We've been coming to Cancun for 20 years and have seen the dining options improving. This place has been here for 5 years and no one has mentioned it to us, even when we have requested fine dining and are not afraid to spend a bit more for really good food.
There are about 8 tables in the place. Service is performed by a delightful Mexican wife and the food is prepared by an expert French chef who also helps with service and ordering. My wife surprised me by ordering the fois gras tarte tatin...awesome. Wife had a sundried tomato soup (something new) and I had the escargot (classic presentation in the brown baked dish....12 little beauties.).
My wife had a local flounder served Grenoblois (capers, etc) and I had the duck breast, served with a rose-sauce.
For dessert we shared fresh figs poached with what might have been an ice cream/creme anglais concoction. We had 4 glasses of wine, 1 white and 3 reds.
Portions are very generous in this lovely place. The linen is fine and the glasses appear to all be Reidel or a great imitation thereof.
The meal came to just under $200 including aa generous, but unnecessary 20% tip.
So, though it's not cheap, it's not excessive for the 3 hour dining experience.
Someone else likened it to a 2 star Michelin. I might only give it 1 star using the Michelin standards.
Be aware: the menu is not very large, nor are the wine selections. But the place is small and they easily have something for everyone. A place like this in New York or Philly would be jammed everyday, all day, and have a one year waiting list. A truly must-go place for foodies and chowhounds.
Sorry to have posted this on the British board. Couldn't access a US board.
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