My little adventures south of the border.

Food in Merida…

When I was looking through my 1,000 photos, I was pretty disappointed that I hadn’t taken more pictures of food.  The the ones I DID take were primarily of breakfast.  I think it’s because I just snacked around on food the rest of the day after eating a big breakfast.  I discovered this place which is just around the corner from the hotel where I was staying on Calle 60…about 2-1/2 blocks from the main square.  “Cafeinosense”…cute name.  They just opened a few months ago, so they’re in the process of gaining a clientele.  I would highly recommend them and only regret that I didn’t try lunch or dinner there.  Here’s what the front looks like…


And the inside…very nice…and it’s kind of nice to be able to see the chef working inside the kitchen.  He would wave through the window every once in awhile.


A little bar area in the back…


And a little patio out the back door.  They told me that in the evening, water flows over the stone wall on the right.  I wish I would have seen that.


I’m showing a few pages of their menu because I frankly couldn’t believe the prices.  Huevos Motulenos for $40.00 pesos!  Unbelievable…I’ve never paid less than $50.00.


The menu was huge…both in size and offerings…


Here is Roman…a VERY friendly and courteous waiter.  Both he and the chef came over frequently to make sure everything was okay.


Of course I had to have the Huevos Motulenos…especially at that price!  Absolutely wonderful!


This was a cheese omelet.  I didn’t know it came with potatoes, so I ordered a side of hash browns.


So these came after I was served my omelet.  They were to die for…

And this was Huevos Divorciados.  Another wonderful breakfast…


Finally, I tried the Molletes.  These are a Yucatan dish which I’ve never had before.  Maybe kind of like a Mexican version of bagels.  Again…VERY good.


I would highly recommend a visit to this fine little restaurant if you get to Merida.  Everyone is extremely friendly and helpful, and they truly want to please their guests.  Here’s their website:  Cafeinosense

On another note, these are the Huevos Motulenos I had at the little restaurant that sits right across the street from the hotel where I stayed (Luz en Yucatan).  It was good, but I have to say I liked Cafeinosense better.


For something different, I tried some pizza one day.  After I’m in Mexico for a few days, I get a craving for non-Mexican food and this placed filled the bill.  Put simply, this place is just a tiny little hole-in-the-wall with no frills.  It’s open to the street with no air conditioning, but it was worth it.


I think that pizza oven has been around for awhile…


Filling bags with shredded cheeses…


Pizza’s ready!


Yum!


Some sweet treats from a neighborhood bakery…


These guys are so photogenic…


And I had to get a shot of this from a table next to me on the square.  Wow…does that look decadent or what??  Unfortunately, I never have much of a sweet tooth when I’m in Mexico, but I bet this was delicious.


And last, but certainly not last…you got it…Bimbo dogs.  And, yes, I had one…delish!


I will do one more short post on my hotel in Merida before I go on to Isla Mujeres.  Stay tuned!

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5 responses

  1. Charles Thomas

    Enjoyed the food in Merida a few years ago. Went to a Yucatecan restaurant with Pavo or traditional turkey dishes.
    Also, went into the market area where we bought a Hamaca. The elderly gentleman took us upstairs in his shop to show us all of the various colors. He explained how to properly use them. “Dos manos off the floor”, etc. $10 at that time.

    April 6, 2011 at 5:12 am

  2. Gloria

    Deb, These are really great pictures. I love watching your Blog!!

    April 6, 2011 at 10:36 am

  3. Nancy

    Deb, the photos are gorgeous as always! I love seeing things through your eyes. I wish we had been there at the same time. We didn’t try Cafeinosense; in fact I don’t even remember seeing it, and we walked that way every day. I cannot wait to go back and give them a try. I didn’t even eat Huevos Motulenos once this trip. And that pizza looks deeeeelicious!

    April 6, 2011 at 2:27 pm

  4. Ann

    Great photos, Deb! Love the close ups of the sweets–I love sweets & really like the Island Cafe on Isla…didn’t discover it til our 2nd week this year…but we’re going back with a bunch ( 14 ) of friends in mid June!

    April 6, 2011 at 7:27 pm

  5. Charles – I think I went into that upstairs shop!

    Gloria – Thanks! How are you guys doing?? I just got an e-mail from Gil on Isla…sounds like he’s having a great time. I’ll always remember our great trip in May of 2007…that was fun with you guys!

    Nancy – Thanks…and I wish we could have been there at the same time, too. Maybe one of these days we’ll get together!

    Ann – Thanks! Sounds like you’ll be having a great time in June with all your friends!

    April 7, 2011 at 1:23 am

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