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5 Restaurants in the Caribbean Black People should know about!

When I travel I like to have at least one big fancy meal out.  I usually research the area.  Compile a list of restaurants and begin to research each.  I look at where I am going to be staying or where I will be.  I look for things that I can’t get at home.  The list of 5 restaurants compiled for you I have visited personally more than once.  These are truly my favorites and if you try them they will be yours as well.  These restaurants are good for dates, family and friends and business.  The 5 Restaurants in the Caribbean Black People should know about!  Here we go in reverse order:

5        Boston Lobster Feast, Restaurant Orlando, FL

Boston Lobster Feast's Lobster Mobile

Boston Lobster Feast’s Lobster Mobile

Boston Lobster Feast; http://bostonlobsterfeast.com/

You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tB_JIWwmWKA

BOSTON LOBSTER FEAST I-DRIVE

8731 International Drive

Orlando, FL 32819

Tel:(407) 248-8606

BOSTON LOBSTER FEAST 192

6071 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy

Kissimmee, FL 34747

Tel:(407) 396-2606

First yes Florida in the Caribbean. Boston Lobster Feast opened its doors in 1991.  Boston Lobster Feast has become the top Seafood buffet restaurant in the world. People come from the 4 corners of the globe to eat at this restaurant.  Whereas there are plenty of seafood buffets how many have you ever heard of that offer all the Lobsters and Crab Legs you can eat?  Well the 2 locations that Boston Lobster Feast has in the Orlando area do.  

In addition to Lobsters and steamed Crab Legs they offer Customers over 60 additional items made up of dozens of appetizers prepared daily like Oysters Rockefeller, Black Mussels, Fried Clams, Crab Cakes, Fried Fish, New England Steamer Clams, Southwest Chipotle Mussels, Garlic Blue Crabs and Fried Chicken Tenders.  The entrees include Prime Rib, Steak, Fried Shrimp, Chef’s Catch, Mahi Mahi, Salmon with Dill Sauce, Seafood Augratin, Fried Scallops, BBQ Chicken, London Broil, Shrimp Scampi, Scallops in Basil Cream Sauce, Chicken Marsala, Shrimp Creole, Salt & Pepper Shrimp.  This is all on top of all you can eat Whole Boiled Lobster and steamed Snow Crab Legs all for a flat fee of $46.95 with a discount Monday through Friday from 4-6 PM for $41.95.  Kids 10 and under are $15.95.  The Boston Lobster Feast is perfect for holidays, birthdays, special occasions, or the place to take that special out-of-town guest.

4        Pepe’s Cozumel Mexico overlooking the Water

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Pepe’s Steak & Seafood Grill, Rafael E. Melgar 201, Centro, 77600 Cozumel, Q.R., Mexico +52 987 872 0213

http://www.pepescozumel.com/eng/default.cfm

Pepe’s was started in 1966.  It is 50 years old.  It was founded by Don Eduardo Ruiz “Don Pepe”.  They are known for personalized service.  For years they prepared dishes table side.  The new 21st century evolution of the restaurant is that of a American grill.  The menu consists of Asian, Italian and Mexican, without forgetting our famous Angus Beef steaks and the freshest seafood.  To get the full experience you need to be at the restaurant at sunset.  The restaurant has a full glass window the length of the restaurant and Pepe’s sits on the second floor overlooking the bay.  Pepe´s is not only a great place to eat.  It´s a wonderful place to good times with friends.

Come and enjoy our open air terrace and bar where you can enjoy cocktails with a 50% discount every day in our happy hour from 6 to 9 pm.  Our menu has been completely renovated and you will now find pastas, new salads as well as our world famous Angus beef steaks and the freshest seafood in the Mexican Caribbean.

Pepe’s offers cocktails with a 50% discount every day during happy hour from 6 to 9 PM.  Pepe’s is on the waterfront, downtown San Miguel. Avenida Rafael E. Melgar Esquina con Adolfo Rosado Salas. Two blocks from the main pier. The average meal with the exchange rate is around $25-35.

