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Meads Bay, West End Village, Anguilla
264-498-5888
Today
10:00 am - 10:15 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 10:15 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Relatively new; gorgeous small beach front restaurant; great food and...
Relatively new; gorgeous small beach front restaurant; great food and wine. Chef was previously at mallihouna.
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions

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  • 212
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  • 46
    Very good
  • 26
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  • 10
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  • 8
    Terrible
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
Sunday at Jacala

Jacala is a fantastic restaurant and one of my favorite places on Anguilla. I love Sunday lunch, lounging on the beach for a spell before sitting down to some of the best food on Anguilla. Try there ribs, only available on Sunday, they are fantastic, then maybe some grilled crayfish or delicious... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
ScuppersTSD
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Connecticut
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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302 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Jacala is a fantastic restaurant and one of my favorite places on Anguilla. I love Sunday lunch, lounging on the beach for a spell before sitting down to some of the best food on Anguilla. Try there ribs, only available on Sunday, they are fantastic, then maybe some grilled crayfish or delicious snapper, wash it down with a nice chilled... More 

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Dinner at Jacala continues to be a top notch experience on Anguilla. Jac, the owner, is very welcoming as is his staff. My husband had the crayfish which were brought to the table in a basket in order to show us their perfect freshness. They were delicious! The rest of our party also enjoyed our appetizers and main dishes. The... More 

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boston, ma
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is one of the best restaurants on Anguilla. Just a walk down the beach from Carimar Beach Club, it sits on beautiful Mead's Bay. The menu and chef are French. He limits himself to one seating on Wed to Sun nights so that Jacques can deliver exceptional service. Wonderfully prepared and presented.

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Lynbrook, New York
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75 reviews 75 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

My sisters and I arrived on Anguilla hours later than planned and we were an hour late for our dinner reservation but we were told it was no problem. We began our dinner with a lovely wine and conch ceviche. Our dinners were grilled whole snapper with roasted potatoes and asparagus, chicken with lobster & seafood stuffing with carrot purée... More 

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wilton, ct
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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We went as a large business group for lunch. 16 of us. Not an easy task. But Jacala did a great job and the food was to die for. I went with a burger, the best I have ever had on the island. Others had the special lobster risotto, sliced salmon, everything was presented beautifully and tasted great. Great location... More 

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new york
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

it is difficult to imagine a more beautiful setting for a great meal. We dined at Jacala three times on our recent trip and were delighted each time. Jacques continues to make great steak tartare tableside, the crayfish are fabulous when they're available, the red snapper meuniere is excellent (have them bone it in the kitchen). The foie gras appetizer... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We have been visiting meads bay for 6 years and love it. We look forward to lunch at jacala every year and go there 2-3 times per visit. The food is exceptional. However, the owner, Jacque is often rude and nasty almost to making you feel not welcomed. Try Ocean Echo instead.

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Boulder, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We just spent 8 days in Anguilla and found ourselves eating at Jacala for five lunches and one dinner. We love hanging out on gorgeous Meads Bay at Jacala for a casual yet sophisticated lunch and drinks. My husband is a chef by profession and so respects Jacala. The kitchen is immaculate! Jacala is not a beach shack, it is... More 

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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46 reviews 46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

It's a little beyond my comprehension to see the reviews of poor or mediocre service at Jacala. We had lunch there again today, and were warmly welcomed (sans reservations) and graciously served by both Jacques and his staff. This is not white glove service, it is casual, friendly and attentive service - if you're a demanding snob in a hurry,... More 

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New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We arrived at the restaurant on time for our reservation which was made weeks earlier. Strangely, Jaque, one of the partners said he didn't have our reservation. We showed him our confirmation from the hotel which said confirmed by Cynthia. His response was, she's not here and it doesn't matter, if i don't have it i don't have it. In... More 

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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: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?