We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ratings and reviews

RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Location and contact

2.6 km from Seven Mile Beach
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Caribbean, Jamaican
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, BYOB
Reviews (697)
We perform checks on reviews.
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.
Filter reviews
676 results
Traveller rating
324
212
83
36
21
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveller rating
324
212
83
36
21
Show reviews that mention
All reviews oxtail rice curry goat carrot juice ox tail bbq chicken authentic jamaican food local place driver moss trip
Sort and selected filters
Sort FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the currey chicken and stewed oxtail. Excellent. Good portion sizes and reasonably priced. Was there 12 years ago and returned and still good. thank you.

Date of visit: January 2024
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 9 December 2023

Food was absolutely delicious! At least 2 different local people recommended this place and I was not disappointed! This is not a restaurant to come for for a fine dining experience, it is the Jamaican equivalent of a fast food restaurant, I am surprised they...have waiter service, however is VERY busy, so the servers are worked off their feet. Would ABSOLUTELY come here again and again!More

Date of visit: December 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 7 November 2023 via mobile

We had catering from here on our friends’ wedding at the Pattoo castle in Negril. It was a selection from various vegetarian meals and they were very tasty. The staff was very kind and always with smiles on their faces 🤗

Date of visit: November 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 23 August 2023 via mobile

Great food at a great price. You definitely have to try this local restaurant. The oxtails and curry chicken are really good. A must try!

Date of visit: August 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 10 August 2023 via mobile

We had dinner at Sweet Spice because it was inside dining with air-conditioning. This is a busy restaurant and has a lot of take out. The restaurant has ten tables. We were very disappointed because of the service. It took a half hour just to...get our drink order in, which ended up just being two glasses of water and some Red Stripe non-alcoholic beverage. They do not have a liquor license it seems. The waitress also never smiled, and never offered us a nice greeting upon arrival. We both had the chicken and garlic with rice. This was actually a good dish. But it took a long time for the food to come out. We were very disappointed, and probably will not come back.More

Date of visit: August 2023
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 24 April 2023

We were traveling with a party of about 20. Our waitress was very sullen and full of presumption because instead of asking if we’re paying as a group she made the decision for us. Wrong! So we had to wait again for that to get...sorted out. For a group as large as ours there was no warmth, island charm or thanks for comingMore

Date of visit: April 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 1 April 2023

Went with friends, been going for 30 + years , always a fabulous meal. They are happy to chill your beer for you. The best grilled lobster in town. My go to local place when in Negril.

Date of visit: March 2023
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 1 March 2023 via mobile

Visited for lunch. Nice clean restaurant, very generous portions. Several items on food and drinks menu unavailable. I had chicken curry, tasted like English chip shop curry sauce, my husband had bbq chicken. Rice and beans claggy and pretty tasteless. Wanted to leave the hotel...and have authentic Jamaican food but found this disappointing. All edible and very reasonably priced, but won’t be returning.More

Date of visit: February 2023
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 5 January 2023

Sweet Spice always lives up to expectations at moderate prices. My last trip I had spicy lobster that was great. They also have great frozen drinks and home made juices. (They do not serve alcohol.)

Date of visit: December 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 1 November 2022

Our driver from Montigo Bay to Negril recommended this restaurant. The restaurant seemed busy with many take-out by the locals. We had two dishes we wanted to try; curry goat and oxtail. Oxtail was not available but we got to try their version of 'fried...rice' and it was delicious. It looked plain, but the flavour and spices were fantastic. When travel, we always want to go to the restaurants that the locals go, so if you are the same, this is the restaurant in Negril. My husband played at Negril Golf Course (which we don't recommend to play) and on our way back from the golf course, our driver dropped us at Sweet Spice, then, picked us up after, and took us to Rick's Cafe. So it's in the same area if you want to plan.More

Date of visit: October 2022
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 26 September 2022 via mobile

Food was delicious! We had the fried chicken, oxtails and shrimp fried rice. Everything was amazing. Probably the best rice and peas I’ve ever had and I’m Jamaican 🇯🇲

Date of visit: September 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 17 July 2022

Many locals told me to go here and I'm so glad I did. I'm telling you the food was fantastic. Had the curry goat and it was perfect. So go!!

Date of visit: July 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 9 June 2022

This place is the best cost/quality place in Negril. The food was delicious (tenderloin steak+mashed potatoes), the waitress was nice, but beware of some mixed drinks that were awful and tasted artificial (Irish moss), we had to return it. Otherwise we will be visiting the...place perhaps the 4th time during our stay in Negril.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 13 May 2022

it looks yummy like really yummy like i want to eat it kind of yummy like it gets me in a sexy mood kind of hungry

Date of visit: November 2021
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 8 May 2022 via mobile

Lovely authentic Jamaican restaurant. We were staying at an all inclusive hotel in negril but wanted to experience some real Jamaican food so one of our bar tenders recommended sweet spice to us. They don’t serve alcohol but that didn’t matter to us. Two drinks,...two starters and two mains came to $27 so fantastic value. The curry chicken was absolutely delicious and you get generous portions. The only reason I’ve not given 5 stars is because the service wasn’t particularly welcoming and friendly from one of the waiting staff (the other we spoke to was absolutely lovely). Would definitely go back again next time I’m in JamaicaMore

Date of visit: May 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Rooms on the Beach Negril
760 reviews
.52 km away
Travellers Beach Resort
1,560 reviews
.56 km away
Hotel Riu Palace Tropical Bay
7,790 reviews
.62 km away
Rondel Village
636 reviews
.64 km away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Kiki's Koffee & Kone
47 reviews
.49 km away
Red Dragon
155 reviews
.92 km away
Bourbon Beach Jamaica
696 reviews
.90 km away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Times Square Mall
320 reviews
.87 km away
Antsman Tours Jamaica
135 reviews
.04 km away
Dudley's Big Ship Taxi and Tours
1,264 reviews
.50 km away
Waves Tours Jamaica
14 reviews
.53 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
vichack
30 August 2016|
Answer
Response from Jenita L | Reviewed this property |
Honestly, depends on your taxi driver. I think we paid $10 or $15 for round trip. You could walk, but I wouldn't do it at night or alone.
0
Votes
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing

SWEET SPICE RESTAURANT, Negril - Restaurant Reviews, Phone Number & Photos - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about Sweet Spice Restaurant

Yes, Sweet Spice Restaurant offers takeaway services.

Sweet Spice Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5