Montego Bay

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DESTINATIONS jamaica montegobay Cafes Scotchies


The popular Scotchies is a casual affair with ample outdoor seating, an excellent pit stop for famed Jamaican jerk chicken, meat, or fish. Order the "festival" fritters to accompany the meal and go easy on the jerk sauce, which may be a little too spicty to the unprepared palate.


Jerked meat is ubiquitous in Montego Bay as much as the rest of Jamaica, deliciously juicy chunks of chicken and pork (and on occasion, shrimp and fish) served up at street-side stands and at "jerk centres" - casual eateries with jerked meats as their speciality. Side orders often include deep-fried bammy (flatbread), festival fritters, rice and peas.