What a truly remarkable restaurant!!
We were staying a Melia Caribe Tropical and wanted to try something other than the resort restaurants. As an added bonus it was only a 20 minute walk along the beach from our resort and it was the night of the super moon.
We arrived and were suitably impressed right from the start. . . the restaurant looks like a beach version of the Robinson Crusoe Treehouse. . . it is open, two levels and beautiful exposed wood and bamboo.
The staff are definitely on “island time,” which in my humble opinion is part of the charm. . . we’re in no hurry so why should they?
The drinks were delicious, and the beer in bottles.
After the menus were delivered and the drinks placed the manager came by with a large platter with Red Snapper, Lobster, and Langoustines, saying they were fresh caught and would be like one.
The menu tries to cater to all tastes, within the confines of fresh, grilled, and delicious. They do have some pasta and fried offering, but we were there for seafood and they did not disappoint.
Here is what you need to know. . . if you are looking for fresh seafood, cooked simply over fire, with a clean taste and incredible flavour then you have come to the right place. If you are looking for pretentious, overly complicated fare. . . keep walking.
There is a reason Jellyfish is ranked in the Top 50 Caribbean beach restaurants. . . they know what they are doing, have a fun and relaxed setting, and one of the most incredible views we’ve seen while dining.
We started with the Octopus Carpaccio which was melt in your mouth tender and delicious, and the Empanada plate. The Empanada’s were the perfect combination of an excellent dough and lots of filling. There is an assortment of Chicken, Beef, Spinach and Onion, and Cheese.
The starters were followed by the Grilled Seafood Platter that had Grouper, Rock Lobster, Langoustines, Scallops, Octopus, Shrimp, and Squid – we were licking our fingers it was so good.
The Platter came with a very tasty grilled vegetable Anti-pasta, and Tostones.
We highly recommend this restaurant if you are looking for a relaxing evening and a truly exceptional experience.