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“Expensive and sad”

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville
Ranked #11 of 130 Restaurants in Montego Bay
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Bar, Jamaican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
1 review
“Expensive and sad”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

Drinks were heavy on bad mixers. The environment was great, however. The slide was fun, but it is definitely a tourist attraction.

Visited August 2013
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MvilleCarib, Social Media Coordinator at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, responded to this review, September 2, 2013
Thank you for visiting and for your review. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the facilities as well as the environment during your visit. We're sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the beverages you consumed during your time with us, and have shared your comments with our team for immediate review. We hope that you'll come see us during your next visit to the island and allow us to give you a better beverage experience.
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Lowell
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“The big slide”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013

We took a catamaran over to Margaritaville. out of six of us, 3 went down the big slide. Not for the weak at heart. lots of fun, fast and exciting. the water is crystal clear. we had cheeseburgers in Paradise. Everyone is so nice. Definitely worth a couple hours of you time.

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Stanford-Le-Hope, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Margaritaville visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013

Very laid back and entertaining trip highlighted with the assistance of the local magician. Would recommend a visit if in Jamaica

Visited August 2013
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MvilleCarib, Social Media Coordinator at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, responded to this review, September 2, 2013
Thank you for visiting and fro your review. One of the key things we focus on is providing an atmosphere where visitors can have as much fun and/or relaxation during their time with us. We're happy to hear that you not only enjoyed this atmosphere, but also a bit of the local entertainment. Thank you again for visiting, and come again soon.
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“Fun place, great drinks but touristy & waaaay overpriced”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2013

The Mo Bay Margaritaville has a fun atmosphere with the slide that plops you into the ocean & trampoline. It's a definite for a good time. But, it's very touristy and the food is mediocre and overpriced. The drinks are good...

Visited August 2013
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MvilleCarib, Social Media Coordinator at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, responded to this review, January 10, 2014
Thank you for visiting and for your review. We are glad you liked our atmosphere, water slide and beverage offerings. We are sincerely sorry we did not meet your expectations in regards to the food and prices however we try to remain competitive price wise by constantly analysing other companies like us and also their offerings. I do hope you will come back again so we can show you a much better time.
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Carrboro, North Carolina
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“dont waist your time”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2013

We were at this Margaritaville on 8/23/2013, we were part a a group form Riu Montego Bay Resort. We went on a snorkel and margaritaville excursion. The guys on our catamaran were awesome and so was the snorkeling and ride to an from, I just wanted to make that clear, this is not a review of there services. NOW onto the problem, from the second we steeped off the boat we knew there was a problem, every thing was ether rusting, rotting or slimy. We had free liquor on our boat so none of us were interested in buying a drink but they made it feel like we had to if we wanted to use the slide and inflatables that were in the water(these items were supposed to be free with our excursion) finally we relented and purchased some Red Strips at a cost of $5.50 a piece. After drinking them we went up to the slide which is up another set of rusty slick steps. once at the top we were immediately asked for tip to go down the slide, having just emptied our pockets back onto our boat so we didn't need to worry about loosing anything any the water, none of us had any cash on us. We were then told to make sure when we come up next time to bring a tip. The slide was fun until you are ejected about 3-4 feet above the water at quit a high speed, enough so that all parties in our group did not want to go down again and personally i got the wind knocked out of me. Just to be clear i love water parks the bigger and scarier the better, but im not interested in one that actually hurts the people that go down it, my wife also a scratches on her back from going down the slide. we all then went to the inflatable trampolining which was almost impossible to to get onto with all the grips missing and no ladder to climb up. it was just a normal looking trampling but with a big inflatable tube around it. so that means lots of rusty metal all around it and no sort of cover over the springs and frame. I will note there were two of them and one did have a ladder and a cover over the springs. Next we tried to go to the inflatable slide bit it was under inflated and had no way of getting up it, no rope or grips. It was also covered in slime. needless to say we were done with the water play after all of this.

The inside of the restaurant was not much better, everyone was very pushy to get you to buy a drink, but no one even offered us a table or asked if we wanted food. we did not run into anyone selling weed as many of the other reviewers have stated but im sure they were just on break when we were there.

Needles to say the only thing that is wasting away in Margaritaville IS Margaritaville its self

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