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“Super fun!!!”

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Ocho Rios
Ranked #14 of 112 Restaurants in Ocho Rios
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Bar
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Good for: Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Miami
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9 reviews
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“Super fun!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2009

We had a blast at Margaritaville in Ocho Rios. The music is great, the water slide is super fun, and the whole ambiance shows you that you are definitely on vacation. It was really nice finding a piece of the States with a Jamaican flair. The menu caters for adventurers (jerk chicken etc) and for the ones who want to play it safe (burgers and such), which makes it a great place to go with a large group. The staff is extremely friendly, the food is very good and the bathrooms very well kept. As a traveler, I look for places with characteristics of the city I'm visiting, but as an American, I want that safety, comfort and cleanliness I'm used to... and that's what I found there!

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Irvington, New Jersey
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“Great daily hangout!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2009

This is a very friendly place. Right on the beach, no hassle, no fuss. Food is average. My friends loved the calamari and the price was pretty reasonable I think. There is a pool where you can swim and a slide for both the "big" kids and lil ones :-)

Right in town, close by the cruise ship docks and the beach is right behind you while dining. They have a club scene at night and you have to pay an entrance fee then and the drinks do get a lil pricier. The really hold back on their alcohol (lol) They also get a lot of cruise ship folks when the ships are in.

Overall a great lil day to day hang out!

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Washington, D.C.
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“Ridiculous. If you came to Jamaica, why would you go to this restaurant?”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2009

This place is good for three types of diners.

One: A person too terrified to try anything local.

Two: A person who's wallet is so fat, they'd like to be charged 300-400 percent what any local restaurant would charge.

Three: A person who finds their local Chili's to be the ultimate dining experience, and would really like to eat that caliber of food in a foreign country.

We went because friends we were travelling with offered to buy us dinner. We would have never gone otherwise.

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Springfield, Virginia
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“Lame”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2008

We expected an authentic Jamaican feel, but we were very disappointed. The club was crowded and they only played the same "top 40" club music they play in the US. Plus, we tasted NO tequila in our enormously overpriced margaritas. Definitely a tourist trap. We tried to make the best of it, but we soon grew bored and spent the last part of our evening sitting outside waiting for the bus to pick us up and take us back to the resort.

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“Total commercial tourist...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2008

Total commercial tourist trap. But still a lot of fun. Bartenders were very cool and kept the drinks flowing. Liked the outdoor bar area around the pool. Don't understand how more people don't fall in that thing during the evening. Like all the clubs/bars I went to in Ocho Rios, the DJ's have a tendency to interrupt the music waaaay too much -- making it almost impossible to get and keep your dance groove on... Although I didn't eat at this location, I did grab a BBQ chicken pizza at the "Air Margaritaville" in the Montego Bay airport while waiting for my flight out. Okay -- nothing special...

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