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“great service, good 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 #4 of 166 Restaurants in Negril
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $35
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood, Canadian
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“great service, good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We stayed at Home Sweet Home ( just a short walk), and ate here twice for dinner. Food is fresh, service is excellent.

Visited February 2014
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English first
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great Experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful setting, attentive staff and great food.
We have been coming to Negril and Jamaica for many years, this was our first experience at the Blue Mahoe. Newly constructed and attached to an 18 room hotel, the owners/builders have done a fabulous job with the buildings and landscaping.

The food was well prepared and well presented. Apps recommended are the coconut shrimp and the calamari. The caesar salad was different as it is difficult to get romaine lettuce in Jamaica, but still good.

Three of us had pasta with great sauces and done perfectly to al dente. The mango creme brûlée is a must try.

We met the chef after dinner and the owner came over for a chat. Nice atmosphere!

One minor complaint....... the courses came a little too fast, after all, this is Jamaica :)

Definitely, we'll be back

Visited March 2014
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Berkley, Michigan, USA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Do not eat here”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I had one of the worst dining experiences ever. To sum it we were over charged for everything. We had the $6 shrimp to our large dinner salad. Our large dinner salad was side salad sized. Our add shrimp to salad was only 2 shrimps. Then on the bill they charged us $9. Our friends were charged for drinks they didn't order. They charged $1.25 for a splash of soda for our vodka sodas. I felt like we got scammed the entire dinner. The food was decent. The view was lovely. If u do go here prepare to fight over the bill and pay per splash of soda.

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jamiekeeley, Public Relations Manager at Blue Mahoe Restaurant at The SPA Retreat, responded to this review, May 7, 2014
We are absolutely distressed to learn of your negative experience. Our team aims to provide warm, friendly, hospitable service to each and every one of our guests and it is an understatement for me to say how sorry I am that your dining experience did not live up to expectation. I am so very sorry for this and hope that we can find a resolution for the errors made. I would like to chat with you further at a time that is most convenient to learn in greater detail how we went wrong. Please email info@thespajamaica.com or call my direct line 1-855-843-7725.

In the meantime, I hope you will accept my invitation to return for a meal at Blue Mahoe Restaurant as our team would love the opportunity to graciously host and show to you the excellence in service we are so well renowned for!
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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Negril can = fine dining”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

The grilled snapper was to die for ! Rosie is the most awesome dog ever! I am not sure who had more fun the dog or the boys. The popcorn with jerked butter was a delicious new treat for us sitting oceanside watching the boys swim with the dog.
Great people. Amazing food and location. I hope to do an anniversary trip without kids some day and stay here.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Just had breakfast”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We only ate one entree during one meal here so take it with a grain of salt. We ordered their version of eggs benedict and it was not good. Bad toast, chewy bacon (canadian?), and only a drop of hollandaise. I do have to say the egg was cooked perfectly but all the components together just did NOT taste good. I hate to send things back and was super hungry so we didn't say anything. The staff was not as friendly as other restaurants but they were fine (we found this at all breakfasts in Jamaica except Sip & bites. I do not think people like getting up early here, but who does?)

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 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 8, 2014
Thank you for your review and valued feedback. We appreciate your constructive criticism of this dish and can assure our Blue Mahoe team has now considered ways for improvement. We welcome our guests to let us know right away, if there is something just not right, so we can prepare your meal just how you like it! Our expert Chefs take great care in creating each and every dish unique to the needs of our guests. We hope you will consider returning in the future for lunch or in the evening for our sunset dining experience. One love!
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