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    What's your favorite fish to eat in Aruba?

    Andrea's post on Reflexions made me start wondering what other fish is good in Aruba. What fish do you like to order and where is your favorite place to order it? My husband still raves about the red snapper sandwich that he had from the restaurant at Renaissance Island. We had this the first time we went to Aruba in 2004 so we have never gotten it again as we have never been back to Renaissance Island( our friends stayed there in the ocean suites and had checked us into their room even tho we were staying elsewhere- lol).

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    Fish is a problem for me. I generally don't like and won't order a mild tasting fish like grouper or tilapia or haddock. I prefer stronger flavored fish like salmon, swordfish or bluefish. I never see swordfish in Aruba and you know the salmon came for thousands of miles away. So I stick with shellfish when I order - shrimp usually. DW prefers the milder fishes and orders them when we are in Aruba. She doesn't feel grouper is anything special and would just as soon have haddock.

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    Definitely Wahoo! First time I had it in Aruba I was in LOVE! LOL! I can almost always get it at Wacky Wahoo but most other restaurants I just have to get lucky if it's their "catch of the day". My second favorite is Mahi-Mahi. Not a grouper fan - too mild for my taste and it's usually pan fried which I don't care for.

    I did have this amazing red snapper one year around New Years Eve at Madame Janette's. It was the entire fish (head, tail) but I got talked into it because it was deboned. Had an amazing light pineapple salsa with it. Will always remember that dinner.......
    ~Amy~ - 35th trip to Aruba: New Years Eve 2017/2018 -- Zihuatanejo, MX: March 2018 -- Ireland: June/July 2018 -- 36th trip to Aruba: Sept. 2018




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    Wahoo is on my list to try but will not be going to Wacky Wahoo- I know everyone loves it there but for us it was just okay and I am not crazy about their reservations having to be done in person. I remember some thread where people were raving about some other kind of fish but can't remember what kind it was- maybe barracuda? I do like Mahi Mahi- had some really good at fishes and more last April.

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    I'm not apt to order fish very often but I certainly enjoyed the Parmesan grouper at Barneys. Would possibly like to try lionfish but would have to work myself up to it.

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    Lion Fish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schexc View Post
    Lion Fish.
    I'm sure it's been asked before... but what restaurants serve Lion Fish...?

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    Grouper, grouper, and more grouper for us, one of us orders it pretty much every dinner no matter where we are. Jon really likes grouper ceviche at Pelican Pier. My 2 most memorable fish dishes were a piece of tuna that was a lunch special at Moomba, and our fresh mahi mahi that we caught on a charter. It was cooked by HopiBon at Rennaissance Marketplace. They did it up in a teryaki type sauce and it was delicious.
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    Carte Blanche made a grouper ceviche one night that almost made me Catholic again.

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    Love the Dutch Grouper at Barneys, Almond Grouper at MJ and the grilled conch at Pinchos. Love Wacky Wahoo because you can get a dish with different varieties of fish to try.

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