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Meads Bay, West End Village, Anguilla
264-498-5888
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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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  • 220
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 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
Awesome Restaurant on Meads Bay

It was a real treat getting to eat at Jacala. The food was tremendous and Jacque was a great host. He gave us an awesome wine recommendation and also helped us decide which appetizers and entrees we got. The grilled Crayfish were delicious as was the complimentary house-made rum which they gave... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
jdiamond2011
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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310 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

It was a real treat getting to eat at Jacala. The food was tremendous and Jacque was a great host. He gave us an awesome wine recommendation and also helped us decide which appetizers and entrees we got. The grilled Crayfish were delicious as was the complimentary house-made rum which they gave us after the meal. You won't be disappointed... More 

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The Valley, Anguilla
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

This wonderful restaurant on Mead's Bay has captured the hearts of many. Right on the beach, this restaurant offers you an opportunity to lie in the sun with a bottle of wine while waiting for your table. Facing the northwestern view of the Atlantic Ocean, sunsets are a must. Reservations necessary.

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Good food; open air right on the beach. A quirky French guy runs it and it's not too far from the Viceroy. Reservations are hard to get, but easier at lunch.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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61 reviews 61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Wonderful food in a spectacular setting. Don't miss and make sure to make reservations before you arrive on the island. Great rum selection.

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sag harbor ny
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The best sweet, tender crayfish I ever ate , graciously served overlooking a beautiful beach. We went for lunch and we were rewarded with just caught crayfish. (I later heard they ran out by dinnertime.) My friend had the best lobster club ever. No-work lobster, bacon, mayo L&T-another perfect bite. Dessert-a quartet of tiny sweets was excellent too. Best meal... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Everything is delicious, but my fav was the whole Snapper , wonderfully seasoned and cooked.Only available if just caught the night before.

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Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

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
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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77 reviews 77 reviews
62 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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?