Edited by Trev, 31 January 2012 - 04:20 AM.
Posted 31 January 2012 - 04:19 AM
Posted 31 January 2012 - 07:29 AM
for Cochinita Pibil. Everything is there, the butcher selling slow roasted cochinita Pibil, a tortilla baker, and stands selling fresh squeezed orange juice. Plenty left over for a couple of lunches.
Edited by Holly Moore, 31 January 2012 - 07:31 AM.
Posted 31 January 2012 - 01:28 PM
Posted 31 January 2012 - 03:56 PM
Posted 06 April 2013 - 09:50 AM
We went to isla Mujeres again in March. I wanted to clue in the Holly Eats fans on one of my favorite places that has moved.
This is a place frequented almost exclusively by locals, I'm almost always the only gringo anywhere near it. As Holly reported a few years back, it was located in the parking lot just south of the ferry landing. There is now some construction going on there. Los Almendros has moved to the sidewalk on the beach on Medina just north of where the last beachside restaurant is, now north of the ferry dock about a quarter mile.
Don't have to wait until Sunday to get their conchinita pibil on a torta or a taco. A torta ordered picante, with their hot salsa, to me is my favorite bargain food ever. Great fresh bread, succulent pork (he usually tries to give you some soft insides and some crunchy outside/skin for texture) and spicy salsa for 20 pesos, about $1.70 right now. I think I'll have two. FYI, they are closed on Monday.
I'd also like to put in a plug for the Poc Chuc restaurant at the corner of Juarez and Abasolo in el Centro (different from the one at the Mercado on Guerrero). We've eaten there several times and never had anything bad. Their conchinita on Sunday is fantastic. They have a snack type thing called a picada (I think) that to me is essential Mexican food. It's a masa dough pressed into a small round disk thicker than a tortilla. They grill it on a flat top and put beans, onions and cilantro on it. So simple, so freakin' good. The texture of the dough makes the dish. They also do a mean chicken mole.
Edited by DTBarton, 06 April 2013 - 09:53 AM.
Posted 06 April 2013 - 05:12 PM
The dish you describe sounds like a sope to me, or a variation. One of my favorite foods Mexican.
Thanks for the update.
I was on Isla in February. Will be updating my sight manana. (Still trying to get back up to speed.)