Lunch in Cozumel at La Candela
While off the main street at Cozumel
we were implored by a street vendor to come into his shop but we were ready to eat lunch.
He promised to show us a great restaurant if we would come back and shop.
It looked fine!
Even more than fine when we got inside!
This courtyard was so unexpected.
I was charmed by the homemade step
into the dining area.
My sisters listening to the waiter....
And then noticing me holding the camera!
It was warm and rainy but the breeze was cool. These fans were wonderful.
The high ceiling helped as well.
The lovely room was painted Ruby Tuesday and Monday Mellow Yellow
It was a shock to realize after we ordered that the menu was partially in English...
Spanish on the left, and English on the opposite side.
That sounds odd that we wouldn't notice
until you realize the food names are the same in English and Spanish.
Instead of my usual ice water....My beverage was errr...a little more colorful
The chips came with a hot cheesy Salsa that was wonderful!
The dining was open air with a charming view.
Because we didn't drink the water, we ordered beer. But Patty ordered tea.
It was only later that we remembered that tea begins as water.....oops!
Mom is game for anything, even a hike to an unfamiliar restaurant.
She turned 85 the day before.
Wow! Look at that guac!!
I ordered Grilled Fish Tacos. To die for!
Served on pretty blue and white plates.
Yes? I'll take three!
Patty and the waiter, David discovered they shared
a birthday on Dec 24. A picture had to be taken
of course with all the December birthday people! The waiter loved us.
Soon the chef came out to see us after hearing how we were swooning
over the delicious meal. We make friends everywhere, haha!
Everything was first class...even hand crafted napkin holders..
Here is a map for those who travel to Cozumel.
You do not want to miss this restaurant!
Now I've spilled the beans, you can see we weren't that far off the beaten track.