Cayman Islands Restaurants

Cracked Conch

  • Northwest Point Rd. Map It
  • West Bay
  • Eclectic

Published 10/12/2015

Fodor's Review

This island institution effortlessly blends upscale and down-home. The interior gleams from the elaborate light-and-water sculpture at the gorgeous mosaic-and-mahogany entrance bar to the plush booths with subtly embedded lighting. Take in the remarkable water views through large shutters, but for maximum impact, dine on the multitiered patio. Executive chef Gilbert Cavallaro reinvents familiar dishes to create such delectables as honey-jerk-glazed tuna tartare with tomato sorbet and crispy calamari with cardamom-marinated carrots and chipotle sauce. Stellar signature items include the conch chowder or ceviche, silken short rib ravioli with truffles and Parmesan foam, and sous-vide lobster over mango-orange demi-glace. Locals flock to Sunday brunch and hang out at the dockside Macabuca tiki bar (fab sunsets, sunset-hued libations), which lives up to its mellow name, indigenous Taíno for "What does it matter?"

Restaurant Information

Address:

Northwest Point Rd., West Bay, Grand Cayman, KY1-1201, Cayman Islands

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Phone:

345-945–5217

Restaurant Details:

  • Closed Sept.–mid-Oct. No lunch June–Aug.

Published 10/12/2015

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