White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Friday, January 11, 2013

Lunch in Town, Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

We walked into town today for the fresh vegetable market and then got hungry, so, it became a lunch trip, too.  There are many restaurants in Puerto Morelos from which to choose. We decided on "Al Chimichurri," where we had a delicious vegetarian pizza there a few weeks ago. This little place is a block south of the main plaza on Avenida Javier Rojo Gomez. Tables on the sidewalk or in the street. 

Amy, sporting her new sunglasses (more on that later) is patiently waiting for both the wood-fired oven to get hot enough as well as her fresh papaya drink to arrive.

And here's our vegetarian pizza on the left, the cheese pizza on the right was not ours - the drink is fresh papaya juice. (Small vegetarian pizza enough for two people - 75 pesos).

We started out planning to eat here at Pangea but, they weren't open yet. With a view like this, they can open whenever they please.

It was middle-of-the-day warm as usual and some folks were lazing about the plaza.

The coffee drinkers were still hanging out at Le Café D'Amancia, the prime shady north-facing corner on the main downtown plaza. If I were looking to set up a food/drink/hang-out business, I will never underestimate the value of a shady north-facing location if in in a hot, sunny climate. Location, location, location.

Others were strolling along the waterfront.

Some were inside the shops buying the world famous Cohiba Cuban cigars (last I knew they were illegal to sell in the U.S - they were Castro's favorite).

And of course, one can walk the souvenir gauntlet if you so choose.  Amy needed to buy some new sunglasses so off we went. Never one to pay retail,  she bargained the seller down from the initial asking price of  about $300 pesos down to $120 pesos for a pair of Oakley glasses. Even speaking Spanish, she drives a hard bargain. The seller has visited Massachusetts and even has a son living in Brewster so maybe he had a soft spot for us. (She's wearing her purchase in the second photo above but, I have my doubts whether they are genuine Oakleys for less than 10 bucks USD).

Even this beautiful Hooded Oriole was just sittin' on a wire doing very little.

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