There are so many good restaurants all over Cozumel. Some offer foods that appeal to the tourists’ palettes, while others offer foods that are more representative of the indigenous cultures, and others offer a little something for everyone.
One of our favorite restaurants for this trip was in the heart of San Miguel. It is family owned restaurant that specializes in a lot of foods from the Yucatan area. It is called Colores y Sabores or Colors and Flavors. As with many of our discoveries, we stumbled upon it by accident, but what a delicious accident it was.
As we were looking at the menu, deciding on where to go, there were two lovely ladies dining outside who helped us make our decision. They both gave glowing reviews of the food which was all the convincing we needed.
A tequila sunrise, or a variation thereof, was the first thing to try, as well as chips and salsa of the Yucatan nature.
Once again, we all ordered a variety of delicious foods to feast upon.
For starters there was a nopales salad. Nopales are cactus leaves that have been grilled and peeled to reveal the tender “fruit” of the pedals. I have been eating nopales most of my life, having been introduced to them at an early age from friends who were of Mayan descent.
We also shared a plate of shrimp nachos, that again were loaded with shrimp.
We could have easily stopped there, but did we? Of course not. We are adventurous eaters and love to try all kinds of foods.
There were barbacoa pork tacos with pickled onions,
the fresh catch of the day,
and mole enchiladas. I love mole, but I do not fix it that often because Larry is not a big fan of mole. Mole is delicious blend of chocolate and spices and peppers. The term “mole” stems from the Nahuatl world “molli,” which means “sauce” or “concoction.” Mole comes from a family of sauces prepared throughout the Oaxaca and Puebla regions of Mexico and is characterized by a complex, layered flavor derived from intricate blends of dried chiles, spices, fruits, and seasonings.
Once more, las comidas esta muy delicioso! !Muchas gracias!
We definitely wanted to go back to Colores y Sabores, but we ran out of time. Next time for sure though. I was once told always leave something for next time to ensure going back. Wise words indeed.