Papi's Diner...can't say enough about this small,family owned and operated diner. Papi has been a native of AC since 1974. His previous occupation was as a bartender at various AC spots. Papi's wife and another woman cook a great variety of items..all wonderful! Great soups, shrimp ceviche, fish,a wonderful fried chicken breast sandwich,hamburgers,fries, you name it, Papi has it..and if he doesn't, just ask and it will appear! If you eat there for breakfast during school time, his children (they are so beautiful!) are eating along with the other diners before they go off to classes! If you are staying in the area he will deliver to your hotel.
We never ate at Celi's restaurant, but we did stop at the Deli MANY TIMES to get wonderful food to go.We would take many bags of food back to the Seven Seas(where we were staying) and eat some, then heat up the rest in the micro. Favorites: meat pies,mayan burritos(wonderful!),tamales, garnaches" etc. Don't miss this spot on the main drag, "Front Street".
Estel's by the Sea:
Great for breakfast. As others have said, there is nothing better than eating your breakfast and having coffee while wiggling your toes in the sand.
So many others, but those are our tops. Also, don't be afraid to eat from the street vendors..one by the Seven Seas had the best chicken burritos we have ever had! Also, the children of the island (depending on where you stay) may bring around food that their mother's cook while they are in school. It is all great..don't hesitate to try it! Most of the food was very reasonable. Have a wonderful time!
Mary and Scott