We recently visited the resort town of Montego Bay and stopped by The Pelican Restaurant, located on the Mobay hip strip. The Pelican Restaurant is a spacious establishment with a rustic setting which sets a tone for whatever occasion you are having. It accommodates group gatherings, romantic get-togethers and so much more.
We liked the ambiance. The music is at the right level: low enough that you can have a conversation and high enough that it sets a festive tone. There are good comfortable seats that promotes relaxation and spacious tables.
The temperature is just right…..cool enough to temper down the heat.
We admired the prompt service. The server came to take our orders as soon as we were settled, and our food arrived not too long afterwards.
We like the menu items that The Pelican Restaurant offers; there is a wide variety that you can choose from. From local dishes to international cuisine, you’ll definitely find something you’d like to try.
We started with Ackee & Codfish and Pepperpot Soup. We were presented with a simple but neatly decorated plate consisting of crisply fried bammy topped with Ackee and Codfish that were well seasoned.
We were expecting some level of spice in the Pepperpot soup but was disappointed. Nevertheless, it was rich and smooth and the other flavors represented well. It was filling too, with the callaloo and okras and spinners dumplings hitting all the right spots. And it had pigtails in it! That was a plus.
Our next orders arrived as soon as we were done with the first, and the first thing that hit me was the aroma of the curried mutton. It was heavenly! And it tasted even better than how it smelled, with the local spices representing front and center. The meat was so soft they almost dissolved as soon as they entered my mouth. Served with fresh, steamed vegetables, this dish is definitely a must-try.
Our next order of stewed peas with pigtail cannot be outdone. It actually left us salivating as soon as it arrived. With perfectly cooked peas and soft, tasty pigtails (again, it needed some more spice), this dish is one we’d try again.
Oh, and you cannot visit the Pelican Restaurant and not try the Jumbo Malt! (Unless you are lactose intolerant).
Also, if you ever want something healthy and filling just try their blended Fruit Punch.
The Pelican Restaurant is now on our repeat list. Another visit is definitely in the works!
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Gloucester Ave, Montego Bay
Telephone: (876) 952-3171