Photo Review of Silvia’s Restaurant in Xcalak
Park in the big dirt parking lot out front, and if the door’s open, so is Silvia’s. Pull up a plastic chair and rub elbows with locals and expats while you enjoy a great meal and eclectic decor.
Silvia’s is on the main road, set back from the beach and has both indoor and outdoor seating. Nothing fancy here – the floor is bare, and the concrete walls are adorned with local shells and bottles. It kind of looks like they’ve brought part of the sea inside, which is awesome.
Silvia’s is known for its seafood, and for its authenticity. Practice your Spanish when you order, and if you don’t see something on the menu trying asking for it. Silvia herself might even be taking your order and cooking your meal. Take a look into the kitchen at the far side of the restaurant, where the magic happens.
We both opted for the fish tacos, because neither one of us wanted to miss out on great seafood. The tacos came served with a slice of lime, salsa, avocado, and a variety of sauces. The space on the plate that wasn’t occupied by tacos, was filled with fries. The tacos were tasty and fresh, fries were crispy on the outside and tender inside.
When we had lunch at Silvia’s we were the only ones in there, but I’d be interested to go back when it gets lively, like a weekend evening. The food was tasty, the beers were cold, and the price was right.
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