Great New(ish) Tulum Restaurant

25
Oct
2014

This was a truly great dining experience. We were greeted by Brian, the chef, when we arrived, and we picked an outdoor table. We had completely sprayed down with Off before we left our hotel, as the mosquitos in Mexico are quite bloodthirsty, and we love eating outdoors. The restaurant is right on a main road, but it’s set back a bit, and there are plants all around that help to camouflage the road, so that didn’t bother us at all. We were lucky to choose a night that was very quiet – only a few other tables were seated while we were there. Seems that in a tourist destination, there’s not a regular “busy” night. Our waiter was very nice and attentive. 

We were first brought an amuse bouche of local tiny tomatoes with a tasty sauce. Then we had the fried goat cheese appetizer, since we had heard such good things, and we were not disappointed – yum! We also had the grilled octopus, which was cooked to perfection. For our entrees, we had the lobster ravioli and the mussels – both were excellent. And what a great surprise to find a pecan pie on the menu for dessert, with a great home made ice cream. Everything was presented beautifully, and the portion sizes were perfect. I don’t know why anyone would want to have huge portions on vacation, since you can’t take a doggie bag to a hotel with no fridge! Plus, I don’t like leaving a restaurant bloated. All of the flavor combinations were really great, and it’s apparent that this chef really knows what he’s doing. Such a nice surprise to find a restaurant of this caliber in a tourist town. 

One great final touch – we were chatting with Brian at the end of our meal, and we asked him where he got his local honey, as we had been looking for some to take back home with us, and he sold us some right from his restaurant! I can’t wait to return to Tulum, and to Unico.