Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Question for Jack and Rose #82019
03/09/04 02:40 PM
03/09/04 02:40 PM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 790
Albuquerque, New Mexico
mobunny Offline OP
.
mobunny  Offline OP
Hey Jack and Rose, weren't you the couple who were going to do the pier dining at Portofino for your anniversary? Did you actually do this and if so how was it? If not, what did you do instead? I am thinking we'll take our friends to Portofino pier dining for their 20th anniversary in August. Any info much appreciated. mobunny cool

Re: Question for Jack and Rose #82020
03/09/04 05:07 PM
03/09/04 05:07 PM
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 233
Swampscott,Ma
J
Jack and Rose Offline
 
Jack and Rose  Offline
J
Hi mobunny, yes that was me who planned dinner at Portofino. It was to be last Monday Mar 1st, but Monday morning we awoke to winds that at times seemed in the gale force category. All day I was hoping that the winds would die. They didn't & only got worse & went all the way through Friday.Almost all snorkle trips & dives were canx all week.We were going to take a boat at 6:00 from Fidos & I waited until 5:45 then told Rose about it.She thought the idea was awesome but we both agreed it would be the ride from hell.

We stayed in town at Aqua Marina Suites & I was so glad we didn't stay at a place way up north.It would have been rought trying to go to town at night with those winds.But by all means try to do that in August if you can,people told me it would have been a wonderful time.Insted we went to Elvi's.It was a good meal but we felt kind of rushed a bit as people kept showing up & I think it is kind of a tourist factory.There was a manager who walked around the whole time watching every table & if there was a slight lull,she was at the waiters kind of pushing them.The wait staff gave me the impression of being on edge.

Our favorite in town was Cocina Caramba.Great blackened Snapper.

This message board is great.So many things that people related all came true when we went.Thanks for your input also.

It is very difficult being back to work here in Boston.It has snowed both days since We've been back & cold & cloudy.Talk about a big let down.I,m all tanned up & nowhere to go!!!!! Ugh..

Later

Re: Question for Jack and Rose #82021
03/09/04 05:22 PM
03/09/04 05:22 PM
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 233
Swampscott,Ma
J
Jack and Rose Offline
 
Jack and Rose  Offline
J
mobunny, jack again

I just looked at your photos and they look great.
The 3 of Estells really got to me. We stayed right down the beach at Aqua Marina Suites & went to Estells the first morning.Does breakfast & location get any better than that??? Not in my book... We ate there 6 out of 8 mornings. The picture of you with the fryjack was to much to bear!!!!!

It's a great place to eat with your feet in the sand right on the ocean.Estell is great as well as her two sons who work there.One son plays bass in the band Category X.Everyone should go there at least once,but I'll bet you'll return more than once.

Re: Question for Jack and Rose #82022
03/09/04 05:52 PM
03/09/04 05:52 PM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 790
Albuquerque, New Mexico
mobunny Offline OP
.
mobunny  Offline OP
Hi Jack, too bad it was so windy for your trip however, you seemed to have done the smart thing and made the most of it. Although that is not too hard in such a beautiful place. Glad you enjoyed the pics. Estel's rocks. It's funny when I ordered that fryjack I thought it would be like a pancake...what I got was way better. That's the meal when we discovered Marie Sharp's! This will sound crazy but, the first time we returned from San Pedro last March I sat on our living room couch and wept for a good part of the day...I was so sad not to be there. That week had been one of the happiest of my life. Two things made me start to feel better. We started saving and planning our next trip for that August. The second thing was our friends that went with us in March built a palapa bar in their back yard! Now I just have to wait 4 1/2 months till we get to go for two weeks! Take care, mobunny cool

Re: Question for Jack and Rose #82023
03/09/04 06:13 PM
03/09/04 06:13 PM
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 38
mobile alabama
C
cathy and richard Offline
 
cathy and richard  Offline
C
we ate at Portofino the end of Feb. and there is actually no pier dining. the pier takes you to the restaurant that is upstairs in the office building. we thought the same about "pier dining", but dining is the restaurant, either completely inside or the balcony.

