Not sure how I managed but I somehow failed to document our dinner at Como Como.
Como Como came highly suggested to us by several people - not to mention is raved about on playainfo.com. We attempted to have dinner there the evening of day 2 but were turned away for lack of a reservation. Having secured a reservation for the next night we set off down the street to La Bodeguita del Medio - a great second choice.
We arrived at Como Como Saturday evening at 8:00 and were seated immediately.
We ordered a nice bottle of Pino Grigio and the tuna tartare to start. The tartare was truly one of the best things I have ever put in my mouth. It in and of itself is reason enough for a return visit.
As a main course the Senor ordered the seafood spaghetti, BIL the roasted chicken and I the ravioli with ricotta and spinach.
We snacked on the tartare, visited about our afternoon at Akumal and Xpu-Ha and had a glass of wine...
we snacked some more, visited some more and had another glass of wine...
the tartare gone we had another glass of wine and visited a little more...
the nice folks next to us (who not only arrived after us but waited a bit to order) received their entrees...
we ordered another bottle of white, had another glass of wine and, well, you get the picture.
Finally, concerned that we might finish the second bottle of wine without ever seeing our meal we decided we should probably inquire about our order.
Upon inquiry our entrees were immediately delivered by three very frazzled looking young men. One of them apologized saying the chef was very busy although that seemed hard to believe as two tables had emptied and waiting for the next reservations to arrive.
Famished and slightly intoxicated we devoured our food and, let me tell you this, it was oh so good! The ricotta in the ravioli was so light and fresh and the pasta was honestly like none I have had before. BIL raved about his chicken and the Senor enjoyed his seafood spaghetti with beautiful muscles, clams and shrimp very much.
Perhaps they were having an off night but from what I saw the service at Como Como leaves much to be desired. With that said, the food is spot-on so perhaps folks will be willing to overlook lack of service for to-die-for tuna tartare and scrumptious ravioli. I know I'll go back.
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