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“Great food, though it has to improve” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Monkey Island Beach Cafe

Monkey Island Beach Cafe
West End Road, Roatan, Near the main entrance to the West End | Make a left when you enter the West End, we are about fifty yards down on your left the awesome beach and ocean will be on your right., West End, Honduras
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Ranked #15 of 40 restaurants in West End
Price range: $5 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Monkey Island Beach Cafe offers real Tex-Mex and Seafood in an amazing beachside and seaview location in the heart of the West End. We have a full bar featuring Roatan's signature drink, the Monkey LaLa, Margaritas, Honduran and American beers and wine. We have live music several nights a week. We also offer free Wi-Fi for all of our guests. Our signature menu items include our famous coconut lobster, the biggest and best coconut shrimp and bacon wrapped jumbo shrimp stuffed with jalapeno and cheese. We also feature real Tex-Mex food including Chile Rellenos, Fajitas, enchiladas, nachos, guacamole, queso and Bob Armstring dips and free chips and salsa for every table. For the fish lovers our fishermen bring us us whatever they are catching. It might be Mahi Mahi, Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo or even spearfish taken lionfish. It varies by the season and even daily so ask your server what we have in. You can get our fish coconut style, as our tequila fish, perfectly grillled or in our fish tacos. Click on the "Website" link on the upper left side of this page to see and like our Facebook page for food and drink specials, our live music and event schedule, more pictures, special event announcements and general Roatan fun and information.
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“Great food, though it has to improve”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Cons: It is permitted to smoke within the place.
Food a little bit slow

Pros: Our waiter was Adiel. Really nice guy; he attended us neatly and gave himself to the top. The chef is truly talented and the staff in general is nice. We asked for the stuffed jalapeños with lion fish and although the lion fish was over, they changed it for the shrimp. In any case it was superb!! We ordered the catch of the day; snapper. It was good. The shrimp with garlic or coconut sauce was also good. Conclusion: totally recommended!!

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Idaho
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Good food, Great Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Well located near the front of West End with a very open and airy restaurant. We had dinner here one night and drinks and live music on another night. We had lion fish tacos and more. It was delicious. The service was some of the best we had on the whole island. The live music was very entertaining and upbeat. Would recommend to anyone for food and/or drinks.

Visited January 2014
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Sweden
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7 restaurant reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“load music sloppy service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

This restaurant/bar plays load music and the service is beneath contempt. The food is ok but there are a lot nicer places with the same menu

Visited January 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 restaurant reviews
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“Fresh Fish”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

We visited here several times on our trip to Roatan. Great Salsa. Fresh fish. Wonderful Lionfish. Monkey Lalas rated AAA+ Mine was a treat and made with a heart of chocolate after I mentioned I had never had one. Service was good. Bathrooms were clean. Great place to watch the sun go down and take one last dip in the water.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Calgary, Canada
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“Amazing atmosphere with live music and wonderful staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

My boyfriend and I have been in Roatan now for 5 days .. And we have been here 4 times and will probably be going again tonight for $1 tacos.

The food is amazing! We have had the fajitas and wings and we have no complaints! The drinks are delicious as well!

The servers are what makes it!! They remember you every time you go in. Our faves are addell ( I don't remember how to spell it) and a young server that has dreads in his hair! ( sorry forgot name) they both are wonderful staff members. They even got the manager to buy us shots for always coming in.

Scott Chamberlain was the best live music performer.. Very entertaining/ great sense of humour!

Great place all in all.

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