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“Best food on West End Road”

Ras Rody's Roadside Organic
Ranked #18 of 196 Restaurants in Negril
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Takeout
MidAtlantic
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Best food on West End Road”
Reviewed February 10, 2010

Fabulous cookin, great box lunch, the curried homemade soy chunks were awesome as was the ackee. Special orders welcome. A smile with each order. Best rice and peas (real peas) on our trip. The best thing might have been the great bean and pumpkin soup with veggies. Tasted perfect. Can't wait to go back. Jamaica me crazy. All the cabbies stopped there for food on their way to and from Negril with tourists because they all know where the best food is at the best prices and value. Great ting to Negril have a stand to get good food at reasonable price made with care and pride (vegetarian excellence). Homegrown chef and his family doing well there.

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English first
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Level 6 Contributor
59 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Tasty, even if you're not a vegetarian!”
Reviewed February 3, 2010

We had Rody make us some whole wheat patties stuffed with his usual veggies that he serves. The ackee was awesome. He made the patties from scratch so, understandably, there was a bit of a wait. We took them back to our room at Tensing and ate them on the patio. My husband is a meat lover and he even enjoyed them. Rody's stand is literally a roadside stand with only one small bench to sit at, not a lot of room for a sit-down meal, but very delicious and inexpensive.

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1 Thank CarlaB1022
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San Diego, by the way of WI
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Ital food at its finest....a must for vegetarians”
Reviewed January 6, 2010

Ras Rodys is a culinary experience that allows tourists to experience the truly unique flavors of the Rastafarian Ital diet. I have traveled to Negril twice and each trip I found myself eating at Ras Rodys usually once a day. This was not only because the cost is very fair, but also because I couldn't find better vegetarian food in Negril.

Look for Ras Rodys cook book to come out sometime after February 2010.

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1 Thank LostLawStudent
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Las Vegas, NV
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“One Stop Experience”
Reviewed November 26, 2009

Many members of my family frequent Negril, so when my wife and I took our honeymoon there we knew our first stop was Ras Rody Ital. How right they were! Not only is the food absolutely amazing (and I've never had any interest in trying vegan food before), but anything you could possibly want to know or experience in Jamaica you can experience through Rody or his children. For less money than any cab fare, we were given the most amazing tour of the countryside that most white people never get to see. We bathed naked in the spring with the locals, visited farm and inland country, and made numerous stops at his friend's restaurants and other road-side stands, all the most authentic Jamaican experiences. Not to mention any organic party materials... the most potent on the island! He WILL NOT take advantage of you, but remember these people are living in poverty and whatever you can do for them is greatly appreciated and will be rewarded with respect and friendship. Compare a $70 shuttle one way to the airport with putting $70 in Rody's fund for the same trip with much more pleasant conversation. Any time spent with Ras Rody or his family is the most rewarding experience you could have in Negril. Not to mention, LTU, Tensing Pen, 3 Dives, and numerous other quaint locations are right in the neighborhood. Ras Rody's Roadside Ital is truly a one-stop shop for an amazing Jamaican experience!

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3 Thank akogelman
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roanoke, va
Level 2 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best food in Negril”
Reviewed November 10, 2009

A lot of people may be turned off by vegan cuisine, but this place is fantastic. They only make one thing a day, and change it daily. They go to market to get the produce for the day at 4am. So you cant ask for fresher ingredients. Everything is organic and delicious. It is a definite local spot. And some of the best conversation you'll have in negril. Absolutely wonderful. We were in Negril for a week and ate at Ras Rody's 5 out of 7 days. Love, love, love!

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2 Thank mrs_shreve
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