Simply perfect and unique – Simplemente perfecto y único

25
Oct
2014

Using Google translate I now know why this retaurant is Unico!

It’s not often a restaurant’s name indicates the dining experience one will have.

We were warmly greeted by Antonio upon arrival at the restaurant; he was also our server for the evening. Antonio was attentive and had a knack for checking on us at just the right time to serve more wine, which he’d recommended as a pairing with our meals,or make sure we were doing alright. Love the Nebbiolo!

The restaurant decor was warm and had a local flavour we liked very much. Even the short path to the super clean restrooms was nicely done with many flowers and plants to guide the way.

Each of the three courses we each had were done to perfection; quite easily one of the best meals we’ve ever had anywhere. Chef Brian and his sous chef Gilly clearly pay attention to all aspects of the dishes. Not only are the flavours fresh, vibrant and interesting, but are artfully presented as well. 

Once our mains were served, Chef Brian made a point of coming to our table to thank us for dining at his restaurant and to make sure everything was to our liking. A very personal touch. During our visit we discovered as much local ingredients as possible were used by the restaurant in the meals. As well, all the breads, pastas and deserts are hand-made in house. Seafood from the waters around Tulum. Herbs, mushrooms and vegetables from the commercial organic garden just up the road. Fresh is best!

We were treated to many taste sensations; seared, grilled octopus, mussels (so good my wife wondered out loud if it would be poor manners to drink the rest of the broth from the bowl), goat cheese with rosemary, grilled lobster tail, lobster risotto, roasted chicken and grilled snapper. The lava cake, cheesecake, and bread pudding we shared for dessert were absolutely divine!The passion fruit mojitos were particularly tasty too.

Thank you Chef Brian, sous chef Gilly,Deya and Antonio. You made our group’s combination, 25th anniversary, 50th birthday and “just married the previous weekend”, celebration one to remember!

We liked our dining experience so much we went again before, sadly, our vacation ended. Can’t wait to get back in January again for another meal or two!