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Not sure if this counts as it's the future not the past 🙂

 

We're sailing from Rio to Buenos Aires in December. We board on a Saturday but don't sail til Sunday PM.  So we'll board and then immediately leave the ship and head to Copacabana beach to The Deck, our fave place for feijoada, a typical Saturday lunch.  With multiple caipirinhas.  We'll return to the ship, Oceania's Marina, sleep off the lunch and drinks and maybe have a snack for dinner.

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Seafood tapas in Malaga

Down a little street where everything looked closed.... no tourists.

Incredible seafood

Neighboring streets were stuffed with tourists...

This little place had room for maybe 16 total.. just a few high tops and a few seats at the bar

All locals. We struck gold and just got lucky to stumble upon it

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The most interesting thing I ate in port was conch in Freeport, Bahamas, during a cooking class excursion.  They taught us three ways to make it: conch fritters, conch salad, and cracked conch.  Also beans and rice, and a coconut dessert (not shown).

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The second-most interesting thing I ate in port was frozen chocolate-covered key lime pie in Key West, FL. 

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Dinner at Marguerite’s in Montego Bay Jamaica.   Start with a cocktail in the rosewood bar...quiet and cool with slow turning ceiling fans.  You expect to see Humphrey Bogart in dinner jacket sipping a snifter of Cognac at the bar next to you. The Maitre D’ escorts you into the dining room and five waiters attend to your every whim.  Dinner progresses over two hours of epicurean joy.  Somewhere between desert and coffee they open the big double doors on the bay side just steps away from your table and you get to see the most incredible sunset of your lifetime...sheer Heaven.   

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On 6/17/2019 at 10:34 AM, Fogfog said:

Down a little street where everything looked closed.... no tourists.

 

That's a huge part of why and where we travel.  Yay for you.

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On my latest cruise, I had lunch in Ensenada: a fish taco, a shrimp taco, and a Pacifico beer.  The taco were amazing, and followed the authentic Baja California recipe, nothing Americanized.  The fillings were tender and flavorful.  I made a mistake of putting on too much pickled onions.  I thought they were simply marinated, but they turned out to be very spicy.  My mouth burned for almost an hour afterwards.  But it was worth it.

 

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On 1/12/2014 at 11:27 PM, toddthecow said:

Tracey's Crab Shack in Juneau......hands down.

It is so rare to have fresh king crab unless you live in Alaska. Not cheap, but so worth it.

 

We ate at a crab place in Juneau with a more unusual name- can't find any mention of it on websites now. Maybe it's the same place? Anyway, the king crab and all the other dishes we tried were amazing!

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On 10/9/2013 at 6:06 PM, ducklite said:

Rome. Cafe Brancaccio. Best freaking pizza ever, anywhere. It is not in a tourist area.

We are headed there in May, will definitely check it out,  thanks 

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On 2/13/2015 at 4:58 PM, LouisV said:

Calamari on Santorini!!! We've never had calamari anywhere else that even came close to being that good! The rings were huge and snow white!

We will be in Santorini in May, do you happen to remember the name of the restaurant so we can check it out? 

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By far the best meal we had was in Toro Salao in Old San Juan, located between the port and the fort.  Only found it because the wife stopped at the Starbucks next to it for her morning crack.  Siting outside, eating some great tapas, enjoying a cold beer - can not be beat.  

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On 9/20/2019 at 5:14 PM, ssevcik3 said:

On a tour in Charlottetown P.E.I , we went on the panoramic tour (RCCL). The bus driver gave each passenger a bag of chips. They were delicious! Looking for the name of the chips. Anybody know?

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Do you have a picture of the empty bag? I live a couple of hours from PEI and went to a potato chip factory with our kids, plain chips just out of their huge fryer, they were some good. They don't do tours any more unfortunately 

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On 7/28/2013 at 4:51 PM, YehWereCrusing said:

Not sure the name specifically but in Nassau they do this thing where they take huge pieces of shredded conch and batter and fry them (not conch fritters)...man was it delicious:)

It's Called Cracked Conch! Yes one of my absolute Fav's!  

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Juneau, Alaska's Alaska Fish and Chips Company located at the end of the cruise ship docks near the Wings Airways building and ramp to their planes.  It's a small restaurant with the best halibut that I have ever eaten.  I ordered halibut and chips.  The chips were good, the slaw was good, the beer was cold, the service and ambiance was perfect, and the halibut was the best that I had in Alaska in several restaurants during my 2019 cruise.  

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Singapore, near the Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel (literally around the corner and up the block):  I dined with friends who have Singapore family connections at a buffet type restaurant with so many different and, for me, unusual Asian selections that it really was overwhelming.  Some Western cuisine was available, but everything that I chose was Asian with a tilt towards the cuisine of Singapore as my friends suggested.  Delicious!  Just absolutely delicious except for one dish that I remember I did not finish.  I recall the texture of the food didn't suit my palate.  

 

This was a dinner for friends who sailed with Statendam on her final HAL cruise after we disembarked that morning.  It was our last "get together" with a great group of people!  We were a very international group with Missouri, Florida, Ohio, Canada, Australia, and Singapore being represented.

 

I don't remember the name of the restaurant.  I have tried to find it with no success.  May not even exist anymore.  Who knows?  

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Its hard to remember really, usually we always get some nice foods at ports. One remarkable thing though is the fish soup in bread bed in the port of San Francisco. I remember chilling on the beach and eating a tasty warm soup. Ohh it was fantastic. But in any case Belizean chicken is what I would certainly want to try  

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Steak Aoyama in Kobe Japan. The Kobe steak is something every meat eater should experience., and this tiny place was absolutely amazing. And a nice second place for us goes to...c40a865d71d67ce6e58481df8f472d81.jpg7ec7fd18ad2233eee427fe08b31f5118.jpg200cef7c9e9b4751fa44a75562a31c81.jpgdca3ac77660dffd45278987513fb2030.jpgTracy’s crab shack in Juneau...short walk from the ship. Sweetest freshest crab, crab cakes and crab bisque you’ll ever have.


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Before the whole place caught a dose of commercialism ...
The Harbour Cafe in Capetown. No airs and graces, plastic table cloths and just plain good food. What would now be the equivalent to ‘Street Food’.
The dinner menus consisted only of fish that had been caught that day. The Piri Piri prawns were excellent. They always recommended a Nederburg Rose wine to go with it ... we found out later that was the only wine they sold ... but hey ho it did go well!

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7 hours ago, Diego Da Monkey said:

Tracy’s crab shack in Juneau...short walk from the ship. Sweetest freshest crab, crab cakes and crab bisque you’ll ever have.

 

I tried to patronize them last year.  The line to get into the establishment was just too long!  I found the Alaska Fish & Chips Company and enjoyed the best Halibut and Chips that have ever entered my digestive system!

 

Cruisers who do not try the culinary offerings of the port's Alaskan restaurants are missing an important part of their Alaskan cruise, in my opinion.

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