We were in Cozumel for a week, so there was a week’s worth of good eats. I only got you through the first half of the week, and stopped when Larry got his bout of whatever bug was going around. I did not want to overwhelm everyone with all the great foods; I wanted to give you some time to savor the flavors, and hopefully keep you hungering for more.
Casa del Mar is further south from where we stayed. Larry wanted something relatively light, since this was his first real meal after his bout with the bug. Casa del Mar is down towards the southern cruise terminals. Their specialty is seafood, and very good seafood at that, though they offer other delicious dishes as well.
Pan-fried grouper with a garlic-butter sauce. YUM!
Chicken and spinach with mashed potatoes. Very tasty.
A trip to Cozumel would not be complete without also including a trip to our favorite restaurant on the island, Jeanie’s. It is spelled differently than how I spell my name, (I spell mine Jeanne) but that’s OK; I think good food just must be synonymous with the name. 🙂 Normally we get the big seafood platter for two, but this time we wanted something a little lighter, especially since lobster is out of season right now, and usually there are two lobster tails that come on the platter. We have enjoyed this delicious seafood platter many times, and have had it as our Thanksgiving meal quite a few times too. Jeanie’s is located at the very most southern tip of town, just before getting to all the shops and tourist attractions.
The fisherman’s platter.
The shrimp burrito.
Larry had his bout with the bug earlier in the week, and I got mine later in the week. Larry had a mild version compared to what I had, but of course, I never take the easy way for anything, so I had the grand version of whatever nasty bug was going around. The part that bothered me most, even more so than being sick, was that fact that it was a HUGE inconvenience and cut my diving short. You know I have something bad if it cuts into my diving time. I was incapacitated for the next day and food was the absolute last thing on my mind. Keeping it down was more what I was concerned about at the time.
We did, however, enjoy one last great meal on the island before our vacation ended and it was time to come home. Our last island meal for this trip was at Ferrilli’s, a restaurant located right on the beach.
I played it safe, and just had pollo a la planchar, or grilled chicken. I needed something safe and light on my stomach, and even at that, Larry still ate about half of it.
Alas, our 2019 food adventures of Cozumel come to an end. It’s back home from here; back to Jeanne’s kitchen (that’s Jeanne with 2 “n’s” and an “e” and no “i”). I hope you all enjoyed eating your virtual eating tour of Cozumel with us. Until next time ……