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“Great Food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Almond Tree Restaurant

Almond Tree Restaurant
Ranked #22 of 103 Restaurants in Ocho Rios
Cuisines: Caribbean, Jamaican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
New Jersey
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

I ate at this restaurant several times, as I stayed at the Hibiscus Lodge, and this restaurant is a part of this hotel. They do have a very nice staff, who are pleasant.

The food is also a variety of Jamaican dishes. However, if you stay at the hotel, the hot breakfast is just US$3, which is great, because they serve callaloo, ackee & saltfish, dumplings, boiled bananas, etc. But if you are having dinner, then it's a bit expensive.

The Restaurant has a view overlooking the Caribbean Sea as well, depending on which section you're seated.

Visited July 2012
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Ottawa, Canada
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Beautiful view and great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

We just got back from Ocho Rios and went to the Almond Tree for our last meal. What a treat. Food is fabulous atmosphere is unbelievable, The bar down stars
has swings at the bar and view of the Carribean. really spectacular
Cant say enough about the food and service. Classy and portions are huge. Everything we had was incredible
A little more expensive but worth every penny.
You will take a dogie bag home.
It is a definite try if you go to Ochie.

Visited March 2013
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Thank phillythefish
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Houston
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68 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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“Perfect for lunch or dinner after Dunn's River Falls: Almond Tree Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013 via mobile

After a visit to nearby Dunn's River Falls we had worked up an appetite and wanted to explore Ocho Rios...our driver recommended just two spots and we chose Almond Tree for it's ocean front location. The open air restaurant features many levels of terraces and a bar with swings (careful with your rum punch). The view is great so be sure to bring your camera. The menu features many local specialties and like lamb curry and fresh fish.

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Thank writeholt
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Not what I remembered”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

We went for lunch and had jerked chicken sandwiches which were not very impressive.White bread with the crust trimmed off and no jerk sauce. The lunch took much longer than needed and the wait for the check and change was just short of forever. The waiter was very nice but very discouraged from the all inclusives taking away all the business of what was once a great restaurant with a phenomenal view

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank H2odiver
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Winnipeg, Canada
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22 reviews
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“What Happend to the Almond Tree?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

We went to the Almond Tree Restaurant in Ocho Rios with a couple of friends for dinner on Saturday February 9th. Our family as a well as friends have been going to this restaurant for over 35 years and think of it as one of the best places to dine when in Jamaica..Is this place under new management? The service was all right, but I would fire the chef! Why serve a steak - tough as a horse saddle- absolutely no sour cream or any other condiments? The waiter was kind enough to replace with a porkchop which was slightly better.I ordered Rigattoni with ackee etc sauce and got spiral pasta with hardly any topping. It was like someone poured a tin of tastelees something on top.One of our friends had the same dish as I did and the other had fish which did not seem to be that great either.I also notice that a lot of dishes that were on the menu are gone..no more lobster fettucini, suckling pig, etc. On a street corner, on the way back to our hotel ,some guys were BBQ'n Jerk chicken in a drum. It looked so good! We should have just bought that instead of the meal we had. Oh yes, they greet you with a brand new leather bound menu but the food deffinately does not match it! A note to whoever is running it - your repeat customers know the food in your restaurant , expect the same and if it isn't so..will not come back.We will not come back..and I am sad to say that

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank bboomer52
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