Roland Roots Bar: "Typically Caribbean Chill Out Beach Bar" Isla de Providencia Restaurant Tip by mircaskirca

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  ceviche, served with patacones
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  • ceviche, served with patacones - Isla de Providencia
      ceviche, served with patacones
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  • caracol (conch) stew with rice, salad & patacones - Isla de Providencia
      caracol (conch) stew with rice, salad & patacones
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  • shrimp with rice, salad and patacones - Isla de Providencia
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  • Roland Roots Bar - Isla de Providencia
      Roland Roots Bar
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  • the way to Roland's - Isla de Providencia
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Roland Roots Bar is a very atmospheric open-air hangout set on the most beautiful beach in Providencia. Shaded and sheltered homemade tables and chairs clustered in palm grove with views of Providencia's incredible Manzanillo Beach make it a place to come at lunch and stay all day until dinner. Reggae beats play continually at a pleasant volume and sometimes a live band plays in the evening.

The bar is run by a legendary local rasta Roland, with the help of his son Jason. He is the most friendly host you will meet anywhere. Roland truly loves this island he grew up on and is quite knowledgeable about it. He will do anything for you to leave with the best possible opinion of the island. Roland lives above the bar and also has a room for rent. So if you love reggae you can rent it for very cheap.

They serve some tasty and reasonable priced fish and seafood dishes, such as fried and grilled fish, shrimp and ceviche. Make sure to try some of the island's specialities, caracol (conch) and cangrejo (crab). Service may be slow but if you are here you'll not want to leave :)

Favorite Dish: During my visits of Providencia I tried most of the dishes here, from ceviche, crab soup, crab empanada to fish, conch and shrimp. I can't choose my favourite food as everything tasted very delicious! But if I really have to, I would say conch stew. Ahh, yummy!!!

Price Comparison: about average
Directions: Bahía Manzanillo; 20-minute walk from the main street
Phone: %s4%cb+57 8 514 8417%s*%c*
Price: US$11-20
Rating: 5
Theme: Local

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 4, 2010
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