Eating my way through Mexico…
Eating in Mexico is a culinary delight. It seems like every dish offers an experience that can’t be matched in the U.S. This is a long post…but worth it. Enjoy.
Huevos Motulenos – Alexia & Geovanny’s, Isla Mujeres…excellent…one of my favorite places for huevos motulenos.
Mexican Style Eggs – Rolandi’s, Isla Mujeres…just okay.Mexican Scrambled Eggs – Mango Cafe, Isla Mujeres…excellent.French Toast – Mango Cafe, Isla Mujeres…excellent.
Lobster – Velazquez, Isla Mujeres…very good.
Crabs – Minino’s, Isla Mujeres…okay…not very much meat and you had to fight for it.
Grilled Garlic Fish – El Viejo Pescador, Puerto Morelos…excellent.
Lemonade – Cafe Cito, Isla Mujeres…very good…and I love the tables.
Fried Eggs and Potatoes – Cafe Cito, Isla Mujeres…just okay.
Cheese Tamales – The Little Mexican Cooking School, Puerto Morelos…very good…especially since I helped to make them myself.
Mole del Olla – The Little Mexican Cooking School, Puerto Morelos…excellent.
Veggie Pizza – Pizza ‘n Love, Puerto Morelos…good, but a little on the doughy side.
Garlic Shrimp Skewers – (can’t remember the name of the restaurant), Puerto Morelos…good taste, but they should have removed the shells from the shrimp before cooking.
Chicken Tostadas – El Tio, Puerto Morelos…okay (I should have chosen something else).
Maple Fruit Crepes – French Bistro, Isla Mujeres…very good and VERY rich and heavy.
Ham and Cheese with Poached Egg – Cafe Cito, Isla Mujeres…very strange…not a combination I would put together.
Huevos Motulenos – Bucaneros, Isla Mujeres…very good.
Bimbo Dog – Food cart on Isla Mujeres…excellent (but you have to love this sort of food to appreciate it).
Chicken Enchiladas – Old Sawn Restaurant, Nuevo Progresso…good.
Chicken Tacos – El Fogon, Playa del Carmen…excellent. This is just a dive sidewalk place that is extremely popular with great prices. This isn’t the greatest photo, but it sure was good.
Scrambled Eggs with Chorizo – Hotel San Clemente, Valladolid…horrible. This is the only dish I’ve ever gotten in Mexico that I couldn’t eat. Between the dried out bread, the margarine and packaged jelly, I took two bites and walked away. Maybe the egg dish is an acquired taste, but I wouldn’t be acquiring it any time soon.
Cochinita Pibil – Hotel el Meson de Marques, Valladolid…very good. This is a Yucatan dish which is also an acquired taste. It’s definitely different than anything I tasted, but I liked it. I need to try it again at different restaurants.
Huevos Mexicana – La Hacienda, Playa del Carmen…okay…all their breakfast dishes seemed to look and taste the same.
For the life of me, I can’t remember what this was…but I do think it was at La Vagabunda in Playa del Carmen.
Vegetarian Enchiladas – El Pirata, Puerto Morelos…excellent.
Shrimp Cocktail – Pelicano, Puerto Morelos…very good.
Club Sandwich – Lol Ha, Akumal…average…but the view made up for it.
Spiced Brownie with Whipped Cream – The Little Mexican Cooking School, Puerto Morelos…WAY excellent…the chilies in the brownie mixed with the whipped cream was absolutely wonderful.
Garlic Shrimp – Justicia Social, Isla Mujeres…okay.
Huevos Divorciados – I can’t remember! I know it’s on Isla Mujeres…maybe at Alexia & Geovanny’s?? Not sure…anyway, they were very good.
Huevos Mexicana – M&J’s, Isla Mujeres…very good. This was at their old location next to the Hotel Rocamar.
Garlic Fish – Justicia Social, Isla Mujeres…okay.
Asparagus Casuela – M&J’s, Isla Mujeres…excellent.
French Toast – Brisas Grill, Isla Mujeres…lame.
Cheese Pizza – Brisas Grill, Isla Mujeres…average at best.
Huevos Motulenos – La Vagabunda, Playa del Carmen…excellent…one of the best.
Garlic Shrimp – Justicia Social, Isla Mujeres…average.
Fish Soup – La Bruja, Isla Mujeres…WONDERFUL. I didn’t think I’d like it, but I ate everything and was a mess when I was done. I think it was about 100 degrees when I had it…needed a shower afterwards.
Garlic Fish – Sergio’s, Isla Mujeres…excellent. I ate the whole damn thing.
Can’t remember exactly what this was…some kind of mushroom fettucini – Rolandi’s, Isla Mujeres…okay. Normally, I really like Rolandi’s, but this was just average.
Shrimp Cocktail – Playa Maya, Playa del Carmen…excellent. I especially liked all their dressings of avocado and lime.
Pico de Gallo – Picus, Isla Mujeres…excellent.
Shrimp Cocktail – Picus, Isla Mujeres…excellent. They also served a complimentary fish soup that day. It was good, but not as good as La Bruja.
Shrimp Cocktail – Justicia Social, Isla Mujeres…very good.
Shrimp Cocktail – Cafe del Mar, Isla Mujeres…lame…tasted like tomato soup poured over shrimp.
Garlic Fish – Picus, Isla Mujeres…great.
Tortilla Soup and Enchiladas Mole – Sancochos, Isla Mujeres…below average. I’ve heard good things about this restaurant, but the enchilada mole was dry and tasteless and the soup was just okay.
Huevos Motulenos – Tacostumbras, Isla Mujeres…great…definitely a top contender for huevos motulenos.
Grilled Shrimp – Minino’s, Isla Mujeres…great.
Chicken Enchiladas Verde – Hotel el Crucero, Tulum…excellent.
Fish & Chips – BallyHoo, Isla Mujeres…excellent…and a great view.
So, that’s it. My wish is to add many more dishes to this menu. I want to experience many more culinary delights in Mexico. Stay tuned.