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“Friendly service and good food”

Mongoose Jamaica Restaurant and Lounge
Ranked #17 of 112 Restaurants in Ocho Rios
Cuisines: Caribbean, Bar, Jamaican, International
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Good for: Romantic, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Mongoose Jamaica is more than a Restaurant, it's an experience.This Restaurant is "something different," We did something 'different' with the name as well, when we choose the "Mongoose" which has a rich history in Jamaica. Breakfast ranges from typical Jamaican fare of ackee and salt fish to pancakes and French toast. For dinner, there's chicken southern fried, curried, grilled lobster, grilled or curried, pork or steak. If you prefer, grab a sandwich, a pizza, some Jamaican jerk, or something from the grill, or maybe a cocktail from the bar. Black forest cakes and cheesecakes are our specialty desserts.
Toronto
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“Friendly service and good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2014 via mobile

We randomly selected this place on the main strip in Ochi. We were surprised by he good food at good prices. Server was prompt and seemed to enjoy her job. We sat outside in the back which seemed more romantic than the slightly overly bright inside dinning area. Overall a nice spot, nothing fancy but the staff and food make this a 5 out of 5 in its price range.

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NJ
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“Bad Choice”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2014

The one night we decided to eat out instead of the villa, we chose MONGOOSE in Ocho Rios. We should have known that it was a bad decision when at 7:00pm there was only 2 other tables filled when we arrived. They were out of all hamburgers, all pizzas, no catch of the day & wings. And no apology. The fish & chips were greasy, & the veg. rolls were so so spicy, I couldn't eat them. Had to look for the waitress who was talking at the bar. When we were ready to leave, Jerry the manager came to our table & when I told him, he said that he was sorry, & sent over 2 deserts on the house. Food prepared at the villa we were staying at, was 5 stars in comparison to Mongoose, & way less expensive.

  • Visited February 2014
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Moose Jaw, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2014

We found this little treasure as soon as we stepped out of the resort Sunset Jamaica grande. Free wifi works better than the hotel. Service was phenomenal, food was excellent! A must stop on the way back from shopping!!

Visited January 2014
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Palm Coast, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Great food lovely service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2014 via mobile

We stopped for a break from the sun with iced tea and lemonade. The ambiance and service was so delightful we stayed for lunch. Off the tourist path turn left from the cruise port coming from the ship. You'll enjoy the jerk chicken with rice and beans.

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New York City, New York
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“Super bowl sunday at Mongoose, Ocho Rios Jamaica”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2014

I spent 10 hours at Mongoose Jamaica on super bowl sunday. Got there at 2 pm for pre-game and stayed until 10pm. Me and My party of six ordered almost everything on the menu. We had jerk chicken, jerk pork, Pablo's burger, lots of wings with different sauce's, pizza ,curried shrimp and southern fried chicken. Everything tasted great and it was done to order. The DJ did a great job entertaining . I recommend Mongoose to everyone who's looking for good food and great service. The environment is great plus they have free wi-fi . I thought some of the meals are little pricey but then again you pay for what you get. Lots of parking in the rear. Check it out !!!

  • Visited February 2014
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