I crossed Restaurant Mediterranean off my “bucket list” last night. I would recommended it though a first and only meal doesn’t tell the whole story, it was VERY Good…as was the service.
|8 Tables 36 Seat and Attractive|
Manuel Iraizos, the owner/manager, with his smiling professional nephew as a waiter succeeded in
making my experience very pleasing. He has a number of Red Wines to choose from…all very reasonable…as it the entire drink and food selection. I did see a Sauvigion Blanc listed as a White wine but didn’t notice others. His web site: Restaurant Mediterraneo doesn’t show the menu though I can assure you he has over 7 different Pasta dishes and 7 Featured Specials…as well as Salads,
Botanas, and Tapas with very reasonable prices. No “sticker” shock here. Hours are Monday thru Saturday 5 pm to 11. Located at Abasolo 518 , it is a little more than a block off Pino Suarez just past Los Libros and next door to the best Mescal Store in Oaxaca.
|COMPLIMENTARY TAPAS WITH EACH DRINK!|
My Choice was the Salmon. There was a Fresh Red Snapper for the Fish of the Day also. It was served with a green pesto like sauce with herbs, garlic and tangy vinegar. Similar to Chimichurri sauce.
|Not as pictured on the Website BUT ample portion and Excellent|
The perfectly cooked Salmon was accompanied by a Rice Pilaf with fresh chopped Squash and Cherry Tomatoes also cooked to perfection.
No room for dessert.
Later I discovered Manuel is from Oaxaca and lived here all his life, speaks fluent English, well traveled and charming man. A must try! Say hello to Manuel from David who has to return to Arizona so won’t get to try the rest of the menu until I return.
I’ve been going to bed early so I don’t oversleep when I have to rise at 5:30 am on Wednesday to catch my flight. Last night I awoke when the earth our 8 unit two story building started moving. My second earthquake here in Oaxaca in the last two years. OAXACAN EARTHQUAKE
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