Posted on 03 / 31 / 2013
Just Natural was suggested by the desk person at our hotel, which was White Sands. We were told we'd love it. I am vegan and my travelilng companion is not. While it is not a totally vegan restaurant, they speak fluent vegan, no problems.
Our hotel was on the other side of Negril so we took a taxi, negotiated prive, $6 each. It was the longest cab ride of our trip but well worth it. The restaurant is set amid a lush tropical garden and most of the seating is outdoors which was extra enchanting at night. Upon arrival, one places their order at the small counter and then goes searching for seating. No worries, they will find you when the food is ready.
I ordered fresh juice of beets, carrots and ginger. It was outrageously delicious and the perfect thing after a day of sun and surf. My meal was the lasagna. It came with a cup of yellow yam soup and a bit of berry cake for dessert and was all of $4. Someone else had the vegan stuffed eggplant which was $4.50.
It's also interesting to note that this is one of the few places in Negril not to be blasting raggea music on the house system. Instead, they played groove jazz at a level where you didn't mind it and could talk over it. Way cool.
There was even a massage table under a canopy beneath some tropical trees. Talk about a full service restaurant...
The food was delicious and the service some of the speediest we found on the island. The owners were very friendly and accommodating. Just Natural is exactly the kind of dining I'd hoped to discover on my trip to Jamaica. You'll be glad you went.
Amazingly low prices, dellightful tropical garden atmosphere, happy, pleasant staff and no ganja smoke
it's a bit off the beaten path