If you want a break from Jamaican cuisine (or the all-inclusive’s options) but want to keep the spiciness quotient, grab an open-air table at this rooftop Indian restaurant atop a shopping plaza in downtown Ocho Rios.

It has all the classics—chicken tandoori, palak paneer (farmer’s cheese in a spiced, soup-like pureed spinach), mutton vindaloo, murg mumtaz (chicken in a cashew gravy)—plus a few making use of that Jamaican spiny lobster.

Some dishes can get pricey, but it’s great for the weekday lunch special of an entree, appetizer, and drink for J$1,000.


 - Reid Bramblett