Feb 11, 2010

San Marino Seafood Restaurant - Progreso, Yucatan

February, 2010 - The Casual Restaurant Critic doesn't get much opportunity to visit the restaurants out in Progreso, so when the folks from Arkansas wanted some fresh fish and cold beer, the Critic went along for the ride. Parking the car in front of the San Marino restaurant on Progreso's malecon or boardless boardwalk, the idea was to walk to Buddy's since that place has numerous decent reviews on other boards, particularly the Cruise Critic board, but the Arkansas folks were happy with the palapas on the beach at San Marino and so it was decided to have lunch there.

Yucatecan beach seafood is pretty well all the same, the same botanas served with your beer or drink, the same fried and grilled fish options; the Arkansasians (?) decided on a grilled 2 pound grouper that the waiter Eric, brought to the table uncooked to have a look at. Well seasoned and delicious it was a perfect meal for almost 3 people and the Critic managed to get in a few bites.

Tortillas were corn and of the machine-made not-very-good variety, but the service by friendly Eric who spoke English and was working on his French, made the meal that much better.

Afterwards, leftovers and bits of tortilla were fed to the seagulls which was a fun activity and probably the best thing that could be done with those tortillas other than use them as coasters.


Malcolm said...

I think this review is spot-on, and could describe almost any restaurant on the malecon.

William Lawson said...

True that. I had never heard of San Marino so I thought it would be useful to post this review. Thanks for stopping by!