Nassau Bahamas

Via Caffe | Foodbidden

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Via Caffe


We sat down in this nice cozy cafe in Nassau. Now I have to say I have been here before and was not impressed. This time around I was pleasantly surprised.


The menu caught my eye immediately. There were some food items you could not get until after 5pm. Which was strange cuz I swore I saw pizza within those items. Either way I had decided what I wanted. We started with the Steak Wrap. Via’s version of the classic Philly cheese steak with onions, mushroom, peppers, and mozzarella cheese. Served with Cajun fries.


All this yumminess in one wrap is hard to explain. We tasted some A-1 sauce which was possible but it was the perfect bite each time. Our next item on the menu was the Conch Fritters. It was about 12:30pm and the server wasn’t sure if they were available at this time or not but he did bring them out with our entree.


I should have asked what the sauce was because it was fantastic. I always assume its mayonnaise and ketchup cuz it had that same consistency. If ever in town check out Via Caffe. Just in front of The Festival place terminal.

Location:Nassau Bahamas

Euro-Tandoor | Foodbidden

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Euro-Tandoor

Nassau, Bahamas.


Summer and I were told by a lovely crew member about a new place she had tried on the island. I was a bit hesitant at first, but I figure you only live once and had to check it out. Thank you so much Summer for indulging me in my craziness with @foodspotting.


Originally, I thought it was only Indian food. They had Italian as well. Mr. Govind Chhatlani, the owner, spoke to us at our table to see how we were doing and enjoying our food.


This used to be a European sandwich shop way back in the day. Many crew members come for the free Wifi. Thanks to our server for the password to access the Internet. Unfortunately, we never got her name. Great server.


There were four ships at port today, so different crew members from different ships were here checking their emails and enjoying a cup of coffee. One local came in and went straight to the food. Summer and I started with the Samosas. Summer got the chicken and I got the veggie ones.


We were told by the owner, Govind, that he just started adding the chicken samosas to the menu. He asked how we liked it and we said we loved it. Thanks Summer for sharing your Samosa with me. The veggie ones were good. A bit spicier than the chicken ones, but the chicken ones were fantastic. This was Summer’s first time and I am so happy she enjoyed her order. The odd part was being offered Ketchup or Hot Sauce with our order. I obviously, chose both. Not typical for me to have a Samosa with those toppings but it was very tasty. I actually enjoyed it. Very different from your typical chutney, mango, pickled sauces.


I tried to be gentle while cutting into them to take a great picture, but was not successful. Again, to give you the idea of what the insides looked like. While I am writing this I can taste that chicken with all the herbs and spices.


Several choices to be made and I decided to keep it simple today. Chicken Curry with white rice. Great choice. Spicy enough to provide that sweat from the forehead and clear the sinuses at the end of the meal. It was great. It’s always nice to get off the ship and find dishes with some true flavor.


I tend to always order the Garlic Naan. Unfortunately, they had none today, so I had to order the Garlic Roti. Wasn’t my preference, but I said yes and ordered it. I was happy I did. This Roti was nice and soft and complemented my dish perfectly. Thanks to our server for the suggestion.


I am trying to always add the “Feast” picture to show all that I had. We had a great time and I have to say it was nice that Summer enjoyed it. Her first time eating a Samosa was a success.

Summer APPROVED!!

Foodbidden APPROVED!!

The place is small but had lots of character. Nice decor and at the same time very simple. Some stools to sit outside as well. Only about two tables outside. No smoking inside, only outside. Thank you Govind.

If ever in Nassau. Check them out. Govind speaks to all his customers to be sure they are taken care of. He wants to be sure his customers are satisfied with the quality of his food.

