On our cruises we always forgo the meal on the ship and take in a local eatery on port days.
An open air restaurant and bar on the docks turned out to be a great place to lunch while exploring the shopping area. We didn't go far this time in Cozumel. Karan, Patty, Mom and I just enjoyed the atmosphere in the pretty village of shops right at the dock.
We chose Fat Tuesday for a silly reason...
Swings were available to amuse those waiting to be seated. Mom always seems to find a swing here
in Cozumel. On the last trip it was in a private garden.
The wait staff were very helpful and had great suggestions.
The breezes off the water were wonderful on a hot September day!
Karan and I were glad to sit and enjoy them.
A pink flamingo caught my eye at the bar after getting over the shock of the pink wall!
Our silly reason to choose Fat Tuesday was because of the colorful tables and chairs.
I mean, who wouldn't want to join the fun?
The Mexican Flag was a proud part of the decor
And outside the umbrella shades the entire table!
But it was the freshly cooked and authentically prepared meal that sold us.
Nothing fancy, just really, really good.
Behind us a view of our Carnival Cruise ship, Paradise!
I told you we didn't go far.
We all enjoyed the stop and would recommend Fat Tuesday.
It is a dyed in the wool tourist trap which is what Cozumel is all about. Their prices were great, the food excellent and great service. You can't ask for more than that.