It's time to review another Restaurant

It's time to review another Restaurant

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

One Bowl Apple Cake

One Bowl Apple Cake - This cake is so moist and rich and just perfect for this time of year. (and easy to make!)

2 eggs
1 3/4 cups sugar
2 heaping teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 cup oil
6 medium Gala or Fuji or Honey Crisp apples
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder

Preheat oven to 350° or 177 Celsius (°C) . In a large bowl, mix the eggs, sugar, cinnamon and oil. Peel and slice the apples and add to mixture in bowl (coating as you go to keep apples from turning brown.) Mix together the baking powder and flour and add to the ingredients in the bowl. Mix well (best with a fork) until all of the flour is absorbed by the wet ingredients. Pour mixture into a greased one 9x13 or two 9″ round pans. Bake for approximately 55 minutes.

Un tazón de fuente de Apple Cake - Este pastel es tan húmedo y rico y perfecto para esta época del año. (y fácil de hacer!)

  2 huevos
  1 3/4 tazas de azúcar
  2 cucharaditas de canela
  De aceite 1/2 taza
  6 medianas manzanas Gala o Fuji o miel Crisp
  2 tazas de harina
  2 cucharaditas de polvo para hornear

  Precaliente el horno a 350 °. En un tazón grande, mezcle los huevos, el azúcar, la canela y el aceite. Pelar y cortar las manzanas y agregar a la mezcla en un tazón (recubrimiento sobre la marcha para mantener las manzanas se pongan marrones.) Mezclar el polvo de hornear y la harina y añadir a los ingredientes en el vaso. Mezclar bien (mejor con un tenedor) hasta que toda la harina es absorbida por los ingredientes húmedos. Vierta la mezcla en un molde engrasado un 9x13 o dos 9 "moldes redondos. Hornear durante unos 55 minutos.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Last night we took a drive and luckily came across Piccolo's Pizza, we were cautious so we only purchased the small size for $70.00 mxp, and they have mini Pizza's for only $18.00 mxp

Cooking pizza in the oven is a thing of the past,and Piccolo's cook their NEAPOLITAN STYLE PIZZA, by Frying it in a Pan.

I met the owner Ernesto G. Piccolo, he assured me that they only uses real Mozzarella cheese, with the freshest ingredients, and a tomato sauce recipe handed down from his family, that is Italian. I asked for extra sauce, and it came with pepperoni and prosciutto ham, and then topped off with parmigiana cheese.

He wanted us to eat it at his place,while it was nice and hot, but we wanted to take it home.

They work out of a food cart that you can not miss, it is right next to Los Trompos, in Los Pinos, they have tables and chairs, and offer Pasta, Pizza and Subs.    

After we left the Piccolo's,and headed back to our house to try the Pizza, the car had the smell of a Pizzeria from New York, I could not wait to try it. 

Well, let me tell you, Piccolo's has done it, the Pizza was delicious, with REAL MOZZARELLA CHEESE, and all the ingredients, were out of this world, and fresh. the only thing that my wife and I regret was that we did not buy the Large one!!

So, I highly recommend going tonight and treating yourself to a delicious pan fried Pizza. Like we say in New York, Fahgettaboudit

Delivery Call (999) 370-7331
Hours: 6:30pm to Midnight

Bad Points:
No chairs for BIG folks
Slices are not cut even
I give Piccolo's 3 1/2 Chef hats out of 5
Delivery Call (999) 370-7331
Buon Appetito
Chef Bob Lissandrello
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Saturday, November 2, 2013

Last week the owners of Salamanca Grill Steak House invited my wife and I to try out their Brand New Larger Restaurant, now located in Las Americas, and it is very easy to get to, it is in a plaza just before the round-a-bout that takes you into Las Americas.

The New Salamanca Grill and Lounge

The new place is much larger then the other Salamanca's, and with lots of room, they even have a Smokers room, so if you smoke, there is a place for you.


The restaurant is very open and airy, and with all news tables and chairs, check it out, you will love the place.

All Brand New Tables

We were greeted by the Restaurant Manager by the name of Delio, this guy really knows his job, and will treat you like a valued customer should be.


And as always the food is Fantastic and Delicious, and we started off with cold drinks, my wife Cristy enjoyed a ICE COLD BEER!! and I had my usual Coke Light.


I ordered  Queso Fundido, with Argentine Chorizo, my photo I took says 1000 words!!

And we also had some of their Guacamole, served cold with crisp chips.

The prices are very reasonable, and the steaks are charbroiled to your liking. I ordered the Rib Eye, and Cristy ordered the New York Stip


This is my Rib Eye

And the New York Strip, with Steak Fries, and Cubin Rice, we found that the rice was a bit on the dry side.