Afterwards, I had to get chocolates for wifey at Sugar Happens. Be sure to read my blog about this candy store. They have it all. Thanks to @signcarmelo who introduced us to this place. Scary that the ladies from the candy store recognize me now. : )

Euro-Tandoor
Cafe Bar and Restaurant
Fine Indian and Italian Cuisine
#6 Charbay Plaza
Charlotte Street North
Nassau, Bahamas
(242) 328-4360
eurotandoor@hotmail.com

Location:#6 Charbay Plaza, Charlotte Street North, Nassau, Bahamas

Murray’s Deli

Murray’s Deli


Another gorgeous day in Paradise. Paradise Island that is. AA and I had decided to go on a #foodventure and Atlantis would be the place.


Lucky for us @gailyw and hubby happened to be in town visiting, so we planned on meeting for lunch.


This place is HUGE. Fits a bunch of people and trust me after a few minutes it got packed.


The place is clean. Open kitchen is always nice. Makes me feel safe.


The decor is amazing and the place is jammin with current songs and oldies.


Shakes with liquor. @Gailyw and hubby wasted no time. You can order the shakes with the liquor of choice. Good way to start a vacation.


Roast Beef with Au Jus. This was very flavorful. Now I won’t say that it’s better than Chicago. But I would say this was pretty good


Chicken and waffles. How can you ever go wrong with chicken and waffles? Their portions are big. You have to come hungry.


All kinds of cakes for dessert. None of us could possibly eat one of these desserts, but it all looked so good I had to take a picture of it.


Thank you so much to Gail and Simon for making time to eat with us. AA and I had a blast.

The service was a bit slow, but our server was very nice and efficient. It does get very busy and that’s why it tends to take a little bit longer to get your food.


Two Thumbs Up.

Murray’s Delicatessen
Atlantis Paradise Island
Nassau, Bahamas

Location:Nassau Bahamas, Atlantis Paradise Island

Location:Nassau Bahamas, Atlantis Paradise Island

Olives Mediterranean Bar & Cafe


Another day at work and this was a rough one. While arriving to the port it started pouring rain. I was concerned about heading out, but the hunger got the best of me and I decided to go out under the rain.


Olives has been on my mind and has always caught my eye, but never tried it myself. Crew members usually come here for lunch and WiFi.


The umbrella area seems to be the smoking section. Some people at the bar would step out and come here to smoke.


The chalkboard usually has lunch specials. Today it was blank. Just a few things written on it. I was surprised.


Ahhhh. Here they are. Seems the chalkboard in the kitchen area is not the best place for specials anymore. Everyday they have different specials.


Staff is super friendly. You come in and ask to be seated. Any place you sit is a good spot. It is nice to be seated indoors and yet feel the Bahamian breeze.


This was where I was seated. Near the TV. Oh yeah. They know me well. You can order food at the bar area or with the server. I asked for the recommendation of the day.


Seafood Ensalada
Grilled Shrimp, fish fillet, romaine, chopped vegetables, cherry tomato, shaved parmesan, balsamic herb vinaigrette.


I cannot express how good this was. As you know from my other blog posts I tend not to eat any type of salads. This is not something I would order on my own. Glad the staff recommended this dish.


Olives Mediterranean Bar & Cafe
(242) 356-3986
International Bazaar
Downtown, Bay St.
Nassau Island, New Providence

Description
Local favorite for Greek Gyros, Panini Sandwiches, flatbread Pizza, Rustic Salads and freshly grilled Seafood.

http://www.bahamaslocal.com/showlisting/14794/The_Original_Olives_Mediterranean_Cafe_and_Bar.html#picViewer%5Bolives%5D/3/

Location:Downtown, Bay St. Nassau Island, New Providence

Virgil’s (Nassau Bah

Virgil’s (Nassau Bahamas)

amas)

Virgil’s


Located inside the luxurious Atlantis Resort in Nassau Bahamas. This one had to be done. I was fortunate enough to be here last month and see where it was located. Didn’t get a chance to eat there. This time I made it a point to ask how to enter the restaurant.


Gorgeous place. The dining room was full and the only available seats were the bar or the high top. I chose the high top.


This is where I entered through. You really have to know its there from the inside. Hard to find. First floor and hidden in a corner.


