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Roatan surprisingly has a great range of cuisines represented.
WEST END RESTAURANTS
Ooloonthoo Restaurant - Now located on the main road in Mangrove Bight, just a few minutes outside of West End. Let your taxi driver know that it is beside Tropico Italiano. The restaurant has changed its dining format to a three course meal so people can enjoy a fine dining experience in an airconditioned dining room. Their food can be described as being progressive using Indian flavors and modern cooking techniques. Every dish is made from scratch, including their yogurt for their raitas. Reservations are a must for not only their cooking classes in Traditional Indian Food but also for dinner. www.ooloonthoo.com
LeBistro - Look for the "Thai / Vietnamese" sign as they are now located above West End Divers. You have everything from the traditional thai summer rolls, to a flaming hot pot entree called blau blau.
Argentinian Steakhouse - Located directly in front of Half Moon Bay at the Posada Arco Iris Hotel. They serve great grilled steaks and lobster for a reasonable price. You can get good reasonably priced wines as well.
Pura Vida - An Italian restaurant with great brick oven pizzas, sandwiches and pasta. Open lunch and dinner and always popular. It is located right on the main road in the heart of West End.
Rudy's - Mainly famous on the island for it's gargantuan fresh smoothies and breakfast fare. Rudys is also open for lunch and dinner. Located towards the far end of West End. They have a variety of flavors from fruits like pineapple, papaya and mango to coffee and mocha flavors. Rudy's is closed.
Tre Fratelli - Another Italian restaurant right in the heart of West End. Their pastas are real tasty. Started off with the Brushchetta and ended up with Espresso. This restaurant has been closed for several years. In its place is a local island type restaurant.
Cannibals - Mexican - Not your typical U.S. mexican, similar items but much fresher and authentic. Located at the Sea Breeze in they have great food! Be sure to get some guacamole to start.
Rotisserie Chicken - A small place down the far end of West End near Rudy's. The rotisserie chicken is so moist and flavorful. Their sides are real tasty too, get the cole slaw and the yellow rice which is seasoned to perfection.
Pinocchios - Italian - Located a little out of the way, but well marked, and definitely worth the extra effort. Look for the sign and walk a short way up the hill and it is located on your right hand side. They are like a small trattoria with a blackboard menu of specials and great pasta. Garlic bread isn't on the menu but they will make it if you ask. Worth finding! Not open on Weds though.
The Lobster Pot - A quiet place on the beach. At the South end of the road through West End, continue out onto the beach. Walk a short distance towards Luna Beach Resort. You'll see the sign first then a few widely-spaced tables under the palm trees. The restaurant is tucked back from the beach. It's the most romantic dinner spot in or near West End, with good food, tablecloths, linen napkins, and the sound of rusling palms instead of car horns...all at competitive prices. People also rave over the lobster omelette at breakfast there.
Luna Beach Resort - Located between West End and West Bay, just walk to the end of West End and continue along the beach until you reach the resort. They serve breakfast and lunch. The kitchen opens at 7am and closes no later than 6 pm. They serve everything from nachos, quesidillas, sandwiches and chicken fingers to pastas and seafood items. The resort itself is a gem, see reviews in the Hotels section. www.lunabeachresort.com
WEST BAY BEACH
Bite on the Beach - Excellent restaurant that has been established for over 10 years in West Bay and now under new management. Beautiful deck overlooking West End and West Bay. Full bar service. Wide selection of seafood, including lobster, shrimp, conch, crab and fish. Also great steaks and burgers and also Thai curry! The lobster bite appetizer is chunks of lobster meat and delicious! Easily accessible via water taxi. If driving a car, take the road to West Bay and follow the signs to the Coral Reef Explorer. Open Thursday through Saturday from 12:00 to 8:00 p.m., Sunday Brunch from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Las Rocas - Italian restaurant offers great fare, the menu changes daily. Prepared by an Italian Chef called Piero. It is located just around the bend from Bite on the Beach heading back towards West End. They have a good little bar there as well with Happy Hour specials and Los Rocas is worth checking out!
Gios - People rave about this place, especially for its seafood and the specialty of King Crabs.
Romeo's is another italian restaurant, owned by the same family as Gio's. Another restaurant that comes highly recommended.
Hole in the Wall - Famous for it's Friday and Sunday afternoon BBQs. 350 Lps each. The menu includes: BBQ Prime Beef Filet, Lobster (or Local Shrimp Kabobs), Homemade Mashed Potatoes, Fresh Cole Slaw, Bar Beans, Home Baked Bread & dessert! The food is fantastic. You will need to take a water taxi to get there as the restaurant is only accessible by water. The all you can eat buffet is served around 3pm but get there earlier to chill out and have some drinks or do a mangrove tour. Hole in the Wall is definitely worth the trip! They will also put on the BBQ on other days if you e-mail them in advance.
PARROT TREE AREA
The View - Aptly named for it's location and incredible view. It is open for lunch and dinner and the blackboard menu changes per the chef's whims. Good dishes there include the barbequed chicken sandwich and the grilled Grouper in Lime Cream sauce. Worth the stop!