I have this secret place right off the malecon that I eat at. Hardly any expats eat or frequent this place much. In fact the only people who know about this place are the locals here that work on the malecon. It is kind of hidden behind the Crazy Lobster, and is next to the laundry I go to. There is never a big crowd there, and they have great internet, probably the best in town.
The name of the place is Oaxaqueria, and they serve food from Oaxaca, a region here in Mexico.
“Oaxacan cuisine is a regional cuisine of Mexico, centered on the city of Oaxaca, the capital of the state of the same name located in southern Mexico. Like the rest of Mexican cuisine, Oaxacan food is based on staples such as corn, beans and chile peppers, but there is a great variety of other ingredients and food preparations due to the influence of the state’s varied geography and indigenous cultures. Well known features of the cuisine include ingredients such as chocolate (often drunk in a hot preparation with spices and other flavorings), Oaxaca cheese, mezcal and grasshoppers (chapulines) with dishes such as tlayudas, Oaxacan style tamales and seven notable varieties of mole sauce. The cuisine has been praised and promoted by food experts such as Diana Kennedy and Rick Bayless and is part of the state’s appeal for tourists.”
Today is Saturday, so I will probably go by there for lunch. I eat there a lot on the weekends, and when there is no ship in town. I can eat a good lunch and get on the internet with no problems there. My favorite there is the Huarache, with carne molida, (ground beef), I eat a couple of these a week. I sometimes get one to go to take back to my place on the way home.
The ladies there are all originally from Oaxaca, and have been in business here several years. I think they are the only restaurant in town, that serves cuisine from Oaxaca. They are open for breakfast and lunch from 8am to 2pm, and then reopen and 6pm to 10pm on the evenings. They are closed on Wednesdays. They also have coffee, juices, and other beverages.
So if you are in Mahahual and you want to try something different like food from Oaxaca, go check them out, they are very friendly, and the food is good. They serve tacos, picadas, quesadillas, garnachos, and a bunch of different things. Also I have heard their breakfast there is good also.
So if you can find them hidden off the malecon, check them out. Just try to keep this place to yourself, I don’t want my secret place to eat to get out.
Thanks for reading,
Stewart Rogers USA-South Carolina