Friday, December 24, 2010
La Casa Del Tikinxic
A popular dish on the Isla de Mujeres I kept reading about was the Tikinxic, the famous grilled fish seasoned with achiote, and at Playa Lancheros Restaurant was place to be. The restaurant is located on Playa Lancheros on the South End Bahia. You can take a taxi, a cart, bike it, or walk to there from the hotel zone in about 30-40 minutes. The restaurant’s name has been changed to La Casa Del Tikinxic.
You should go there around noon, order the dish and hang out at the beach because it takes about 40 minutes for them to serve it. The ocean in December was too cold for me so I chillax at the table with my daiquiri admiring the view.
It would have been better if there were more hot men but it’s the holidays so you mostly have families or hippo size tourists. If you’re sitting outside by the palm trees beware of the coconuts. The table next to me said one fell on them the other day.
The rough part of traveling solo in Mexico is the food quantity. Grande. There’s no half order of the Tikinxic. You have to order the entire fish….
The tikinxic was not bad. They grilled it for more than half an hour, so I was hoping it to be more flavorful. I know what you're thinking, looking at my drink, you're thinking that I might have been smashed. My daiquiri was weak so there was nothing wrong with my taste buds. I guess I was expecting more unique flavors since I was out the States. Nonetheless the dish was inexpensive. My total came out to $110MX not including tip.
Still, if you haven’t had the Tikinxic definitely try it, but bring a companion or a stranger so you can try something else.
Address: South End Bahia, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Phone#: +52 99 88 77 03 40