Cayman Islands Journals

Grand Cayman 2004

A July 2004 trip to Cayman Islands by MsClee

Cimboco Photo, Cayman Islands, Caribbean More Photos
Quote: The beautiful island of Grand Cayman!

Cimboco

Restaurant

Cimboco Photo, Cayman Islands, Caribbean
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Cimboco is fast service with a simple but great café style menu, moderately priced, and excellent atmosphere; we went twice for the pasta and Caesar salad with jerk chicken ($10.20); the vegetarian roti ($8.95) was superb. Pizza was not bad, but plan on waiting a bit longer for this item.

These people take pride in their work and it shows. 4.5 out of 5 stars

Email for pics at: dragonflyfarms@hotmail.com

Please put Cayman in the subject box. You will have to register at ofoto.com to see the vacation pics of the turtles and stingrays!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 14, 2004

Cimboco
P.O. Box 30786
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
+345-9472-782

Eats Cafe

Restaurant

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Eats Café has a more diverse menu. The fish and chips (Thursdays only CI$6.95) was somewhat overcooked, as were the conch fritters (CI$5.95 and the sauce is spicy!). The calamari was better (CI$6.95); other items were not remarkable but moderately priced. Cozy 50’s decorated. 2.5 stars

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 14, 2004

Eats Cafe
Falls Shopping Centre
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
345-945-5288

Hard Rock Cafe

Restaurant | "Hard Rock Café"

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We had a great waitress, but the food was inferior CI$9.95 sandwiches, CI$9.95 salads and the food took forever to be served. Plan on long waits for service and food when there is a cruise ship docked. Reminds me of a loud, greasy diner. 1 star

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on July 14, 2004

Hard Rock Cafe
43 South Church Street
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
(345) 945-2020

Champion House

Restaurant | "Champions"

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We arrived at 6pm and no one else was there despite the recommendations from locals that this is a good seafood restaurant. Even their menu boasts all sorts of seafood items. However, the fish special was not local (cod), had too much batter breading (deep fried I think) and lacked flavor (frozen).

Giving it the benefit of the doubt with 1.5 stars because the waiter was so helpful.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on July 14, 2004

Champion House
Eastern Avenue
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Breezes by the Bay

Restaurant | "Breezes in the Bay"

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It's upstairs! Breakfast was interesting, but not impressive or tasty for that matter- interesting shape for French toast, pancakes were bland, the frittata was really an overcooked omelet. The only thing good about this place is the great view of the harbor (don’t pay attention to the loading dock) and the decaf. 1.5 stars

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on July 14, 2004

Breezes by the Bay
P.O. Box 30786 SMB
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
+353-943-8439

Café Med

Restaurant

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Exotic looking décor and very friendly staff. Pasta Carbonara (CI$13.95) was good and tasty; but, the fish special of baked mahi mahi filet (the frozen kind again) was a disappointment (CI$25.95). 2 stars because the chef made an effort with the sauce and seasoning. 15% gratuity is automatic.

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on July 14, 2004

Café Med
West Bay Road
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

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Breakfast buffet ($9.95) was wholesome and typically Marriott. Pleasant dining and after you feast you can head for Seven Mile Beach across the street. 4 stars

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 14, 2004

Courtyard Marriott Restaurant
1590 West Bay Rd.
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
+345-946-4433

Outback Steak House

Restaurant

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Outback is my old standby. The prime rib was quite good, except one side of it was slightly tough while the other was very tender. I try to eat in as many different Outbacks as possible to rate the way their prime rib is made. My friend and dinner companion always orders the Walhalla pasta. Typical attentive service. 4.5 stars

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 14, 2004

Outback Steak House
West Bay Road
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Food Notes!

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About pasta-the majority of restaurants that advertise serve mainly pasta dishes.

Main grocery stores:

Kirks- on the outskirts of Georgetown and the airport. Has pretty much everything you need including a salad and prepared food bar.

Fosters- the shopping center behind the Outback on West Bay. Has the biggest selection and the best prices for grocery items, especially rum cake (CI$11.95).

Hurleys- on the east side of Georgetown; smaller and more expensive than Kirks and Fosters.

Side note: if you decide to purchase rum, the duty-free shop at the airport has the best prices for rum.

Beautiful Grand Cayman

Best Of IgoUgo

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Grand Cayman is very British and one of the best places to visit in the Caribbean. The main beach or string of beaches is located on West Bay Road and called Seven Mile Beach. This is the primary resort area where the majority of restaurants, eateries, grocery stores, and shopping can be found. The airport and port of Georgetown-cruise ships come in ther, are minutes away. The island is clean and neat and the main road signage is pretty decent. The best things to do on the island are scuba diving, snorkeling, and dining! Dives run about CI$85 for a 2-tank dive and there are numerous dive shops to choose from. Snorkeling is about CI$20 for a reef and stingray sandbar tour. The latter...Read More