How to Eat in Jamaica
You might think that Jamaica's beachside bungalow restaurants offer little more than surf and turf served alongside tropical cocktails, but this lovely island is actually a culinary hotspot in the Caribbean.2015-12-28
You might think that Jamaica's beachside bungalow restaurants offer little more than surf and turf served alongside tropical cocktails, but this lovely island is actually a culinary hotspot in the Caribbean. From popular local eateries like Howie's, which serves up the best pepper shrimp on the island, to fine dining options at Little Ochie, Jamaica's restaurants can provide you with anything your heart desires.
Howie's roadside cookshop
No Jamaican restaurant makes the island's specialty, pepper shrimp, quite like the chefs at Howie's roadside cookshop. This spicy, chile-topped river crayfish is a mainstay of the local diet, and guests staying at Caribbean villas will have the chance to talk with island residents as they feast on the juicy and succulent shrimp. If you want something with a little more oomph, try the curried goat stew - another comfort food for many Jamaicans.
Located about a mile away from Sangster International Airport, Scotchies has some of the best Jerk dishes in Jamaica. Commonly known as Jamaican Jerk, this style of cooking is characterized by a distinctly spicy concoction dry-rubbed into meats like chicken, pork and beef. With smoked pork and handmade beef sausages, carnivores will delight in every last bite at Scotchies, which serves up tear-jerkingly spicy meats.
Luxury travelers who want to feast in style should go to Little Ochie, a quaint and fantastic seafood restaurant located just around the corner from Treasure Beach. With daily catch offerings every evening, the menu is in constant flux. Common dishes include steamed snapper, Jerk crab and grilled lobster. Of course, you'll probably want to wash down your spicy meal with a cool and refreshing pint of Red Stripe beer.