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Jamaica Gates Caribbean Cuisine

$$ - $$$
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1020 W Arkansas Ln, Arlington, TX 76013-6308
(817) 795-2600
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After hearing about how great this restaurant was from numerous friends, I decided to try it out. Last night, my boyfriend and I arrived at 1005pm. We walked in and saw it was pretty crowded, to be expected for a Sat night, cool. The hostess came, cleaned off a table and sat us. We watched as waiter after waiter walked... More 

2 Thank Audrey J
Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Food is tasty, good service, make sure you ask if a dish is spicy or not. I got the Fried Fish with spiced pickled Onions and carrots which was really spicy. Serving size is generous. They have 9 dollar buffets wednesday-friday lunch according to our server. Gave it 3 stars because the food took 38mins to come out from the... More 

1 Thank MKAdventurers
Fort Worth, Texas
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Delicious food from appetizers to main dishes. Greeted when we walked in. Our party was serviced well. Wife got a treat of rum cake, sweet and very rummy. Live band had us participating in song.

1 Thank RoyalHeir
Dallas, Texas
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Late one evening watching Guy Fieri food show and this place was one of his recommendations; we had to go try it out. We fell in love! Jamaica Gates is the pathway to great Caribbean food in Arlington, Tx. When we go, I always order the Portland Sampler because I like variety and the Chocolate Rum Runner Cake have enough... More 

1 Thank InternationalDiva34
Fort Worth, Texas
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016

The place was very clean and neat inside.... The food was not too bad... 1. I got the rude boy jerk chicken w/ white rice and cabbage ... it was a lot of food and alot of jerk sauce too. The white rice was very dry and some of it was even hard like it had been sitting there.. i... More 

1 Thank mixedftw
Mansfield, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2016

We went to lunch on a Saturday early before any rush. We were seated first and ordered before other patrons but we were served or food last. We had chicken salad and another chicken dish that were not even close to being Jerk. Which based on other meals coming out of the kitchen, our meals were not complicated.The restaurant is... More 

Thank rmspataro
San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

This place is a hidden gem. The food here is amazing. We had the sampler platter and everything on it was magnificent. The red stripe curry was fantastic. The staff here are friendly, efficient, and fast. Highly recommended.

Thank TheAnvil
Arlington, Texas
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

I have visited Jamaica Gates several times since 2009. I am never let down when eating here. The food is great, I can expect consistency, and if I feel like a little dancing I can do that as well. With a live band & DJ, this place is sure to please every visit!!

Thank tiphoni97
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

Never been here. But you must try the Kingston trio my favorite was the Boston. It also came with jerk chicken and ox tails. The red snapper was awesome.

Thank Felicia B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2016 via mobile

You can smell the blackened chicken and stewed oxtails before you even walk in. I went during the week so the store was pretty empty. About four other tables filled. Not a single complaint about the food itself. I want to complain about the wait but the cook it by hand and it was freaking delicious so it was worth... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Jamaican
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1020 W Arkansas Ln, Arlington, TX 76013-6308
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: (817) 795-2600

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