We visited Restaurare since it had the top spot on tripadvisor and we were not disappointed! Lovely open air restaurant that is nicely shaded in the jungle like setting on the opposite side of the road to the beach. It is a little hard to find - opposite the Hemingway hotel and marked by a wooden sign and a chalkboard not greatly lit like all the rest! - You walk down a stepping stone path into the jungle clearing. The tables are lit with hanging candles and there were flaming torches too (possibly citronella). The waiter was wonderful, fantastically friendly and spoke brilliant English. The menu was written on a tiny paper scroll, very intriguing! They had great fruit cocktails (non alcoholic) I had watermelon, ginger and peppermint (30 pesos), so refreshing! The menu is made up of vegan versions of traditional mayan dishes. I had the traditional 'pork' tacos (an appetiser but big enough for a main! 70 pesos) and my boyfriend had the dark chocolate mole main dish with vegetables and tofu (140 pesos). Wonderful, tasty and you probably wouldn't know it wasn't meat unless you were told, it was great to be able to taste the traditional flavours without the meat (my boyfriend doesnt eat pork or beef and I am cautious to eat meat when traveling!) So impressed with the place - we wanted to go back for more fruit cocktails in the daylight but did not get chance to! Oh but check the weather, as we left we were completely drenched in a down pour, not sure what they do in the rainy season!
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