Beautiful bar area. All types of sports while you enjoy a drink and great food. Today was December 31st, so they had holiday music. After a while they changed the music and you heard more island tunes.


This is the other dining room that was not in use during lunch hours. Two dining rooms this size and also a big seating area outside in the patio.


The view from my high top. Very nice place. One of the cab drivers said there were over 90 different types of fish.


They have their own BBQ sauce. It was very good. Would have liked to try a hotter/spicier version of this.


My favorite part of the table set up. Actual hand towels. I loved it.


For appetizer I started with the BBQ Trash Ribs served with Mustard coleslaw. I was worried about getting this for starters and be full for my main meal, but it was just the right size. Lots of flavor in all these tiny bites.


The Brisket Melt served with Coleslaw, Pickle, fresh cut French Fries. My server Ben gave me a high five when I ordered it. He said it was his favorite out of all the dishes they offered. This was super tasty.

Definitely not for someone on a budget. Everything is pricey in Atlantis. Virgil’s does not disappoint. For me it was worth every penny. Yeah Mon!

Foodbidden APPROVED!!

Virgil’s
Atlantis Resort
Nassau, Bahamas

Location:Atlantis Resort

Stix Grill (Nassau Bahamas)

Stix Grill (Nassau Bahamas)


Located in the same breezeway where Sugar Happens is at. This place has been here for a year now. It’s more outside than inside for dining, but its a great place to eat with this great Bahamas weather. Very nice patio looking area.


Tables and seating on the outside. Some stools inside the restaurant as well. Today I was with Big Momma and she likes food adventures just like @tarajroth and @xobejm.


Nice little place. Has a great look to it. Daily lunch specials. They usually have the specials written on a white board, but we came early today, so no specials were posted.


Locals come and hang out for a drink and some appetizers. They are open Fridays and Saturdays until 4am. Would love to see this spot at night. Very cozy area during the day. I am sure it can be a party at night.


Small kitchen preparing our lunch specials for the day. They have mostly Greek cuisine. They do have other offerings as well. The owner is very friendly and checks on his customers to be sure everything is okay.


They will be renovating for about two weeks. They will be closed during that time but expect to be up and running with a new and improved look soon. Now, on to the food stuff.


Grilled Grouper with Pilaf Rice and coleslaw. The lunch special of the day. Fantastic lunch. Everything tasted very fresh. All is served in to go containers so you can order lunch and go.


Big Momma ordered the Pastitsio which consists of luscious layers of seasoned ground beef, pasta, and a creamy bechamel sauce. It included a side salad. This was the other lunch special of the day. This had just come out of the oven and was delicious. What a great dish.

I highly recommend this place. Pricey but very much worth it. One issue, while you are eating outside there are a lot of flies in the area so you spend your time eating and “shooing” away flies.

Foodbidden and Big Momma APPROVED!!!
Many thanks to Big Momma for joining me in my food adventure for today.

Stix Grill (Nassau Bahamas)
Prince George Plaza, Bay Street
(242) 326-5967
Monday to Thursday 10am to 5pm
Fridays and Saturdays 10pm to 4am.

Location:Woods Rodgers Walk,Nassau,Bahamas

Brussels Bistro (Nassau

Brussels Bistro (Nassau Bahamas)

Bahamas)


Wow. Haven’t been here for years. My good friend Brent introduced us to this place and it has always been good. Pricey, but good.


Today Angela was with me and we decided to check it out. I thought it was closed and was pleasantly surprised when we got to the restaurant.


Many locals come here. Lots of people in suits. Many coming from work. All the people love this place. Lots of crew members come here as well.


Always top notch service. Very classy place. All food done the Belgian way. So much flavor and big portions.


Bread and butter. Homemade texture. Butter nice and smooth.


Belgium Burger. Burger with Fried egg on top and frites.


Pork Rack. Served with mushroom cream sauce, mixed vegetables and potatoes.


Foodbidden APPROVED!!


AND BIG MOMMA APPROVED!!

