Best caracol (conch) in the Yucatan?
- Veggo Jan 7, 2007 12:14 AM
I'm a big conch fan, usually ceviche or al mojo de ajo. I return to Yucatan next week for 2 weeks, and I need my fix. My last trip was February, and the restaruant in Puerto Morelos, by the marina, had not been rebuilt since the hurricane, but in my experience it served the best caracol al mojo de ajo I have ever eaten. Is it back? Also, Bob's Marley Bar (sic) on Cozumel was under reconstruction. I had always regarded its conch ceviche as the best anywhere. The only conch I had on that trip was at Plaza Leza on the square in San Miguel, Cozumel, and it was so tough I did not finish the order. It used to be good there. I'll be based in Playa del Carmen, where it is not really featured anywhere that I know of. HELP!!! I need snails!!!
Hey, Eat_Nopal, thanks for weighing in. Methinks my request may be a little too narrow, judging by the paucity of the replies. The Progresso-Merida-Chichen-Itza area is pretty neat and I'm acquainted with it. A neat spot I recommend off the Cancun-Merida highway is Holbox island, to the north. For those who go : beware! don't take the cuota road from Cancun; there is no exit for the road to Holbox. I had to drive all the way to Vallodolid and return on the libre road, which added 110 kilometers to the trip. One must take the libre road from Cancun. Holbox has a large fleet of rustic fishing boats that provide a lot fish for the Cancun market. Very beautiful.