(More stories of our ten day visit to the
in January 2011) Yucatan
Franchises have pretty much choked out
any small businesses in our town.
Here at home when we go out to eat we have a choice between:
Dominos or Pizza Hut
Wendy’s or Jack in the Box, or;
or Taco Time. Bell
Therefore, it was so enjoyable to sit down in
a restaurant like the Cueva del Pescador
that is locally owned and where the
fish on my plate had been swimming only a few hours earlier.
We liked this grilled sea bass with mango salsa
so much we returned for a repeat on another day.
And the shrimp stuffed avocado was not to be missed.
The locals, like this grackle, loved the food at these restaurants as well.
Another favorite eating place was La Buena Vida
with a sweeping view of Half Moon Bay.
The menu featured a variety of fresh food and was the
only place I felt comfortable ordering a green salad.
on their breakfast menu, and when we got there early
the bakery had fresh sticky buns and cinnamon rolls.
Their fruit smoothies were a perfect compliment
to the shredded chicken burrito with pico de gallo.
One of our favorite after dinner entertainments
was laughing behind the backs of oddly dressed tourists.
Then we hoped they didn’t take pictures
of our goofy clothes when we walked away.