The chef of Ciao Jamaica offers guests the unique opportunity to try Italian and Jamaican fusion cuisine. Diners can choose from an array of Italian favorites such as calzones, pasta, pizza and even a special menu for the kids. You can dine indoors or enjoy the outdoor seating area. While you are there, check out the Middle Eastern Hookah Lounge downstairs, take advantage of the free WiFi, and enjoy a memorable meal. -Nadia Ali
A restaurant that takes pride in its authentic island fare, Just Natural is the place to be for a tantalizing dining experience. Tucked away amidst lush green trees on the west of Negril, this is where one can feast on a host of delectable dishes, whilst basking in the cool tropical breeze. Prepared using locally sourced ingredients and traditional recipes, the food served here is infused with the essence of Jamaica. Tease your taste-buds with a classic Jamaican meal and top it off with a scintillating dessert and a glass of wine.
When it comes to authentic Jamaican fare, few other restaurants in the neighborhood come close to the delectable treats offered at Niahs Patties. This cozy little restaurant is the place to be when you're looking to feast on a plate-full of the island's specials. Pioneers in the traditional Jamaican patties, one can expect nothing short of an old-fashioned yet flavorful dining experience from this restaurant. Do-try the signature beef-stuffed or the classic chicken pattie, while vegetarians could opt for one of the veggie options available.
Arguably one of the best seafood restaurants in the neighborhood, Fireman's Lobster Pit offers some of the finest local delicacies. Situated a mere stone's throw away from the beach, this is the perfect spot for a laid-back meal, after an enjoyable day on the west coast. Most of what's plated here is prepared from the day's fresh catch, so one can expect a punch of freshness in every item ordered. From the seared salmon and lobster, to the signature catch of the day, everything served here offers an outright taste-bud-tingling experience.
Murphy's is one of those places where you walk in expecting an enjoyable dining experience, and it never fails to deliver. An old-school restaurant, peppered with contemporary and classic Caribbean tones, this is the perfect place for a casual meal with friends and family. Best known for its authentic, traditional fare, this is one place in the city where you can truly feast on the best of Jamaican cuisine. Crafted using locally sourced ingredients and plated to perfection, the food served here embodies the rich culture and traditions of the Caribbean.
Located at the Rockhouse Hotel, Puchcart is a fabulous restaurant that offers diners a taste of Jamaican street food in a vibrant, outdoor setting by the turquoise waters of Negril. The menu boasts well-known classics like jerk chicken hot off the pan, alongside local delicacies like homemade jerk sausage, steamed fish with bammy, and pepper shrimp. With a rum bar serving Jamaica's finest and nightly entertainment, the Pushcart promises is a true taste of local flavor. What's more, the restaurant is well-known for the spellbinding view of the sunset granted by its fantastic location at the edge of the water.
Located right on the beach with a spectacular view of the ocean, the Canoe Beach Bar is a fine place to kick back, relax and relish the day. The bar serves up a delectable selection of fresh, local cuisine, made-to-order and served with a smile. For breakfast, try the Spanish omelette with a side of French-press coffee, then relax on the beach with a drink. For lunch, tuck into fresh seafood and other local delicacies including the ever-popular jerk chicken. Paired with friendly service, live music and a genuine island vibe, the Canoe Beach Bar is truly local.
The Kuyaba Restaurant is located in Negril and overlooks the ocean. Open from morning to night the restaurant serves a wonderful array of international and Jamaican food. Alfresco breakfast is a must with choices that include all the usual favorites plus the Jamaica Island Breakfast, which includes the indigenous ackee (national fruit of Jamaica) and saltfish served hot. For dinner you can enjoy the nightly entertainment as you sample wonderful seafood dishes, pasta and even a great vegetarian platter. The bar serves real fruit drinks and signature drinks such as the Kuyaba Colada. -Nadia Ali
A place thronged by locals, Sweet Spice Restaurant may be off-the-touristy track, but it is among the best in town for a true Jamaican food experience. Set in a clapboard building with a colorful striped facade, its rustic ambiance is the perfect setting for an authentic homestyle Jamaican fare. Savor their dishes like the curried goat, conch steak, peppered beef steak, oxtail stew, ackee, curry chicken and fried chicken. Alcohol is not served but you can order it from the next door establishment.