28. January 2020 · Comments Off on Koox Ich Kool · Categories: Beach Reads The Blog · Tags: ,

If you are looking for an amazing farm to table experience near Puerto Morelos, we recommend you try Koox Ich Kool. Run by head chef Karla of El Pirata Restaurant, Koox Ich Kool is a truly unique experience.

You begin your day with a drive through the Yucatan countryside to the farm which is located about 25km from Puerto Morelos. Once there you will be given a tour of the organic gardens and the beautiful property. You will learn about Mayan traditions. In Maya, “Koox Ich Kool” means let’s go to the garden.

After the tour, the meal preparation will begin. The menu varies depending on the season. When we were there Karla prepared a turkey that was roasted in a pit in the ground.

There is also fresh-baked bread cooked over an open fire. We were lucky enough that Chef Marco from I Wanna Pizza joined us, so we got to have pizza, hot off the grill.

Karla cooks everything right in front of you, giving you a great opportunity to ask all the questions you like.

Your meal includes a 6-course dinner made with just-picked herbs from the organic gardens, the catch of the day (from either the land or sea), handmade tortillas, fresh-baked bread, vegetables, dessert, wines pairings and Mexican mezcals.

There is also a large swimming pool on the property along with lots of hammocks to spend some time lounging in. So remember to bring your bathing suit! There are lockers and restrooms on the property.

We were lucky enough to be one of their first guests when they were making all of their test runs back in the spring. Now they are fully open and we can tell you it is a wonderful experience.

To book your trip to Koox Ich Kool visit their website or go see Karla in person at El Pirata Restaurant on Rojo Gomez.

10. January 2020 · Comments Off on Happy 2020! · Categories: Beach Reads The Blog

We hope that everyone had a great holiday season! 2020 has just begun In Puerto Morelos but we already have some news for you from your favourite town.

The best news of all is that Santa brought us a great gift, a beautiful beach on Christmas day! This is the beach just north of town, absolutely pristine! Merry Christmas to us!

In restaurant news, two new places have opened since our last update. First is Habacuc’s Bistro a new breakfast and lunch place. It’s owned and operated by the same people that bring you the hugely popular El Campanario, and it’s named after the patriarch of the family (seen here fourth from the left.) We were lucky enough to be invited to the grand opening and get a sampling of their fare. The menu is extensive, with breakfast favourites like chilaquiles, enchiladas and eggs as you like. Lunch features salads, soups, sandwiches and more. Be sure to leave room for dessert! They have a whole list of choices to tempt you. Habacuc’s Bistro is easy to find. They are located on the second floor (in the old Richard’s Bistro/Maximo location) between the two Frida’s on the north side of the port town square. They are open for breakfast and lunch (8 am until 6 pm) Tuesday to Sunday.

Also new is MEM Ristoranteria & Liquoreria, located across from Al Chimmichuri (in the old La Rambla location). MEM is a new concept restaurant for Puerto Morelos. This is how they described their place to us, “No menú and only one dish, everything included. A new concept that includes fish and veggies. To test to believe.” Early reviews of MEM are good. They already have restaurants in Italy and Spain. We recognized their logo from past trips to Barcelona.

We try to keep you as up to date as can on the eateries in Puerto Morelos with our handy PM Restuarant Guide. With that in mind, we have a couple of closures to tell you about. Chef Pablo’s La Mar Cafè that was located in the Super Aki Plaza has closed.

The other closure is Taqueria Los Tocayos, they were next to Chedraui Selecto. Bad timing for them as they were open during the entire quiet offseason, but closed just before Christmas, so close to our main tourist season here In Puerto Morelos.

In celebrity news, where do the stars go to dine when they are In Puerto Morelos? La Sirena of course! Recently Giancarlo Esposito who you may know as Gustavo ‘Gus’ Fring or the Chicken Man, one of the best “bad guys” EVER, from the hit series “Breaking Bad” stopped in for lunch. (No word on whether he ordered the chicken) La Sirena staff and owner Anthony were thrilled!

And that’s it for our latest update. We hope to see you In Puerto Morelos soon! Don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss out on any of our blog posts. And if you are looking for a vacation rental, be sure to contact us.