Not for someone on a budget and worth every penny. Great background music today. Loved this place. Will be coming back for that Belgium Burger.

Brussels Bistro
Frederick Street, Nassau

Location:Frederick Street,Nassau,Bahamas

Cafe S

Cafe Skans (Nassau Bahamas)

kans (Nassau Bahamas)


Today the Foodbidden Family had an adventure like never before. In the ever interesting Nassau Bahamas.


We have seen it, but never came in. This was the day we had to do it. Little did we know what we would be getting ourselves into.


The restaurant is huge. I haven’t seen a place this big in Nassau ever. We tend to hit the little mom and pop shops. Well, this one is a mom and pop shop, but they have a lot of space.


The place got packed in a second. Wow. Locals and fellow cruisers were here this day wanting some good grub. This included us, so LET’S TALK FOOD!!!


Gyros Platter. All kinds of choices are served here. From Greek to Bahamian dishes. Lots of flavor in all our dishes here.


Jerk Chicken and Pork Combo with rice and bean mix and Mac and Cheese casserole. @tarajroth had this one and I have to admit this was my favorite.


Pork Chop Sandwich with French Fries. This was @xobejm dish. She originally ordered the ribs, but they are all gone by the time we got there. We arrived around 12:30pm. Strange. So, she went with the Pork Chop. I always have a hard time taking pics of a sandwich. I decided to add two pics to get an idea of what it looked like. It had lettuce, mayo, mustard, and onions. @xobejm went with no tomatoes.

We were absolutely floored on how well the food tasted. The service was awesome and Carla our server was efficient and had the best smile ever. Lots of flavor and way too much to choose from. This is the place to be and that is why so many people were here today. The lobster, shrimp, mussels, etc. looked amazing. My next time here I am going for the seafood.


Foodbidden Family: TWO THUMBS UP!! OH YEAH!!

Cafe Skans
Bay Street
322-2486

Location:Nassau Bahamas, Bay Street

Pepper Pot Grill (Nassau, Bahamas)

My dear friend Leslie from DCL was the one who introduced me to this place years ago. Today I had to bring my buddy Chris with me. It is near the straw market. You have to cross the street from the main road and it’s hidden in the back. I asked some taxi drivers and they told me it was closed. I then asked around again and they directed me to where it was at. 

It was the first time Chris was eating Jamaican food. This was truly a great place to start. Sandra was our server today. She was awesome. Got our food out quickly. The place is nice and clean. It is cash only. They claim to have the best Jamaican food on the island. It is strange to be in the Bahamas and have Jamaican food. 

Mango Juice. This is what Chris ordered. I wanted to take a sip, but I was enjoying my carrot juice way too much. 

Carrot Juice. I was expecting to taste carrots and soil. I was not expecting it to be creamy. I wanted five more of these. This juice is perfect. 

Jerk Chicken with rice and peas and plantains. I remember it having more of a kick. This time around Chris said it was tasty, but it was missing the kick. 

Curry chicken with white rice and plantains. This was my dish. The curry was perfect. Great taste. Had a nice spicy kick to it, but my issue were the bones in the chicken. Still delicious, just annoying. They have other sides that they offer. I love their plantains. 

Fruit Cake. For dessert I had my eye on the chocolate cake they had near the register. To my surprise it was their Fruit Cake. Fantastic. I could not tell you what it had on the inside, but it was great. Chris and I were full and we still took more than one bite because it was that good. 

Two Thumbs Up. Foodbidden Approved. 

Overall, the place is a hidden gem. It is off from the main road. Short walk and definitely worth it. Cash only. Place is clean. Ask for Sandra. She is awesome. Oxtail is on the menu. Busy during lunch time. Lots of locals call their orders in and come and pick them up. 

Pepper Pot Grill
Nassau, Bahamas
Near Market and George Street

Location:Between Market and George Street

Taj Mahal (Nasssau

Taj Mahal (Nasssau, Bahamas)

, 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

Sharkeez Bar and Grill

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

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