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    Yemaja Woodfired Grill 4-17-2015

    Yemanja Woodfired Grill
    Let me start by saying that this is one of our favorites and we try to go at least once a visit. It is within walking distance of the Renaissance. We always sit outside on their enclosed patio and the service and food has never disappointed us.

    The husband started with the seafood chowder which was thick and brimming with chunks of seafood. It's a rather large bowl and he was very happy with his choice.
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    I have only ever had but one appetizer there and love it so much that I haven't ever been able to try anything else. It is the goat cheese in filo dough which is served on top of a bed of mixed greens and drizzled with honey I believe. There are walnuts mixed in with the cheese and the whole thing is baked a crispy brown in the filo. It is to die for if you are a lover of goat cheese.
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    For his entree, the hubby chose a special of the day which was seared pork tenderloin tips with blue cheese and bacon. It had crispy fried onions on top and he loved it! The presentation was much prettier than this but we had moved it from a cast iron skillet to the serving dish before I took the picture. Sorry.
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    I chose the grouper Italiano and liked it very much except I would have preferred a slightly lighter application of cheese on the top but also understand how important cheese is on the island. It consisted of perfectly cooked grouper (which I love) on pesto and a white wine sauce with tomato, some sort of greens, and cheese on top. It was very, very good.
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    In addition to the entrees, it is standard at Yemanja to provide the table with small bowls of four sides which are mashed potatoes, white rice, black beans and fire grilled mixed vegetables. I wish I could report on dessert but we were too stuffed and opted for some espresso which came served with a small chocolate like they often do in Europe.

    We love this restaurant and do not hesitate to recommend it!
    Last edited by dah13; 04-19-2015 at 09:33 AM. Reason: Misspelling

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    those photos speak for themselves

    Yemanja gets rave reviews, but not too frequent reviews.

    thank you so much for sharing!!

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    Always a good solid meal there
    one of those you tuck in the back of your mind 😄

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    We tried Yemanja a few years back and have added it to our must list each year. The food is delicious! Can't wait to go back next month.


    Get me back to Aruba!

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    That grouper looks delish! This restaurant has been on our list every trip, but we have yet to make it there, might have to make a point to get there next time.
    Not sure when, but we will be back

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    Quote Originally Posted by Traceyd14 View Post
    That grouper looks delish! This restaurant has been on our list every trip, but we have yet to make it there, might have to make a point to get there next time.
    You really should try to go and if you like goat cheese try that. I have been known to go twice in a trip just to have more goat cheese in filo!

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    there seared scallop/salad app is too die for.......one of the first times I EVER wanted to lick a salad plate!!

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    there are so many tasty recipes that i often want to lick a plate!!
    Quote Originally Posted by nikko View Post
    there seared scallop/salad app is too die for.......one of the first times I EVER wanted to lick a salad plate!!

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    Looks delicious. Hoping to add to our restaurant list this year
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ

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    That goat chees app is one of our favorites (as is Yemanja in general).

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