It’s not often that I rave about a great breakfast restaurant, you’d probably find only two or three if you searched my archived blogs. And if my memory serves me correctly, I’ve only wrote about one in Melaque, Mexico.
Today, during my morning walk through Melaque, San Patricio and Villa Obregon, I came across the Restaurant “El Quetzal” de Laura, in Villa Obregon. Cathryn and I had walked by this place before and I think it was recommended to us for dinner a couple or three years ago. Obviously, it was our mistake in not taking the advice.
I stopped for breakfast on the return portion of my walk, instead of waiting until I got back to our apartment, plunged into the pool to cool down, and then dried off so I could make something to eat. It was an awesome pit stop. They had inside and outside shaded tables and both Spanish and English menus. I ordered a mushroom, onion and cream cheese omelette with a side of bacon, and a diet coke.
When the waiter returned with an armful of plates and dishes, I thought he was going to another table. My main plate held my omelette, a handful of home fries, lump of salad, and two big strips of bacon. A side dish included a small bun/biscuit and dish of basil butter. Then there was another small dish that held three different kinds of sauce or salsa. Add salt, pepper, ketchup, my coke, napkins, and my tabletop was nearly covered.
The omelette was half-moon shaped and made with at least three eggs. The onions and mushrooms inside were sautéed and mixed with cream cheese. I think it’s one of the best omelettes I’ve ever had. My bacon was big and juicy and crispy all at the same time. Potatoes were fried with a slight crunch on the outside. The salad had a balsamic dressing. The basil butter was mouth watering and I slathered enough on the warm bun to make a butter sandwich.
The service was prompt and bilingual. The wait wasn’t long and the food was hot and delicious. I hadn’t paid much attention to the prices on the menu but my total bill came to a whopping $115 Pesos or about $8 bucks Canadian, less than half of what I would have paid for a comparable meal at home. That’s about 10 cents American 😉