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“Beautiful views, great food!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Blue Mahoe Restaurant at The SPA Retreat

Blue Mahoe Restaurant at The SPA Retreat
West End Cliffs, Negril, Jamaica
876-892-8352
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Ranked #7 of 152 restaurants in Negril
Price range: $6 - $35
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood, Canadian
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Good for: Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Atlanta
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Beautiful views, great food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

The food was wonderful and the location for a romantic dinner couldn't be any better. They have outdoor seating overlooking the ocean and if you time it right, the sunset.

As we were staying at the hotel on the same property, we ate here several times and weren't disappointed. We especially loved the coconut shrimp and shrimp pot.

The service was a bit slow compared to American standards, but on par for Jamaican standards- considering everything was cooked to order, it's worth the wait.

I would highly recommend eating here,at least once, if you're in Negril and especially if you're looking for the most romantic spot to have a special dinner.

Visited May 2013
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jamiekeeley, Public Relations Manager at Blue Mahoe Restaurant at The SPA Retreat, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
Thank you for sharing your recent experience at Blue Mahoe while staying as guests of The SPA Retreat Boutique Hotel! We are pleased that you enjoyed the cliff side setting at sunset! Please accept our apologies if the fresh "farm to table" service was not well timed however we are thrilled that you felt the savory dishes were worth the wait! One love.
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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128 reviews 128 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Mango Creme Brulee”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

Came here specifically for the mango creme brulee and it was very much worth it. The texture was less like a creme brulee and a little bit more like a flan, but who cares...it was delicious!!!

Visited May 2013
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jamiekeeley, Public Relations Manager at Blue Mahoe Restaurant at The SPA Retreat, responded to this review, May 22, 2013
Thank you for your review. We must agree the Mango Creme Brulee, prepared with fresh organic fruit, is one of our most delicious and invigorating desserts! We appreciate your note on the texture and will certainly confer with our pastry chef. We look forward to your return, one love!
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philly
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Good meal, pricey and smaller portions”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

food tasted great, we just wanted more of it - the rolled chicken with Calloo and goat cheese was great.

the apps are tiny and expensive, better off with a shared salad and entree

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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jamiekeeley, Public Relations Manager at Blue Mahoe Restaurant at The SPA Retreat, responded to this review, May 22, 2013
Thank you for providing your feedback as we value finding new ways to improve the experience of our guests. Although you found the portions were not to your liking we are happy to note that the quality and flavor of the food was satisfying and can understand how our savory dishes could leave you wanting more! We welcome you to join us again for another taste of Blue Mahoe Restaurant where I am sure you will notice improvements! One love.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Great food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

My wife and I ate breakfast, lunch and dinner at this restaurant while staying at the SPA Retreat for five days. Plenty of healthy options and variety. Significantly better than the food at other all-inclusive resorts we've stayed at in Negril.

Visited April 2013
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jamiekeeley, Public Relations Manager at Blue Mahoe Restaurant at The SPA Retreat, responded to this review, May 22, 2013
Thank you for your review! We are happy to learn that you enjoyed the fresh "farm to table" experience offered in our Blue Mahoe Restaurant while staying as a guest of The SPA Retreat Boutique Hotel! We look forward to serving many more dishes of our organic cuisine upon your return. One love.
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tpclapham
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Best coconut shrimp & snapper”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

We had a few meals here during a week-long stay split between another hotel and the Spa Retreat. My favorite meal of our trip was the Blue Mahoe's coconut shrimp appetizer and spicy snapper cooked in coconut milk. Diners can sit either in a well-lit area inside (a dimmer switch or alterate lighting configurations might be considered for dialing up the romance) or by the sea with a view across the bay of Seven Mile beach. The Blue Mahoe was very clean-- brand-new, almost. The views aren't as dynamic as at Ivan's or Rockhouse, but the food was fantastic.

Visited April 2013
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jamiekeeley, Public Relations Manager at Blue Mahoe Restaurant at The SPA Retreat, responded to this review, April 26, 2013
Thank you for your review, it was a pleasure to have you dine with us while staying as a guest of The SPA Retreat Boutique Hotel! We are thrilled to learn that our Blue Mahoe team created your favorite meal of the trip and must agree the coconut shrimp & snapper are delicious. We look forward to your return, one love.
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