Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Hawaii Day 4: Pupus & Pancho's

Today we got up and enjoyed some more Avocado & Mango breads for breakfast before heading out for a day of fun.

In the afternoon, we returned to the hotel and saddled up to the bar for some lunch.

We went for three pupus: a crab cake, sweet potato fries, and seared ahi.

When dinnertime rolled around, we intended to go to the hotel restaurant for dinner, but learned it's not open on Tuesdays... so we went walking down Ali'i Drive.

Although we'd heard negative things about it from The Big Island Revealed, we decided to make up our own mind about Pancho & Lefty's - a Mexican restaurant overlooking the bay.

The service was a little slow, the selection was surprisingly small and lacking in seafood options (no camerones!), and the prices were much higher than comparable places in town - but the drinks and food were delicious. I started with a frozen guava margarita.

And for my meal I went for the carnitas. Had there been bones, this gigante pile of moist pork would be falling off them. It was really, really good - like Kalua pig, but less smokey. Worth the $20 price tag? Hard to say. But definitely a tasty meal. And the portions were large enough that Dan & I could've shared - which might be a good option next time we visit.

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