Fredy’s-Isla Mujeres Day 1


This will be my first post regarding our recent trip to Isla Mujeres and will also double as my trip report. 

Arrival Day

We enjoyed a pretty smooth travel day although it was a bit lengthier than when are lucky enough to get a reasonably priced direct flight.  We had a quick plane change in Chicago.  In Cancun, our bags, Best Day transfer and the ferry all arrived without a hitch. 

Our daughter-in-law is an Isla Newbie

I have so many memories of my days on Isla but I still so clearly remember my very first ferry crossing years ago.  I was absolutely startled by the colour of the turquoise water about half way across and I have been fixated by the colour ever since.

First sunset through the screen of our hotel room

When we arrived at our hotel, we were warmly greeted by Don Salome and had just enough time to drop off our bags and dress for Christmas dinner. 


Fredy’s Pork Chop is legendary-Please don’t ask if I ate it all

D was delighted with his sauteed spinach-but I should have had him spin his plate around for a better view of these gorgeous shrimp

Mexican plate featuring Fredy’s bean casserole (Sister #3 is crazy about them)

Fredy was waiting for us but he was the only one from his family there and so was very busy.  D and I were treating  (it was Christmas dinner after all) and were prepared to blow the proverbial wad.  In the end the 5 of us stuffed ourselves with pork chops, Fredy’s shrimp and Mexican Platters and had our fill of his fabulous free-poured lime margaritas and vino tinto- the bill was less than $100. 

Crispy crepes

Churros being made right before our eyes-slow food at its finest

Plantain chips on the top, potato chips on the bottom

After supper we strolled Medina for banana nutella crepes and then wandered over to the zocalo for churros and home made potato chips.  It wasn’t Christmas pudding but we were in our favourite place in the world and dessert and our first day was delicious.

Kath’s quote: “Oh!  All that steam!  The pudding had just been taken out of the cauldron.  Oh!  That smell!  The same as the one which prevailed on washing day!  It is that of the cloth which wraps the pudding.  Now, one would imagine oneself in a restaurant and in a confectioner’s at the same time, with a laundry nest door.  Thirty seconds later, Mrs.  Cratchit entered, her face crimson, but smiling proudly, with the pudding resembling a cannon ball, all speckled, very firm, sprinkled with brandy in flames, and decorated with a sprig of holly stuck in the centre.  Oh!  The marvelous pudding!”-Charles Dickens

5 Comments to

“Fredy’s-Isla Mujeres Day 1”

  1. Avatar January 11th, 2012 at 8:47 am bellini Says:

    I certainly have many fond memories of Isla Mujeres. There was a hotel there that I have never been able to find on the Internet, nor do I remember its name just tat I would love to stay there some day.

  2. Avatar January 11th, 2012 at 10:19 am Kathryne Says:

    Bellini, Tell me more about the hotel and I bet between my Isla gang and I, we’ll be able to name it.

  3. Avatar January 11th, 2012 at 7:07 pm marilyn Says:

    Hi Kathryne. Good to hear from you. We are getting excited our time is nearing. Thanks for the report. Bellini, would love to try to solve the name the hotel puzzle with my Isla friends.

  4. Avatar January 11th, 2012 at 7:36 pm Kathryne Says:

    Have a wonderful time Marilyn-you get to escape this sudden turn of frigid weather.

  5. Avatar April 3rd, 2018 at 12:56 pm Fredy's-Isla Mujeres 2018 - Food Musings | Winnipeg food blog Says:

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