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“extremely expensive!!”

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville
Ranked #34 of 199 Restaurants in Negril
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Seafood
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Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery
Reviewed 19 June 2014

I am a Jamaican and travelled the globe. I use to frequent the margaritavilles in Mobay and Negril before it was sold out to Jimmy Buffett and recently over past couple years visited the negril venue ! The prices for the drinks are just outrageous. 1 bottle of heineken $1100 ja dollars or $10 dollar US . these normally sell for 200 ja dollars, thats jus day light robbery. if they choose to sell that expensive they need to have a price list easily displayed at the bar and not in the menu handed out. i ended up spending $4,200 ja dollars which i never knew would be so expensive for 4 drinks. never again!! plus we ordered chicken wings which were frankly rubbish.
And to top it of they only play JIMMY BUFFETT songs. WHO THE HELL WANTS TO LISTEN To THAT ALL DAY LONG. I really wish the original owners still had franchise.

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Thank robert j
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MvilleCarib, Social Media Coordinator at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2014

Thank you for your review. We are sorry we did not meet your expectations from a pricing standpoint. We would like to assure you that we are constantly researching to ensure that we remain competitive with other businesses like ours. We have noted your comments regarding the food and have passed them along to the kitchen staff to ensure that this situation is rectified. We apologize again for your poor experience and hope you will not be deterred to revisit us so that we can make things right.

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Reviewed 18 June 2014

You'll get sun shades and loungers for free,
a fun jump and trampoline out at sea,
but that does not make up for for conch missing from my fritters,
and being shortchanged--that'll leave most folks bitter.
Negril is gorgeous, don't get me wrong,
it's just not necessary to experience it here.

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Thank TrishMaia
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MvilleCarib, Social Media Coordinator at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2014

Thank you for this review. We are glad you enjoyed our beverage offerings and have forwarded your comments regarding the conch fritters to the chef so that this can be rectified. We agree that Negril is an awesome and beautiful place. Margaritaville is just a piece of paradise that wants you to stop by and have some fun.

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Reviewed 18 June 2014

Everything irie mon! The staff are pleasant and very helpful, food was excellent and there is a store for souvenirs that is filled to the brim!

Thank Lisa_Mike22
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MvilleCarib, Social Media Coordinator at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2014

This review sounds like you had a full and fun Margaritaville experience and that makes us extremely happy. We put a lot of effort into ensuring the food and beverage offerings are top notch, your comments let us know that we are doing a good job. Thank you for stopping by and please visit us again soon .

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Reviewed 17 June 2014

We spent the afternoon lounging on the beach at Margaritaville. It was very relaxing. The chairs and umbrellas are free of charge but don't forget to tip the guy setting it up for you. the food was good and the drinks were great!

Thank Dalyce
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MvilleCarib, Social Media Coordinator at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2014

Thank you for your positive review; we’re happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and beverage offerings at our location. It’s always a pleasure to hear that someone thinks highly of our little piece of paradise in Negril. Whenever you’re back in Jamaica please don’t hesitate to visit any of our locations, we’d love to have you!

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Reviewed 17 June 2014

bad food, slow service, just plain old icky! This is a tourist trap with very overpriced TGI Friday's food, weak drinks, and annoying wait-staff. We thought--ok, we are in Negril, we should do this. This was the worst cheeseburger ever despite it being in paradise.

Thank Cynthia L
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MvilleCarib, Social Media Coordinator at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2014

It was disheartening to read your review, and we apologize for not meeting your expectations during your visit. We do our best to maintain the highest standards of service in addition to our food and beverage offerings, and wish to assure you that your experience is not indicative of our daily operating culture. We have shared your comments with our culinary team for immediate review, and hope that despite your experience, you will give us a chance to WOW you in the future.

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