Fenix Isla Mujeres

November23

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Fenix is a place on Isla Mujeres that I had watched with interest on message boards when it opened and then garnered its fair share of fans. Until this past spring, I had never visited. In fact, I didn’t even know where it was. When we met friends from Puerto Moreles who came over by ferry to spend an afternon with us, we walked along Playa Sol and then rounded the corner to Play Norte. When I thought that we were almost out of beach (and a place to share some lunch), there it was. We immediately ordered a round of cold ones and a couple of small plates to share. Since there were four of us and only three of these tempura shrimp with curry dip, we ordered a second plate and each had 1 1/2 skews. Delish.

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The goat cheese stuffed chilies on crostini hit the spot especially with the pesto drizzle that circled the plate.

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These were not the best Patata Bravas I had ever tasted (that honour goes to Segovia in Winnipeg) but they were tasty enough.

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The ceviche of the day was this lovely green one; the result of tossing the veggies and seafood in pesto.

Service was fairly prompt and the banos clean and well stocked, even though they were quite a distance from where we were seated. We could have done without the afternoon’s entertainment of live music as we were trying to get to know our guests a bit better but the music did add to the atmosphere.

Overall a very pleasant experience.

Kath’s quote: “It is a curious thing, but as one travels the world getting older and older, it appears that happiness is easier to get used to than despair. The second time you have a root beer float, for instance, your happiness at sipping the delicious concoction may not be quite as enormous as when you first had a root beer float, and the twelfth time your happiness may be still less enormous, until root beer floats begin to offer you very little happiness at all, because you have become used to the taste of vanilla ice cream and root beer mixed together. However, the second time you find a thumbtack in your root beer float, your despair is much greater than the first time, when you dismissed the thumbtack as a freak accident rather than part of the scheme of a soda jerk, a phrase which here means “ice cream shop employee who is trying to injure your tongue,” and by the twelfth time you find a thumbtack, your despair is even greater still, until you can hardly utter the phrase “root beer float” without bursting into tears. It is almost as if happiness is an acquired taste, like coconut cordial or ceviche, to which you can eventually become accustomed, but despair is something surprising each time you encounter it.” ― Lemony Snicket

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3 Comments to

“Fenix Isla Mujeres”

  1. Avatar December 3rd, 2015 at 10:05 am Isla Mujeres 2015 Trip Report-Day Seven, Part One - Food Musings | Winnipeg food blog Says:

    […] our guests arrived, we walked Playa Norte to Fenix where we shared some small plates and called it […]


  2. Avatar March 13th, 2018 at 12:35 pm Fenix, Isla Mujeres 2018 - Food Musings | Winnipeg food blog Says:

    […] Isla Mujeres (since 2005), I had only had the pleasure of eating at Fenix, one previous time. Here is that post. With their move to Playa Sol and my love of both that location and their food, I was excited to dine […]


  3. Avatar April 17th, 2018 at 11:07 am Isla Mujeres 2018 Trip Report-Day 1 - Food Musings | Winnipeg food blog Says:

    […] split up for dinner with half the gang going to Angelo’s and Bro #3, L and I off to Fenix’s (see link here) new location on Playa […]


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