Limon-Isla Mujeres by Guest Blogger: Sister #3

Walking into Limón, located on the main floor of the home of Sergio Contreras Martinez and Charissa Gillingham’s, feels like arriving for dinner at a friend’s. Formal enough to feel special, yet casual enough to feel welcoming, this new addition to the Isla Mujeres restaurant scene is unique.  Sergio, Charissa and their 4 year-old Max, sit at a corner table enjoying their nightly meal together while still keeping an eye open to ensure their guests get the utmost attention.
We request a table in the garden and are very pleased with the ambience of the place. We are delighted with the Chef’s surprise amuse bouche of fish and shrimp dip with chips which we enjoy with a glass of Chilean red wine in honour of my dinner companion’s country of origin. 
For our mains we order the Arrachera – tender grilled flank steak served with bean and chillies and a delicious sauce with just the right heat.
We also chose the Tikin Xic – fresh fish done in a saucy rendition of this Isla classic. 
The only thing I thought would have made our meals perfect would have been a little potato to accompany the beef.

I loved sitting across from the BB-Q and watching the chef grill the meals to order. We enjoyed our conversation with the chef who told us lots about the varying cuisine found across Mexico. 

Earlier this year when the beach club at Playa Sol closed with no plan to reopen, I was sad to see it go and wondered what operator Sergio would do next. Well like a Phoenix, Limón has risen and Sergio looks healthier and happier than ever. It was great to see him in this location, where he can be close to his family and even tuck Max into bed everynight  

We had a really good visit with Sergio. We could see the passion he has for this place as he showed us photos of various menu items. The menu features some classics but also gets inventive featuring things like hibiscus tacos and offering a wide range of vegetarian items.

Limón is located on calle Lizeta just up the hill from the Super Epress in las Gloria.

Kath’s quote: “Appreciation is a wonderful thing; it makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” –Voltaire

4 Comments to

“Limon-Isla Mujeres by Guest Blogger: Sister #3”

  1. Avatar March 28th, 2012 at 10:25 am Michael Says:

    Sounds wonderful, sis #3. We look forward to sharing a meal with you there next year!

  2. Avatar March 28th, 2012 at 10:54 am Kathryne Says:

    Lets make a date to all go! Sergio here we come…..

  3. Avatar March 28th, 2012 at 5:11 pm Sister #3 Says:

    Our gang will take up the whole back yard but I bet Sergio and Charrisaa won’t mind.

  4. Avatar April 2nd, 2012 at 6:27 pm Sister #3 Says:

    Well talk about taking you customer feedback to heart. My post is barely up for a week and Sergio has added potato to the beef dish I ordered. I am impressed! Can’t wait to come back to your place!

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