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AU$18 - AU$68
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Seafood, International
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 7 January 2024

We traveled here for dinner down the steep road to get to the restaurant. Unfortunately due to the weather we ended up seated in the lobby which may have affected the whole experience. The food was fine but nothing exceptional.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 14 July 2023

The Lotus at Xbalanque in West Bay, Honduras offers a truly magnificent dining experience at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Whether you are staying at the resort or you walk up from the beach, the Lotus staff is ready to serve you a delicious meal or...refreshing drinks and cocktails. We stayed at Xbalanque on our trip with friends and experienced fine dining right on the beach front. Some of our favorite dishes were Coconut Shrimp, Sesame Seed Encrusted Ahi Tuna, Bacon Wrapped Filet and Fish Tacos. Lotus also features a Pasta/Pizza night and a Suchi Night! Both were treats! Randy, the bartender, was always happy to experiment with local fresh fruit to create wonderful cocktails. Some of our favorite house specialties were the Monkey LaLa, Pomegranate Martini and the Banana-Colada. We never felt rushed through any meal and enjoyed sitting under the stars and enjoying the view of the beach with our friends. I highly recommend that you do not miss this one!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 4 July 2023

Went there after reading all these fabulous reviews. Not sure what was going on the night we went there for dinner as a family of four. Waited 1.5 hours for our food. I had ordered the tuna which was supposed to come with jasmine rice...and it came on mashed potatoes, weird combo. My daughters fish came with fries instead of rice which she has asked to get instead of fries. My son’s burger was not edible, overcooked (confirmed by my husband who wanted to know why my son was not eating his burger). My husband’s grilled whole fish was dry. Wait time + lack of taste/quality of food + overpriced = definitely not coming back or recommending this place.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Patsy Bracy, Guest Services / Front Office at The Lotus at Xbalanque, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2023

I am sorry you were disappointed in your dining experience. This is definitely not the normal experience. After reading your review, I reached out to my wait and kitchen staff to discuss why this happened. We recommend and appreciate dinner reservations in order to assure...More

Reviewed 2 July 2023

Was at the resort for a week and had most meals at Lotus..definitely the best of all restaurants we tried in Roatan. . Beautiful atmosphere, prompt friendly service, live entertainment every night..couldn't have been better. We caught tuna that they prepared Ahi style and sushi...that evening. Randy the bartender made everyone happy with the best Monkey Lalas on the Island. Coconut shrimp was our favorite for lunch or dinner..generous portions and reasonably priced. Don't miss the Healthy breakfast with freshly prepared local veggies and capers...the side of bacon evened out the health benefits but probably the best bacon I've ever had! If given a little notice, they will try to prepare anything within reason. We requested paella and the chef made one that served all 9 of us...lobster, mussels, calamari, shrimp..simply incredible. I'm thinking at least 50% of the guests were not staying at XBalanque so if you're in Roatan, make Lotus a priority. No matter your sophistication level, you will return.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Patsy Bracy, Guest Services / Front Office at The Lotus at Xbalanque, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2023

We enjoyed your stay with us at Xbalanque. I am fortunate to have a great staff who care about our guests and treat them as family. It was great to serve you the tuna that you caught and how can you get fresher fish than...More

Reviewed 20 February 2023

We went to Lotus on Valentine's day. We made reservations the day before and were pleasantly surprised that we got reservations in the evening. We got a table right near the beach, with a light ocean breeze and great atmosphere. Wy wife got a rose...to start the evening. Our waiter was super attentive and the food was delicious. We opted to eat off the menu instead of the Valentine's day menu, which price wise was about a wash at the end of the evening but we got to choose what we wanted. I selected mid price for a restaurant but I suppose it depends on your budget. It's on the high side of mid price but definitely not excessive. The highlight of the evening though was the live music. A local young guitar player named Luis. Kind of a bluesy feel to it, playing some Stevie Ray Vaughan and various other covers. Every time he played a new song it was another auditory pleasure listening to that young man play. What a talent! Highly recommend Lotus for a nice romantic dinner for two.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 29 January 2023 via mobile

