Nov 9, 2009

Mision Fray Diego - Merida, Yucatan, Mexico

Two nights ago the Critic found himself with his Better Half, waiting for some out of town people who were staying at the Fray Diego hotel on 61 street in Meridas' occasionally charming downtown. While waiting, the Critic thought: here's a chance to review a new restaurant for his avid readership!

Yucatecan food was on the menu and that what was ordered.

A crunchy longaniza sausage appetizer, crisp on the outside, chewy on the inside, served on some lettuce leaves with pickled red onions and some roasted tomato sauce. Quite tasty. Then two orders of the Critics' favorite: Queso Relleno. The presentation was plain, but the dish itself was good, although not as good as at La Tradición which is in a class apart and has been reviewed to death by the Critic on this site.

A pity about the tortillas, which, although warm, were not hand made. But the Critic supposes the clientele here is not that demanding in the tortilla department.

The service was quite adequate and the bill, with two Cokes, came to 350 pesos. Reasonable. The garden setting on this cool Merida night was beautiful, with a fountain bubbling happy among a quartet of chac√° trees. A nice place to relax with a good drink and a smoke.

2 comments:

Mexicachica said...

Hey there Restaurant Critic! I know my comment in not related in anyway to The Fray Diego Restaurant but I just wanted to let you know that you were on my mind today when I made my way into the Vips on Montejo.

I was familiar with the chain name but I had no idea the food was that disastrous. I am by no means picky. I've been known to happily eat frozen burritos for breakfast but they couldn't get corn dogs and burger right. We left after only a few bites and atleast the manager didnt charge us a dime.

I should have checked in with your blog before heading to that place. I'm sure you have much more appetizing suggestions for a hungry family in that area.

Anywho, just wanted to let you know..I appreciate your blog so keep the articles coming!

William Lawson said...

Thank you so much MexicChica! Sometimes it feels like I am posting in a vacuum so I appreciate your thoughts, comments and encouragement!