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“Fantastic fries and a beautiful setting”
Review of Purple Pelican Grill - CLOSED

Purple Pelican Grill
Price range: USD 4 - USD 8
Cuisines: American, Central American, Grill
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Description: The Purple Pelican Grill is an eco friendly establishment that is off grid and water access only. We provide great meals at affordable prices with stunning views of the Utila Cays and mainland mountains. All our meals are made from fresh ingredents with nothing coming from a jar or can. We make all our own salsas, dressings, juice drinks, and french fries from fresh cut potatoes. Since we are off grid we make all our own power from the sun and wind. We boast having some of the nicest beach on Utila. We also have great amenities such as modern bathrooms and fresh water beach side shower.
Reviewed 23 April 2012

The location of the Purple Pelican is unbeatable - out of the way (you can only get there by boat), white sandy beaches and palm trees and a view only of the ocean and a few small sandy islands. They are open on demand and the best way to organise your trip is to call a few days in advance and you can place your orders then, that way when you arrive you can just sit back and relax on a beach lounger with a cold beer - this is especially useful if you are a large group as it means you don't have to wait too long for your food. The seafood is a good choice, but my favourite thing on the menu is the homemade fries which are to die for! (the onion rings are pretty good too). The staff are friendly, there are good island tunes playing and it just makes the Purple Pelican the perfect place to get away from Utila town for a day and chill out.

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Thank Kayazebra
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4 - 8 of 9 reviews

Reviewed 16 March 2012

We stopped here between dives one day. The food was really pretty average, although people who ordered something different than the bacon cheeseburgers spoke more highly of their food. Apparently the fish and ceviche are quite good. We were a large group and so they wanted our orders the day before; however, we had no clue what they offered other than burgers.

Staff are nice, and you really cannot complain about the surroundings. White sand beach, chaise chairs under palm trees, volleyball court. . . Definitely worth the stop!

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Thank 1Dad1Kid
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Reviewed 20 January 2012

A nice boat trip and nice fish dinner and swim and snorkel. Great day trip. Lovely location.

Thank ColibriSMA
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Reviewed 20 March 2010

situated on the beach at pine point (one of only two building on a mile of beach), the purple pelican serves simple but well prepared lunches. burgers, sandwiches, fish tacos, cold beer etc. etc. and killer onion rings and fries (one of the few places on utila that actually changes the cooking oil regularly). the restaurant is on a pier over the ocean but the owners have also put out loungers and a volley ball court on the beach. come by kayak, dive boat or water taxi, its a great place to eat, drink and spend an afternoon swimming and relaxing.
tip: stay a little later and watch the sunset over the uninhabited cays, spectacular.

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Reviewed 13 April 2012
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