At a Glance:
Sand in your toes, fresh fruit, minty mojitos, prime sunset viewing, an almost endless happy hour… Sounds terrible right? Yup, that’s Mojito’s for you! While it’s true that the whole Cabarete beach is lined with bars and restaurants, this little hole-in-the-wall is really special, and not to be missed. Because the prices are set to “gringo” but not “tourist,” it’s the happy-hour favorite for all the hippest ex-pats, and the spot’s trademark green plastic tables and chairs are usually full-up around sunset, almost regardless of the season. There is no wifi here, and you will not find people working at their office away from home. No, this is where we go to NOT work. Put your iPhones away people… have a real chat over a cold one.
Here you can scarf down on freshly-made, european-style sandwiches, oozing with juicy deliciousness, all sorts of different bruschetta, salads, and more…. If you’re thirsty the bar is lined with fresh fruit just waiting to jump in the blender for you, the choices almost unlimited. Mango, passion-fruit, pineapple, lime, coconut, papaya, banana, etc… Unlike shopping for a new bikini, here you can mix and match at will, no extra cost. Of course, they stock up on mint so if you’re here to get your drink on and take advantage of their seven hour happy-hour (that’s right, I said seven, from two to nine p.m.!!!) you won’t be disappointed.
A lovely couple of Italians, Sonia and Franco, run this joint, and one of them is always there, serving. That’s why most of the sandwiches are named after italian provinces., and more importantly that’s why you’ll always get great customer service. They can’t do it alone of course, and are helped by a mixed staff–partially ex-pat, partially local–that has a very low turnover rate. Nathalie, for example, has worked there for at least two years, as long as I’ve been here, so it’s a very personal feel, and everyone’s very attached to the well-being of the place. In fact, a little while back they had to move from their original location and the staff got the local community involved on Facebook to make sure they had a new home. We’re glad to have them back after a short disappearing act, and now it seems they’re expanding the show over to the eXtreme Hotel!! It does get SUPER busy here though, the place is definitely popular, so if you see all the tables full, expect a slight delay with your order.
Mojito’s is a staple and a home-town favorite for the expats, so it should be a definite go-to place if visiting the Cabarete area. It’s a really big part of the colorful network of people who have found themselves calling Cabarete home… and it’s on the beach, so…… Yeah, we ♥ Mojito’s