Mas Comidas de Cozumel – 4

We try our best to make it a policy to NOT eat in hotels when on vacation, for a lot of reasons. However, there are times, when if you want to eat, it is a necessity. When we did some of our night dives, we had to dine at the hotel’s restaurant because everything else had already closed for the evening. Remember, Cozumel is really a sleepy little island that closes up relatively early, especially once the cruise ships have gone for the day. Life In Cozumel.

The food in the hotel was good, but we all agreed it was NOT our favorite. We were staying at the El Cid, which is a beautiful resort. But again, hotel food is not our first choice. But, when you don’t come in from diving until around 8:00 PM, and then need to shower just to be presentable, you go where you can when you can. We did dine with an ocean front view, which helped make amends.

All the silverware was wrapped in a blue leather packet, which was a nice, unexpected touch.

The presentation was nice, but the food was expensive and kind of bland and blah.

Instead of his normal ceviche, Rich started out with some empanadas which looked great.

From the empanadas, he moved on to a fish dish.

Nancy ordered pizza. She instantly regretted it, and granted, it looked as though it was a frozen pizza that had just been popped into the oven.

Larry and I both ordered the seafood pasta plate, which was full of mussels, calamari and shrimp. It was good, but as I said, very bland. It need a lot more flavor and a lot more sauce.

None of the food was bad per se, but we had much higher expectations. Beggars can’t be choosers though, and sometimes, you don’t have options. This was one of those times. Live and learn. That’s all you can do. The food may not have been the best, but the diving was well worth it. 🙂

When life throws you a bag of sour lemons, make lemonade. Stay safe and stay well Everyone. ‘Til next time.


Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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