Kona fish tacos – Huggo’s on the Rocks

Kona fish tacos - Huggo's on the Rocks
Blackened mahi mahi, chipotle aioli, mango salsa fresca, roasted tomatillo sauce. Served with Manini green salad. $15.95
Huggo’s on the Rocks, Kailua-Kona HI

Mmm, these were really good and I loved all the sauces and salsa on top. The tortillas were also nicely grilled and warm. I thought it was cute that they served the plates in bamboo steam trays.

Western Hawaii
Western side of Hawaii along Queen Kaahumanu Highway.

General Homeboy & Blackened mahi tacos – Taco Mamacita

General Homeboy & Blackened Mahi tacos - Taco Mamacita
Any two tacos and a side $8.99
General Homeboy (on right): panko breaded shrimp with a sweet Thai chili sauce, shredded cabbage, sliced radish, green onion and cilantro, served spicy. Side of Mexican street corn.
Taco Mamacita, Sullivan’s Island SC

General Homeboy & Blackened Mahi tacos - Taco Mamacita
Blackened Mahi (on left): grilled blackened mahi mahi with jalapeno corn slaw, grilled pineapple, cilantro, diced tomatoes and baja sauce.

After eating many tacos from The Mission (SF), I will say that these weren’t authentic at all (which is fine). They were, however, on the small side and lacked bold flavors considering the ingredients used. I’m used to tacos that are overflowing with meats and toppings, and while these tacos tasted OK, I’ll have to say that the flavors at The Taco Spot were better. On a more positive note, the Mexican street corn was delicious!

Ceviche – St. Germain Bistro & Cafe

Ceviche St. Germain Bistro & Cafe

Mahi mahi, shrimp, red onion and bell peppers cured in lime juice. Garnished with apple slices. $11.68
St. Germain Bistro & Cafe, Old San Juan, PUERTO RICO

This tasted all right, but the mahi mahi was starting to get squishy and have a grainy texture. The flavors were there though.

San Juan Bay
Looking out onto the San Juan Bay along the Paseo de la Princesa. This was near the start of a pleasant waterfront stroll on the Paseo. The shade trees were abundant in this section, but were nonexistent on the latter portion of the Paseo.

Mixed hot pot curry – Do Brazil

Do Brazil's hot pot
Shrimp, chicken, and mahi mahi in a mild curry, served with white rice, wasabi, and pickled ginger.
Do Brazil, Gustavia, SAINT BARTHELEMY

Do Brazil's hot pot
This dish was ok, a bit on the bland side. I did appreciate the presentation and the large pieces of protein inside.

Elephant door handles
Decorative elephant door handles. The houses and buildings around Gustavia were very cute, and for the most part bright. These antiqued handles looked great against the white doors.

Mahi-mahi burger – Do Brazil

Mahi-mahi burger Do Brazil
Grilled mahi mahi steak on a sesame bun with lettuce and tomato, served with French fries. €25
Do Brazil, Gustavia, SAINT BARTHELEMY

If I remember correctly, this burger was a little dry and bland. The fries were pretty tasty though. Even with a mediocre dish like this, we couldn’t help but be merry since we were all having a great time on the island.

Shell Beach Gustavia
Shell Beach. You can see why this beach gets its name – there are shells all the way up to the restaurant. It was sporadically raining all day and people would have to run for cover. Fortunately, we had purchased the use of lounge chairs with umbrellas so we just laid there and drank cocktails. Hehe. By far, the most relaxing day of the trip.

Mixto ceviche – Pisco Latin Lounge

Mixto ceviche Pisco Latin Lounge

Mexican mahi mahi, habanero, baby octopus, tiger prawns, tomato, meyer lemon, avocado. $12
Pisco Latin Lounge, San Francisco

This was very tasty! Maybe a little on the citrus-y side, but it had lots of flavor. I love the pieces of octopus tentacles, they were fun to eat. I didn’t like that it was served in a martini glass though, especially one with such a small base. It’s always difficult to pass around and I’m always afraid that I’ll tip it over since it’s so top heavy.