Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Dinner at El Patio Caribe

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!

Located just next door to Amigos on Avenida Hidalgo is El Patio Caribe restaurant, the only "beach restaurant" on the island. The dining area is in the backyard which has a sandy floor, hanging lamps and lush potted palms which makes for a cozy dining experience. The food is quite spectacular as well, probably the best meal we had during our vacation.

My mom ordered the Ginger marinated Shrimp Kabob which came with a baked potato and some vegetables on the side (cauliflower, zucchini & carrot). Tender, lightly seasoned and tasting of ginger and garlic and slightly sweet. Yummy.

I got the Mixed Brocheta Kabob with pieces of chicken, beef, shrimp and veggies which also came with a baked potato on the side. The beef was soooo flavorful, the shrimp tender and the veggies fresh & crisp. The potato was flaky and really enjoyable.

I loved this place! Being able to sit in the back, away from the hub-bub of the street was nice and relaxing, and the food was fantastic. Nicely done, flavorful and fresh, this is definitely a place to check out if you're in the area. They also have a live band every evening at 8pm.