Thursday, December 16, 2010

Cafe Bahia -- Yum Yum Yum!

For a village located in a mountainous jungle cove, Yelapa has great food! One of the biggest surprises of the trip was the Cafe Bahia!

The little cafe sits right in front of the town dock where all the water taxis land, so it's hard to miss! I will admit it took us several days to discover the Bahia. When we were dropped on the pier, we ran right past it trying to keep up with the two guys hauling our bags. A few days later walking the lower path in town, we noticed the sign and decided to come back for lunch!

The Bahia's a happenin' place with a New York chef who's not only a great cook, but a kind person. The Bahia serves Sunday brunch, daily breakfasts, and wonderful lunches. Cuisine from scratch using the freshest ingredients!

The Bahia has the best view in town from the table! Not to mention, we picked up seaglass on the playita right beside it.

Some days, Huichol Indians entertain Bahia diners with their string type instruments and sell beaded handicrafts.

The grilled tomato/cheese sandwich with fruit and banana/potato chips.

Ensalada Yelapa with beets, papaya, greens, goat cheese, and balsamic dressing.

Paper lanterns in the trees.

Breakfast pancakes topped with fresh fruit.

Breakfast burrito filled with grilled potatoes, black beans, and huevos topped with a verde sauce. Craig and I both loved this entree! The entree that got away because I ate it without taking a photo was the BLT with avocado.

View from the Bahia!

Susan also serves desserts, drinks, and snacks between 3 and 6:00 p.m., when she lets her customers use her wireless internet signal. (And that's a big deal in Yelapa since most visitors have no access!)

Wish I had that breakfast burrito right now!


Ann said...

What a great find! This trip sounds like it was a new & wonderful discovery every day!

Anonymous said...

Look delicious! Especially that breakfast burrito - yum!