Fish Tacos at El Camello (Tulum, Mexico)

April 18, 2011

{El Camello in Tulum, Mexico}

When the chef at your resort leans over a steaming buffet tray of his own (delicious and very healthy) fare to tell you about a restaurant the locals love, you listen.  When he mentions their specialty drink, a michelada de camarone, which is like a Bloody Mary minus the vodka, plus beer and fresh shrimp, you take a mental note.  When he raves about their fish tacos, you wonder if it would be rude to go there RIGHT NOW.

 

{Michelada de Camaron: Shrimp with Bloody Mary spices, in a beer bath.}

El Camello does not disappoint.  Locals and tourists alike gather around tables layered with red plastic cloths.  Mexican music videos play in the recesses of the bar.  The space doubles as a fish store. Fishermen deliver their catch in coolers before sitting down to lunch themselves.  I don’t know about you, but I want to eat at the fish restaurant the fishermen frequent.

{An assortment of fresh salsas and the tastiest, limiest guacamole ever.}

Do not miss the fish tacos, which come three to a plate and are served until 5pm.  We ordered two, declared it way too much food, and proceeded to eat every bite.

{Fish tacos: a la Veracruz (with veggies and salsa), and breaded}

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design elements April 18, 2011 at 8:57 am

lovely images, sea in the aer and fish tacos – perfect!

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The Roving Home April 18, 2011 at 11:46 am

Looks like a place Anthony Bourdain would love. Which is the ultimate compliment in my book.

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Kate @ Travelmoon April 22, 2011 at 2:13 pm

Those fish tacos look out of this world! Now you have me craving guacamole too!

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