Re: Question for Jack and Rose #82024
03/09/04 11:57 PM
03/09/04 11:57 PM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 790
Albuquerque, New Mexico
mobunny Offline OP
.
mobunny  Offline OP
I think you have to make special reservations for the pier dining. How was the food? mobunny cool

Re: Question for Jack and Rose #82025
03/10/04 09:42 AM
03/10/04 09:42 AM
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 233
Swampscott,Ma
J
Jack and Rose Offline
 
Jack and Rose  Offline
J
Yes, you have to call ahead & let them know you are interested having dinner on the pier.It will of course depend on the weather.I pulled up Portofinos web & pier dining is mentioned & they suggest making reservations. I e-mailed before I left & they answered right back with an answer.Portofino has a boat that departs Fidos pier at 6:30 & they will take you back later.

It ended up not happening due to winds that were at sometimes it seemed gale force.Those winds lasted 5 days.

Re: Question for Jack and Rose #82026
03/10/04 09:47 AM
03/10/04 09:47 AM
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 233
Swampscott,Ma
J
Jack and Rose Offline
 
Jack and Rose  Offline
J
mobunny,I wish I had asked at Estell's how to make those fryjacks. For those of you who haven,t had them yet,get the mixed fruit jam they serve.It is made by "Marie Sharp". We brought home 3 different kind of Marie's Hot Sauces. I think almost everyone takes some of of that home.

Re: Question for Jack and Rose #82027
03/10/04 09:55 AM
03/10/04 09:55 AM
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 455
Upstate New York
mikell Offline
 
mikell  Offline
oh...those fry jacks at estelle's! yes...that was one of the highlights of our eating on AC! we had breakfast there one morning and i had the seafood omlette with fry jacks. the omlette was GREAT...but the fry jacks were absolutely mouth watering!

and we also took home a couple of marie sharp products...orange marmalade and coconut spread! just had toast this morning with both...wish it would have been estelle's fry jacks!!!

Re: Question for Jack and Rose #82028
03/10/04 10:16 AM
03/10/04 10:16 AM
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 38
mobile alabama
C
cathy and richard Offline
 
cathy and richard  Offline
C
Richard and I called and made reservations for "the pier". the portofino boat picked us up from Captain Morgans. when we got there, with no wind at all, we were taken upstairs and seated on the balcony. we thought the food was average, service great and atmosphere OK. when we were finished we had to wait almost an hour for the ferry to take us back to CM's. we thought we were told the taxi would get us when we were done. another couple that came from town did not even have the ferry called for them and they were not happy campers as they missed pickup and had to wait for about 1.5 hours. try capricorn. it was awesome and we sat outside in a little courtyard with white twinkling lights all around us. just my experience

Page 1 of 2 1 2

Links
Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
Maruba Beach Klub and Spa is the premiere Secret Beach spa and restaurant located on the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean Sea at the center of Secret Beach, Belize
First Class Accommodations for the Budget Traveler
First Class Accommodations for the Budget Traveler

Things to do

News
Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
BelizeNews.com
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Amandala
ReefTV
Love FM
The Reporter
PLUS TV
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
To Get Your Questions Answered

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
SanPedroScoop
San Pedro Fun Finder
Cayo Event Calendar

Blogs
San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
Tacogirl
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Belize Happy Adventures
Conch Creative
Caribbean Culture & Lifestyle
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Click for Ian Anderson's Caves Branch, Welcome to a World of Adventure
Lil Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
October
S M T W T F S
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31
Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
ShoutChat Box
Who's Online Now
1 registered members (elbert), 133 guests, and 0 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums44
Topics75,554
Posts491,267
Members19,985
Most Online5,530
Jun 13th, 2021



AmbergrisCaye.com CayeCaulker.org HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town
BelizeSearch.com Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History
BelizeNews.com Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory
BelizeCards.com Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1