Outstanding, outstanding, outstanding

25
Oct
2014

A good restaurant needs more than good food, as a minimum it needs ambience or atmosphere so that you feel comfortable. It needs good service and of course it needs good food. Unico has all three, and in very large amounts. The hostess, waiter and chef were all entirely charming, these are people who care not only about their restaurant but your experience, you cannot fail to be impressed by their passion, but it is never too much it never fails to feel sincere. They are pleased to see you and they will ensure you have a good time.
The location is not out of the way, but it isn’t entirely main drag either. Almost on the main cross roads in Tulum, on the way to Coba (a 100 yards on the way) opposite the large St Francisco de Assis Supermarket. The road is busy although not too bad at night and they have worked hard to get vegetation in to mask any noise. The restaurant is clean and bright with a modern but rustic look, everything you touch feels of good quality, they have put thought into everything. We visited on Saturday when they had a live duo singing a nice mix of modern songs.
Lastly the food, I’ve been paying twice as much for half the quality all week, from the bread (warm focaccia embedded with tomato and onion with a spiced humous paste) and through every course it was excellent, starting with chicken empanadas and avocado cream (I have been working on creating an avocado shortage in Mexico but this was easily the best) and a simple but excellent tomato and mozzarella salad, followed by sea bass and snapper cooked perfectly through to Dulce de leche bread pudding and pecan pie, the mix of modern and traditional, Mexican and international was very well judged, I only have two nights left in Tulum, question for me is whether I spend both in the same restaurant.
Closed Tuesdays, but will have gone then.