Chichen Itza - Nice Place, Good Food
- lvgoodfood Feb 18, 2007 10:02 PM
After reading a few reviews about Chichen Itza this past week, we had to go today, we arrived around 12:30 pm for lunch. The restaurant was almost empty, only two other tables were taken when we arrived. We were able to park just a few steps from the restaurant, which was nice. A very nice young waiter took us to our table. The restaurant is very nice, I loved the subtle colors and decoration, very nice clean and quiet athmosphere. Our waiter nicely introduced himself, and brought us waters, tortilla chips, a warm bean dip, and fresh salsa. We ordered our drinks, 2 horchatas and 1 jamaica. We look at the menu and promptly placed our orders. We tried panuchos, codzitos, vaporcitos (Yucatecan tamales), lima soup, and an excellent fish fillet dish called Tikin-Xic, jicama and orange salad (so fresh and delicious), and queso napolitano (flan) for dessert. I asked for Habanero salsa, which as you might know is extremelly spicy, but also a big part of Comida Yucateca, the salsa was very good, but should be used with care. Our food was very good, we liked everything. I am very familiar with Yucatan food, and I can assure you that thiey have a 100% Yucatecan menu and their food is very authentic.
A very few cons, to be honest, our food took more than 30 minutes to arrive, it seemed a little long, all was served hot, but the panuchos were cold. We didn't like the horchata, it tasted like if it was watered down.
Anyway, we are already planing to go back, but next time we want to try to go there for dinner, I don't know how the area is at night, but we'll see.
We recommend Chichen Itza!
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