What to do.. What to do..
Besides the day to day ritual of sunning, swimming and buying trinkets you neither want or need, Zih gives you many opportunities to eat well. Despite my 'gut wars' I eventually let my defenses down, put away the Acidophilis, and looked forward to our evening dinner forays. This year we visited many old favorites and tried new ones too.
Casa Vieja: Gerry discovered the "PORK" this year . If you are into huge slabs of dripping meat this is the dish for you. To me it looked like they presented a whole side of porcine. Other dishes are more traditional and dining takes place on a delightful outdoor patio. Located on Josefa Ortiz de Dominguez No. 7 - Madera neighborhood.
Margaritas: Next to Coconuts. Good breakfast, lunch and dinners for a reasonable price. Unless you are a carb fanatic leave the pasta alone. Mexican pasta is big on noodles, skimpy on sauce.
Sanka Grill: Usually has Guatemalan music in the evening.. consistent, moderately priced food. El centro Zih
Tamales Any: Breakfast... lunch... dinner... you cant go wrong. Good first-timer place for a Pozole virgin. On Calle Ejido.
Punta Arenas: A little off the beaten path (over the footbridge down by the marina and take a right) This restaurant is great! We were served and clucked over by a sweet older woman that we assumed is the owner. Dining took place on a charming quaintly decorated patio. Good prices - authentic Mexican dishes.
Bandidos: In addition to this being an amazing drinking and dancing venue it serves darned fine Mexican food. Ask your server what is good that night. If you are lucky it will be Enrique. This guy makes sure you are well taken care of...from tequila recommendations to dance lessons.
Salvadores: Cutest little sidewalk cafe on Adellita (Madera area). The prices are always more than fair. Two for one specials on drinks and cheap cervesa.
Zorros: A small sports bar in downtown Zih run by a gregarious American. Around the corner from the Hertz rental office. Don know about the food but the cervesa is cold and the owner is a cool guy.
Caprichos: Fine dining in a romantic courtyard. Prices were a bit higher this year and the portions a little smaller but we still love the menu and bar selections. For a 'chi chi' start to your evening, enjoy a glass of fine wine in the elegant street side lounge. On Cinco De Mayo next to the Church.