Amazing meal – Best one this week


Had started out for another restaurant but couldn’t find it. Chose Unico instead and was amazed by the quality and care taken with the food and service. Beer was cold, wine was great and the complimentary appetizer of pickled vegetables and habanero hummus was the lead in to a unexpectedly fine meal. The Shrimp Croquette appetizer was fried to a perfect crispness on the outside and the insides were pillow soft filling and perfectly cooked shrimp. The accompanying red pepper sauce, and salad greens with grape tomatoes only enhanced the croquettes. The Shrimp Stuffed Avocado was no less delicious. A half avocado stuffed with pieces of boiled shrimp in a sauce reminiscent of Thousand Island but leaned more on the side of an aioli. The Caribbean Lobster Ravioli were made with homemade pasta stuffed with a creamy sauce and small chunks of very tasty lobster, served on a green pea puree and a few dollops of a balsamic reduction was excellent. I only managed to snag about 1/4 of a ravioli before a fork wielding wife attacked the back of my hand. Small bite but very tasty none the less. I ordered the Wild Snook and was served up two filet portions of tender juicy fish with a flawlessly crispy skin on top of sautéed asparagus and a squash puree and a balsamic reduction. This was one of the top two or three fish dishes I have ever had, of which I have had many types all over the world. We shared a Beer Bread Pudding (bread made in house) with homemade Tres Leches sauce and candied pistachios. Light and just sweet enough for a great finish to a wonderful meal.

When in Tulum do give Unico a try. Open only 9 months,Chef Bryan is doing some world class cooking. Our waiter Gilberto and the rest of the staff couldn’t be nicer! If you are lucky, you will be graced the presence of “Senior Sugar”, the restaurant cat who took a long siesta curled up by our feet.