Saturday, April 18, 2009

Two New Restaurants in Islamorada

We have 2 brand new restaurants for your dining pleasure here in Islamorada. They fill a much needed niche... more informal, lower priced, family oriented, great food. Both are open for lunch and dinner.

The top photo is of MA'a Fish Camp (love that name). Sara and I ate lunch there today and it was really good. Paper table cloths, fish in a basket style, super informal. She had the BBQ Shrimp from the "small plates" part of the menu, and I had the Combination Seafood Basket. The food was excellent and there were lots of other great choices on the menu such as Baha Style Fish Taco with Handmade Corn Tortilla, Shrimp or Oyster Po-Boy, Grilled Skirt Steak, Homemade Chipotle Chile, and on and on. I want to go back and try the other stuff.

The other photo is of Agave a "family Mexican restaurant." I am so happy we finally have a Mexican restaurant again in Islamorada (I love Mexican food). The menu is extensive with all the things you would expect plus a huge selection of top quality tequilas. Our first experience was a bit too authentic because we had a difficult time understanding our Mexican waiter.

Give both these new places a try. Please cut them some slack as they get their acts together. These are the kind of places you can go with your family, have a nice meal, and not have to pay $25 or more for an entrée.

April 21st Update: Had lunch again at MA's Fish Camp and discovered they make excellent key lime pie... the best I've had since Manny & Isa's was open. Yes!


Cale Smith said...

Agave has a great seafood burrito, and Ma's Fish Camp is becoming a regular spot for us. Three words: blackened mahi sandwich. Terrific. I agree that their key lime pie is excellent...and huge. I needed a shovel.

Anonymous said...

agave changed its menu the week before memorial day, and apparently the cooks as well.

we have never had such bad mexican food. there were no chips and salsa, the refried beans were so dry they were like powder, the rice was like you would get for chinese takeout. And their prices are like gourmet food.

you really need to go review this place again and change your recommendation to never go there

Jim said...

You could be right. I reviewed this restaurant 2 years ago. Thanks for the comments.