Here is the Salamanca's menu


Hours :

Sun - Thursday 1:00 - 6:00pm

Fri - Sat 1:00 to Midnight


 Calle 69 x 70 Carretera Dzitya Plaza

Santa Mónica entrada a Facc. Las Américas, Mérida, Yucatán, México, 97302


Phone: (999) 245-3675
Check it out, you will love it.
I Give Salamanca Grill in Las Americas 4 1/2 Hats out of 5




Thursday, July 18, 2013

My Review of La Casa del Fondue of Altabrisa

 The other night I wanted to take my wife Cristina out for dinner for her Birthday, so she picked the new Fondue Restaurant in Altabrisa, it is a franchise of La Casa del Fondue in Col. Mexico.

La Casa del Fondue Altabrisa is located on Cale 13 between 20 y 18

in the Mini Shopping Plaza called Portal de Altabrisa, and it is on the 2nd floor. 

I love cheese fondue, and Cristy wanted to try the meat fondue, so off we went to La Casa del Fondue Altabrisa. You will be greeted by a very friendly waiter by the name of  Esau Canto, served us. You will be enchanted by the decor in the restaurant, it makes the place very cozy, I felt like I was in a restaurant in New York City, there are many many empty wine bottles hanging from the ceiling, and this brings a very nice touch to the place. The tables and chairs are very comfortable, and I need a comfortable chair when I am eating. The place was nice and cool, with brand new Mini Split Air Conditioners blowing nice cool air, and I am a New Yorker, who needs to be cool when I am in a restaurant enjoying my food.


Esau our waiter took our order, and we ordered our drinks of diet cokes, and then we placed our main ordered a 1/2 order of Cheese Fondue and Cristy and I split a order of Fondue Chinoise with raw Beef, Chicken and Pork, that  you cook in the fondue pot, that has very Hot Flavored Beef Stock, and a mixture of vegetables, cauliflower, broccoli, onions, and carrots.


When we eat here, they used Frozen Vegetables, not fresh, that was a little disappointing.  


Fondue Chinoise is a common French name for Hot pot, where meat, seafood and vegetables are cooked in a shared pot of broth. Various sauces are provided on the side. Uniquely the meal is finished off when all the diners have finished cooking their ingredients by sharing out the broth, which now contains an amalgam of all of the flavors from the earlier ingredients.

 This was so great, not only is the fondue delicious, but it is fun to cook your own pieces of meet in the Hot Juices, then at the end of the meat fondue, you get to eat up all the vegetables soaked with the delicious taste of the broth.

My Father-in-law joined us, and he had the large Creaser Salad, and it was BIG, and he love that it was cold and delicious, even the plate was cold, right on Chef!!

I really enjoyed the cheese fondue, and the meat one too, the bread was nice and fresh, and you cannot ask for friendly service.


Now, for desert, we had the chocolate fondue, Oh My GOD, that is so good!!, it comes with all types for fresh fruits and marshmallows.
I highly recommend you to visit La Casa del Fondue Altabrisa, and ask for Esau Canto the waiter.

And have Chef Carlos Pacheco works his wonders.

They have a Full Liquor License, and have the best wines for your pleasure.

The prices are very reasonable, and 


I give La Casa del Fondue of Altabrisa  4 Chef Hats out of 5  Great Job

Open From 7:00pm to 12:00am Sunday to Thursday
Week-ends 7:00pm to 2:00am Fridays and Saturdays







Monday, April 22, 2013

My Review of Salamanca Grill Steak House in Merida Yucatan

The other day, our good friends Mike & Deanna treated us to Salamanca Grill Steak House in Merida, this is my 2nd time eating here, and it is bar far the best Steak that I have eaten out in a Steak Restaurant since The William Tell Inn Swiss Germin Restaurant in West Alton,NH and that was 26 years ago. My wife ordered a New York Strip and Mike, our friend Veronica and myself ordered the Rib eye Steak and Deanna had two appetizers

Ensalada Capresse (Tomatoes and Mozzarella) and Carpaccio de Atun (Tuna Carpaccio)   

The waiter was very friendly,fast and on the ball, he took our drink orders, and the drinks here are ICE COLD with plenty of ice for the sodas.

The atmosphere or the restaurant is very warm and cozy,but a little cramped since it is a small restaurant, with the normal TV playing like all restaurants here in Mexico, would it kill some of the restaurants here to play some soft Mexican Guitar music, instead of Mexican Soap operas!!


The steak is out of this world, tender, juicy and with that charbroiled taste, and you get 400 grms of meat it came with a broiled onion and we got the Steak fries.

They also have other fine steaks and deserts.

My wife could not finish her NY Strip, so we took it home, and it made a Delicious steak sandwich the next day.



