Anyone that tells you that Cancun is a cultural city is full of shit. Ask anyone who lives in Mexico (well not anyone; the one person who did say that the city has culture is a person who has lived here in a bubble and has no clue what culture is) and they will look at you like you are crazy.
That said, a lady with a bit of an idea of what culture is (lived in Mexico City for ten years, San Francisco native and traveled all over Europe since I was 2) needs her good ethnic eats. And figuring that I am living in Cancun presently, I need to give props where props are due.
A girlfriend and I like the real good eats . So we decided to head out to the Elefanta, in La Isla Shopping Center. I know, I know. What the hell kind of good cultural eats can you get from a mall dive? Well, when the mall is on a lagoon, it ain’t half bad.
Reservations were made but not really necessary that night. The whole place was pretty open and we had our pick of tables.
We were even asked if we’d like to sit somewhere else as the sun was really bright, we looked at the waiter as if he was crazy.
I suppose if you are looking at the lagoon every single day, it gets a little mundane.
I could never get bored with this view.
Even though the waiter tried to convince us to consume portions that would have had us bursting at the seams, we were very restrained with our food choices.
This was my dish.
Elisa ordered the Kerla Jhinge, chicken and coconut curry. Now, I haven’t had that much Indian food although some would argue that being that my first incursion into this cuisine was in Edinburgh, Scotland, where you can find an Indian restaurant on nearly every single street in the city, I have a decent idea. The food was really well presented and tasted fabulous. I feel that it should have been a tad more spicy but that may be the Mexican in me talking.