 

3        Perla Restaurant

Perla at La Conch Resort in Puerto Rico

Perla at La Conch Resort in Puerto Rico

Perla at La Conch Resort in Puerto Rico

http://perlarestaurant.com/index.html

1077 Ave Dr Ashford, San Juan, 00907, Puerto Rico

+1 787-721-7500

Reservations: opentable.com

Hours: Open today · 6–10PM

Perla is located at the La Conch Resort in the Condado of San Juan Puerto Rico.  It is a unique building shaped like a Clam Shell sitting on the beach.  The Shell was designed in 1958 by famous Italian architect Mario Salvadori. The restaurant specializes in Seafood and deliver a 5-star dining experience.  If you have ever wondered what it would be like to be in a James Bond movie this is the restaurant for you. This shell has been the site for many special occasions and has been visited by many celebrities and dignitaries.  President Kennedy visited the restaurant during his presidency.  The restaurant has bright shinny decorum.

The shell sits on an infinity pool elevated above the beach. Guests are treated to a stunning panoramic view of the ocean and beach.  The dining room is illuminated by “artichoke” lamps. The pool surrounding the restaurant creates a reflection of the water on the ceiling. The dining experience in Perla is truly one of a kind. The restaurant creates a romantic effect that helps further the elegant mood. This is the place to take someone or a group when you want to make both a great impression and make a statement.  The average meal is about $50-60 per person.

2        Ah Caramba!

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Ah Caramba! Restaurant & Bar

 

Ah Caramba! Restaurant & Bar

https://www.facebook.com/ahcarambapv/

Phone: +52 322 222 5517

Hours: Open today · 3–10:30PM

1071 Calle Ecuador • El Centro, Puerto Vallarta • Tel: (322) 222-5517 • Area Map

Ah Caramba! Restaurant & Bar

Caribbean Lobster at Ah Caramba! Restaurant & Bar

Ah Caramba! is a landmark Puerto Vallarta restaurant with incredible seafood and a spectacular views of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and the Gulf of Mexico.  At Ah Caramba! you will enjoy a menu of fresh-caught seafood, succulent steaks, and traditional Mexican cuisine prepared by chefs Armando Yepez Verdusco and Noe Cibrian Peña.  The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner but the atmospheres are different.  Same food different atmosphere.  Lunch is perfect for a family or even a good business meeting.  As the day grows long the restaurant changes.  For example, sunset begins the romantic period.  With a breath taking view of the sun’s retreat along with the house margarita sets the mood for a very promising evening.  The panoramic views of Banderas Bay create an unforgettable dining experience.  Go to this restaurant and make sure to take your camera!

1          Lobster Alive

Lobster Alive, Bay St, Bridgetown, Barbados

Lobster Alive, Bay St, Bridgetown, Barbados

Lobster Alive Barbados,

Bay St, Bridgetown, Barbados

+1 246-435-0305

https://www.lobsteralive.net/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsTowYqccPs

https://youtu.be/NNqjHHx0XnE

Reservations: reservations@lobsteralive.net • 1 246 435 0305

Lobster Alive started as a wholesale providing lobsters for the hotels and restaurants.  They now have both a wholesale operation and a full service restaurant.  The Lobsters are the main attraction.  The lobster is caught by scuba divers in the nearby Grenadine Islands and flown to Barbados. You can follow the Lobster as they arrive by private sea plane alive and fresh at the beach behind the restaurant.  They are taken to the saltwater tank inside the restaurant where you can go into the tank and pick out your own lunch or dinner.  This is a million-dollar photo opportunity!  If you are not that brave, then have Simone the Lobster Specialist, pick one out for you.

Preparing the Lobster

The lobsters are then prepared for you and served with amazing sides.  They use a combination of boiling in saltwater and grilling to prepare the lobsters to perfections.  To be honest the lobsters are large enough to share.  These are Caribbean Lobsters not Maine Lobsters.  The difference is Maine Lobsters have claws and are found in cold water.  Caribbean Lobsters are generally larger and do not have claws however the legs can be eaten like Snow Crab legs and the meat is fabulous!  

Lobster Alive is a cozy quaint spot with real atmosphere.  They feature live jazz an open layout, with a beach deck and tables available in the sand.  Check the music schedule and definitely make a reservation to be assured of seating.  

I like to have at least one big fancy meal out when I travel.  If you are looking for restaurants good for dates, family and friends or business.   These are restaurants you will want to try if you are ever in Orlando, Florida; Cozumel, Mexico; San Juan Puerto Rico or Bridgetown, Barbados.

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Bill Collins

Bill Collins is a former Army Officer turned veteran traveler. I have traveled to 28 different Countries mainly concentrated in the Central & Latin America and have spent the last 16 years exploring the Caribbean Islands.

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