We recently visited the quaint town of Sayulita for a rather extended 10 day trip. Mother Nature generally loves us on vacations, as we rarely have a cloud in the sky the whole time....however this time she decided to get us good. There were two days of Monsoonal Rains and it was just plain awful living in a Palapa which provides no real protection from the elements. But enough about that. The reason I mention this, is because on the third day when it was thinking of clearing up, and I was thinking of packing up, we went into town during a rain reprieve and had wonderful massages that totally cheered us up (more on that in another review). But, afterwards, I was craving some lunch. Something comfortable, and delicious and easy. Enter Latitude 20. Off the beach by a mere block, but off the beaten path, is this great little hidden bar/restaurant that welcomed us like family. It was clean. It was efficient. The staff was very English speaking and it appeared that the owner, though not sure, was behind the bar and was super helpful and accommodating. It wasn't a busy time, and there was nothing remarkable about the place, except that it had the most delicious simple American style sandwiches in the middle of this very Mexican place. Now don't get me wrong, I love me my Mexican Food, or why would I spend so much time there. But after two days of being stuck in the rain and almost two weeks of lots of tacos, salsa, ceviche etc.....a good old fashioned Hamburger was in order. And it was delivered. My mouth is watering just writing this, that is how good it was. And particularly, it was amazing bread. The bun was something from the bakery Gods! And perfectly toasted! I was offered a side salad option, almost as if the very cute and polite waiter just knew that I was the type to just "pick at my husbands fries", but have a salad for myself. Yes it was all delicious.
My husband opted for the staple of our East Coast roots, and had their version of the Philly Cheesesteak or something of the like....it was also very good. He did get the fries, they were waffle style, and yes I had a couple, and they were perfect.
I also had a most exquisite drink, and sadly it eludes me what exactly was in it. Some kind of Margarita, but not the norm and not acidic. After that I had a lovely white wine and it all was just the perfect lunch during a break in the rain.
I need to add something else. The bathroom area was one of the cleanest I saw in our entire trip to Sayulita. Now I realize that the plumbing etc is tough in a place like this, and there are things one must deal with, but we went to a lot of places, and there were only a handful that I can say were presentable in every way, and clean. This was one of them.
Kudos to the owners for making their little bar on the corner a spot that people will love, especially since it's kind of a well kept secret and not on the "main drag".
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