Restaurant review: La Panga de la Patrona Marisqueria posted by on January 14, 2017

I spotted a small restaurant a couple of days ago. It is located at the corner of Nichupte and Av. Contoy (actually it is on Contoy 3 spaces from the intersection). Parking in front is limited to about 4 vehicles but plenty of parking is available on Contoy. We pulled up and were immediately greeted by a friendly waiter. We just wanted a light lunch to try this place out. When the waiter realized that his English and our Spanish were inadequate he brought forth another person who spoke and translated for him. This person kindly explained all the menu items to us in detail and told us that their chef was very very good. So to start I ordered a Pina Colada from the extensive cocktail menu. Suzie wanted a Chelada which is a beer, and lime juice concoction with salt and pepper on the rim of the glass. Both of our drinks were ice cold and delicious. The atmosphere was just what we expected meaning a palapa style roof, colorful tables and chairs brightly painted. A large, well equipped bar was located at the rear of the open air style restaurant. There were numerous large flat screen TVs showing a golf tournament while we were there. The music being played in the background ranged from Shakira to Sade and was at just the right volume.img_1434

The menu which is primarily fish oriented.

The menu which is primarily fish oriented.

The Menu

The Menu

 

Weordered several small items and shared them in order to judge the taste and quality of the food. Everything was beautifully plated and the tastes were truly special.

Pina Colada

Pina Colada

Chelada for Suzie

Chelada for Suzie

Chips with 3 salsa´s complimentary and delicious.

Chips with 3 salsa´s complimentary and delicious.

Tostada Marlin

Tostada Marlin

Gordita Con Salsa Martajada chicharron con pulpo

Gordita Con Salsa Martajada, chicharron con pulpo

The bar and colorful tables.

The bar and colorful tables.

Tom´s choice the Taco Chupes, specialty of the house.

Tom´s choice the Taco Chupes, specialty of the house.


Theambience was perfect, the service was very attentive, and the food was something very special. We will be returning soon. They are open until 11PM so our next visit will be for dinner. Sometimes I feel very lucky to come across a restaurant like this. We left feeling that we had discovered a new favorite. If you get the chance give this place a try. You won´t be sorry.

 

 

Our La Cuenta...very friendly prices...we thought.

Our La Cuenta…very friendly prices…we thought.

Restaurant Review: Harry’s Grill (Cancun) posted by on December 29, 2016

In order to celebrate our 4 birthdays we made reservations for dinner at Harry´s in the Hotel Zone of Cancun.  We  had never been to Harry´s before so it was a new experience for us.

 

 

Harry´s Menu

Harry´s Menu

The ambience is quite nice and the noise level acceptable. Our greeting from the Valet and into the restarurant was warm and welcoming.

The ambience is quite nice and the noise level acceptable. Our initial  greeting from the Maitre d was warm and welcoming.

Harry´s Grill

We were seated promptly. The table was beautifully set and we were ready for a great birthday celebration.

The drink menu

The extensive cocktail drink menu

The dinner menu´s were overly large and really were cumbersome for a table of 4

The dinner menu´s were overly large and really were cumbersome for a table of 4

Since Loulse was wearing a black dress the waiter insisted on switching her white napkin for a black one.

Since Louise was wearing a black dress the waiter insisted on exchanging her white napkin for a black one.

A very clever idea, I was handed a Apple iPad that contained the wine list complete with pictures of the labels and pricing.

A very clever idea, I was handed an Apple iPad that contained the wine list complete with pictures of the labels and pricing.

The meat choices were wheeled by on a cart and explained in detail by one of the 3 waiters that served us.

The meat choices were wheeled by on a cart and explained in detail by one of the 3 waiters that served us.

Louise and Al chose the Norton and Suzie and I went with the Two Vines

Louise and Al chose the Norton and Suzie and I went with the Two Vines

 

 

 

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I started with the Bisque de Langosta which was hot and delicious.

I started with the Bisque de Langosta which was hot and delicious.

Suzie´s Cesare salad

Louise´s Cesare salad

Tomato cheese thingamajig

Caprese Salad for Al which he found to be delicious.

Freshly baked bread was served warm in a small pan. It was to die for.

Freshly baked bread was served warm in a small pan. It was to die for.

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Jumbo Lump Crap Cake for Suzie which she found wonderful.

Louise´s choise was the baked samon.

Louise´s entree was the grilled salmon.

Suzie chose the Rack of Lamb. It was prepared perfectly and was very good.

Suzie chose the Rack of Lamb. It was prepared perfectly and was awesome.

I spurged....hey it was my birthday dinner and I wanted to check something off my bucket list. I ordered the most expensive item on the menu.....the Kobe beef sampler! It consisted of 3 Kobe beef filet´s from America, Japan & Australia. I can tell you that the piece from Japan was sensational. The other two were very good but in some ways disappointing because of some grizzle which rather surprised me.

I splurged….hey it was my birthday dinner and I wanted to check something off my bucket list. I ordered the most expensive item on the menu…..the Kobe beef sampler! It consisted of 3 Kobe beef filet´s from America, Japan & Australia. I can tell you that the piece from Japan was sensational. The other two were very good but in some ways disappointing because of some grizzle which rather surprised me. So if I go back I would stick to the Kobe from Japan.

Al´s choice was the filet Mignon and he reported that he was very happy with it.

Al´s choice was the filet Mignon and he reported that he was very happy with it.

Suzie and I treated ourselves to Bombay gin martini´s. Her´s dirty mine not. However they made a mistake and served them both ¨dirty¨and that spoiled miine......oh well.

Suzie and I treated ourselves to Bombay gin martini´s. Her´s dirty, mine not. However they made a mistake and served them both ¨dirty¨and that spoiled mine……oh well. There was a savings grace though……they were served with large blue cheese stuffed green olives…….yummy.

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Some of the sides were spinach for Suzie and grilled carrots for Louise

Some of the sides were sauteed spinach for Suzie and grilled carrots for Louise

Our surprise complementary birthday cake complete with Roman Candles arrived. How nice of Harry´s.

Our surprise complementary birthday cake complete with Roman Candles arrived. How nice of Harry´s.

Harry´s Grill

of course we had to add an after dinner drink. Gran Mariner suited the occasion.

 

Harry´s famous ¨Cotten Candy¨ to finish off our meal.

Harry´s famous ¨Cotton Candy¨ to finish off our meal.

Our check.......expensive? yes but you only live once. Go for it!

Our check…….expensive? yes but you only live once. Go for it!

 

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A few additional pictures of the restaurant.

A few additional pictures of the restaurant.

 

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Harry´s is all about excellent service and good food. The 4 of us thoroughly enjoyed our visit and plan to return again. The service was very attentive and professional, the food was excellent and so was the ambience. We would recommend that you visit Harry´s while enjoying your vacation time in Cancun. Thank you so much for logging onto my blog. I do this for you so we can enjoy the many fun things you can do while visiting our hometown.....Cancun, Mexico.

Harry´s is all about excellent service and good food. The 4 of us thoroughly enjoyed our visit and plan to return again. The service was very attentive and professional, the food was excellent and so was the ambience. We would recommend that you visit Harry´s while enjoying your vacation time in Cancun. Thank you so much for logging onto my blog. I do this for you so we can enjoy the many fun things you can do while visiting our hometown…..Cancun, Mexico together.

Playa Marlin posted by on October 19, 2016

We were in the hotel zone to drop off our Absentee Ballots at the American Consulate so we stopped at the nearby entrance to Playa Marlin to check it out. They have built a ramp and stairs and places to sit as well as bathrooms. Very nicely done and very much needed improvement. Way to go Cancun!