Food has become one of the best features of a Cozumel vacation! Beginning with Buccanos at Night, I am planning a series of articles on different restaurants on the island, showing you that Cozumel has grown into a first rate foodie vacation destination. 30 years ago you received a taco, and often a tummy virus to boot. Those days are long, long gone.
Buccanos at Night has been a closely held secret for locals, but it is now a destination in itself. During the day it is a beach club, mostly for cruise ship passengers, but at night, Wednesday through Sunday, it becomes a first rate international restaurant. Buccanos at Night is not afraid to combine bold flavors and create culinary masterpieces from appetizers to desserts, making it a popular and trendy spot for foodies and locals alike.
My recent visit to Buccanos was a surprise, as they had opened an upstairs space instead of sharing the space of the beach club. I told Inez, the owner, that she has to decorate my home. Every piece of furniture or art in the restaurant is nothing short of fabulous. Every piece is a wonder. The ambiance is wonderful, candlelit with views over the ocean to the mainland, and boats passing by. But the true draw: the food.
We began with cocktails. I had their top shelf margarita, and my guests enjoyed the special cocktail of the evening with fresh coconut. We ordered bread, and it was so buttery it melted in your mouth. Garlic and a little Parmesan gave it an extra oomph. I enjoyed a Lobster Caesar Salad for my meal, while my guests enjoyed a Miso Buttered Lobster Tail and a Surf and Turf, Angus meets Lobster, Burger! If I was still eating meat, I would have loved to taste the burger! It looked amazing, and my cousin said it was beyond delicious.
Just writing this blog makes me hungry. I think I will call and make another reservation before I head home!