Miss Sonia Food Review Negril

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

Miss Sonia a review on more than just great food!

Upon my arrival at Miss Sonia’s, I was greeted by Miss Sonia and her son Elton.  I told them that while I was hungry for some breakfast I really needed to find a Cambio (bank) so I could get some money to pay for breakfast. Note- it was my first morning in Negril and I had USD but no JMD on me. Elton offered to drive me to a Cambio about 5-10 minutes away!  Where else in the world can you find that type of service?

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Miss Sonia Review

Location: A perfect mid beach location that is within walking distance of 90% of the resorts on the beach road.

Seating: Miss Sonia’s offers covered seating that provides a nice shady area to relax and people watch while you are enjoying your meal.

Time from seating until order is taken: Since I was the only person there, my order was taken instantly.

Time from seating until drinks are delivered: My first beer was delivered within a minute or two.  Miss Sonia sort of reminds me of my grandmother in that she offered to get my other beers or I could help myself to her kitchen.  I loved the idea of being able to walk into her kitchen and helping myself to the nice cold beers in her refrig!  Where else in the world can you walk into a kitchen and help yourself and then pay on the honor system?

Time from seating until food is delivered: About 15-20 minutes but I was in the kitchen talking to Elton most of the time while he cooked so my mind was being entertained.

Food quality: Excellent!

Service quality: Excellent, I loved the whole “we can serve you or you can help yourself” concept.  I really felt like I was eating with family instead of just being a number on a meal ticket.

Food & Drink prices: Cheap!

Overall quality: My overall dining experience was one that I will remember until the day that my memory fails me or I die.  never before have I enjoyed a meal in such a friendly trusting environment.

Overall price: For the experience I had, I feel like I underpaid Miss Sonia.  Since I like to eat at as many places as possible, I really felt bad not giving her more of my business.  Every time I walked by her place she was out front and we would exchange a few words…..as I said before, she really felt like a family member or friend more than just a business owner.

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If you are heading to Negril be sure to eat a meal or two at Miss Sonia’s!


11 Comments on "Miss Sonia Food Review Negril"

  1. Jamaica My Way on Wed, 19th May 2010 4:51 pm 

    Speaking of service and a ride to the bank…I once had a restaurant let me dine there free (on credit) because I was short on cash and my payday was 2 days away LOL. So they just kept track of everything and let me pay 2 days later.

    It’s all about establishing rapport…you’re, lots of them do feel like family really fast.

  2. Eco on Wed, 19th May 2010 9:39 pm 

    Lol, I never knew places would extend credit! I’ll have to try that one out on my next trip.

  3. Jamaica My Way on Sun, 23rd May 2010 2:22 pm 

    Well it probably helps if you’re a white female and the guy who works there is into you. But really, like you said it’s not hard to develop nice relations with people and then it becomes like home.

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  5. Jill on Sun, 12th Sep 2010 9:10 am 

    We used to get patties from Sonia’s when she was on the beach side. OMG, those patties were so good; I still remember how wonderful a fresh hot pattie and a Pepsi made with real sugar from a glass bottle tasted. Haven’t been to Negril in almost a decade, but I’m happy that Miss Sonia is still there and doing well. Good people, good food.

  6. kethrinelopez on Mon, 1st Nov 2010 6:11 am 

    I can’t believe you chowed down at Miss Sonia’s and didn’t have one of her ackee patties Fed Expressed to me!

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  7. Al Boyce on Mon, 15th Nov 2010 6:03 pm 

    We met Miss Sonia in 1999 when we were in Negril to be married. We went to her shack for lunch, and before we had finished our patties, she had volunteered to cook our wedding dinner – for 36 people! We arrived after a sunset cruise, and everything was ready and on the table – salads, curried goat, escoveitch fish, rice and peas, the works!

    Miss Sonia is the real deal, no trip to Negril is complete without a visit with her, and some of her amazing cooking!

    Al & Beth

  8. John on Mon, 13th Dec 2010 9:13 pm 

    We first met Miss Sonia during a photo shoot in 1995. Elton kept busy bringing us Pepsi and Ting. Patties after the shoot sealed the experience. We go back each time we’re in Negril. Try the brown stewed chicken. Heaven.

  9. ken on Sat, 25th Jun 2011 3:23 pm 

    just awsome.me and my wife were their 2 years agao food is great and she is great.

  10. Jeff on Thu, 6th Oct 2011 6:07 pm 

    We were there Feb 2010. Delicious ackee and veggie patties. Ate there twice. Super friendly. Inexpensive. Definetly worth going to. Will be returning next year.

  11. James from mass on Wed, 7th Nov 2012 10:41 pm 

    Her shop has moved. Her new spot is terrible but her food is so good.

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