Bienvenido, loyal reader! Please join Bruce and Mary as they belly up to the buffet at Restaurante Gilmar. Provecho!
This is what brought us in the first time… and keeps us coming. I wonder if the people who wait in line for a half hour at Freddy’s Toucan know about this place? Well, it is located on Calle Franciso Madero, entre Calles Aguacate y Jacaranda.
As you could see on the signage, the buffet does include unlimited coffee and agua fresca but the translation to fruit juice is not quite accurate as I discovered on our first visit. I ordered a couple jugo de tomates and ended up paying more than I would for a couple beers. Agua fresca or agua natural, in Yucatan, is more like a fruit flavored water, and…
and these are the offerings of the day. On the left are chiles rellenos and on the right is a chicken chow mein type offering. They have many different choices each time, and always include something vegetarian. Que bueno, says Mary.
Mary is dishing up some sopa de verduras, vegetable soup and next to that is a creamy Fettuccini Alfredo.
Now this is a different breakfast.
Now it’s my turn: Round one.
Rosario is our favorite server. We are barely to our table and a carafe of coffee instantly appears, every time.
The traffic here is funny. Yesterday the omelet line was out the door but the Saturday before there were only two other tables besides ours. But rest assured, if it is market day (the mercado is only a few blocks away) you will find us at Gilmar’s.
Thanks for visiting, gentle reader. Bruce and Mary have discovered that Calle Madero is a bit of a hospitality row, with Polos, El Buen Comer and now Gilmar. And I’d wager there are others we have missed in this area. Readers, please feel free to let us know. Hasta proxima Domingo!