Beachfront Lunch in Puerto Morelos

First of all, thanks to everyone for the advice last week on this post. I was expecting it to be more of a unanimous opinion, but everyone had something different to say!

I think everyone was right, which was what made this a difficult decision. In the end, Jorge and I decided that we won’t be getting involved in real estate anytime soon, and there will probably be more courses available in the future, so we’ll save the money now and take a course later!


Anyway, moving on…

This weekend was a blast! On Saturday, my friends Juan and Viri invited me to lunch with their families in Puerto Morelos, a small beach town about 20 minutes south of Cancun.

I’d passed through Puerto Morelos many times, but this was the first time I’d seen the beach!

We had a late lunch at Pelicanos restaurant (lunch in Mexico is at about 3 – 4 pm). The food was ok, but the drinks and the view were AMAZING.

Pelicanos restaurant
View from our table

My shrimp ceviche... not bad, but a little dry!

Juan Sr's giant fried fish

The boardwalk

The dock and the beautiful Caribbean


Viri and I stopped by this neighboring restaurant for some Kahlua flan.

"La Panza Es Primero" - "The Stomach Comes First" .... amen.

My strong but delicious mojito!

I’m so glad I finally got to spend some time in the town of Puerto Morelos! I could enjoy those views (and those mojitos) for a lifetime.

19 thoughts on “Beachfront Lunch in Puerto Morelos

  1. I love Pelicanos .. I’m surprised the food was just OK. It is usually great. Maybe a new cook. The shrimp ceviche is a fav of mine. And the fried fish, well I could eat two! Almost can taste it now! PM is a great place to relax and enjoy the view.

    • To be fair, I’m VERY PICKY about seafood. I’m used to eating fresh seafood in Chabihau (prepared by Jorge’s aunt) and we frequently go to a pretty awesome seafood restaurant in downtown Cancun… so I’ve become a bit of a seafood snob.

      The fried fish and shrimp quesadillas were excellent, but the soups, shrimp ceviche and snails weren’t as good as what I’m used to.

  2. We often go to Puerto Morelos for the day to hang out at the Ojo de Agua beach club. There are also some really great little restaurants in Puerto Morelos and also a book exchange run by Canadians. I am glad that you had a nice weekend.

  3. Well you know I hang out there minimum once a week, but I agree that Pelicano’s food is just “ok”. Actually, everyone I went there with last time said so as well… The ambiance is great, and the view is beautiful, but there are soooo many more places to visit while in PM!!

    Glad you finallllly got to have a real visit πŸ™‚

  4. Ah you’re making me cry. I want to go back so bad. You live the life girl! That food looks amazing! And now I’m off to have my apple and almond butter πŸ™

    I missed the post below. Off to give my advice even though you’ve made a decision. The right one me thinks.

  5. Yay! Thanks for the preview of Puerto Moreles.
    My hubby and I are going to be at an all-inclusive resort there in February. We haven’t been to this part of the county yet.
    The fish looks intriguing. I’m a big seafood lover myself.
    Now that I see your lovely photos, I really can’t wait.
    Thanks for sharing your life with us. Your blog is so entertaining.
    And yes-I’m in Ohio where we have 6 inches of snow on the ground and more to come overnight and tomorrow. At least we are back to temps in the 20’s, not the -7 we had Saturday morning. That is fahrenheit.
    Thanks again for your great blog!

    • Thanks Amy! You’ll love it here.

      Make sure to get out and visit Playa del Carmen and the town of Puerto Morelos while you’re there.

      -7 degrees? I don’t think I could handle that haha You’re very brave πŸ™‚

  6. Your beaches are like resort beaches. Your sands are so white and your food always looks great… Dry or not, that ceviche looks like the bomb! And that fish is reminding me of the fat fish I’d continually see being sold at food vendor carts in Laos… and it’s making me really regret that I never tried it!

  7. It is 8 degrees here in OH this morning. Our Mexico trip can’t come soon enough.
    My hubby and I are going to spend a day at the Little Mexican Cooking School in Puerto Morelos. It looks like a pretty good time. And a nice cultural lesson too.
    Love your blog πŸ™‚

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