One of my goals on AC was to eat all of the lobster dishes available on the island. I figured with 10 days, eating 2 meals a day, it should be an obtainable goal. But alas, it was not.
I was doing pretty good until day 3 when I got to Carambas and found 10, count em, 10, different lobster dishes on the menu! These were the entrees, not including the appetizers. So I had to start doubling up and get lobster appetizers along with the main meals.
It was a worthy mission and I had lobster more ways than I can name, in every restraunt mentioned on the board, eating over 30 of the critters in my allotted time. I ate lobster twice a day for 8 straight days. Appetizers and entrees!
On the ninth day I rested and ate some red meat at El Divinos. What a meal! Skewers of beef, pork, shrimp, chicken and pinapple, grilled to perfection and served with all the trimmings. Oh yeah, I did have lobster ceveche for an appetizer.
Gained 10 pounds and couldn't snap my jeans when I got home.
Here are my ratings so far:
Best lobster dish for the price, Carambas Coconut lobster. Ummm.....
Best lobster at any price and the best restraunt overall that we visited, Rico's at Banyan Bay. Great food, service, ambiance, staff. Prices not low, but reasonable for the meal. About $100 for 2.
Honorable mention, Fido's, Calientes, Cannibals, Elvi's, Blue Water Grill, and Lily's. All had fast service, great food and reasonable prices.
Worst lobster for the highest price ( I know I'm going to catch it for this), Victoria House. We were not impressed with the food, service or atmosphere. This was the only meal we dressed up for, too. Had on my best kaki long pants and a clean button up shirt. Wife in a nice dress. The food was mediocre, the place was closed up and stuffy, the waiter all but rude. Price almost $200. Oh, and they add 18% gratuity charges to the bill for ya, too! Won't go back there, sorry Capt. Jeff.
We will have to return soon to complete the mission as I really hate failure, but I think I fought a good fight.