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“Beautiful Restaurant” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Jimbo's Rock & Blues Cafe

Jimbo's Rock & Blues Cafe
Ranked #25 of 111 Restaurants in Simpson Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, American, Caribbean, Southwestern, Bar
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Bar scene, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Open air dining - restaurant surrounds a fresh-water swimming pool featuring two water-falls and beautifully lit palm trees. We are on vacation and closed from Sept. 1st to November 1st - see you then!!!
Medellin, Colombia
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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Beautiful Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2014

From the outside, you would never guess how lovely it is inside.
The staff are very friendly and helpful. The food is great.
Jimbo, the owner is from the East Coast and a real Cutie! Delightful experience, and if you get there before 7 pm they have happy hour.
the crabcake stuffed grouper is large enough for 2 to share and is really yummy. The Taco salad is also huge. The design inside is very creative and it is one of our favorite restaurants in St Maarten, with affordable pricing.

Visited December 2013
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Richmond
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100 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great food, service and atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2014

Ate here twice during our 1 week on the island. I had the ribs the first time and they were outstanding. "Wet" ribs that were falling off the bone tender. Was able to share the chocolate brownie that shouldn't be missed. Served on a hot platter with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and hot chocolate sauce poured over the top. I would have licked the platter if it hadn't been so hot! Second visit had the grouper stuffed with crab cake with cream sauce. It was so rich and filling that had to pass on the dessert. Jimbo stopped by both visits and you can tell he loves what he does. Don't miss this place.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Palm Bay, Florida
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Best Mexican in SXM”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2013

Went for dinner with our friends. Wonderful atmosphere ,service and food. We met Jimbo himself who was so friendly and took the time to make a person feel at home. He came to our table while we were enjoying the fantastic food and asked how everything was. Made us feel very special!! Thank you!! Can't wait to go back!!

Visited December 2013
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charlotte
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Awesome Mexican food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2013

Ate here on Christmas day based on a recommendation. We are huge mexican food fans and this place hit the spot. I had a shredded beef chimichanga and the girls had tacos. Everyone enjoyed the meals and talked about it all weekend. Drinks were on special 2 for 1 while we were there. The atmosphere was really nice also. The bar had a pool next to it where you could sit in water and enjoy your drinks. Little to cold for us to jump into water, but it would be cool during the day. Only negative was the price of meals. But hey, we were on vacation.

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marietta
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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“Special little hideaway in Simpson Bay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2013

Jimbo's is not about fine dining or long elaborate dinners. It's a really nice burger joint! They call it texmex but it's more like a Chili's type restaurant. We've eaten here multiple times during our trips to St. Maarten. Usually for lunch but sometimes for an early dinner.

What makes it special is both the food (which is very, very good) but the circular pool in the center of the restaurant with stools in the pool at the bar! So yes, you can swim and eat at the same time.

For our last meals there, my wife & I took our 10 month old. We both had burgers which were very good. The waitress was excellent with our 10 month old who made a huge mess with his mac n cheese. The time before this, I had the chicken fajitas which were actually fantastic.

Basically, the food was good, service fast and the beer was cold. Can't beat that!

Visited December 2013
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