Rib eye       400 grms    $185 mxp

New York   400 grms    $175 mxp

Sirloin         400 grms    $140 mxp

Arrachera   400 grms    $120 mxp

Hamburger  227 grms   $ 95 mxp

Corazon de Filete (Filet Mignon) 300 grms $175 mxp

Asado de Tira Dehuesado (Boneless Chuck Roast) 400 grms    $140 mxp 


I give Salamanca Grill 4 out of 5 Chef Hats


Calle 28 No 401 x 35 y 37
Col.Emiliano Zapata Norte, 97129
Ciudad de Mérida, Mexico

Basic Info


Friday, March 1, 2013


Today Cristy wanted to eat seafood, so since we were in Chelem, we eat at RESTAURANT COSTA AZUL CHELEM, I had the one of the worst lunches in a long time, the oil I don't thank has been changed in weeks, and French Fries were disgusting, all soggy, and filled with grease, and the waiter was in a coma!! What a waste of money!!!

I give this DUMP  0 Chef hats out of 5


Sunday, November 27, 2011

Reviewed: Hennessy´s Irish Pub and Restaurant Merida Mexico


When I was living in Up-State New York, I loved to listen to Proud to Be Irish Irish music that was played on the Radio and still is today, Sundays from 12:00 noon to 3:00pm NY time, on 88.3 The Saint
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I love Irish music, and when I hear it, it makes me think of back home, driving the green hills of the Green Mountains in the Catskills. I also love Traditional Irish food, so when my wife and I discovered Hennessy´s Irish Pub and Restaurant owned restaurateur by Sean Hennessy,from Ireland, Hennessy's is located on Paseo de Montejo in Merida, a few doors down, and on the same side of the street as Rosas & Xocolate Hotel. We knew we wanted to try it out, so, this month, my wife Cristy and I had a visit.

As we walked in we were greeted by two very friendly gentlemen and showed us to our seats, and as you know from my past reviews, that the seats in a restaurant are very important to me, and the seats here are very comfortable. We were lucky to get Noe the Head Waiter; he is very good, and friendly.


The décor is very warm and welcomes you into the restaurant, with lots of wood, and woodwork. Living here in Mexico, I get so tired of seeing concrete, stone, and more concrete, so when I see a house or restaurant with fantastic woodwork, I love it. The bar alone will get your attention, with its fine woodwork and warmth.



Hennessy´s specials are written on a chalk board on the wall, and that alone makes me happy, I hate when you ask your server what the specials are, and they say it so fast, or they don´t remember them all.


The day we went to Hennessy´s there, were many Americans and Canadians enjoying lunch there too.
Noe took our drink order and we ordered an appetizer, called “Paté Con Arugula” A serving of Chicken Live Paté with a touch of cognac, served with Arugula and toasted bread. $60.00 mxp


This was delicious, and you can tell it was just made fresh.

We both love batter dipped Fish and Chips, so we ordered Hennessy´s Fish and Chips.
Crunchy beer battered fish with a touch of chili, potato wedges and homemade tartar sauce

As we enjoyed or appetizer, I had asked Noe our waiter if he could put on some Irish music, and he did it at that moment, and this Italian LOVES IRISH MUSIC.

The walls of the restaurant are many fine photos and painting of scenes from Ireland, and many advertisements for Guinness Beer, but we were in an Irish Pub, and if I did not see any of that I would be worried.


We waited only a few minutes, and our Hennessy´s Fish and Chips arrived, and let me tell you, it was delicious, hot, crispy coating on the fish, and the potato wedges were very good also. The tartar sauce I had, was one of the best I have ever had, they hit that on the head.


It would have been nice to have had some cold Cole Slaw with this, but they did not have any. I also felt that it would have been better if they left the touch of chili out, eating Irish food this Chef feels they should omit the chili, it was still very good, and we will go back.

The prices are on the high side, for the fish and chips, it cost us $145.00 mxp we would have been happier with a price around $95.00 mxp

My wife tried a Ice Cold Beer on Tap, and she Loved it, the funny thing is, it was a Mexican Beer!!


We did not try their deserts, but want to the next time we go back.


Hennessy´s Chef is Chef Jesus Martinez who is a well known Chef from Mexico City, he worked in Pujol one of the best restaurants in Mexico City

Hennessy´s Irish Pub and Restaurant also serves Steaks, Burgers, Chicken, Pasta, Sea Food, Mussels, and dishes for vegetarians









I give Hennessy´s Irish Pub and Restaurant 3 ½ Chef Hats out of 5


Web Site:

Paseo Montejo. C 56-A No. 486A x 41 y 43, 97000 Mérida, Mexico

Hours Mon - Wed: 12:00 pm - 12:00 am

Thu - Sat: 12:00 pm - 3:00 am

Sun: 12:00 pm - 12:00 am

Description A traditional Irish Pub in Mérida!

Street Parking


Payment Options: Visa, American Express, Master Card

Services Takes Reservations
Walk-Ins Welcome
Good For Groups
Take Out
Outdoor Seating
Specialties Lunch, Dinner

Phone (999) 923-8993