Loved this small cafeteria/restaurante next to its more genteer Portico del Peregrino, which I will review later, same ownership.
I loved going there for breakfast and lunch and ventured a couple of times for dinner. It was close to my B and B and up the street from the Teatro Peon Contreras. The service is excellent and their food for its kind is excellent.
Their breakfasts and lunches are winners. They have "paquetes" for breakfast that offer fresh juice or fruit, coffee, toast, butter, marmalade and eggs done in various ways: a la mexicana, motulenos, divorciados, etc. My favorite was the motulenos, which was a black bean base, topped with tortillas and eggs on top, covered with a sauce and ham, flanked by plantains. I yearned for the divorced eggs, which consists of a plate with one egg sauced in one manner (red) and the other on the other side sauced in a different manner (green). I never go to taste it, but they looked divine. This is the only place in Merida where I got a Cuban Sandwich made correctly except for the diagonal cut at a wrong angle. Mexicans don't seem to be able to get that angle right.
The price is very easy on the pocket book, and the service is excellent. I recommend this throwback to the 70's very highly!
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