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The Key Lime Conch Shack -- Island family opens new tropical eatery adventure

November 19, 2015
Melissa Schneider - Editor ( , Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

Proud to offer a fresh selection of local seafood served up quick at an affordable price, the LaValle family, owners of the very successful Yo Taco eatery, presents the Key Lime Conch Shack, at 1240 Estero Blvd., in front of The Beacon Motel. Open for only about a week so far, the beach has already been a-buzz over the new curbside bistro and all it serves up to the island community.

"We've been getting a good response so far from everyone everything we cook is fresh, local seafood, right from the dock of Erickson and Jensen," said Jace LaValle, owner of the operation, along with his father, Tony, and mother, Lorie. "We wanted to do the same thing that we did for Yo Taco, in terms of quick, tasty street food only with seafood. So, it's Yo Taco meets seafood all affordable, quick and fresh, with nothing over $10."

Using only the freshest ingredients and freshest local seafood that's available, you just never know what will be on the menu in day-to-day operations. You may see mahi mahi, snapper, ahi tuna, shrimp, salmon, grouper stop by to check out what are the fresh catches of the day.

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Father-and-son team Tony and Jace LaValle are proud to offer fresh, organic dishes at their all-new Key Lime Conch Shack, 1240 Estero Blvd. Photo by MELISSA SCHNEIDER

"We've been getting rave reviews for our mahi fish tacos (mahi grilled or fried on a parmesan encrusted tortilla, with pineapple sauce and shredded cabbage). We have amazing coconut shrimp everything is homemade from the sauces to the coleslaw to the breading it's all done in-house," Jace said. "We use fresh, organic ingredients and vegetables, and often coconut oil, which keeps it lighter and adds some extra flavor. We also often use coconut milk and other natural ingredients trying to keep our menu as natural and flavorful as possible."

Other menu stars so far include the conch fritters, fried cauliflower, fresh ceviche, ahi tuna skewers and the tuna pok (fresh ahi marinated Hawaiian style).

Speaking of Hawaiian, the Key Lime Conch Shack brings the flavors and fusion of far-away islands to the oh-so-close eatery, including Polynesian and Caribbean.

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Island residents for nearly 10 years, Tony and his family are eager to thank all of their neighboring locals, and the Town of Fort Myers beach, for the very smooth transition into the new business venture. "Our neighbors have all been so welcoming and so kind to us. The Town has been really good to us. We're planning on having our dining area covered soon, and looking forward to continued, steady business we're open during construction, so stop by for some fresh, natural seafood dishes that will go light on your wallet."

Finish off your meal with one of the Boylan Bottling Co. natural sodas or a sweet treat from Janie's Sweets, available right there at the restaurant.

Hours to the all-new Key Lime Conch Shack are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week. Order-in dining is available, as is take-out. For a full list of menu items, photos and more, visit, call 239-848-1010 or find the eatery on Facebook.



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