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    Food

    Just got back- for what its worth, here were my favorites:

    El Gauchos- The gaucho steak is awesome, service excellent. Got some Gaucho steak sauce to go 5 out of 5 forks

    Madam Jeanettes- wonderful atmosphere, will go back. Had the fish- it was a little dry, but my wifes pork was excellent-all in all a great meal. 4 out of 5 forks

    Iguana Joes- servicable food nothing fancy- burgers and burritos- great drinks though. 3 out of 5 forks

    Driftwood- me and the guys want deep sea fishing earlier in the day and caught a couple of Mahi Mahi- they cooked them for us and 12 of us ate like kings. cooked 4 ways, and served with different sauces, it was heaven on a plate. Banana cake for dessert rocks too. 5 out of 5 forks.

    Screaming Eagle- short walk from where we were staying (La Cabana) The food is wonderful, and we sat outdoors, so the place is beautiful. Got the Carte Blanche (chefs choice- I was feeling adventurous) was very pleased. 3 courses for 59.00 Beef Carpaccio, braised duck, and a sampling of all 6 desserts on the menu. 5 out of 5 forks (and then some) my favorite of all.

    Islander Grill at La Cabana- good breakfast good lunch- convenient for us (right by the pool) 3 out of 5 forks

    I will hit all of these places when I go back for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luffy View Post
    Screaming Eagle- short walk from where we were staying (La Cabana) The food is wonderful, and we sat outdoors, so the place is beautiful. Got the Carte Blanche (chefs choice- I was feeling adventurous) was very pleased. 3 courses for 59.00 Beef Carpaccio, braised duck, and a sampling of all 6 desserts on the menu. 5 out of 5 forks (and then some) my favorite of all.
    My dh ordered the same and felt the same as you.

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    some restaurants have Maine lobster.
    the one i can think of off the top of my head is waterfront crabhouse ...which recently closed :-(

    wahoo is a mild firm whitefish YUM not as firm as salmon or swordfish and not as flaky and soft as grouper. it is delicious pan fried with a little olive oil :-)

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    You all are so helpful!

    Luffy-- Where did you go fishing. My Husband mentioned he would like to whle we are there, but I didn't think we could get the fish cooked anywhere...

    I can hardly wait...

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    Quote Originally Posted by snoopy5512 View Post
    You all are so helpful!

    Luffy-- Where did you go fishing. My Husband mentioned he would like to whle we are there, but I didn't think we could get the fish cooked anywhere...

    I can hardly wait...
    The boat charter I believe was called the driftwood as well. They are docked down by the rightside of the Seacoast Casino as you are looking at it. The Captains name was Diego (or something like that), and was very funny. They guaranteed that the fish we caught were the ones we had that night. We were hooked up to them by the Taxi driver we had from the airport. They have a morning run which we took (9 am-12 pm) and an afternoon (1-4 pm)

    It was 360.00 usd plus tip for the boat, but we had 6 guys so we just split it up. It is 17.00 USD to eat your catch at the driftwood.

    Check with the driftwood resteraunt, because I think they are connected with the boat.
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    the driftwood restaurant and the boat are indeed one in the same.

    is it odd that i think $17 is a lot to pay for one's "own fish"?

    andrea

    Quote Originally Posted by luffy View Post
    The boat charter I believe was called the driftwood as well. They are docked down by the rightside of the Seacoast Casino as you are looking at it. The Captains name was Diego (or something like that), and was very funny. They guaranteed that the fish we caught were the ones we had that night. We were hooked up to them by the Taxi driver we had from the airport. They have a morning run which we took (9 am-12 pm) and an afternoon (1-4 pm)

    It was 360.00 usd plus tip for the boat, but we had 6 guys so we just split it up. It is 17.00 USD to eat your catch at the driftwood.

    Check with the driftwood resteraunt, because I think they are connected with the boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    the driftwood restaurant and the boat are indeed one in the same.

    is it odd that i think $17 is a lot to pay for one's "own fish"?

    andrea
    They do prepare it for you, and cook it, and you get sides as well. It was enough to bring some back to our room and eat the next day at the beach as a snack. I paid close to 50.00 for a steak at el gauchos earlier in the week so I feel it was way worth it. Its all relative I suppose.

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    it is relative
    and it certainly was FRESH

    i hear of folks going out on the Driftwood and then eating their catch later.
    it never dawned on me that you have to pay........but of course you do.
    they filet it, and prep it and cook it........and as you say you get the sides and leftovers.

    i am glad i asked.

    i learn something new everyday

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    Quote Originally Posted by luffy View Post
    They do prepare it for you, and cook it, and you get sides as well. It was enough to bring some back to our room and eat the next day at the beach as a snack. I paid close to 50.00 for a steak at el gauchos earlier in the week so I feel it was way worth it. Its all relative I suppose.

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    That does sound fun! But it is pretty pricey... Anyone know of any other fishing opportunities?

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