Rubio’s Cuban Cafe


On this chilly morning AR and I head out early to see what we could find. Rubio’s has an interesting schedule and not open early morning. We were craving a Cuban coffee, but no luck. There store hours are as follows:
 
 Monday to Friday
 11am to 3pm
 5pm to 7pm
 
 Saturday and Sunday
 11am to 7pm


Awesome little place. They make a good use of space in this tiny area.


Great decor on walls and the place is very clean.


We arrived at 11am sharp, so no customers when we arrived. About 12pm the lunch rush came in and we had to pay and leave in a hurry before it became too crowded. We were heading back to the ship and we couldn’t be late.


The paintings on the wall were gorgeous and we were greeted by Andrea. She said it was only her third day working there and she was amazing.
 


I haven’t had a Jupiña since I was a kid. I may have hyped it up too much in my head. It’s just pineapple soda. : )


AR had the Passion Fruit. I didn’t want to take a taste. Most of these drinks have way too much sugar in them. AR said it tasted refreshing.


Croquetas
 Two ground ham croquettes, rolled, breaded and deep fried. I always have loved these. Nice and hot when they brought them out. Always a good way to start the meal.
 


Frita/Cuban Burger
 Cuban Style burger of seasoned ground beef served with onions, and piled high potato sticks on a burger bun. I have had these in Miami and they are delicious. This one was definitely a second place contender. Keep in mind we have nothing like this in Orlando, so having a Frita in Cape Canaveral was pretty cool.


Ropa Vieja with white rice and maduros. This was AR’s dish. I ate most of hers too. Very nice. Not out of this world good, but good combination.
 
 Andrea, thank you so much for the great service and hospitality. Your suggestions were spot on. Until we “Eat” again.
 


Dos Dedos Arriba!
 
 
 
 Rubio’s Cuban Cafe
 (321) 799-2200
 6550 North Atlantic Avenue
 Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
 
 Monday to Friday
 11am to 3pm
 5pm to 7pm
 
 Saturday and Sunday
 11am to 7pm
 
 
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Location:6550 North Atlantic Avenue Cape Canaveral, FL 32920

Sharkeez Bar and Grill


I have been pleasantly surprised today. This was a place I did not want to go to. I repeat. Did not. While being upset about going in to the restaurant we came across a lovely young lady who greeted us at the top of the steps.
 


I was traveling with my good friend AA this week and we had no idea what we were getting ourselves into. I wanted to try this Italian restaurant just down the road, but we weren’t in the pasta mood.
 


Sharkeez to me will always be a tourist trap. I guess I got suckered into being trapped as well. But I have to tell you…..I LOVED IT. Let’s start with the basics. Greeted by a lovely young lady. Sat down and the music was just right. All kinds of Pop songs that made you want to boogie as soon as you walked in. There is outside seating as well which I didn’t take a picture of. And it’s a gorgeous view of the water and the ships.
 


I asked our lovely server what she recommended to drink and she came back a second later with a Kalik. Nice and smooth beer. “The Beer Of The Bahamas”.
 


Bahamian Conch Fritters
 Delicious Caribbean conch fritters, fried golden brown, served with their homemade calypso island sauce. I had to order this one. Saw it on the menu and I loved the sauce that came with it.
 


Fish and Chips (Mahi Mahi) This was AA’s dish. I had a taste and it was perfect. Our server suggested the Mahi and she was absolutely right.
 


Jerk Chicken Sandwich
 Jerked to perfection served on sesame seed bun with lettuce and tomatoes with cheese. This was my dish. What else is there to say?
 
 Unfortunately, I never got the name of our server. She was great. The whole staff work as a team here and everyone was in great spirits. The music makes a big difference in people’s mood. They serve all kinds of dishes. American and Bahamian. For you non-adventurers this is the place to come and have a good meal. I truly enjoyed it.
 
 Lots of crew come here for the free wifi as well. When we walked in it wasn’t busy. By the time we were leaving it was packed. Big Kudos to AA for being a trooper and coming out to find a new food-venture.
 


Dos Dedos Arriba!!!
 
 
 Sharkeez Bar and Grill
 Prince George Wharf, Nassau, New Providence Island

Location:Prince George Wharf, Nassau, New Providence Island

No Name Beach Bar and Grill (Cozumel Mexico)


The weather was horrible in Cozumel. We had a day of rough seas and not able to dock in Costa Maya, so we came to Cozumel in the evening and stayed overnight. This morning the weather continued being bad.


After putting on our ponchos we head out for a food-venture. The No Name Bar was where we happen to arrive. We went to another place beforehand, but it was packed so we came here. So glad we did.
 


It’s a very small bar area. I had to ask if they served food and they have a large selection of items to order. Including some Turkish dishes.
 


The menu was awesome. Flags from all over the world. This bar and grill is made by crew, for crew. Their welcome mat says it as soon as you walk in. Sadly, I didn’t get a picture of it.


@aroth was a serious trooper today. After all that rain hitting our faces we were happy to be somewhere that was nice and warm and with free wifi.
 


Big Momma (@aroth) started it off with a Cafe Latte. Great choice. With that little touch of cinnamon.
 


Turkish coffee for me. And yes that is a double. Wow. I swear I grew hair with that first drink. The “mud” at the end is always the best.
 


