Feb 18, 2010

Rosa y Xocolate - Breakfast after Valentines Day

The Critic and his lovely Better Half enjoyed a very civilized breakfast at Rosa y Xocolate, on Paseo de Montejo (it's pink and you can not miss it).

In a beautifully restored building, right on Merida's finest avenue, unfortunately littered with the debris and haphazard beer huts and chain link fences that characterize the Carnaval, is a pretty little restaurant with pink and brown everywhere. Water and plants in an inner courtyard that opens up to the sky makes for a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle outside.

The Critic had huevos a la mexicana which were just fine and the Better Half had a toasted bagel with smoked salmon along with great coffee, excellent pastries and homemade bread and berry jam.

Service was very good, almost excellent except for quibbling details like not taking away a dirty ashtray, leaving the menus on the table once orders were taken, that sort of thing. Nothing serious and the waiter more than made up for it by being so polite and attentive.

The place is beautiful and there will be a return visit to sample the very interesting-looking lunch and/or dinner menus!


BigAssBelle said...

Ha! Another for my list. I shall surprise the sweet husband and take him there for breakfast. Sounds lovely. lynette

mcm said...

One more glowing review for Rosa y Xocolate -- it seems to be popping up all over the English-language Merida blogs, the Diario, etc.
I'm glad to see that the old houses were renovated so carefully, but, for my taste, the peptobismal pink is a little much....

William Lawson said...

Yes indeed Lynette, it would behoove thee to take your DH for breakfast there one morning.

And MCM, the pink is over the top, but it is a refreshing welcome change from all those washed 'aged' or distressed colors everywhere else; also, very Mexican.

ADO said...

Enjoy your reviews. Appreciate your frankness. Loved your reference, in an earlier review, to el centro being occasionally charming!

Rosas y Xocolate is at Paseo Montejo near Calle 41, for those new to Merida.

Would appreciate an idea of prices, as I'm trying to be on a budget.