In honor of Spring Break Season, I'm taking this week to highlight five meals I had during a mid-Winter's vacation in lovely Isla Mujeres, an island off the coast of the Yucatan peninsula, just East of Cancun. Happy Eating!
After a long day of traveling (subway, Air Train, Plane, Coach Bus, rickety Van & Ferry) my Mom and I were tired and in need of a good meal. We strolled away from our hotel down Avenida Hidalgo which is the main drag of Mujeres and found Amigos (between Matamoros and Abasolo, 52 99 88 77 13 38). A number of tables were set up outside and since it was still early we had our pick. We chose to sit where we could watch the sidewalk traffic amble by.
We started with Guacamole (of course) which was divine. It's amazing how much better things taste when all the ingredients are fresh and haven't had to travel hundreds or thousands of miles before you get to eat them. Made with chunks of tomato and fresh lime, there's really little else you have to do in order to make this any better. Served with tortilla chips artfully placed just so.
We also shared a dish of Mixed Ceviche which was AMAZING. Loaded with pieces of octopus, squid and shrimp, lime, tomato and cilantro, every little morsel was scooped up. The squid was great and the shrimp was incredibly tender. The octopus was a bit chewy, but overall this was delicious.
My mom chose the Fish Tacos for her main entree and I got the Beef and Cheese Tacos, both of which came with rice and beans and looked pretty much the same, so there's only one photo. The fish was tender, the beef flavorful, however the beans & rice weren't so great. BUT, everything else was so good, and hit the spot so we barely even noticed. The Mojitos and Margaritas were great as well, strong and citrus-y, a perfect ending to our long day and the perfect beginning to our vacation!