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The Mojo Grill

4620 E Silver Springs Blvd.
Ocala, FL 34470
(352) 291-6656
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During the last few days of Summer this year, I had the opportunity to go camping in Ocala. Although we ate at camp most days, we did manage to sneak of to Mojo Grill and catering Company.

The first thing you will notice when you walk into the Mojo Grill is the Southern style hospitality and atmosphere. The inside is a vast collection of artwork and decor that include bright colored paintings featuring blues legends and various instruments one would see from New Orleans to Mississippi.

The sounds of the Blues are floating in the air and the vibe is very Bourbon Street. Even the various flat screen TV’s inside this establishment are showing legendary musical performances from some the best Blues legends. If you go to the East Ocala location, like we did, you will notice an entire band’s set of instruments hanging upside down from the ceiling...It’s pretty impressive. They also boast a state of the art sound system that allows live bands to plug into the house system so they can be heard in concert quality sound inside and out on the patio.

Local artist Deb Grant hand painted most of the decor and every table in the restaurant, as well as painting in a tower area that hoists a 37 guitar chandelier at 40 feet in the air. The focal point of the restaurant is the 30-seat indoor/outdoor bar that boasts Ocala’s coldest draft beer system. They offer 20 draft selections with local craft breweries from Gainesville, Ocala, and St. Petersburg showcasing their beers.

Mojo Grill features a menu that includes burgers, empanadas, a Cuban pork dinner, Cajun chicken pasta, shrimp and grits, and a large selection of tasty appetizers. Entrees range from $7.99 to $14.99. There are enough entree selections to satisfy the pickiest of eaters, and they even have a gluten free section to choose from.


In addition to craft beers, Mojo also has a good cocktail selection as well. The names range from Voodoo Child to Hellhound and are loaded with a variety of alcohols.

Pop's Cajun Boiled Peanuts were fun to eat at a restaurant. I love boiled peanuts, but usually grab some from a roadside stand. These were just as good.

The Fried Pickles were crispy dill chips tossed in cajun batter and served with a cajun ranch dipping sauce. They were a big hit at our table, but a tad salty.

Shrimp and Grits are on menus everywhere these days, but the Southern Style Shrimp and Grits with Applewood bacon, cheddar cheese grits and Cajun alfredo sauce was a very satisfying dish.

Rondo's Famous Cuban Pork Dinner was a hearty portion of tender and juicy marinated pork in rondo's secret mojo sauce.

The Cajun Dip is Mojo Grill’s take on a French Dip with Cajun rubbed roast beef,swiss cheese and au jus for dipping. A really good sandwich with a little extra zing to it.

My only disappointment at Mojo Grill was the Churrasco Steak. This is an 8 oz hand cut skirt steak grilled and topped with grilled onions. The steak is served with house made chimichurri, black beans and rice and sweet plantains. The steak was a little tough and had way too much excess fat.

The Rasta Pasta is a penne pasta dish with sauteed bell peppers tossed in jerk alfredo sauce then topped with jerk chicken. The heat of the spices and the creaminess of the sauce made for a unique and delicious flavor profile.


Mojo Grill is open Sunday thru Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., with Friday and Saturday being open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. If you happen to find yourself out near any of their three locations stop by. It's worth it just for the atmosphere alone.


The Mojo Grill & Catering Co Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
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Reggae Fest at Bahama Breeze

1200 N Alafaya Trail
Orlando, FL 32828
(All Locations)
(407) 658-6770
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At Bahama Breeze, Caribbean inspired food, handcrafted tropical drinks, and a vibrant island atmosphere allows you to feel a million miles from home, any day of the week. Like sunshine on your face, it’s always warm and welcoming and a great place to gather with friends and share a tasty plate or two or five with no worries.

From trying jicama or plantains to jerk chicken pasta, you can enjoy the islands one taste at a time, discovering new flavors and favorites along the way. Every Bahama Breeze has live music in the evenings with Caribbean soul and contemporary tunes, musicians keep the energy lively and the atmosphere friendly.

This summer, you don’t have to go all the way to the Islands to celebrate Reggae Fest, because Bahama Breeze is having their own Reggae Fest until August 13th. This festival is bringing the “don’t worry, be happy” attitude to life with the sounds, tastes, sights and vibes of Jamaica. The night will take on a rhythm of its own as live music fills the air, while Jamaican food and drinks lift the spirits.

Since nothing says summer like good food, good vibes and good music, Reggae Fest will feature an outrageously delicious Jerk-Everything platter, party-friendly buckets of Red Stripe beer, and One Love, a new signature cocktail. Guests will also be treated to amplified sounds of summer inside the restaurant with signature reggae playlists from Gary Gunn as part of the brand’s ongoing partnership with the world-renown artist and music curator.



Bahama Breeze will turn up the party every Saturday during Reggae Fest, featuring live bands in all 36 locations across the country. Jamaican Jerk Saturdays will feature the top Reggae talent in each city, every week, so that guests can enjoy the best live music of the islands all summer long. While dancing their cares away to the sounds of of the Caribbean, guests can also experience pop up rum punch bars, games, giveaways and more.

A pair of One Love Cocktails got our party started with Malibu Banana Rum, pineapple, orange and guava juice..and topped with more Appleton rum. A very island style cocktail treat.

The Firecracker Shrimp were buttermilk battered and crispy fried shrimp with a Sriracha aioli that had a nice kick to each bite.

The Seared Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna is served chilled with greens, tomatoes, cucumber and sweet mango glaze and was very fresh.

An Ultimate Pina Colada and a Bahama Mama served in pineapples are perfect drinks for an island getaway at Reggae Fest.

The Curry Goat is one of the special dishes for Reggae Fest and is served over a bed of rice. Curry goat is a big deal in Jamaica, and I've had it in Jamaica before… this rendition is pretty spot on from Bahama Breeze.

The Breeze Bites were pretty tasty as well with crisp fried yuca stuffed with melted cheese and cilantro-crema dipping sauce.

During Reggae Fest, Bahama Breeze will have Red Stripe Buckets available, as Red Stripe is the official beer of Jamaica. You can also mix and match too, like we did.

The crown jewel of Reggae Fest at Bahama Breeze is the “Taste Of Jamaica” platter. It's got pulled pork, jerk chicken, beef empanada, callaloo, sweet plantains, yellow rice and black beans for a full belly. The flavors are pretty on point, and this dish is enough to share.

The Rum Cake is offered year round and is made with Bacardi Oakheart Rum, topped with a handmade raisin butterscotch sauce and vanilla ice cream. Its one of my favorite desserts, and is a great way to end your night of dancing, singing, eating and drinking at Reggae Fest at Bahama Breeze.

The party is over on August 13th, but anytime is a great time to visit your local Bahama Breeze as they always have live music in the evenings and a great selection of cocktails and food.

Bahama Breeze Island Grille Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
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