Oh yeah. Not everyone enjoys this. I happen to be a fan of Turkish coffee. Kudos to No Name Bar for making it so well. As I mentioned they have different Turkish items on the menu.
 


El Capitan’s Girlfriend. Arrachera (Steak) with French Fries and Side Salad. This was my dish. Oh yes. I tend to come to Cozumel for their steak. It has a unique taste.
 


@aroth ordered The 2nd Officer. Arrachera tacos with cheese. They bring you the pico de gallo and the guacamole on the side.
 
 All in all, very nice place. Veronica was our server and she was very sweet. The woman at the bar was not as friendly. She just gave us the menus and had us have a seat. Efficient, but not friendly. No Name is located right across the street from Mega grocery store. Ask for Veronica.
 


Dos Dedos Para Arriba!! (Two Thumbs Up)
 
 
 No Name Beach Bar and Grill
 628 Avenida Rafael Melgar
 Cozumel, Mexico
 Quintana Roo
 
 
 

Location:628 Avenida Rafael Melgar

Singh’s Roti Shop (Grand Cayman)


Grand Cayman once again and this time I was with the big boss @aroth. Luckily, she enjoys great food like I do.
 


When I first told her about going to a Roti shop she was ready to try something new. She even did her research on line finding information on what a Roti shop had. We head out into town and started asking locals where the Roti shop was located.
 


They sent us down Shedden road in Georgetown. When you come out of the gate from the ship you make a right. Second street is Shedden make a left and walk straight down passed the Thai restaurant until you see Singh’s Roti on your left.
 


My first Roti shop experience was in Orlando. At Singh’s Roti Shop as well. I thought it was perfect that it had the same name. Curious to know if it’s the same owners.


When we walked in my buddy David was there. I love bumping into crew who enjoy good food. It smelled great when we walked in. Trudy was our server today. We decided to order the lunch special and a Roti. I also wanted a typical drink from Trinidad.
 


Mauby. A typical drink from Trinidad.
 


Stew Chicken with Rice and Salad. Delicious. The only thing that was difficult for @aroth and I was the bones. You had to be careful while chewing.
 


Curry Chicken Roti. This one deserved three pictures and more. Outstanding. The curry was spot on. No bones in the chicken and I swear I swallowed it in two seconds. My buddy David was making fun at me and asking if I needed another one. It truly was that good.
 
 
 Singh’s Roti Shop
 Shedden Road, Georgetown
 Grand Cayman, BWI

Location:Shedden Road, Georgetown

Disney Magic Cruise Restaurants

Short and sweet look at the two new and improved restaurants on the Disney Magic Ship. Enjoy the pics.
 
 Carioca’s. Formerly known as Parrot Cay. This is the Disney Magic’s South American restaurant.

 
 Animator’s Palate. Formerly known as Animator’s Palate. LOL. This is the new and improved one. Lots of enhancements. Can’t tell ya. It’s a surprise.

 
 Lumiere’s restaurant is not pictured. It has been cleaned up, but other than that it is the same as before.
 
 Disney Magic restaurants and their new changes and touch ups make her look even more gorgeous than always.
 
 


Two Thumbs Up.

Location:Carioca’s and Animator’s Palate

Disney Magic Lounges

This one my friends will be short and sweet. I had to post this before I left out of town again. This is the new and improved Disney Magic lounges. She just had a makeover. Enjoy the pics.
 
 This is Fathoms. Formerly known as Rockin Bar D. Themed dance nights. This is the night club.

 
 Next is Keys. Formerly known as Sessions. A piano bar is always a must.

 
 
 O Gills Pub. Formerly known as Diversions. Very spacious sports bar.


Now it’s After Hours. Formerly known as Beat Street.
 


The Magic after dry dock looks fantastic. Some bugs that still need to be worked out, but overall she looks amazing. And the answer is No. No “On Demand tv”. Sorry guys.
 
 


Two Thumbs Up!

Location:Disney Magic Cruise Ship

Taj Mahal (Nasssau, Bahamas)


Here we were with @tarajroth. Our last meal at Nassau of 2013. We had to go out and venture out on the island and get some good grub.


As always I asked around to crew members and I was told to check out Taj Mahal. Formerly known as Green Shutters. It was an Irish Pub way back in the day.


@tarajroth and I walked out and had no idea where to go. Luckily, I am not a typical male and asked for directions as many times as I could. It seemed the locals were sending us all kinds of different ways.


Finally a taxi driver led us to the right direction. From Bay Street you go to Parliament and go up the hill. Taj Mahal is on the right.


The Green shutters cannot be missed. We walked in and some locals were sitting down enjoying a good meal. We were greeted by a lovely young lady and sat down near the bar area.


Mango Lassi with Cinnamon
 


Chicken Vindaloo. The spice was perfect. I walked out sweating. Just like I like it.


Chicken Korma. @tarajroth ordered this one. I didn’t want to taste it because my dish was so yummy.


Garlic Naan. Very garlicky. Amazing.
 


Feast Shot.
 
 
 The place is expensive, but worth every penny. The portions are more than generous and the flavor and spice was like no other. Service is spot on. I will be going back and taking friends here.
 


Two Thumbs Up.
 
 
 Taj Mahal
 Parliament Street
 Nassau, Bahamas

Location:Parliament Street