First Meal in Cozumel
This cute little restaurant is where Don and I ate lunch after we arrived in Cozumel just a couple days ago. It wasn't our first time to eat a meal on the island. That was in 1984, before daily cruise ships began arriving with thousands of tourists.
There were no tourists when we arrived at about 2 pm. They were all a block away, wandering down along the waterfront, in their beach coverups.
Table by the Window
Don and I were pretty excited about our cozy table next to the open window.
Chips and Salsa
When our server brought a basket of chips to the table, I was reminded of our first Cozumel experience, 35 years ago. I still remember biting down on those fat chips... which tasted nothing like Doritos. Even though this was clearly a restaurant that catered to locals, we were still given 2 salsas... one for Gringos.
Open Windows and Books
Our server brought my plate of chile rellenos with a big smile. "Especial!" She said. I wasn't sure why she said it was special, but it was very yummy, with just enough spice. Don's chicken enchiladas were also a good pick. We dug right in!
Our server noticed me snapping a photo of Don and offered to take a picture of the two of us.
I wish I had had the nerve to let her know that I really wanted a photo of her and her little girl. The little girl and her grandmother had arrived on a motorbike a bit earlier. The girl who was about 4, greeted her mama, then happily wandered the restaurant in her pink helmet, while grandma chatted with other staff. Since there were no other diners, I felt like we had just walked into someone's home for a meal.
Our first Cozumel meal in 2018, was a good one!
The Dining Blog
This is a blog about Dining Adventures. Sometimes, I talk about food. Below, you can read how this started.
On July 4th 2011, I set a goal to try 50 culturally diverse restaurants in one year! (I knew that was possible, living in the Houston area) I spent the year pulling in friends and family to join me, on some unusual dining adventures. I met some curious people, tried some scary foods and explored places and cultures I never would have otherwise. Even though I met my goal, I learned too much to end my adventures in dining. I have continued blogging about memorable dining adventures of all kinds, near and far... and all the discoveries and funny things I've learned along the way!
Locations and types of dining adventures, are listed further down.