Isla Mujeres in Mexico
This was just about the first restaurant Don and I spotted when our ferry arrived on the island.
It was early morning and we were starved. Any restaurant with a lobster on the roof, had to be good!
Under the Roof
Don and I paused to check the menu on the little carved stands in front. No staff rushed to greet, because they were all under the roof, eating their own breakfasts. But we were spotted and encouraged to come in and find a seat.
Don and I headed into the shaded restaurant and noticed more creatures hanging from the ceiling. All the tables were sitting in beach sand, which was pretty fun. But we headed down the wooden walkway, towards the water.
Table on the Deck
We picked one of two wooden tables, on the deck, where we had a little shade, plus a nice view of the water and dock.
The other ferry tourists all seemed eager to get to beaches or golf cart tours.
We seemed to have the place to ourselves and that was perfect.
Coffee at Last
Our waiter eventually arrived with menus. I asked if they served coffee. He answered no... and then laughed. Some diners in need of caffeine, might not have found that funny. I was just happy he was teasing.
Once I had a sip of coffee, I could enjoy the atmosphere. Our little, polished table had some character. There was a glass covered hole in the center, with a flower and shell display.
The chairs that went with the table were even more exciting. Don and I both had carved seahorses behind our backs, but there were chairs with dolphins and turtles and lobsters.
I think families with young kids would find these chairs pretty nifty. I can also imagine some bickering siblings, tired from a day at the beach... fighting over the octopus chair.
Eye on the Dock
This was the perfect little spot to start our day on the island. Don and I (and the overhead shark) kept an eye on the water and boats. Not
only was the setting peaceful, but the music that played softly was quite pleasant. A nice change from some of the places that cater to young tourists!
The food part of the dining adventure was decent and priced well.
Our orders of Ranchero Eggs and Mexican Eggs were pretty similar and I can't even remember which we liked better.
Lobster Next Time
Our memories of Miramar will be about the curious decor and the view and our friendly pelican. I wish we had a lobster memory.
After we excited I noticed the glass window facing the street, with the lobster tank. Next time, we'll need to go at night for a real feast, with lobster memories!
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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.