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Reviewed March 26, 2020

We had a reservation as we were told one was needed even for lunch not just dinner. The owner is French and came to our table to greet us and to tell us the specials. We sat inside but technically outside overlooking the water and...beach. All the restaurants are expensive on the island. Paid $20 for a Caesar salad with grilled shrimp, was nothing special. We were with another couple. All of us ordered salads for lunch as there was not much to choose from, some larger plates but as far as something light we were all better off with a salad w protein added to it. 2 of us had grilled shrimp Caesar, my husband had a conch ceviche salad and a friend the Niçoise salad with fresh tuna not canned. The guys each had a few beers and we split 2 bottles of still water. Food was fresh. Service was good. Total per couple for lunch was $72. Still very good food and service.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 16, 2020

In our recent 2 1/2 week stay on Anguilla, we ate at Jacala four times --all were wonderful. Jacques and Alain maintain a focus on excellence that is unsurpassed on the island. The tartare, the snapper meuniere,the lobster club and the crayfish: outstanding! Sunday lunches...are not to be missed; they are a great people watching spectacle. On our last lunch, Alain prepared a few more "casual" entrees. The grilled chicken was the best I have ever had. Jacala is a very special place and Jacques and Alain work hard to keep it that way. Bless them for that!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 15, 2020

A one-man show of frisky service, very creative and delicious food. Not cheap, but no more than more fine dining on Anguilla.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 7, 2020

We enjoyed our meal at Jacala so much we went a 2nd night for dinner. I particularly liked the snapper meunière and my husband had the foie gras 2 times. The filet mignonette was also well prepared and the cucumber soup was refreshing and tasty.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 6, 2020

The mahi mahi poached in olive oil with a lemongrass sauce was outstanding, as was the duck foie gras, Jane had the snapper mariniere which she loved. You can't get reservations online and they don't answer the phone much. Best bet is go for lunch...and make a dinner reservation. Jacques is a character, have a chat with him and enjoy. We had a great time chatting with Irene, the long time supervisor of the waitstaff. It's their island; enjoy the quirkiness and island time.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 21, 2020 via mobile

We arrived for lunch 10 minutes after service had ended (not knowing) when the restaurant was less than 30% full and unapologetically turned down by the obnoxious owner. We explained that it was our last day on the island and were unable to get dinner...reservations and still a “no were closed for lunch”. After reading other reviews about a similar experience with the obnoxious owner, we won’t bother trying again when we come back for another vacation.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 19, 2020

We have been to Jacala numerous times and it never disappoints. When we go, it's always a special night out for our family. We make sure to book well in advance so that we don't miss out. The steak tartare made table side is a...go-to dish for us every time. I really don't think there is a bad thing on the menu. I'm sorry to read some of the negative comments about Jacques and the service -- we've never had a bad experience.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 15, 2020 via mobile

It’s very difficult to reserve a table at this place. We ordered our meals and stayed in the beach for a while.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 15, 2020

Located right on the beach with excellent food and service, this is deservedly one of the toughest reservations on the island. Jacques was a cordial host and we enjoyed everything we ate. Very high level of professionalism.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 3, 2020

After securing a reservation weeks before, we arrived for dinner to find mediocre service and a pompous owner, Jacques. Jacques was far from friendly, arrogant and silently deprecating. He made you feel as though he was doing you a favor by allowing you to come...to his restaurant. For a very expensive restaurant, his untrained servers served and removed from the wrong sides, were slow on drink orders, and rushed us by removing dishes when some people at our table hadn’t finished their meal. All dishes were removed from the table before I finished my last bite. Although the food is good and I visit Anguilla often, I will never eat there again and I certainly won’t miss the arrogance.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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lnb1
August 31, 2019|
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Response from carlenet1226 | Reviewed this property |
I am pretty sure they are closed from August 1 to sometime mid November
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sophietdog
January 12, 2019|
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Response from Kristy C | Reviewed this property |
Check the website: menus.ai They have menus for most of the restaurants on Anguilla, including Jacala.
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sophietdog
January 12, 2019|
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Response from Andrew304 | Reviewed this property |
Hi... it used to be on Facebook, but I could not find it just now... if you send me your email address, I can email you a photo of the menu... it is for lunch, but dinner is pretty similar
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    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5