Ocho Rios, Jamaica Restaurants: Best Local Food
By DeAnna Taylor
Jamaica has influenced some of the best cuisines in the world. However, nothing compares to dining on the island. We’ve compiled this list of the best local food in Ocho Rios to help you during your visit to Jamaica.
This local spot boasts some of the best patties in the world. Take your pick from chicken, beef, veggie, shrimp, and even soy. Don’t forget your side of coco bread. Located at 1 Newlin Street in Ocho Rios.
This open-air restaurant is one of the most popular spots on the island to get authentic jerk. The grill is always fired up and ready to serve your favorite jerk dishes like chicken, pork and fish. Add in some rice and peas or sweet potatoes to make it a complete meal.
This local gem has been open since the 80’s. Located near the town square in Ocho Rios, Mom’s serves some of the best finger licking, native dishes around.
The most famous dish on the menu is the oxtail stew. A close runner-up is said to be the curry goat. There are no walls in this restaurant, but that’s what makes it feel even more authentic.
A great place to relax while filling your stomach with island favorites such as jerk, conch, ribs and more.
This fast-food style restaurant takes the fantastic tastes and flavors of Caribbean cuisine and transforms them into unique dishes. The special BBQ, rice and peas, and curries and stews keep customers coming back.
This beachfront restaurant provides stunning views of the ocean and the ultimate place for relaxation. With favorites like lobster and a unique Jamaican twist on Bruschetta, this Mammee Bay Estate restaurant is a hidden gem in Ocho Rios.
DeAnna Taylor is a criminal defense Attorney turned travel writer. The Charlotte native recently completed one year abroad working as an English teacher in South Korea. Her hobbies include fitness, traveling to new countries, and trying new foods.