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“Great time!”

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Ocho Rios
Ranked #14 of 114 Restaurants in Ocho Rios
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Takeout
Zeeland, Michigan
1 review
“Great time!”
Reviewed April 12, 2014

We had a great time at the Margaritaville in Ocho Rios! Fun atmosphere, DJ, pool area and access to a nice beach with a great view of the ships! Nice that you can enjoy the beach and they keep the locals from bothering you. Will definitely go back when we are in Ocho Rios again!

  • Visited April 2014
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MvilleCarib, Social Media Coordinator at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Ocho Rios, responded to this review, June 9, 2014
Thank you for this positive review and for stopping by and hanging with us. Good food and great vibes are just two of the things that make us the choice chill out spot. It’s also good to hear that you chose to come and have a great time with us as well as enjoy our menu offerings. Please do not hesitate to stop by again when next you’re in town!
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Springfield, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“No cheeseburger in paradise”
Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

We have been to a number of MVs around the US and islands. This was not the best but had the usual. The staff was very friendly and definitely put on a show for the cruise crowd in port. The pool at the bar looked poorly maintained. The beach was sparse and chairs it high demand. You would get solicited by unauthorized vendors on the beach. Food was standard and good. Very close to dock so very convenient. The restaurant is located in a shopping are that almost all out of business is it is located in the back of lots of closed shops. Again, the staff was awesome. Overall the the place needed some tlc. Okay to go to for a know entity. I would look locally next time.

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MvilleCarib, Social Media Coordinator at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Ocho Rios, responded to this review, June 9, 2014
Coming from a true lover of Jimmy Buffett, it was very disturbing to read your review. We sincerely apologize for your experience and for failing to maintain the highest standards on key service points during your visit. We have met with the management team regarding the issues you have mentioned, and have been assured many improvements have been and are being made. Please accept our apologies, and we hope that you will consider visiting us again despite your experience.
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Over-priced!”
Reviewed April 9, 2014

Had heard a lot about this place & thought we'd give it a try. Found it to be a tourist trap & very over priced. We thought service had been added but turned out to be local tax & the waitress even had the front to ask us for a tip! She only opened 3 bottles of guiness! wouldn't go back.

  • Visited March 2014
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MvilleCarib, Social Media Coordinator at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Ocho Rios, responded to this review, June 9, 2014
Thank you for visiting and for your review. We have noted your comments regarding pricing, and are constantly evaluating our offerings and pricing strategies along with those of our competitors. Thank you again for your review, and please come again and allow us to exceed your expectations.
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Orleans
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Over priced and not warming atmosphere”
Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

Stopped in here for a quick margarita while in ocho rios. As a big Jimmy Buffet fan, I anticipated something different. The staff were rather cold, the atmosphere was dull, the security guards, although doing their jobs were over bearing and towards the wrong people (young kids with "too much sand on their feet" after visiting the beach). The entire experience was rather disappointing.

Visited March 2014
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MvilleCarib, Social Media Coordinator at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Ocho Rios, responded to this review, June 9, 2014
Thank you for your review and for visiting. We are always trying to ensure that our visitors experience warm and friendly atmosphere. However, your review let's us know we fell short this time, please accept our sincerest apologies. We have forwarded your comments to management for them to review with staff and ensure this never happens again. We thank you again for your review and hope you will return so that we can make it right
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“DONT GO HERE!”
Reviewed April 2, 2014

where do I start! we planned a night out, so the place to go is Margaretville right??? WRONG! First of all, we had to pay $20 each to get in. ok no problem. its a club. I get it. We waited in line for over 15 min to get in, once in they push drinks or get out!
so... over priced drinks, plus pushy guys, makes NOT a good night! we left and tried some of the smaller independent clubs and had way more fun we were treated like queens!

YOU WANT TO SAVE MONEY, DONT GO TO MARGARITAVILLE

Visited March 2014
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Thank Lina P
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MvilleCarib, Social Media Coordinator at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Ocho Rios, responded to this review, June 9, 2014
We’re sorry to hear that your experience in Margaritaville was anything less than outstanding. While we cannot control what goes on outside our doors, we do sincerely apologize for the disappointment experienced during your visit. Your comments have made it apparent that we missed out on some key service points, and these have been reviewed with our team. We hope that despite your experience, you will come back to visit Margaritaville and give us a chance to make it right.
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