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“Came here 5 times in November 2012”
Review of RJ's Barbecue

RJ's Barbecue
Ranked #4 of 48 Restaurants in Utila
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue, Caribbean, Central American
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed January 8, 2013

Great food, fresh grilled fish and cheap drinks - what else can one ask for?! Definitely the place to get a good meal and a stiff drink.

1  Thank yakov16ru
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

This is a great place for grilled/ barbecued food. Both delicious seafood and meat. The barbecued pork was great as well as the grilled kind fish. Really a great place to eat. Be early as the dishes sell out quickly. It is open on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

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1  Thank FreekAmsterdam
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Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

We visited RJ's on recommendation of a friend and it was so good we went back four more times. Basically each time it was open whilst we were on the island.

RJ's is only open on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sunday's. It's popular with both locals and tourists alike so you need to get in early.

It's an excellent, tasty but simple menu. You have a choice of two or three meats for the BBQ, and between 4 and 6 types of fish. You pick one of those options and are given a set menu of sides. The portions are huge and great value for money.

As the portions are so big, if you wanted you can order one portion with meat or fish and one sides only.

The Rumanade was a great drink and the deserts were also fantastic.....if you have room after your dinner.

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1  Thank TravellerS1703
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

RJ's was busy as it is only open 3 nights a week but it was fantastic. The food was amazing and the value great. The girls were friendly and kept the place moving all night long. This place is a must !

Thank jwick7
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

We had two great meals at RJ's, and it's rare for us to eat at the same place twice while travelling. Open-air restaurant on the main street, with a daily menu on a whiteboard based on the fish caught that day, along with a few meat dishes. You order at the counter and the staff are helpful in describing the fish.
Everything is cooked on a big grill out the back. We tried tuna, wahoo, kingfish, amberjack and the burger - all were simply prepared and excellent. Meals come with a changing list of side dishes - beans, salad, rice, tortillas, corn, slaw.
Fish were typically about $6.50 for a large, delicious plate.
Tried the rumonades, which which were delicious, generously poured and reasonable at $1.75.
RJ's is only open Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. I'd suggest getting there fairly soon after the 5:30 opening; by 6:30 there were lines of people waiting to order.
Lively place, great food and value.

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1  Thank wix
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