We ate here twice (out of the 3 nights a week they're open) and the price is right: 130 lempiras ($7) for a large piece of fish with 4 sides (usually 3 starches and salad). Add 50 lempiras for pork chop or steak. The food is pretty good but the fish was solidly overcooked both nights (we had the king fish, snapper and tuna). And we went early and ordered by 7 each time so the chef shouldn't have been drunk yet. The overcooking I can deal with as it's a good value.
Despite their large banners declaring "Bay Islands Responsible Seafood Guide," which are found in many restaurants on the islands, RJ's proudly served lobster on the second night declaring it on a large sign outside. A quick look on the Responsible Seafood Guide clearly shows both that lobster season is closed by law from March to June (we were there in late March), as this is mating season, and that lobster tails must be no smaller than 5.5 inches long to ensure the lobsters reach reproductive age.
RJ's was serving both large and small lobsters that evening, and one of our dining companions ordered the small lobster (they ran out of the large lobster before we got there). Only the tail was served, and this was only about 4 inches long. Sad to see that they both served lobster during the closed season, and that they serve juvenile lobsters, thereby depleting the lobster population and preventing reproduction. Such unsustainable fish service was very disappointing. And on top of that, they overcooked it. What a pity.
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