Your Villa in Jamaica is the best place to sample Jamaican Jerk food!

The all-inclusive villa in Jamaica is known for its beautiful beaches, reggae music, waterfalls, however, this tropical island is also known for its uniquely flavored foods.

Many private villas offers a private chef, who will prepare your meals. So make sure you sample some authentic Jamaican food, such as Jerk chicken, jerk pork, oxtail, mutton, curry lobster, conch soup, fish, and lobster.

Then head out and try some street food. From boiled crabs in the East to peppered shrimps in the South, you will find a variety of mouth-watering treats to quench your appetite.

Food!Glorious Food!

Jamaica’s cuisine is influenced by immigrants from various places around the world such as India, Africa, and China.

Below are our recommendations for Jamaican street foods you to try, while staying in a villa on your next vacation. The Jamaica Villas by Linda Smith Gourmet Cuisine Cooking Course was started in 2004 to raise the bar on everyday menus, and our chefs brilliantly rose to the challenge.

In the town of Ocho Rios, you will find many local restaurants or eateries with nourishing food rich with flavorful spices, herbs, and flavors such as scotch bonnet peppers, pimento, allspice.

The upscale restaurants such as Evitas’ (Italian) and Almond tree (American) meals are all infused with the beautiful taste of Jamaica spices.

Excellent, affordable restaurants

Ocho Rios Restaurants

The Ultimate Jerk Center on your way to Ocho Rios:The Best Damn Jerk Chicken Anywhere!

It would seem like everywhere you go in Jamaica there is a Jerk Center, but I can barely imagine anything better than what I consumed here.

I must confess this is a must-stop for me on my way to the villa. The jerk center is a popular stop for the tourist from across the Island.

The menu consists of a variety of Jamaican food; from rice and peas, chicken (jerk or fried), oxtail, soup, festivals you name it they have it. It is always packed, there are a good bar and an outdoor covered eating area. The prices are reasonable, starting at $4US of ¼ of Jerk chicken.

Ocho Rios Jerk Center and Scottie Jerk Center are also some well-known jerk eateries in Ocho Rios.

If you are in town late evening or at night, don’t forget to have a taste of smaller Jerk sellers on the street side. Their food is equally good.

  • Margaritaville

    Jimmy Buffet Margaritaville offers a wide selection of meals as well as expected some Damn good drink concoctions. The restaurant is located on the oceanfront and boasts its own beach as well as a swimming pool and slide for kids.

    There is plenty of seating area all with views of the ocean and occasionally passing through a cruise ship.

    You can either have a “cheeseburger in paradise” or escovitch fish with a wide selection in between. The price you’ll pay depends on your meal selections ranging between moderate and slightly expensive. Restaurant Ocho RiosPhoto by: Steve St.Amand

  • Miss T Restaurant

This is one of the best local restaurants serving authentic Jamaican food in Ocho Rios. The restaurant is located in a cull de sac off Ocho Rios Main Road. The atmosphere is relaxed, and meals are served at brightly painted wooden tables on a shaded patio.

Jamaica Jerk by Ras Marley

Photo by: Ras Marley

  • Juici Patties

There are many types of patties, from chicken, vegetables, cheese, shrimp, lobster, and beef. The prices range from $75 to $100.00 Jamaican dollars which is less than $1US, and The Shrimp and lobster patties cost $100 Jamaican each.

Juice Patties is located in the center of the town of Ocho Rios and also offers a comprehensive menu featuring patties, vegetable loaves, soup, and cakes.

Patties are a taste of heaven, and Jamaicans eat them for lunch and snacks.

Juici Patties also sell a large selection of non-alcoholic drinks at reasonable prices, some local favorite flavors are Kola Champagne or the famous Box Juice.

A visit to Juici Patty shop is very affordable. You will save some money and obtain an authentic local experience while enjoying a favorite Jamaican staple.