Excellent lunch spot on one of Roatán's less-visited beaches (not been there for dinner - apparently, it's a separate menu). Lovely surroundings and views (Xbalanque Resort hotel). Great veggie tacos, salads and guacamole are among their vegetarian options, tasty and nicely presented. They say they...can cater to vegans, but our server wasn't sure how.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 11 January 2023

This place has fantastic food. It comes at higher cost, but it is well worth it. The view is great the place is modern and super clean.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 7 January 2023

I am a vegetarian and usually am limited with what food available. But I had one bite of Firecracker Shrimp, and I was a changed woman! The restaurant accommodated my needs; I was very well taken care of.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 19 July 2022 via mobile

We picked this restaurant to try the whole fish pictured on the reviews, unfortunately after a $30 cab ride, we learned that they were sold out. The lobster dip was excellent as well as the daily special. The seared ahi tuna was a bit bland,...I requested wasabi to spice it up a little.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 8 July 2022

Enjoyed a relaxing dinner one night on vacation with our friends. We started at the bar for a pre-dinner cocktail. I'm not sure of the bartender's name (maybe it was William). In the meantime, our server Christopher was setting up our table for us. We...started with the caprese appetizer (similar to bruschetta) and it was good and fresh tasting. Hubby had a pasta and I enjoyed my filet. I wasn't sure about a steak here on the island, but it lived up to my standards. :) Christopher and William (?) were excellent in taking care of us.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 10 June 2022 via mobile

Absolutely top of our list of resturaunts for dinner. Beautiful setting, right on the water for sunset, unpretensious, comfortable, and friendly. And the food is always phenomenal.The Chef knows seafood. Always perfect whatever method you choose. Fresh and generous. Calamari tender with just a bit...if breading. Always fabulous. And if course Randy, manager of bar and resturaunt, very clever with new cocktails. Try the watermelon and vodka. Staff is always spot on. Servings show up when they should. Just a lovely place that makes you want to keep coming back.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 25 May 2022 via mobile

Christopher and William were the ultimate hosts at Lotus. So kind, knowledgeable and accommodating. The Xblanque Ultimatum was an amazing cocktail. The grouper was absolutely delicious as were the ribs, shrimp scampi and firecracker shrimp. The restaurant was very elegant and beautiful! You can’t go...wrong at Lotus!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Xbalanque2013, Owner at The Lotus at Xbalanque, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2022

We love to hear that guests enjoy their experience with us. We strive to please. I am very fortunate to have a great staff who take pride in their work. Please come back to see us, we are always adding exciting dishes. Patsy

Reviewed 23 May 2022

Great restaurant and service. The firecracker shrimp & calamari appetizers were amazing, as was the grouper dinner. Spicy papaya sauce also! Christopher our waiter was very friendly and attentive. Highly reccomend. Nice ambience on the beach.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Xbalanque2013, Owner at The Lotus at Xbalanque, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2022

We are happy you came to the Lotus and enjoyed your meal. If you come beak to Roatan try our sushi night on Fridays. Patsy

Reviewed 20 May 2022 via mobile

The sunset view, the service, the food, wine & cocktails are simply wonderful. Ribs are delicious, shrimp kabob delicious & the bartender knows what he is doing!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Xbalanque2013, Owner at The Lotus at Xbalanque, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2022

We are fortunate to have a beautiful waterfront location. I came to Roatan and fell in love with it 22 years ago and bought this land. It has been an excitiing experience to create a place people enjoy. Patsy

Reviewed 26 April 2022

My first time at Lotus. It did not disappoint. We usually go to Ibagari a few times during our vacation but decided to try Lotus on this trip. It was excellent. The food was well prepared and delicious. Service was good and prompt. The waiter...was friendly. The view on the ocean is magical.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Xbalanque2013, Owner at The Lotus at Xbalanque, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2022

I am glad you decided to give us a try. and we didi not disappoint. We try hard to give good food and good service. Please come to see us again. Patsy

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