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“Go for the music, skip the food!”
Review of Monkey Island Beach Cafe - CLOSED

Monkey Island Beach Cafe
Price range: $5 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
91 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Go for the music, skip the food!”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

This is a great place for live music with plenty of space and a huge bar. We went on a weekend and the place was packed. The food was dismal. My husband ordered the coconut shrimp after being told they were "the best on the island". They were overcooked, tasteless and rubbery and very disappointing at $16. I ordered flour tortilla chicken tacos ($8) which were less than average. Go for the music and have a drink but skip the food.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank 1peacefrog
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Vancouver Island, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Not a Real Bang for the Buck”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

We had lunch here and were a bit disappointed with the service, food and price. We had fajitas that were lacking in the Tortilla Department. Just not enough Tortillas to go with the filling. When we asked for more....none came. The price was quite high, in fact very high for what you received. This place could be more if they would just give it some vision.

Visited April 2013
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Thank Dixie S
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Dallas, Texas
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“great view great food great staff and clean ,,,,,”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

Went there on a carnival Cruise , Stopped by the west end and by luck found this place. The coconut shrimp were the size of baby arms. Drinks and lobster were the best i ever had. try the monkey lala and the dirty banana you wont regret it. Cool guy named Blake the manager,, free chips and salza ,,plus there was a band getting started before i left. You guys sold me on Roatan i will be back and we will party again. . The view was to die for cause u are right on the beach.
I will be there again .......

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank gary j
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West End, Honduras
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“FANTASTIC!!!!!!”
Reviewed May 4, 2013

I really like this place! The food is delish, the staff is friendly and costumer service is a wonderful change beings that it is hard to find that in Central America! Try YUM!!! Right on the beach and when it gets hot just jump in then visit the shower out back! LOVE LOVE LOVE this place!!

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Michelle M
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Thame, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Overpriced sub average food”
Reviewed May 4, 2013 via mobile

Went there on band night and was tempted to eat the coconut shrimp when the door man said they were the best on the island. If so, the island has a shrimp problem-Highly disappointed. The shrimp were rubbery and overcooked. My wife had chicken tacos which were also average but tasted better at half the price. Coconut shrimp was $16 and the chicken tacos were $8. I would recommend going for the entertainment but eat somewhere else first! Suggestion: Try Rotisserie Chicken or Cafe Escondido for a great meal at a reasonable price.

Visited May 2013
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Thank Stephen H
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