Poc Chuc-Isla Mujeres

November23

Even though I have been to Isla Mujeres seven times, there are still little places that I have not had an opportunity to try (and this is a tiny island).  I almost always stay in Centro which is the town at the north end of the island where the ferry from Cancun deposits you.   This way you can walk to the beach, for groceries, to restaurants and local shopping in less than 10 minutes.  Poc Chuc is on the corner of a couple of Centro’s main streets and I have walked past it oodles of times.  On the last afternoon of my last trip to Isla, I finally got the opportunity to sample their offerings and was absolutely delighted. 

The decor is a happy collection of Caribbean colours and motifs.  The furniture seemed to have been freshly painted and you could see right into their cozy kitchen.

I ordered the Chicken Mole not having enjoyed it for 15 years since a trip to Cozumel.  Sister #3 says that there are over 40 ingredients in a good mole and my first taste would confirm that.  Cocoa and peppery tastes were prominent in the sauce poured over a tender leg and thigh that was served with rice and tortillas.  All this for 70 pesos or the equivalent of $7 CDN and get this-the cerveza was cheaper than a coke.   Someone else ordered Chilies Relleno and shared tastes with me so I was doubly content. 

Not the Mole

Kath’s quote:  “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.”-Benjamin Franklin

Don’t worry be happy…..


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4 Comments to

“Poc Chuc-Isla Mujeres”

  1. Avatar November 23rd, 2010 at 10:53 am Victoria Says:

    Boy do I look spaced…I think that was the morning I had a cigar and shot of tequila before 10:30am (long story – sort of accidental but memorable…). the mole was an intriguing blend of spices and just another special taste of Isla…


  2. Avatar November 24th, 2010 at 8:34 am kath Says:

    Yes that was the morning (nuff said).


  3. Avatar November 25th, 2010 at 8:22 am bellini Says:

    Thanks for sharing these warm memories with us Kath and with snow on the ground and blizzard-like conditions this ray of sunshine is so welcome this morning. I wish I were riding around on a golf cart on Isla Mujeres right now and headed to Garafon..


  4. Avatar November 25th, 2010 at 8:57 am kath Says:

    Finding warm places that I haven’t had a chance to post about and then getting out my travel journal and searching through trip photos is a reliable trick to help me get through the winter. The snow keeps coming down here too but I’ve just made lunch plans at a little Italian restaurant at the end of my street so I am content. Stay safe in your blizzard and put on another pot of soup.


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