We walked up and down the main drag looking for seafood and were disappointed to find so many Americanized restaurant options, and just about when were ready to give up, we found this place and boy were we happy we did. We ordered ceviche, the seafood stuffed avocado, pozole, snapper "a la plancha" (grilled), but we also received a seafood broth appetizer on the house which was excellent with the 4 house salsas. We expected small plates, but were happily surprised by the portions, and actually had to bring the pozole home with us.
The salsas were the stars of the meal, the habanero was hot but delicious on the filet, and the chipotle sauce was creamy and somewhat reminiscent of russian dressing, delicious on the tomatoes included, as well as the stuffed avocado. The ceviche was enormous and served with diced habanero and lime, and was well-complemented by yet another piquant arbol-based salsa.
The pozole was also huge and came with 2 crisp fish tacos, and included a lot of shrimp and octopus, and it also had its own, slightly smoky, habanero salsa. With a couple of tamarind sodas we had quite a feast of flavors for the palate.
Not sure why one reviewer was questioning the freshness of the seafood here -- the shrimp still had the eyes and tails, so for some that might be disconcerting, but we found this to be a delightful meal at an unpretentious family-run establishment, which seems to be getting rarer in Tulum since our last visit. We're still full today and would heartily recommend this restaurant -- the value was tremendous, as even with all that we ordered the bill was under 400 pesos for two people. If you're looking for resort food, this may not be your place, but for foodies this is a fun discovery.
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