Monday, May 6, 2013

Betty's Beach Cafe

Reviews for Betty's Beach Cafe said that it had a great ocean view, reasonable prices, and you could watch the Feast at Lele from the restaurant.  Everything they said was true.

My husband and I ate at Betty's tonight.  We were lucky enough to score street parking nearby on Front Street.  Otherwise, most parking is $5 for 2 hours or $10 until midnight.

We arrived around 5:45pm, and the place was almost empty.  We grabbed a table with an amazing ocean view and scanned the menu.  We were both in the mood for fish, so we asked what their best fish was.  The only fish they had was Ono (another name for Wahoo).

Blackened Ono Quesadilla
I ordered the Blackened Ono Quesadilla.  It was indeed a wise selection.  It was huge and loaded with cheese. The Ono itself didn't taste blackened to me, but it was good.

Grilled Ono Sandwich
My husband was torn between ordered the Ono plate or the Ono sandwich.  He asked how much fish you get with each, and the waitress said it's the same filet.  He went with the sandwich and decided not to pay the $2 extra for fries instead of the coleslaw that was included.  Presentation was certainly lacking.  The filet was tiny compared to the size of the bun.  They either need to stick two filets of Ono on the bun or get a smaller bun.  He was definitely envious of my quesadilla.  It was huge, so I let him eat about half of mine anyway.

At this point in our meal, I was distracted by the amazing sunset directly in my line of sight.  I don't know how many pictures I took.

Pineapple Macadamia Nut Bread Pudding a la Mode
The Pineapple Macadamia Nut Bread Pudding sounded delicious, so we ordered that a la mode for dessert.  It looked better than it tasted.  The bread pudding was tough and tasted like it had been baked, frozen and baked again.  It was hard to cut a bite off with a spoon.  My husband actually ate a piece of ice in it.  The best part was the ice-cream.

Feast at Le Le
In short, the best thing about Betty's is the location.  They have amazing sunset views, and you really can watch the Feast at Lele from your table for free.  I thought the show would start much earlier than it did, but it started after sunset.  Just FYI if you're trying to arrive in time to catch the show.  We watched about the first 10 minutes or so of the show and had enough.  The singing (chanting?) seemed off key.

Happy eating!

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