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“It was excellent great food!!! :D”
Review of Roots Cafe Negril

Roots Cafe Negril
Ranked #102 of 196 Restaurants in Negril
Price range: US$5 - US$28
Cuisines: Jamaican, International
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Roots Cafe is a rebirth of the former Roots Bamboo Restaurant.The restaurant is set on the oceanfront of Negril's seven mile beach.Our guest have a choice of dining indoors or outdoors while experiencing great food and personalized service from our friendly staff.Join us for a sumptious breakfast,lunch or dinner. Come at sundown and get a glimpse of Negril's finest sunset or make reservations for an unforgettable dinner experience under the stars. There is live reggae music on Monday and Wednesday nights. Our menu offers a wide choice of local and international meals. We also have a special menu for kids.Try our daily specials as the Roots Cafe chefs show off their best in tantalizing your taste buds.For the most sumptious deserts stop by and let us wow you with our famous 'roots rum cake' or 'crazy banana split'. We keep it simple while leaving you with a great authentic Jamaican experience.
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“It was excellent great food!!! :D”
Reviewed 8 May 2013

Beautiful natural dininv area with sunset an blue beautiful waters in eyes view amazing service once again food is magnificent a+

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank mario jackson 2013
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gouchie1, Manager at Roots Cafe Negril, responded to this review, 26 May 2013
Thank you for such a great review about your experience at Roots Cafe. We are happy you took time out to share with so many others who desire to find restaurants that offer great service and good food. Your visit with us is greatly appreciated.
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English first
Bay City, MI, USA
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Interesting spot”
Reviewed 4 February 2013

We went to Roots Cafe when we were strolling down the beach at night when there was a small reggae show going on. The drinks were reasonable One waiter blew our mind by asking us if we needed drinks then taking off running when he got our order. He literally ran back with our two Red Stripes on a tray and flipped the tray to crack open our beers. "Still the fastest," he said. I wouldn't come here for food during the day but its more worth while at night with concerts and talented waiters.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank rederk12
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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Strange”
Reviewed 24 December 2012

Went for lunch at Roots. Waited over one hour for our lunch. When it came it was wring dish and really bad cooked. We payed our check. And when we started ti leave the owner sayd that it time to pay the drinks. :-((
But a star to the young waitress she did very well!

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gouchie1, Manager at Roots Cafe Negril, responded to this review, 7 May 2013
With regards to the review posted under "strange", i wish to clarify the fact that this review was posted upon a clear misunderstanding. During the period November 15 to January 15, we had recruited trainee staff on board at which time we do expect to have one or two slip ups at times. However, the day prior to the incident described by the reviewer, the same two guests came for lunch and ordered seafood kebobs. Usually we make the kebobs with fish and shrimp. The fish for the day had not arrived so we made the kebobs with shrimp and lobster at no extra cost. This info was not passed on to the guest. They enjoyed their meal and left wonderful remarks on our comment sheet. The next day they came back and ordered the same two kebobs, these were made with the usual fish and shrimp. One of the guest complained that it is not the same and that was when she was told that she actually was given lobster the day before because there was no fresh fish. She was still upset, however her friend was calm. Because of the uproar the trainee i assumed got nervous and only gave them the food bill. When they left and stepped out of the restaurant the bartender told a waiter to tell the guest that the bar bill was not paid. The lady that was calm was about to pay the waiter when the other lady told her not to pay and walked off very, very upset. I can only apologise for this misunderstanding and assure you that we have taken every step to make sure that this does not happen again. I know as a fact that the food was still tasty as they ate it all off, but i know that when someone is upset they will say anything. We are new on trip advisor but we trust that we will prove ourselves as time goes along.
Sincerly,
Opia Plummer
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