Restaurant of the Month: Flamingos in Progreso
Each month Yucatan Today visits a restaurant in order to describe what it has to offer. This is not a review; it is a summary of the menu, service, ambience, prices, and opening hours.
Cuisine: seafood & international. Chefs: David Pacheco, Alonso May, Jesus Dzul. Slogan: a tradition of good flavor. Specialty of the house: pan de cazon, fish fillet in banana leaves, butterfly shrimp with coconut. Popular dishes: Flamingos fillet - seafood stuffed fish fillet, breaded and covered in a delicious sauce. Ambiance: open-air restaurant decorated with tropical colors. Setting: a seafood restaurant on the malecón with a great ocean view. Seating: 300. Schedule: 7 am - 12 midnight. Avg. price x 2 incl. 2 drinks: $260 pesos. Location: malecón of Progreso at calle 72. Credit Cards: Visa, MC. Parking: yes - on the street. Reservations: no. Telephone: 01 (969) 934 4050.
If you want to have a dining experience where the locals eat, Flamingos is the place to head to. And why is that? The answer is easy. The food is consistently and deliciously fresh, the service is fast and friendly, the ocean view setting is perfect, and the prices are fair. Sitting next to you could be the Governor, the Mayor, the president of the Chamber of Commerce, Yucatecan families, and other tourists.
Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, seafood is the claim to fame at Flamingos.
Flamingos oysters, seafood soup, salads, shrimp, shish-ka-bobs, fish fillets prepared 12 different ways, pan de cazón and the seafood platter with lobster for 2 are some of the choices.
However, for those who don't fancy seafood, they have five poultry dishes, steaks and other cuts of meats, Yucatecan favorites, Chinese food, and the no-fail hamburger, nachos, club sandwiches and tacos.