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“Tasty, local cuisine”

Sweet Spice Restaurant
Ranked #33 of 208 Restaurants in Negril
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Takeout
Reviewed 9 October 2013

While traveling in Jamaica, my husband and I were searching for places that had authentic Jamaican cuisine so we asked a number of our taxi drivers their favorite places to eat. All of them mentioned Sweet Spice so we decided to check it out. It is a casual, laid back atmosphere- as are so many places in Negril! The waistaff was prompt and friendly. I ordered a beet and carrot juice which was deliciously satisfying. My entree was curry shrimp with rice and peas. It was flavorful and filling. My husband had the curry chicken which was equally as good. We had been photographing all of our meals on the island but completely forgot to snap a photo of our dinner until we were about 75% of the way finished- it was that good!

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Reviewed 7 October 2013

Our cab driver recommended Sweet Spice to us as a good place to have Jamaican food. It was a nice clean place to eat but if you are on a resort have a driver take you there. Dont be alarmed when you pull up and there is a "bouncer" kinda looking man standing outside. It was explained to us that the owner doesnt want his customers hassled by locals for money so this deters them from doing that. The food was very good and lots of it. The restaurant itself if cozy and the owner is very nice. Get off the resort and go here for something different than a buffet meal, you will be glad that you did.

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Reviewed 4 October 2013

My party of 9 went here during a day that is was storming and the power went out. The staff lit candles and ensured us that the problem would be handled quickly due to a back-up generator. The power was back onn we ordr and enjoyed our meals. the staff we very friendly and the food was tasty.

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Thank Ebony F
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Reviewed 3 October 2013

Day two of Jamaican anniversary brought us to Sweet Spice, a restaurant the cab driver described as a local place for those locals that can afford to eat in a restaurant at all. Sweet Spice is not exactly off the beaten path as it is just outside of downtown Negril on the road to Savannah la Mar.

This place is more of a traditional restaurant with menus and waiters and tickets, but once again because of the time of year, we were the only people in the restaurant except for the workers.

Being our first morning in Negril, of course we had to have akee and salt fish for breakfast. This was served with plantain, yam and a few other fruits. The akee was buttery and delicious as was the salt fish. It was a good, not great breakfast, but as usual, the people were wonderful.

The one person we did meet there besides the waiter, was a gentleman named Orlando that came from the direction of the kitchen, grabbed a table in the restaurant and sat down to have his breakfast as well. I introduced myself and found out that Orlando was the chef. He was great about showing my wife what akee looks like freshly harvested and how it has to be prepped before cooking.

Our breakfast came to $10.00 US / $1000 Jamaican. The check pad was so old that there was a "19" preprinted in the date area of the ticket. Apparently there was a closeout sale at the office supply store some years back and they stocked up.

All in all this was a very nice experience for breakfast. So nice in fact, we came back two days later.

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Thank Henry L
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Reviewed 3 October 2013

We told Honey we wanted conch and Sweet Spice is where he took us. Authentic Jamaican cuisine and the conch steak was the best I ever had. We also had the conch salad which was amazing as well. The bread alone is reason to visit!

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