Any recs in Merida?
heading there next week - anyone got some recommendations?
There's the usual recommendations -- Los Almendros, Alberto's Continental, Casa de Frida, etc. etc. -- but a recent find of mine that doesn't get as much press is a little taco joint called El Cangrejito.
The offerings vary from day to day, but it's mainly seafood -- really lovely seafood. I've had the shrimp, octopus, lobster, fish (don't recall what kind), and chicharron. I'd never had a pulpo taco and that was the biggest surprise for me, very tender and flavorful.
Now the lobster on the other hand -- I've had it twice now and I just don't get it. The meat was mushy and overwhelmed with vinegar. It could just as easily have been fishstick-grade cod. Maybe somebody can explain it to me some time.
But apart from that I've been delighted every time.
It's just a few blocks from the zocalo: calle 57 between 64 and 66, north side of the street, look for the red Coca Cola awning.