Oct 24, 2009

La(s) Mestiza(s) Restaurant, Piste (Chichen Itzá) Yucatan, Mexico



















The other day the Casual Restaurant Critic found himself in the charming hamlet of Pisté, adjacent to the majestic Mayan ruins of Chichen Itzá, where Sarah Brightman will sing at the end of this month.

Having heard of this restaurant, the Critic stopped for a quick breakfast of huevos con longaniza which seemed to take an inordinate amount of time to arrive. This was, as the Critic later discovered, because the kitchen was taking the trouble to accompany the plate with fresh, thick, hand-made tortillas! A real treat in this age where Maseca cardboard tortillas are the accepted (by some) norm.

Food was good, the tortillas excellent, service fine and the coffee awful.


4 comments:

Theresa in Mèrida said...

We ate there a couple of months ago. I thought the food was good, and even though the place had a tour bus load of customers the service didn't suffer.

regards,
Theresa

William Lawson said...

That's good to hear! Thanks for stopping by!

Anonymous said...

HI there,

My husband and I ate there Oct. 4, our last evening at Chichen Itza, and we wanted to eat at a non-hotel location. We really enjoyed it, we sat outside on the front patio and had a very peaceful and tasty dinner.

-FaithJ

Anonymous said...

Two of us ate there a week ago and were very unimpressed by the food, wchih was greasy (and the fats did not taste fresh) and overall did not taste good. We simply couldn't stomach one of the dishes we'd ordered.

I defeinitely would NOT recommend this restaurant.