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“Delicious food, the secret is now out”
Review of El Medio Habanero

El Medio Habanero
Ranked #53 of 445 Restaurants in Cuernavaca
Cuisines: Mexican
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

Delicious yucatan-style food served in a no-frills style in a no-frills "restaurant", but don't let that put you off - this place is all about the food, the flavours and the great prices.

There are actually three branches of this growing chain that I know of - in Lomas de Cortes where it started, one in Av San Diego almost as you reach Barona, and one now in a new plaza in Av de los Reyes. All are the same counter-style servery with a few plastic table and chairs to sit at, nothing fancy at all, but that doesn't matter. Once you try the tacos de marlin, or the panuchos de cochinita pibil, or the varied caldos, you'll forget where you are sitting and be transported off to the Yucatan with a cold Montejo in hand. You'll also find some more unusual dishes on the menu, especially at weekends - the pork rib estofado with tomate was one of the best dishes I have ever eaten in Mexico in over a decade. It was that good. .

This is an unusual dining experience where you should be more adventurous if you can, you will be rewarded. And don't worry about the surroundings, the prices are extremely reasonable for a reason - just enjoy the delicious and superb food.

They also sell food by the kilo for takeaway - I recommend a kilo or two of marlin for any party, just buy some tostadas and cold beers and you are set for a fine time.

Date of visit: June 2013
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

This little place cant be judged by its looks, the owner is honest, and the food is honest, you will not come here for service, luxury or design, you will come here for the best food experience you can get in town. The main courses are south pork or "cochinita" and "lechon", but you will find a wide range of options and creativity in every bite. It can be an explosion of flavor when apple meets a poblano culis and shrimp, or one of the famous habanero salsas, but one very well kept secret is that the owner is a dessert aficionado and will not let you down with his sweet options in the menu. Overall a great experience for every weekend with friends.

Date of visit: June 2013
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Reviewed August 27, 2018
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Date of visit: August 2018
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Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile
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Date of visit: July 2018
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