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Mongoose Jamaica Restaurant and Lounge

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52 Main Street, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
+1 876-622-6942
9:30 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 9:30 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 9:30 am - 3:00 am
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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Food was cold and service was slow! Don't waste your time! Go down street much better authentic food.

Thank BernadelCrew
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to this restaurant as part of the trip with Thomson/First Choice and were pleasantly surprised. Once we arrived and were seated, we were given a fruit punch and served a meal of jerk chicken with rice and peas. The vegetables that accompanied were so tasty that we've tried to recreate this meal many times since we've been back.... More 

Thank xeraxia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

cold dried up jerk chicken. we went here during a trip so clearly they had pre-cooked and attempted to keep warm the food but it wasn't good.

Thank venusbell
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was hit or miss. My partner thought the red peas chicken soup was the best he has had. I enjoyed it as well. He had pasta which was also very good, but the rice and peas with curried goat was subpar. The atmosphere is nice, but has potential to be better. The disco lights made it look cheap.... More 

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Gaborone, Botswana
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18 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Very average restaurant with okay atmosphere. Certainly not cheap but mostly tourist pricing. It's a safe option for folks coming in on a cruise ship as it's easy to find and very prominent on the main road. Food is decent at best but service was super slow.

Thank YangLuke
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Our first time visiting this awesome restaurant and the staff, the food, the presentation and the overall atmosphere was superb! Love this place and will certainly return soon...

Thank Godschild1_11
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

Visited this place for much during a day trip. It was the best jerk chicken I had during my stay in Jamaica. Staff were friendly and polite and it was a really relaxed environment which you expect from Jamaica. Perfect visit!

Thank Caz3r
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

I'd never been to this place before. We were just driving by and heard the music and stopped in. When I tell you that the food and music was great. I had chicken spring rolls and table had pizza. Amazing. Fresh made to order. The live band was a great plus. There were different performers. There was also a photographer,... More 

Thank Natasha T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

I ate the curry lobster and mash potatoes, and it was delicious. I wish I was there in Jamaica to eat some more of the food.

Thank Pinky P
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

We visited Mongoose for lunch on a weekday. It was not really busy but the workers seemed to be preoccupied with other things instead of focusing on properly sitting us and taking our orders in a timely manner. Upon looking at the menu I noticed the prices where a little overpriced. After receiving our order the food just tasted alright.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Bar, Jamaican, International
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids
Open Hours
9:30 am - 1:00 am
9:30 am - 1:00 am
9:30 am - 1:00 am
9:30 am - 1:00 am
9:30 am - 1:00 am
9:30 am - 3:00 am
9:30 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 Main Street, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Jamaica  >  Saint Ann Parish  >  Ocho Rios
  • Phone Number: +1 876-622-6942
Mongoose Jamaica is more than a Restaurant, it's an experience.This Restaurant is "something different," We did something 'different' with the name as well, when we choose the "Mongoose" which has a rich history in Jamaica. Breakfast ranges from typical Jamaican fare of ackee and salt fish to pancakes and French toast. For dinner, there's chicken southern fried, curried, grilled lobster, grilled or curried, pork or steak. If you prefer, grab a sandwich, a pizza, some Jamaican jerk, or something from the grill, or maybe a cocktail from the bar. Black forest cakes and cheesecakes are our specialty desserts.

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