Last Thursday hubby invited me out for dinner and as we love to try new places we decided to make it even more fun and go to two places that we haven’t been to yet.Cesar loves seafood so we started off at this little place in front of Plaza de Toros (the bullring) called La Playa (The Beach). They always seem to have a lot of people so we figured the food must be good and the prices too.We were not disappointed. We ordered some beers and perused their extensive menu.We decided on tostadas de caracol which is basically a crispy tortilla with seasoned conch, slices of tomato, red onion and cilantro on top. They were HUGE , delicious and very reasonably priced–40 pesos each (less than $4). Once we had finished we paid our bill and decided to move on. We must definitely go back another day. The only downside to the place is that it is located on the corner of Bonampak and Labna so if there is any wind, which there was that day,it whips around and can make eating a tad difficult unless you sit inside.
Next stop El Pescado Ciego (The Blind Fish) located on Nader avenue and next to their sister restaurant El Tigre de Toro.A fairly small restaurant with a nice sitting area outside and an impressive menu with surprisingly reasonable prices. We started off with some small servings of shrimp broth (on the house) and then stone crab claws for 150 pesos (less than $15)….absolutely divine! Then we ordered oysters on the half shell mixed with 3 types of cheese and spinach for about 80 pesos (less than $8)…also very good. Unfortunately we were full after that so we couldn’t try their live chocolate clams or other enticing dishes. WE WILL BE BACK!
We paid our bill and left a generous tip as our waiter Jesus had done a great job and had made our experience there even better. After taking a quick photo of the inside of the restaurant we were off just in time since the mosquitos started biting us with a vengeance. If you are visiting Cancun or live here be sure to check out these two places and recommend them to your friends.