Best restaurants in Negril & West Coast

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    Le Vendôme

    Perch on the terrace with garden views and choose from French classics such as duck à l’orange and escargots Burgundy-style, regional creations like curried shrimp or red snapper in coconut milk, or the daily changing five-course menu. What sets everything apart is the farm-to-table approach (vegetables, spices and meat come from their own farm) and Gallic attention to execution.

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    Rockhouse Restaurant & Bar

    With the terrace subtly lit at night, this relaxed cliffside spot leads the pack when it comes to nouvelle Jamaican cuisine in the western parishes. Savor dishes such as jerk-spiced calamari, seafood simmered in rundown sauce and blackened mahimahi with mango chutney. At the very least, stop by for a Rockwell – a sinful original cocktail.

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    Rasta Ade Refreshments

    Rasta Ade has got himself a sweet beachside spot, with a few picnic tables surrounding his colorful shack. There is only one thing on the menu – a vast plate of curried chickpeas, beans, callaloo, fried breadfruit, plantain, brown rice and salad – easily big enough to feed two. Wash it down with a fresh fruit juice.

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    Office of Nature

    The Office is but a simple thatch-roofed beach bar where you perch on a stool and order pretty much the only thing available. The lobster flesh is sweet and smoky from the wood fire, with heat from chopped Scotch bonnet peppers and a generous side of rice and peas. Crack open a cold Red Stripe and you're sorted.

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    Just Natural

    Quintessentially Jamaican, Just Natural is a jumble of tables, trees and foliage at the southern end of the West End strip that serves up a formidable breakfast of fruit, porridge, smoothies and eggs. It's quite incredible what delicacies emerge from the wooden shack of a kitchen. Top of the morning!

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    Erica's Hideaway Restaurant

    You can smell what might be the best curry goat of your life before you step into Erica's homey little restaurant. Superlative versions of brown stew fish and curry lobster taste like they care for your welfare, and the veggies and herbs come from the garden next door, tended by Erica's husband.

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    Smoky Joe's

    Joe's humble jerk chicken setup has authenticity that hipsters would kill for. He does his thing with flair before presenting you with a pungent package of jerk chicken, its smoky, blistered skin flavored with allspice. Consume it at the picnic table or get it to go.

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    Pablo's Restaurant

    A friendly fist appears through the kitchen window promptly followed by the words 'Respect, mon.' Return the greeting, take a seat and see what breakfast brings. Pablo's reinforces the view that, in Jamaica, the simpler the restaurant, the better the food and the friendlier the waitstaff. Talking of respect – this place has it in spades.

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    Kool Vybes Bar & Jerk Centre

    This simple, brightly painted affair with a few open-air tables lures passerby in with the spice-laden scent of jerk chicken wafting up from the pimento wood grill. The chicken is what it does best, though you can also feast on heaped platefuls of punchy pepper shrimp, curried lobster and other classics.

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    Pimentoz Jerk

    Yes, this place caters to escapees from nearby all-inclusives, but we love it anyway. There's a real depth of flavor to the jerk sausage, the pork and chicken are a satisfying hit of smoky flesh and spice, the homemade hot sauce rocks, and the cornucopia of sides includes sweet potato and breadfruit. Sea views and thatched bar ambience to boot.

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    Kuyaba on the Beach

    ‘Kuyaba’ means 'Celebrate!’ in the Arawakan language, which is exactly what happens here each evening at sunset as guests tuck into the likes of shrimp rundown with papaya salsa, snapper with coconut callaloo and upscale Jamaican standards. The lunch menu is more laid-back: crab cakes, kebabs and gourmet sandwiches, plus superb pepper shrimp. Continents may drift before you get served, though.

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    Lobster House

    Renowned for its pink gnocchi in a Parmesan cream and its signature lobster dishes, this congenial outdoor spot has attained the status of best pizzeria in town, thanks to its brick oven. Many, however, come for a cup of what is arguably the best espresso on the island, made using Blue Mountain coffee and the proprietor’s vintage 1961 Faema espresso machine.

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    Ciao Jamaica

    It doesn't matter where you are in the world, it's always good to have a decent Italian to fall back on after several straight nights of jerk chicken and curried goat. Ciao makes a night off Jamaican cooking feel guilt-free, with huge portions of crossover Jam-Italian pasta (including jerk!), Naples-worthy thin-crust pizzas and fantastic surprise desserts.

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    Cosmo’s

    A tatty hippie outpost that sits like an island of good taste amid an ocean of insipid all-inclusive buffets. Cosmo’s, in Negril-speak, is a synonym for 'fantastic seafood.' Eschew fine dining for burying your toes in the sand at a beachside picnic table – the plates of melt-in-your-mouth lobster, grilled fish and curried conch are deliciously spicy.

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    Sweet Spice Restaurant

    This unassuming bright-blue clapboard house is a favorite among the several authentic Jamaican restaurants on Sheffield Rd. It's frequented by as many visitors as locals. Portions are heaped, prices are inexpensive and the food is true blue Jamaican. The menu includes curried goat and fish, plus oxtail and beans. No alcohol, but plenty of fruit juices.

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    Sips & Bites

    This casual, welcoming restaurant serves classic Jamaican fare, and it does it right: rich, filling and more compellingly seasoned than in many other Jamaican restaurants. The dishes include oxtail, curried goat, brown stew lobster and conch steaks. This is the go-to place for a slap-up ackee and saltfish breakfast and gingery sorrel drink (in season).

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    Pasty's Coffeeshop

    Those of us who crave a cup of Blue Mountain coffee early in the morning lament that this cafe isn't open at the crack of dawn, but it's worth coming here for brunch or lunch, perching at a simple wooden table overlooking the sea, and fortifying yourself with a belly-filling Jamaican breakfast that involves three different kinds of tubers.

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    Public House

    Catering to a healthy mix of locals and visitors, the Public House serves such quintessential Jamaican staples as ackee and saltfish, mackerel rundown, stewed chicked and curry goat, executed with precision and flair. Those who enjoy pushing their boundaries may consider the tripe and beans or the wonderfully gelatinous cow foot.

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    Ras Rody's Organic

    As the sign on Ras Rody cooking shack says: 'Let the hungry be fed.' This is the West End's best stop for I-tal food, prepared with a smile and homemade hot sauce. He cooks up some mean banana pancakes for breakfast, too, and occasionally makes allowances for non-vegans and pan-fries some fish. Opening hours can be erratic.

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    Ivan's Restaurant & Bar

    There's West End clifftop romance at one of Negril's most lavish restaurants. The food is Caribbean with some creative fusion. The pineapple chicken is good, as is the lobster. Imaginative cocktails provide a good overture and generous desserts make an ideal coda. Service is glacial, so prepare for a leisurely meal.