With our Mexican corporation papers and working FM3s in hand, we sometimes leave Cozumel to promote our new destination wedding business. On one of several trips we spent a couple of days in Playa del Carmen and Tulum. It goes without saying that we usually eat well.
Our first night in Playa del Carmen, we met with Maria, from Weddings in Playa. She recommended Como Como on Quinta by Calle 38 Norte. Fantastic! A nice glass of Sangiovese with breadsticks dipped in olive oil was a good start. That was followed by a wonderful arugula salad with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and bits of proscuitto.
The Osso bucco (veal shank) was a generous portion of meat, falling-off-the-bone perfect over mashed potatoes. Our other entree was tagliatelle with lobster in a cream sauce. Both dishes were outstanding.
After some meetings we headed for Akumal. We wanted to snorkel in the Akumal Lagoon. A nice ocean front room in the Vista del Mar Hotel and dinner at La Buena Vida finished off the day. Unfortunately, a March cold front kept us out of the lagoon.
Breakfast the next day at Turtle Bay Cafe and Bakery more than made up for the weather disappointment. Flavorful Chiapas coffee, amazing sticky buns (well-balanced, not too sweet). So amazing, that we ate it before we could photograph it. You’ll have to settle for photos of the crab cake benedict and the fruit plate. They were both as good as it gets.