Rick's Cafe

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West End Road, Negril, Jamaica

Rick's Cafe Negril Reviews

bashmentbabe bashment…
63 reviews
One Love Jul 19, 2012
One Love - Any one who has ever read any of my Jamaica blogs probably already knows that I really do love this place, I have been here around 15 times and all I can say is if you are looking for a wonderful day /evening out in Jamaica this is where it's at; Tourists flood the concrete grounds and jade tinted waters of Rick's throughout the day from around midday onwards jumping the cliffs, watching the professional divers, lounging around the pool area, listening to the blasting reggae music and having fun !

Ricks has a blissful, high spirited and cultural feel to it.

As soon as sunset arrives everyone wanders over to the edge to watch as the sun in all it's glory sinks in to the water.

Just as soon as the sun has gone to sleep the band come alive with live reggae tunes old and new (a big shout out to my friends Adeeba, knoxley and the rest of the sea breeze band) who sing and play amazingly; I miss you all.) Requests are always welcome and you will never find a better vybe anywhere in the world, people get up and dance on the sand, rum filled drinks sitting at every table and locals and tourists alike chatting, chilling and enjoying themselves, and then candles are set out on every table as the evening becomes apparent.

Rick's also has a restaurant upstairs which is filled with tasty food, spicy dishes, pasta dishes, sea food dishes and of course french fries...something for everyone, and if you get there early enough you can choose your table right by the edge so you can look out to sea and also watch the band.

Open until 11pm almost every night, Friday and Saturday's are the busiest ohh and don't miss the gift shop on your way out if you want some cool Rick's trinkets.
Ricks 2010
Knox and his guitar
3 / 3 TravBuddies found this review helpful/trustworthy
Hummingbird says:
Sounds like a good place to hear some great music!! :)
Posted on: Feb 26, 2012
bashmentbabe says:
Yes there are ALOT of tourists in the daytime but after sunset the majority of the tourists leave on the buses and boats and it is wonderful to enjoy the evening here and take a taxi back later. :)
Posted on: Nov 30, 2011
Chokk says:
I didn't go there because everybody went, even all the tour boats - but it looked nice
Posted on: Jun 02, 2011
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tirsomaldonado tirsomal…
322 reviews
Incredible sunset in Jamaica Aug 18, 2012
Rick's Cafe was the first public bar and restaurant of its type on the West End Cliffs. Nowadays it has become the premier gathering spot in Negril and people from all over the place come to enjoy beautiful sunsets. There is also another attraction, as many visitors and locals come to dive from its 35 feet to the crystalline water!

We went on a Saturday and it was really packed, but I guess that during the week it is not so busy. Anyhow the atmosphere was just amazing, people diving, watching the sunset and there was even a live band playing reggae.

There you con eat all sorts os things, although it is not cheap compared to all other places we have visited in Jamaica. If you want to take a souvenir from the place you will find a smal store with tons of different things, from wallets to t-shirts...

This is a must-see attraction in Jamaica if you are coming to party, meet new people or just get a sense of where people gather!
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RickyRicardo RickyRic…
3 reviews
Not Sure why this is listed as Nightlife? Really? Dec 04, 2012
From a locals perspective: This place is a total tourist trap because food and drinks are more expensive than what local Jamaicans would pay and food is not good.

From a tourist perspective: Great place to see beautiful sunsets and jump off cliffs and swim. its usually pretty lively and the setting is nice and clean.

In General: They usually have a live reggae band playing and it is exciting to see people jump off of high cliffs (tips are expected) but even for a tourist I think food is not good for the price. They have a pool which has a kiddie side and deep side (but it sometimes not the cleanliest. It is good place to bring your family to swim in the pool and you can do that for free. I have a little niece that loves to come to Rick's Cafe just to swim in the pool as the beach still scares her.

So I think its worth a visit but maybe eat before or just plan to be maybe disappointed by the food ...even my American friends don't like the quality of food for the price.
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alexander1983 alexande…
1 reviews
Jump for it ! Sep 16, 2012
This was an excellent place to visit while in jamaica, i went once then after went nearly everyday from mobay to negril buy bus for around £14 return which is like 400 miles roundtrip....cheap as hell. Anyway i love diving and jumping into water so this was on my list for sure while travelling in jamaica. So basically it's a bar located on a cliff edge where tourists can jump/dive into the sea below from various heights starting from a few feet up into the hundreds but just make sure you land correctly or else it's gonna hurt ! Funny enough there are websites aroung the net which advocate not jumping at rick's and even a pic of a woman who broke her back doing it..lol...The bar was kind expensive but has a good selection of drinks and it gets heaving at night after sunset !
BackpackGen Backpack…
3 reviews
Amazing cliff jjumping Jun 05, 2011
First thing first, i won't lie, if you are going there, thinking this will be a quiet, jamaican spot, you couldnt be more wrong. This place is purely westernized.

That being said, the location is so amazing, that you will totally forget about the american type restaurent.

The water is crystal clear. The sunsets are incredeble. Kids hang out there and jump from trees 20m above see level. it is unbelievable.

You can jump from a 3m, a 4m, a 7m or a 10m cliff. depending on your gut! The location is as safe as it gets! no waves, no rocks underwater.

Have fun!
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boomeran11 boomeran…
5 reviews
Best View at Sunset Jul 10, 2011
Ricks Cafe is by far the best place in Jamaica for a great sunset view, the food, drinks, ambiance is great. Diving from the cliffs are permitted with rental chairs and cabana's. The locals perform and of course can dive higher levels for tips. Kids and adults can enjoy whether you take it as a trip on a bus or have a local taxi take you, its a good ride from Montego I suggest bus ride if staying at a resort in Montego Bay, drink and no driving sleep on the way back. I have been to Jamaica at least six times and have frequented there every time. Its worth the drive.
shawn83 shawn83
3 reviews
I definitely recommend the Cliff-JUMP!

Just keep reminding yourself keep your feet pointing downwards the southpole together..

Any alteration from a clean entry into the water will result in injury.

You live once -- let it count!

** oh yeah-- you dont have to pay anything to enter and jump**
leah151 leah151
30 reviews
Nov 07, 2007
Rick's Cafe is an incredibly touristy spot that is still a 'must do' should you find yourself in Negril. If you're an off-the-beaten-path kind of traveler, this may be a bit much for you but even so, it's worth one trip. It's definitely geared towards American tourism since all the prices are set in US dollars. The only Jamaicans you'll likely mingle with are the staff and the cliff jumpers. Still, watching the cliff jumpers and sipping on fruity tropical cocktails or throwing back some Red Stripes while waiting for a famous Negril sunset is worth enduring this tourist trap. Also, when the sun finally goes down, a live reggae band gets the crowd charged and the conga line moving! (Full review coming!)
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