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“what a disappointment”

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville
Ranked #10 of 129 Restaurants in Montego Bay
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Seafood
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed November 5, 2012

run down...and just average setting. Purely a tourist trap capitalizing on the "Buffet" attachment. Best thing about this place is the T-shirt shop in the front of the restaurant.

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Reviewed October 29, 2012

Stopped in just to say we were here, since we had been to Jamaica a dozen times and never visited Mo Bay, beyond the airport. Very disappointed, this could place have been in Jacksonville Fl. Not a bit of "Jamaican" in the atmosphere or the food. The "jerk" chicken wings were just everyday fried wings, they tasted like they were frozen and deep fried. And it was not cheap! There are way better places close by for some REAL JERK!! Also getting here was annoying, the row of shops on the hip strip have people following you, hollering for you to shop in their store, I even had someone from a shop follow me into another shop carrying things I had looked at in her shop...it was bizarre! If you must go to Margaritaville ( even if just to check it out) get dropped off at the door. My husband did the slide and said it was OK, but not what we expected. OK, been there, done that, not going back!

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Thank tukki
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

We went in the evening and it was mostly empty and very expensive. $52 USD for 4 Jager bombs. It looked like it might be fun during the day with the slides and water activities.

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Reviewed October 27, 2012

Perhaps it is much better at night and when the weather is perfect and sunny. We were there the day after hurricane Sandy. We arrived around 2pm and were the only ones there. The drinks were pricey and so was the food. Because we had just eaten at the Port Pit (only a 5 min walk down the street) we only had a few drinks and left.

Don't think I'd return even if perfect weather. It didn't really impress me. I'd rather find a less commercialized hole in the wall for a true Jamaican experience.

Thank jamulb
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

Margaritaville is on the "Hip Strip" in Montego Bay. It is very popular place for tourists, therefore there are a lot of vendors all around. It is fun, as long as you realize you are at a hopping bar, right on the ocean, near lots and lots of tourists, and lots of people trying to make a living by selling to tourists. We had a great time watching people go down the giant slides. The beer was a bit pricey, but not unlike an airport or restaurant in the states.

Thank Pamela O
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