Seven Hours in Cozumel
There are more Mexican restaurants in Houston than on the whole island of Cozumel, so I hardly need to travel for Mexican food. But it's worth a trip (even if your cruise only allows 7 hours) just to have breakfast at La Choza!
This was the 4th visit to Cozumel for my family and we had never tried a meal at this colorful café. We hit the jackpot when we stumbled across La Chosa at about 8 am.
Good Way to Wake Up
We look like we just rolled out of bed and we sort of did. We woke early on the ship, threw on swimsuits and headed far into town away from the tourists. We found the open doors of La Choza on the quiet Avenue 10. We sat with our cinnamon spiced coffee and complimentary breakfast cookies enjoying the warm breeze passing through from the open patio.
Surrounded by colorful murals, plants, painted figures and bird songs from the garden, we dug into a feast that ordinarily would have made me crave a morning siesta. But we by the time we finished we were all awake and fueled up and ready for a day of scuba and beach adventures.
I have had migas many a time in Texas, but this to me was the best I've ever eaten. Maybe I was just impressed that the tortilla strips didn't get soggy in the perfect mixture of scrambled eggs and bacon. Maybe it was just the relaxed feeling of being in Cozumel before it gets busy and hot. Perfecto!
Music and Margaritas
I will mention one other place on the island, that is better known by tourists. Palmeras. There's plenty of open air seating with a view of the water and there's always the musical entertainment of mariachis. But, more memorable than food is the margarita experience. Beware, they are strong. I will say nothing more.
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.