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“Paella all the way”
Review of Belly Buttons

Belly Buttons
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Takeout
Bend, Oregon
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Paella all the way”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Went here three times once for BBQ which was good, once for breakfast it was ok. Early in our trip we talked with a gentleman at Lazy Jacks bar who said he cooked Paella at Belly Buttons on Wednesday nights. So, we went on the next Wednesday made reservations which this man told us to do because he only makes 40 servings. As it turns out this man was right on, it was Chef Waldo. We watched him put this together for almost an hour wonderful smells, the Paella was just delicious. If you are in Vieques this is a must meal, full of seafood, great atmosphere good service and very personal as Chef Waldo serves your meal to you. Dont miss this!!!!!!!

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Chuck P
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Malden, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Eggs with a view!”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

I love it here. The staff is the best. They are friendly and epitomize the island life. Stop in, relax and enjoy great company and great views.

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank Mark L
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TEXAS
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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“Wed Paella Night”
Reviewed February 19, 2013

Go here on Wed for Paella made by a local. It was delicious! make sure you get there early and reserve a spot because they sell out quick.

Visited February 2013
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Thank Boss H
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
Level 6 Contributor
84 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“FANTASTIC BBQ”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

We decided on this place simply by walking up and down the Esperanza strip. Belly Button's smelled the best (due to the outdoor BBQ kitchen). We sat at a table right next to the BBQ grill. As we sat down, the couple at the table next to us recommended the barbeque...a good sign. The cook could hear us discussing the menu too, and offered suggestions and helpful tips. It was really cook to be able to watch him cooking and chat with him! Apparently he just started the BBQ grilling this past season. Hopefully he keeps it up!

We ended up splitting amongst the four of us a half chicken, half rack of ribs, and pulled pork. We also tried their chili, which was good. In my personal opinion, the ribs and pulled pork were EXCELLENT. The homemade mango coconut barbeque sauce they use could easily be bottled and sold. The chicken was good--nothing to write home about though. Fries were excellent, and mac'n'cheese was okay.

My recommendation? Sit by the kitchen and get some barbeque--it's what this place does well.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank ShiningHalo
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Toronto Canada
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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“Great Burgers & Great View”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

Had lunch here today. The burger was great, cooked exactly as requested! The service was quick and courteous, we had no issues unlike other reviews. The place is very humble, seating is at shaded picnic tables, which adds to the laid back vibe of the place. It is what it is, a great unpretentious beach bar/restaurant with a wonderful view of the water. Would definitely go again!

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Jamie R
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