remosEach 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.

March 2008

Cuisine: Seafood. Chef: Manuel Jesus Cen. Ambiance: open air restaurant overlooking the water. Setting: a huge thatched roof palapa overlooking the area where they practice kayak and rowing. Specialty of the house: Remos fillet, stuffed fillet, shrimp mignon, lobster thermador. Popular dishes: the same plus Remos omelet at breakfast. Seating: 150 plus area with AC for 36. Schedule: 8 am – 7 pm. Serves: Breakfast, lunch and early dinner. Avg. price x 2 incl. 2 drinks: $250 pesos. Location: at the entrance to Progreso – on the corner of the Merida-Progreso highway and the water sports area. Credit Cards: Visa and MC. Parking: yes. Reservations: no.

No matter what time we drive by Remos between 8 am and 7 pm, there are cars parked outside, so of course we take that to be a sign that things are good. Located in a huge thatched roof palapa, Remos overlooks the water of the kayak and rowing area making it the perfect beach-type restaurant.

The bi-lingual (English and Spanish) menu has good color photographs of the dishes offered at breakfast and lunch. Continental breakfasts of bread, jelly, coffee and juice cost $50 pesos. The European breakfast (fruit cocktail, yoghurt, granola, coffee and juice) is $60 pesos. The menu continues on with various styles of omelets, including the Remos omelet that is prepared with shrimp; traditional Mexican chilaquiles (tortillas with red or green sauce, and cream) are prepared with either eggs or chicken. If you fancy hot cakes, cereal or burritas, you are in luck, as Remos offers them on their menu.

The rest of the menu is for lunch, which is served till 7 pm. So, it can be either a late lunch or a very early dinner!

At this point, it should be noted that the owner of Remos owns a fishing fleet and fish packing plant in Progreso, two factors that promise fresh seafood! Seafood on the extensive menu includes conch, shrimp, octopus, fish, squid, and lobster. For the carnivorous in your group, they also have grilled beef filet, Yucatecan pork poc-chuc, and chicken either grilled, breaded, Cajun style, in cilantro sauce, or shish-ka-bob.

Now back to the fish! Your choices of fish can be served in cocktails, ceviches, tacos, breaded, in garlic, stuffed, grilled, in butter, you name it! They can do hogfish (boquinete) and grouper (mero) either whole or in filets in a variety of ways.

Remos has several specialty dishes using the name Remos. Check out the Remos omelet at breakfast or the Remos filet at lunch.

Other scrumptious options you might want to consider are the lobster thermador, shrimp shish-ka-bobs, crab claws or grilled seafood platter for 2.

Remos is a family restaurant serving family sized portions. You will leave feeling comfortably satisfied.

The bar is well stocked with everything from natural drinks to mixed drinks to cold beers to after dinner liqueurs, to wines and tequilas. For dessert try some pie, flan or ice cream.


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