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huckfinn Dec 19, 2009 04:36 PM

reunion on ambergris caye, 7 years since last one. elvi's kitchen, capricorn, and victoria house are dialed in; any new and sexy restos? is the lobster joint still open on midde st? have boat, GPS recos for best areas for spearing lobster and reef fish from chinchorro to caye caulker area are welcome. thanks

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    SRosie Jan 14, 2010 06:43 PM

    We went for part of our honeymoon in August
    Favorites on AC were Hidden Treasure, Rojo Lounge, and Casa Picasso.
    Thought Wild Mangos was overrated.

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    1. re: SRosie
      TaTee Jan 24, 2010 06:06 AM

      Have been in AC for ten days, sailed over from Isla Mujeres. Generator problems are keeping us in the marina, that aside, we have really enjoyed our stay. We eat breakfast at George's, Caroline's or Estelle's. Dinners have been at Wild Mangos, not my favorite; Blue Water Grille, great appetizers; Victoria House...big disappointment, terrible service; Ramon's was outstanding; Elvie's, highly overrated; Ali Babba, delicious. Our main hangout has been the Blue Iguana down the beach from the BYC marina. We will be there today to pull in the Saints...good food and good people. Will be headed to the North side to the Crazy Croc for BBQ for lunch today. Have heard nothing but raves about this place.

    2. Homero Jan 4, 2010 09:08 AM

      Waruguma on Middle street (Pescador?) was the best place we ate at when there. I recommend their ceviche (conch was our favorite). Huge helping for $24BZ ($12) enough to be a meal. Unique in that it contained carrots and cucumber in addition to the tomatoe, onion, and cilantro that we were used to. Their whole fish was good with sides of coleslaw and rice and beans, but I would also recommend their huge burritos which range from $18BZ to $24BZ for Lobster Burrito. Very delicious and a LOT of food.

      Got some Caye Caulker recs too if you are interested...

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      1. re: Homero
        huckfinn Jan 4, 2010 10:51 AM

        Waruguma's lobster burrito is now on the must list, thanks. Caye Caulker rec's are welcome; I had planned to quiz Big George at The Split about what's new to eat there over a few Belikin's.

        1. re: huckfinn
          Homero Jan 11, 2010 11:07 AM

          At Caye Caulker, we kept going back to Tropical Paradise (part of a Hotel down at the southernmost part of the front street. It is bright yellow and next to the cemetary) for their Conch Fritters and Conch Chowder. (to me they were the best fritters we had on the island, but I may have missed some.) $8.00 BZ for appetizer plate of conch fritters (3 to a plate, each about the size of a 1/2 inch thick hamburger patty about 3 to 4 inches in diameter.) These were fried up perfectly and came with a dipping sauce of ketchup mixed with mayo. The sauce worked surprisingly well. A few shakes of fiery hot habanero sauce and a Belikin, and I was a happy panda. The conch chowder was also very very good. Lots of conch, plus chunks of onion, carrot, and bell pepper. Fish broth with coconut milk, and a hint of curry/tumeric? possibly. $13 BZ) It comes with rice or garlic bread. I recommend the garlic bread.

          Amor y Cafe had delicious coffee and some relatively inexpensive breakfasts that looked good.

          Agave had a grilled whole lobster with shrimp stuffing. for $35 BZ. It was well cooked, and I would recommend it if they have a special that interests you. The drinks were expensive there though.

          The lobster at Rose's was also very good, and both Jolly Roger's and Fran's grills on the beach both were very popular, although we didn't get a chance to try them.

          1. re: Homero
            huckfinn Jan 11, 2010 05:28 PM

            Excellent info Homero, thanks. Anticipating a splendid conch and lobster marathon, and a little strummin' w/ JJ and Susan.

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        crewsweeper Dec 22, 2009 10:44 AM

        I know there's a guy , Carlos, IIC, with a homemade grill just north of the soccer fields before the split on caye caulker who grills fresh caught seafood each day, what ever he catches in the morning. Good cheap eating.

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