Excellent Dining Options

  • Evita

Evita’s has been one of Ocho Rios top-end restaurants for decades. They specialized in Italian food, but not your typical Italian food.

Evita’s food has a distinct blend of Jamaica flavors with a creative Jam-Italian fusion dish of fresh pasta, seafood, vegetarian, and meat entrees.

They also serve health-conscious patrons, the chef cooks each dish to order and to suit everyone’s individual needs or taste.

“Enjoy fine dining in Ocho Rios, Jamaica in the setting of an authentic 1860s Gingerbread house with wooden floors and mahogany bar. You can enjoy lunch or dinner indoors or outdoors, on our verandah overlooking the cruise ship piers and Ocho Rios.~Evitas

However, Evita’s is in the higher price range it comes highly recommended.

Jamaica restaurant Evita

  • Almond Tree Restaurant

A well-known AAA-rated restaurant, located in Ocho Rios with a spectacular ocean front view. The guests can dine in an open-air setting under the stars overlooking the Caribbean Sea. They also offer delicious haute cuisine on a la carte menu with the finest service to be found in Ocho Rios.

The Restaurant features a swinging (actual swings) bar overlooking the serene, turquoise blue waters of the Caribbean Sea. Enjoy good conversation while sipping on one of their exotic cocktails prepared by our master bartenders.

Almond Tree Restaurant JamaicaPhoto by: Thebigbookworm2000

  • Your Villa is a great place to sample Jamaican Jerk food

Ocho Rios is in the Garden parish appropriately named so for its lush tropical vegetation and beauty.

Your Villa is a great place to sample Jamaican Jerk food.

Your private chef can prepare a variety of meals from authentic Jamaica flare to European and American cuisine.

Luxury Villa in Jamaica with Ocean View

Imagine you are in your own private villa, basking in the sun, sipping cocktails at sunset on your private balcony. Relaxing with friends or family for a drink in your fully stocked private bar. Or sitting around your private pool enjoying authentic Jamaican home-cooked meals prepared by your own chef.

At Villa Serenity, we go beyond the traditional concept of rest and relaxation, by adding some little extras such as Tranquility Blissful Beds feature premium mattresses complemented by fine Egyptian cotton linens and a pillow menu with hypoallergenic and feather down pillow choices – all to ensure you get a good night’s rest.

Our elegant accommodations designed with families and large groups in mind, it’s more than your home away from home—It’s paradise.

From a private play lounge where guests of all ages can enjoy unlimited free play! Come test your skills, play with friends or challenge your own family on a variety of games. From racing and sports to adventure and fun, there’s certain to be a game for everyone to enjoy!


Our world-class chefs are as authentic as the cuisine they serve, are available to prepare your meals daily. Your personal chef offers some great signature creations; you can feast on.

Enjoy lunch “al fresco” outdoor dining by the pool with ambiance music on the outdoor speakers Or formal dining in the dining room.

The pool deck is one of the guest’s favorite spots to gather around on the luxury wicker conversational set for a cocktail. While hearing the sound of the waves crashing against the rocks.


The villa’s private pool is located in a lush tropical setting and invites you to swim the day away. Catch a siesta on the loungers or relax on your luxury Rattan Wicker conversational set or cozy up with a good book in the shaded by the palm trees.

Traveler to Jamaican can continue your fitness, wellness while on vacation at the villa. We can arrange onsite personalized yoga classes, weight training, or cardio you will be sure to find the fun in personal fitness!

Take your healthy vibe to the next level and make fitness part of your vacation at your private villa in Ocho Rios. Personal trainers and yoga instructors are available to come to the villa upon your personal request.

Essential Spa Treatments for adults, couples, and bonding experience with your children’s both Tweens and Teens, spa services are available upon personal request.

Relax and enjoy your stay with our welcoming staff. Whether it be our chef, butler, housekeeping staff, or gardener, they will please and delight you by exceeding your every expectation.

We are waiting to provide you with a Jamaican getaway that you won’t forget.



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