Monday, August 30, 2010

Los Dorados de Villa in Cozumel, Mexico

I recently spent the day in Cozumel, Mexico. For someone from the United States, eating food in Mexico was a scary idea. Everyone had their warnings against eating the food at a non-approved 'tourist' restaurant, or face food related illness for the rest of the trip.  I went against these warnings and ate lunch at a restaurant called Los Dorados de Villa.
Dorados de Villa Cocina Mexicana
The restaurant's outdoor seating overlooked the main plaza in Downtown San Miguel. 
Town Square
Tortilla chips, salsa, jalapeno peppers, and homemade guacamole were served as an appetizer. The chips were heavier than the typical tortilla chip from an Mexican restaurant in the United States.  I suppose thicker tortillas were used.
The guacamole was perhaps the first food warning that I broke. I was told that if food in Mexico is consumed, avoid any uncooked fruit/vegetables.  The mashed avocado in the guacamole was uncooked, and it also tasted really good! 
I had a bottle of Mexican Sprite to drink. I do like soda with cane sugar better than corn syrup. Even though it was sugary, I didn't find it to have the harsh sweetness that I find with most American sodas.
Mexican Sprite
I had the Tacos de Pescado for my main dish. These four tacos were filled with grilled fish, onions, tomatoes, and fresh cilantro.  With lime squeezed over the top, these were good tacos! After observing another table's food being delivered, the seafood at this restaurant appeared to go way beyond fish tacos. All sorts of whole fish was brought out, all of it smelling great.  If I ever return, I think I'll need to try some more of the seafood here!
Tacos de Pescado
Everything I tried at Los Dorados de Villa tasted good and despite all the warnings of food related illness from eating in Mexico, there were no ill effects after the meal. The prices here weren't bad either, with the majority of the menu costing under 150 pesos compared to the 300 pesos that the neighboring restaurants were charging for a meal. 

I think Watch Me Eat needs to do more eating internationally! If only somebody would sponsor a Watch Me Eat international food adventure!

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