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Grand Cayman Report

geegeeTX | May 20, 2008 10:37 AM

Just returned from Grand Cayman, and wanted to report on what we ate:

Calico Jack's - First stop after a long travel day. My husband and I split shrimp quesadillas, and the kids shared a hot dog. Both were great. The shrimp was very fresh, and was mixed with some nice cheese and red/green bell peppers. The hot dog was as good as I've had in a while (we usually finish what our kids don't eat, just to try it out!) - it had a nice soft bun that had been toasted on the grill. We shared a couple of tropical drinks that were okay (probably the weakest we had all week), and we sampled Caybrews - the local beer. Yum. Nice with seafood.

We ate breakfast at the hotel (Courtyard Grand Cayman) on most days (some days we were too full from the night before to eat) and it was okay - I am not one who is very excited by breakfast when traveling, preferring to 'save room' for my favorite meals, lunch and dinner!

Eats Cafe - Coconut shrimp with a mango dipping sauce was perfecttly cooked. Kids had pot stickers, those were tasty and my daughter had chicken quesadillas - all were terrific. I had a shrimp wrap, with jasmine rice and mango - it was okay - too much rice. My husband had tuna, and he thought it was just okay, nothing special. Overall, a fun place, and they make great drinks - try the Cayman Sunset.

My Bar, at the Sunset House - It was terrific. Great food. I had Red Snapper, with bananas, mango and fresh veggies. My husband ate a vegetable curry that was HOT, and as good as he'd ever had. Kids had grilled cheese, and they seemed to like that. This place made great drinks, too. We had to have a tropical drink every day...and we met our goal. I had a 'Rum Runner' that was awesome! Wonderful place to take pictures of the sunset, hence the name.

Deckers - great atmosphere. Blood Orange Mojito was delicious. We had to try the lobster spring roll with chili lime dipping sauce. That was the food highlight of my trip! I went 'all lobster', and had the mesquite grilled lobster for dinner. A lot of lobster on the plate. Two nice Rock Lobster tails. I had to eat all of it, it was too good to leave on the plate...needless to say I did not need breakfast the next morning.

Antica Gelateria - Pineapple, Mango, Black Cherry and Panna Cotta - wonderful gelato in a nice little space. Very friendly staff.

Azzurro - We met a friend of a friend who lives on the island here for breakfast - it was packed with locals. Pretty good ham/cheese omelet, my husband had crepes that he liked alot. The kids shared mediocre banana bread and a semi-stale cinnamon roll. Good coffee. Nice staff. Although we did spot a big rat milling around in the bushes...yikes. Good thing our friend brought a large dog to join us for breakfast!

Schooners - At the Turtle Farm - Great drinks, great lunch. Kids had mac-n-cheese, and we tried more coconut shrimp - best we had was here, nice big shrimp! Fresh coconut, and a wonderful mango dipping sauce was amazing!!!! My husband had some calimari, he thought it was great, I am not a calimari fan so I will take his word on that one. Overall, great eats for a very cool place.

Day at Rum Point - Ate at the restaurant with the mulit-colored picnic tables right at the beach. We both had the jerk pork sandwiches - they were okay, a little too much fat made the sandwich way too chewy. The kids had hot dogs and chicken fingers....they were all good. Tried a frozen mudslide, it was very good. Kids split a mango smoothie. BTW, most places we went had smoothies - the kids really enjoyed that, and we were glad, especially since some places did not have milk for them.

Gecko Bar & Grill (across from our hotel) - Delicious hot dogs, and wraps, and smoothies, and tropical drinks. Great 'beach food'.

Overall, a wonderful eating experience, and we cannot wait to go back and try more food on the island. Very friendly people, and very kid-friendly destination. We miss it already.

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