Fanso Food Review Negril

May 3, 2010 by  
Filed under Jamaica Food, Negril Places to Eat

Fanso’s Jerk Centre and Beer Garden in front of Alfred’s on the beach road in Negril Jamaica review.

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After hearing from several people how good the food and service is at Fanso’s I decided to give them a try.  Since they serve up great Jamaican pork and chicken and I don’t eat meat I thought I might have a challenge but I was wrong!  I talked to Alfanso Miller the owner and explained that I don’t eat meat and try to stay away from fish and he just smiled and suggested his “veggie chunks”.  Since I love to try new food, I order his veggie chunks with some rice.

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Fanso Review:

Location: Fanso’s has a good mid beach location in front of Alfred’s which is one of Negril’s most popular clubs.  It is within walking distance of 90% of the resorts on the beach.

Seating: The Seating at Fanso’s is open air but they do have covers over some of the tables in case it rains.

Time from seating until order is taken: Instant!  As soon as I walked in I was greeted and my order was taken.

Time from seating until drinks are delivered: Less than a minute!

Time from seating until food was delivered: About 10-15 minutes.  I was having such a great time people watching that I did not really pay attention to the time but the service was very fast.

Food quality: Excellent!  Generally I’ll ask for a bottle of hot sauce in case my food is served with a bland taste, at Fanso’s hot sauce was not needed!

Service quality: Excellent!  Fanso kept an eye on me while I ate and asked a couple of times how is food was and if I needed anything.  Out of all of the places that I have eaten at in Jamaica Fanso’s offered the best service that I have ever experienced.

Food & Drink prices: Around $700J (under $8.00 US) for my food and $200J ($2.20US) for my beer.  Note- I kept bad notes that evening so please don’t quote me on the prices.

Overall quality: Excellent!

Overall price: Perfect since I was on a tight budget but in my opinion Fanso should raise his prices to reflect his great food and service.

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Please leave a comment if you have been to Fanso’s or if you have a question about Fanso’s :-)


7 Comments on "Fanso Food Review Negril"

  1. Jamaica My Way on Wed, 19th May 2010 4:52 pm 

    I did NOT know you’re vegatarian!! How did I hang with you for an entire meal in Negril and never notice???

  2. Eco on Wed, 19th May 2010 9:34 pm 

    When I ate with you at the Canoe in Negril I was still eating meat. Last summer or fall I gave up eating dead pig and dead cow and in December I stopped eating chicken.

    I still eat fish when I eat out if there is nothing else on the menu that I can eat but I’m working on cutting that out of my diet.

  3. Jamaica My Way on Sun, 23rd May 2010 2:23 pm 

    What made you make that decision? Just curious.
    I could easily be a vegetarian, especially in JA because the food is cooked so naturally and has so much more flavor than here.

  4. Eco on Sun, 23rd May 2010 6:43 pm 

    I can’t pin point an exact reason so I’ll make a list:

    1. I heard some where that eating meat can increase the risk of colon cancer and that is one of many areas where I don’t want to get cancer.

    2. Swine takes a long time to digest.

    3. I like animals, pigs, cows, goats and chickens are cool and now I don’t see a need to put them on my plate. Maybe I would eat hornets and wasps if someone could prove to me that they are tasty.

    4. There are so many tasty soy products out there and they fill my protein needs.

    5. My favorite excuse to use in Jamaica—> The economy is bad and I just can’t afford meat. That one makes it harder for someone to beg me for $400 for chicken when I can’t afford it for myself.

    6. I’m cheap and not eating meat saves me a few dollars a meal which adds up…….and I can blow the savings on something healthy like over proof rum.

  5. Wahoo on Wed, 2nd Jun 2010 6:37 pm 

    If it smells like fish, I eat it! :)

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  7. kethrinelopez on Sat, 4th Dec 2010 1:02 am 

    This is the place to go for a real Jamaican breakfast, or ackee and saltfish–one of Jamaicas National dishes….No frills here but cheap prices and local flavor—they also do regular American breakfasts and lunch and dinner as well—good stews at night with real Jamaican foods and veggies.

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