Wonderful experience, excellent food!!!
It’s been exactly one month since I was in the Yucatan and have been meaning to write this recommendation ever since. Partly because I promised the owner, but moreover it is so well deserved and the least I could do in exchange for such a wonderful experience, awesome food, and such great service. Despite my wanting to keep this restaurant a well-kept secret, my conscience tells me that such a good thing should be shared feely and the proprietors deserve more recognition. This recommendation is for real!After a two week exploration of the Yucatan and upon returning back to Cancun, I wanted to try for dinner the best of the best in Cancun for Yucatec cuisine; the type of place that the locals go when they want elevated, delicious, well executed Yucatec food. I was told that Labnah (the name of the restaurant) was the place to go. Oh cool, I thought, I went to Labnah during my travels, so would be a cool full circle to tie it all together.Upon entering, I noticed that the restaurant was virtually empty, but for just one table of locals. Red flags slightly raised. The décor was very pleasant. High ceiling, nice lighting, quite, comfortable, and elegant. After all was said and done, it was clear that this place should not be so empty, rather it should be totally full of people that appreciate good food and good service.The waiter was the proprietor, a very gracious host, and he recognized my interest in learning about the food and culinary tradition. He was very willing to share many details and provided excellent explanations and insights into the culinary tradition and descriptions of the specific dishes that my friend and I ordered. I should mention that I speak fluent Spanish, so all of my interactions were in Spanish. I cannot vouch for the staff’s ability to converse in English or other languages, but I can say without a shadow of a doubt that they will do their very best to serve anyone with the utmost of care and attention.My friend and I were extremely pleased with the experience and the food was out of this world delicious. What an awesome way to end the trip. I am not one to write reviews, ever, good or bad, but since this was so special, because the restaurant owner and his son who manages the establishment and who will one day take ownership were so gracious, and because the food was so delicious and deserved of way more recognition, I wanted to make a resounding recommendation to anyone who is traveling in Cancun and would like to try excellent Yucatec food. I can’t say that everyone will have the same experience as I, but I will venture to say that you will have delicious food with excellent service. Try it!