Watch out NOMA and Renè, UNICO & Brian are right behind you !

25
Oct
2014

Just back from a trip to Mexico`s Yucatan peninsula looking at Mayan ruins and getting your nose sunburned, we also “discovered” a gem of a restaurant in Tulum, called UNICO. We visited a thursday night around 6:30 and had a very friendly welcome from Ivan, their waiter. A young guy who just seemed to love his job, and afterwards we understand why. The restaurant has a very good ambience in shaded blue and grey colors, and even if we were alone, it felt cozy.
The menu is just outstanding if you like gourmet food, and made with mostly local ingredients. My wife had a very good roasted beet-salad with goat-cheese, and I had fried goat-cheese decorated with honey. What a treat.Not only was it very tasty, but the servings were nearly work of art, WOW. Then we both had the grilled Red Snapper with roasted red pebbers and other delicious greens and with a wonderful green avocado purè sauce. Outstanding ! As in all very good restaurants, the servings were not huge, so we had “space” for dessert, and here Chef Bryan again created 2 masterpieces. The cheese-cake decorated with strawberry sauce was the best ever for my wife, and I got a heavenly piece of dark chocolate cake with vanilla ice and raspberry purè. Ivan, the waiter and Bryan, the chef was delightful people and we felt treated like “royalty”. And their after dinner drink made of Anis and fermented honey, which they served with the check was again outstanding/tasty/delicious.
This was such a great experience, that we ordered a table for the next night too, which we have never done before anywhere in the world. And just to tell you, next night was as good or better, but it will make this “short” story way to long to write about too, OK? All in all if you are in or around Tulum and you don`t visit UNICO, Bryan and Ivan, we can only feel sorry for your “loss”.
Thank you from 2 BIG FANS from US & Denmark. And remember as chef Bryan told us, UNICO means unique, OK?