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Zimbali's Mountain Cooking Studio

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Canaan Mountain | Canaan Mountain, Little London, Negril, Jamaica
+1 876-485-2789
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The whole family runs the farm and the kitchen. They make you feel like family too! Amazing place in the hills of Negril, beautiful lodge, upscale tree house! They have rooms, a bar, a full organic farm, beautiful day spent there. Dinner was 5 courses of amazing! Prepared in front of you, giving lessons on cooking, fun facts, and of... More 

Thank Debi H
Medicine hat ab
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is an amazing adventure! The people were friendly,fun,kind.The food will blow you way,how it is prepared and served is a one on one style.if you are a adventure type tourist GO. A very cool location.

Thank Doug B
York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth going to, food fantastic but more importantly the people were lovely and so passionate about the farm, what they do and their country!

Thank Gordon2506
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Zimbali's on a tour with Thomsons. The tour included a walk through the organic farm, but due to a heavy rain downpour we were unable to do this, which was a great shame. When we arrived we were welcomed by staff with umbrellas and taken to a room for a welcome drink. We were entertained by some local... More 

1 Thank Sandra L
Dallas, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently went to Jamaica in September 2016 with 3 FAF friends and we did the Zimbali's mountain cooking tour. It was a great experience! Alecia and her crew were extremely nice and the drummers were awesome. Alecia will keep you entertained while she talk, educate, and demonstrate her style of healthy cooking to you. The food was so fresh... More 

Thank lawandamorrow43
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110 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came as a stranger, left as friends. Mark and Alecia have put together an amazing experience. The good vibes started with the ride up into the hills. Very lively driver and guide, they kept us entertained. Once we arrived it was raining and we were greeted by the staff with umbrellas. The setting will take your breath away, so tranquil... More 

2 Thank sammyb
Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

If you do one thing outside your hotel in Negril , do this Zimbali !!! Take this trip with pleasure if you like a good meal Alecia will cook for you They pick you up and bring you back to your hotel , you chose between lunch 10.30 am-3pm or dinner 4pm-8.30 pm We got greeted by Clifford in the... More 

Thank CharlotteW W
Rochester, MN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Enjoy a cultural experience with strangers who may become friends. The backdrop of Zimbali is perfect for an experience you won't forget. Clifford does an incredible tour of the beautiful organic farm which 'sets the table' for all the food that you are able to watch be prepared. Service staff is so friendly and attentive. Protip: Go on a Wednesday... More 

Thank BeccaMN
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

We stayed at an on inclusive in Negril but learned of Zimbali's a few weeks before our vacation. To celebrate our anniversary we wanted to find a special place and so glad to find this. Like many others we included pick up and drop off from our resort as it was seamless. Our transfer was a shared bus with 2... More 

Thank Dave D
Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

If you want to enjoy a Great Moment you must go to Zimbali's. Service is awesome, the owners fantastics BUT THE FOOD , whouahhhhh, mixed of flavours in your mouth, all naturals, all made home, what a great experience. A place to dicover New Experiences, Aromas, Flavours... Cannot missed if you go to Jamaica...

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$50 - $60
Caribbean, Jamaican, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Canaan Mountain | Canaan Mountain, Little London, Negril, Jamaica
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Jamaica  >  Westmoreland Parish  >  Negril  >  Little London
  • Phone Number: +1 876-485-2789
FOODIES- Rise Up -This Tour is for you! Zimbali's "Farm to Table" Cooking Tour is more than just a Meal- it's an Experience! Only 20 minute from Negril, this 5 Star* Mountain Retreat + 7 acre Organic Farm is one of the most unique places in Jamaica. Come Tour the Farm, Tasting and Picking the Foods & Fruits of the Season. Then Return to the specially design Mountain Cooking Studio for an Authentic Demonstration that is Unrivaled in Jamaica. We offer either lunch or dinner tours Monday- Saturday (Groups of 6 or more can book Sunday as well). The 4 course lunch is $50/person and the 5 course dinner is $60/person. We also offer round trip transport from anywhere in Negril for an extra $15/person- which makes the totals $65 and $75/person respectively :) Wednesday dinners are special as we have our African drummers perform. The cost is an extra 10$/person and the show is amazing ;) The tour begins with a Zimbali greeting & introduction while sipping a freshly made fruit juice. Then Uncle "Fudd", our farm manager, leads a tour of the farm after which its back to the cooking studio for a fun filled cooking demonstration. Both lunch and dinner consist of: 2 appetizers, main course and dessert and come with a bottle of wine/couple- dinner adds a soup course as well. There is a choice in main course dishes between: fish, shrimp, chicken or vegan/vegetarian- Gluten free is a welcome option as well. The pickup times are 10:30am for the lunch tour and 4:00pm for the dinner tour. A reservation is mandatory as we do limit our tours to 20 people. All we need to know for a reservation is: day, time, # of people + name and what hotel you are staying. Zimbali Requires a 50% deposit for reservations more than 2 weeks out and we accept Visa/Mastercard or Paypal. Don't be afraid to dress casual and wear or bring tennis shoes for the farm tour ;)

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