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22. December 2009: Restaurant La Destileria

| December 23, 2009 | 0 Comments

The restaurant La Destileria is situated on the main Boulevard Kukulkan direction airport. It is not only a restaurant but also a distillery (as you already might have guessed from its name) for Tequilla. Therefore, the choices of Tequilla are tremendous (but more about that later).

The restaurant is located right to the sea and if you’re sitting outside, you get a marvelous view on the water.

But also on the inside it looks cozy and comfortable. In any way, the restaurant owner knows how to make you feel like sitting in a good place.

The waiters are extraordinarily friendly and always at your disposion. Within a few minutes you get your drinks and you’re given appropriately enough time to decide what you wanna eat. The menu offers quite some good choices and it’s not that easy to finally decide.

First we were served a little “amuse bouche” which we couldn’t identify but was kind of a fish soup with vegetables in it – it was good but nothing special really.

I decided to go for a “Carpaccio de Atún rasurado” (finas láminas de atún preparadas con cebolla cilantro y limón) as a starter which is basically a tuna carpaccio with onions, coriander and lime. It was very delicious and I totally recommend to eat seafood while being close to the sea.

As a main dish I had “Filete Bull Shot” (Corazón de filete soteado con cebolla picada y mantequilla, salseado con salsa bull shot vodka, jugo de carne, salsa tabasco, salsa maggy, salsa inglesa y jugo de limón, acompañado con puré de papa). Basically, it was a beef filet with a lot of different elements in the sauce. It’s prepared right in front of your eyes and again – the cheap trick with the booz thrown in the fire looks good.

The dish itself looked not that good on the plate (because somehow it’s too brown for my personal taste) but it was really tasty – especially the sauce together with the meat was perfect!

The deserts offered aren’t really a highlight so I went for regular vanilla ice cream and an espresso.

What is much more a highlight after that is the wide variety of different tequilla they’re offering (just have a look at the menu: all different kinds of tequilla).

Although there is a wide variety and you probably have no clue about tequilla it’s a good move to actually rely on the waiters recommendation. Just be careful in picking a tequilla yourself without checking the prices: you can easily end up paying 20 CHF or USD for a single tequilla shot (which is about the same price as you’ll pay for the main dish)! The one in the back on the picture below costs CHF 20 a shot … ;-)

I always considered tequilla something really nasty – but I must admit that tequilla in this kind of form is a quite tasty thing – still, I prefer grappa.

All in all, it must be said that the experience at La Destileria was a great one because the view on the sea is marvelous, the dishes are quite tasty, the service is outstanding and, of course, the price-performance-ratio is ridiculously good.


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Contact Details:

Restaurant La Destileria

Blvd. Kukulcan Km 12.65

Zona Hotelera

77500 Cancún (Quintana Roo) (MEX)

Tel.: +52 (72) 22 11 54 04

Homepage: http://www.ladestileria.com.mx

About the Author:

I started the blog in October 2009, while living in Milan which I definitely consider to be one of the food capitals of the world. I was in touch with food since my early childhood (as my father is a former chef). Whenever I can, I travel the world to discover new places, to meet people but mostly to try local dishes and to find hidden gems! If you know a place worth going, please drop a line to: info@thediningexperience.org. Currently, I am a member of the following food-related associations: Chevalier @Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Zurich-Ville; Membre Gourmet Dégustateur @Ordre Mondial des Gourmets Dégustateurs [OMGD]; Gesellschafter @Goldener Fisch and Member @Slowfood Convivium Zurich City.

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