I want to welcome Pizza Papi as a new sponsor on this blog. Pizza papi is a fixture here in the Mahahual community. Pizza Papi was open before I got here, and I think it has been in business here 8 or 9 years. It is a local hangout for a lot of the expats here during high season. Besides great food, they also have live music from time to time on the weekends.
I have had about everything on their menu, I even had lionfish pizza there once. They have a wide menu of pastas, pizzas, and salads, as well as a full bar. Pizza Papi’s prices are in the medium range, and you get get a pepperoni pizza for 100 pesos, and one with everything on it for about 180 pesos.
Pizza Papi also has a great homey atmosphere, and there is always someone at the bar. They have internet and satellite TV, and a nice dining room, or you can eat at the bar. They also have delivery service. I have watched many a football game there, and in fact this past year a friend of mine, Bob Critser and I watched a Packer game there, and had a good time. They also love soccer at Pizza Papi, and many a day I have ridden by there and heard a soccer game on, and yelling and cheering coming from there. This is about 2pm usually so they must be watching European soccer, because they are originally from Italy. I have written several articles in the past about Pizza Papi and about how the brothers got here to open their business, so I will not go into that here.
On the weekends during high season here Pizza Papi is always jumping with live music. On Fridays there is usually a local expat band full of gringos that plays, and I think on Saturdays there is a Mexican band. They usually pack them in on Fridays with the gringo band, and sometimes you can’t get a seat.
Pizza Papi during high season, also has a jam or open mic night on Mondays, and that attracts a good crowd. I know a couple of expats Denny and Stefan who play on Mondays.
So if you are in Mahahual and looking for some good Italian food with a nice atmosphere, or like live music, go check out Papi’s. They have a nice staff, cold beer, and good food. They are located in New Mahahual, and just ask anybody, they will tell you where it is, if you can’t find it.
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Thanks for reading,
Stewart Rogers USA-South Carolina