EL DECK posted by on February 26, 2017
cenote-hunters

The famous Cenote Hunters, Al, Louise, Suzie & Tom

This the second of two outdoor food courts here in Cancun. It is named El Deck. It features quite a few trucks each specializing in a different type of food. Many varieties from burgers and fries, Japanese, Uruguayan, and Mexican among others. A special treat was live musicans starting at 9PM. This time a local band called ¨Troya¨. We met with our long time friends and fellow CENOTE HUNTERS, Al & Louise from Canada.

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The newest food court in Cancun ¨El Deck¨

The newest food court in Cancun ¨El Deck¨

Drinks are served by a wait staff. Your table is numbered, and when you choose your truck and order your food you just give them you table number and they bring it to your table when it is finished being prepared.

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The entrance-way presents the huge bar

Please weather for a nice evening out

Pleasant weather for a nice evening out

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Troya the band

Troya the band

Location

Location

 

Banana crepe with caramel sauce, nuts and ice cream

Banana crepe with caramel sauce, nuts and ice cream

My delicious chocolate Malt

My delicious chocolate Malt

If you have a chance try El deck you´ll enjoy good food and service while enjoying the music.

The source of our crepes and malt

The source of our crepes and malt

Art school students exhibit at Cancun Cultural Center posted by on February 3, 2017

16387382_10158116649980591_5507518268530121958_n-1art-centercultural-center-cancunPaco Negrete´s art school students are joining together to present some of their works at the img_1635 img_1644 img_1646 img_1647 img_1654 img_1655 img_1657 , for a week long showing. The Center is located conveniently on Tulum on the inner road next to the Casino. The map is below as well as a picture of the bldg. The exact address is Av. Tulum SM20 Mz8.  

I took some photos during the setup stage this morning and they are below. They are all oil on canvas paintings. Move to follow as the event unfolds.

The exhibit opens to the public at 7pm tonight Friday Feb. 3. Please stop to see all the beautiful works of art.

 

Artist Suz Price

Artist Suz Price

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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Mtro. Francisco (Paco) Negrete

The contributing artists and the Director

The contributing artists and the Director

By Artist Louis Buis

By Artist Louise Buis

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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.