Bienvenido loyal reader. Please join Bruce and Mary as they visit the restaurante scene once again. As usual for those of you who prefer to view these posts from the original blog-site, please click here.
Funny how you get into routines and then out of them. When Cafe Chocolate opened three years ago, we checked them out. We were impressed, so just beating the deadline, we got them listed in the Living in Merida book, a fund raising project that Mary and I participated in. We went there a lot, particularly enjoying their breakfast buffets, which started off incredibly cheap,at 49P. And even now they are only 63P and the dishes are very Yucatecan, it’s the real deal when it comes to the local breakfast cuisine. But then we just kind of forgot about the place until a couple of months ago when we had some time to kill, waiting for Geronides to finish up fixing my computer, and we remembered that Cafe Chocolate was only a block away so we stopped in and happily discovered it was happy hour and the 29P beers were two for one. Well those sorts of things have a way of lodging in my memory so we put Cafe Chocolate back on the menu, stopping in for dinner on a Saturday evening.
Our food arrives. On the left is my Pasta Bolognesa. Strangely it was not on the menu but readily available when we asked for it and it is the best I have ever had. Mary very much enjoyed her Pasta Alfredo, as well. The little bowl above Mary’s dish is Chile de Arbol, be sure to ask for this incredible condiment.
I don’t know why I think this is so cool, but I always get a charge out of getting la cuenta, the check, in this little treasure chest. Oh, the damages? Well we were lucky to get in on their Dia de la Revolucion (November 20th) weekend promo with everything 15% off, so for a couple beers apiece and the pasta meals it came to 183P, about $13.50USD. Que bueno!
Thanks for visiting, gentle readers. Bruce appreciates all comentarios and local readers, please feel free to share your experiences at Cafe Chocolate or any other restaurante in town. Hasta proximo Domingo!