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Island Bites: Tasting Aguachile, Mexico’s Version of Ceviche

September 15, 2014 | 4:08 pm | 0 Comment

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By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor I’ve never met a ceviche I didn’t like. Fish, shrimp, mixto ¬¬¬– I’ve devoured them all with gusto, and for me, no trip to Mexico’s Caribbean Coast is complete without least a bowl a day. But on a recent jaunt to Puerto Morelos (a now-sleepy-but-not-for-long village between Cancun and Playa del Carmen) I made more...

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10 Secret Caribbean Restaurants

August 7, 2014 | 2:04 am | 0 Comment

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By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor A GOOD MEAL is its own reward, made all the sweeter when you have to venture off the beaten path to seek it out. Here, in 10 Caribbean destinations, we’re sharing our favorite “secret” restaurants, where the pleasure is as much in the finding as in the eating. Season To the Bone, Grand Cayman Since jerk’s more...

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Five Ways to Enjoy Nevis By Night

August 5, 2014 | 3:52 pm | 0 Comment

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By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor NEVIS — This is a small island (only 36 square miles), but it’s big on things to do. Spend your days basking on its golden sands; hiking Mount Nevis; biking its challenging trails; or exploring the diminutive capital of Charlestown. But when the sun goes down, the action really heats up. Here are our picks for five nights more...

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Caribbean Eats: At Curacao’s Tempo Doeloe, a Taste of Indonesia

May 10, 2014 | 6:01 pm | 0 Comment

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CURACAO's long colonial Dutch history has, among other things, led to a cornucopia of culinary experiences available on the island. That means that, wherever you go on the island, you can find a wide variety of flavours from the Netherlands, the wider Caribbean, South America and, interestingly, Indonesia. That brings us to the relatively new Tempo Doeloe eatery more...

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Caribbean Eats: Trinidad’s Best Roti?

April 27, 2014 | 7:01 am | 0 Comment

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PORT OF SPAIN — IT IS not a science, this. Searching for the best roti in a country like Trinidad and Tobago seems an ultimately futile quest; everyone has his or her preferred place, just as there are multitudes of "go-to" doubles stands and corn soup carts. So it took some digging, some clandestine chats and quite a lot of whispering. For those who know roti, more...

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Caribbean Eats: Is This The Best Seafood in Punta Cana?

April 19, 2014 | 7:01 am | 0 Comment

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YOU CAN find good fish on almost any restaurant table in the Caribbean. It's almost always fresh, locally sourced and well prepared. But the great plate of fish is often in more rarefied air — an exclusive place where master chefs turn seafood into an art form. Above: the grouper at Kukua We found precisely that at the Kukua Beach Club in Bavaro, an more...

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Caribbean Eats: In the Dominican Republic’s Bavaro, the Art of Chicken

April 8, 2014 | 4:24 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Solo Pollo in Bavaro (all photos by CJ) BAVARO — Yes, they serve other things here. But at a place called "Only Chicken," why would you order anything else? Solo Pollo, as it's actually known, is a small outdoor-only lunch joint that's been in the Plaza Las Brisas off the main road in Bavaro, Dominican Republic since the year 2000. Above: the chicken more...

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Caribbean Eats: A Secret Noodle Bar in San Juan

April 2, 2014 | 12:23 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Wan Chai Noodle Bar at the San Juan Marriott IT'S ONE of the greatest pleasures for any foodie: finding that great out-of-the-way eatery — and sometimes in the most unexpected of places. That's definitely the case at Wan Chai, a secret Chinese restaurant in the heart of San Juan's Condado district. It's secret, well, because it's actually located inside more...

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Caribbean Eats: St Barth’s Best Brunch

March 23, 2014 | 7:01 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Restaurant Le Gaiac in St Barth (all photos by CJ) ST BARTH — Here, on a hillside high above the currents of Toiny beach, is a cathedral. And every Sunday, locals and travelers alike make the pilgrimage. Above: Toiny Beach At least, that's what brunch at Restaurant Le Gaiac at Hotel Le Toiny has become — a ritual where, each week, diners more...

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Caribbean Eats: At Anguilla’s Jacala, a New Take on Lobster

March 15, 2014 | 6:29 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: the lobster tortilla at Jacala (all photos by CJ) One of the marks of a truly great restaurant is the ability to take cuisine from anywhere in the world and make it its own. That's precisely what happened at a recent visit to Jacala, an Anguillian restaurant CJ recently named as having one of the top 25 chefs in the Caribbean. The beachfront eatery with more...

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