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"You go to Señor Frog’s when you're on vacation, if you want to get crazy and nobody knows you,"
These are the exact words from the Chief Executive, David Krouham to Forbes Magazine.
With picture perfect holiday resorts, and immaculate white sandy beaches stretching as far as the naked eye can see, the Bahamas is a really fantastic option for those wishing to get that true vacation experience. Particularly if you like the lounging around, being lazy, soaking up sun on the beach kind of vacation.
As I've mentioned before, it is actually quite difficult to find many examples of true Bahamian authentic food, in and around these massive resort complexes which are primarily built for tourists like myself from all over the world. As a result, there are actually more options for western food lovers than there are local Bahamian delicacies.
Having exhausted all the food options at Atlantis, I asked the hotel staff to recommend me a cool place to eat, their reply - Señor Frogs!
I must admit, I didn't even understand what they said at first, I only recognised the word"frogs". The word, Señor sounded like the word "senior" (close enough!), so I left the hotel reception and went straight to the taxi stand all the way repeating the words "senior frogs" so I wouldn't forget where it was I wanted to go!
So, this is what Señor Frogs is like, I finally understood Señor to mean Mr. in Spanish. And what a cute name for a frog?
For those that are unfamiliar with the restaurant, Señor Frogsis a Mexican-themed franchise which opened in 1989 and today has 21 restaurants spread throughout Mexico, the Caribbean, South America and the United States. Even though they are considered a 'Quick service restaurant', Señor Frogs has grown it's reputation for being a place to drink a lot of alcohol, and party like no tomorrow!
I had absolutely no idea what to expect at Señor Frogs as this was my first ever visit. But I was really impressed with the easily recognisable frog(s) standing outside. They along with the beautiful sea view make for a really memorable location already!
This is Woodes Rodgers Walk, just a few minutes walk away from down-town Nassau. Along this street there are plenty of other bars, clubs and restaurants.
In the distance, you can see the huge cruise ship parked in the dock. It was probably stopping just for a few hours to let the people on board go for a roam around down town Nassau before taking off to the seas again.
You might be wondering what the men sitting on the wall are doing? Well aside from enjoying a splendid night time view of the huge cruise ship, they're actually waiting for passengers for taxi rides back to their hotels.
How do I know? In Bahamas, taxi's have yellow car plates as opposed to white ones!
This is the entrance to Señor Frogs, stopping at nothing to remind us of their affiliation with Frogs, there are already three frogs at the entrance!
For some reason, there was also this really high stool outside the entrance. It's far too big for me and any regular sized person (Ok, I'm a bit smaller than a regular sized person -.-) so I must assume it's for the giant frog next to the swing.
See how big that giant frog is!?
Here's me standing next to it for a comparison.
Walking inside, I realise that this part of the bar restaurant is actually built atop of a pier. The creaky wood planks and the overhanging view of the sea give this away.
On the left hand side, is the Señor Frogs souvenir store, selling lots of T-shirts and other Señor Frogs branded merchandise. It's quite nice seeing the restaurant and bar already buzzing with life, many groups of people already sitting down and enjoying a drink and a meal.
Further inside, the decorations are really quite eye catching. Each of these boards have their own little catch phrase and are attached to the ceiling at neck bending angles. No wonder my neck was sore the next day..
"I see drunk people!"
Aside from the comic boards, there are also these cheeky stools which are made to make the person sitting on it look like they're wearing a G-string and showing their big booty's!
See what I mean about the neck bending boards??
The DJ has his own little hut to work the music. By this point, the atmosphere had already started to pick up and there were some people already on the dance floor.
Despite the rowdy background atmosphere, the beauty of the sea and ocean liner fails to get drowned out.
Now, onto the food!
As a Mexican restaurant, I wasn't surprised to find a wide variety of Tacos, Fajitas and Burritos. If you're feeling boring, you can still opt for the more typical Burgers and Sandwiches.
Perhaps the most appealing part of Señor Frogs is their cocktails and other alcoholic beverages. According online sources, Señor Frogs makes about 75% of their revenues from sales of alcoholic beverage. Frequently running drinking contests alongside theme parties where "anything goes" and guests are encouraged to go wild.
Señor Frog house special sounds like a good choice for a cocktail, for some reason I really like cocktails with pineapple juice.
Caesar Chicken Salad - The generous portion I have come to expect in this part of the world!
Buffalo Chicken Wings!
Bahamian Mexicans sure know how to make good Chicken Wings!
So juicy, so succulent and so delicious!
So, with the food and drink out of the way, I was already feeling a little tipsy so I stayed just a little longer to enjoy some of the party atmosphere then made my way back to the hotel.
I can't say for sure whether this Señor Frogs is like the ones you'll find in the US, but if it is, it gets a huge thumbs up from me!
Hope you enjoyed my tour of Señor Frogs in Nassau, Bahamas. Even though it wasn't the local Bahamian delicacy I constantly yearned for, it was still a really nice evening. Great atmosphere, lovely food, and a memorable experience!
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