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“True chef, gem & special place in negril!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Presley's Bar & Grill

Presley's Bar & Grill
West End Road, Negril, Jamaica
(876) 440-9833
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Ranked #12 of 154 Restaurants in Negril
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Jamaican, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Located outside of RockHouse Hotel and across the street. Presley's is a bar during the day, and a reservations,...one couple per evening grill in the evening. You pay what you think it's worth,...excellent food, Jamaican atmosphere, and you can't beat the price!
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“True chef, gem & special place in negril!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013 via mobile

This is the true gem in negril... Visiting Presley's made the entire trip for us. The night was enjoyed with amazing food, laughter & some high kicks from my man john Wayne. Presley & his crew made us feel right at home... Like we had been friends for a lifetime. Instead of us telling him what we wanted we told him to pick for us.... He knocked it out of the park. Truly amazing Jamaican food... A true authentic! Go see Presley & tell him dj ginger & six-thirty sent you!

Visited May 2013
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Kettering, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“A Wonderful Night Out at Presley's Bar & Grill!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

I recently got back 21/04/13 from a trip to Negril, and during that "family reunionification" holiday we took a long walk from the centre of Negril up to Rick's Cafe. This was quite a walk and once we had hit the half way mark we decided to stop in to a "local spot" to have a beer to aid us in the last mile of our journey. That is when we ventured into Presley's and met JohnWayne "Michael", and the "reasoning" time we had was so relaxing and the atmoshpere so crisp that each of my family members wanted to go back to have a meal experience. In the next couple of days we attended for an intimate meal, that was cooked by Mr. Presley himself and with his personal love in the food and I can tell you the food tasted like it was sent from heaven itself! We spent the evening enjoying our sumptious meal and that was topped by the great time we had sharing our collective experiences with each other as the night drew on. Before we knew it many hours had passed and it was time to leave, but never to say goodbye. I highly recommend you attend this eatery, you will leave your evening full of ubelievable food and great memories of real Jamaica.
Respect Michael and Mr. Presley!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Authentic and Tasty”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

We went to Presley's twice in one week- we loved the entire experience! At least one visit is a must when visiting Negril.
I am sure you know this by now, but you need to visit Presley's during the day to let him know when you want to eat and when you will be there. Loved it!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“What a gem!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013 via mobile

Presley did not disappoint! We had a fantastic seafood dinner here at Presleys our first night in Negril. Don't be thrown off by the hole-in-the-wall facade .. Presley served us some of the best seafood on the island ! Everything is cooked to order - there is no menu - and so you need to call ahead and ask him to create your meal. We had a whole steamed snapper and Wow ... The fish was so fresh and tender. He steamed the fish, then added a bell-pepper based sauce and served it with a generous bowl of rice & peas and callaloo. We also had shrimp - another delicious dish. Sautéed in a coconut milk based sauce, the shrimp were juicy and flavourful, and again, was paired with rice & peas and callaloo. It was too bad that it was not lobster season - I would have loved to have Presley cook me a lobster! Presley comes out after cooking your meal and chats a bit - he seems like such a cool guy - and it just feels like even though its a small place (there are only 4-5 tables) we were eating at his home. What sealed the deal? My husbands favourite team was represented - Presley had a Kansas Jayhawks flag hanging from the ceiling ..

Visited April 2013
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Swanton, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Presley is one great chef!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Presley takes your order, catches all your food fresh for you, and spends all day cooking your meal. His vegetables are some of the best I've had anywhere in Negril. He makes you his friend and remembers you each year you return. We've been visiting Presley every year for 8 years and we call him friend. The only drawback is Presley is a little high compared to other restaurants but his food is worth it!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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