers are around $20 the entrees around $30 - far from the most expensive for this quality of food. Two special dishes were a smoked haddock on mashed potato and a calamari risotto, but the conch... More 

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New York City, New York
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61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Jacala - it's one of our favorites. I like the building - it's white on white with the splash of orange in the pillows, breadbasket napkins & soft lighting. The food is consistently good. Last nite we started with the chilled cucumber soup with tomato sorbet - when you took a bite of the soup combined with the sorbet ahhh... More 

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Thank andiamo101
Montreal/Toronto
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's always a pleasure to go back and see Jacques and Alain! These two business partners have been working side by each for over 30 years! If you've never been...GO! Great French cuisine with a Caribbean twist! The setting on Meads bay, one of the most beautiful beaches in Anguilla, combined with Alain's cuisine and Jacques' hospitality will make this... More 

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New York City, New York
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Jacala is the real deal. This restaurant is the one place in Anguilla we returned to for multiple meals(5 total). The cooking is done by an experienced French chef-Alain and Jacques is the host(Jacala). The fresh seafood and cooking is what you would hope to obtain in the South of France during season. We tried basically everything from grilled crayfish... More 

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Malden, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Great atmosphere. Jacques came over and chit-chat with us (French). Explained the menu and specials.Just a great place to dine and food was excellent

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Meads Bay, West End Village, Anguilla
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Anguilla  >  West End Village
  • Phone Number: 264-498-5888

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Business meetings

Description

Relatively new; gorgeous small beach front restaurant; great food and wine. Chef was previously at mallihouna.
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

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