Nothing really, except that that is how I "scoot" around the island with ease to take pictures for the blog. It is a bit difficult with the Tracker because I can't just go "Wow!" when something grabs my eye and pull over. Once I get the scooter running again, I will return to island pictures.
But for now, I have a series of restaurants, bars and other places I want to share with you.
Bally Hoo has been around for awhile. It is easily missed because of it's location. That is both a plus and for them, a minus. It is located directly behind the Pemex gas station on Rueda Medina, the street that runs along the bay side of the island. Look for the three palapas.
They have been known to people who live here for quite awhile. For some reason, they are never crowded. Pity. They don't play blaring music to drown out your conversation and the service, and atmosphere, is always pleasant.
They have recently added a new feature to their menu...breakfast. That is my favoritest meal to eat out. I am always on the look out for a new, good, reasonably priced breakfast place. As you can see from one of their signs, they are also famous locally for their tempura fish and chips. But I think I have found an even better place for that. Ah, another post!
The seating area under the palapa is actually a wooden deck built over the water. And there is always a breeze. The view to the left is more towards the downtown ferries.
I love that this is such an old place and it still contains the remnants of docks and piers gone by. The docks you see are still very much used by local fishermen, a few charter type boats and the little fishing pongas that bring over a tourist or two from Punta Sam or Puerto Juarez.
A view from the dining area looking back towards the street.
But, oh, the breakfast food!
This is a breakfast baguette omelet. Hot, delicious and crunchy crust bread.
A breakfast wrap. Almost big enough for two people.
Scrambled eggs. Your choice of bacon, ham or chorizo sausage. These have chorizo. Most orders come with a side of these HoJo potatoes. Again with the crunchiness and flavor. I dislike most beans. Which makes eating here a challenge sometimes. However, I do like the refried beans they serve here.
Most breakfast items run in the 45 to 65 peso range. ($3.75-5.45) Coffee is extra at 15 pesos a mug ($1.25) but it is bottomless.
They open at 5:30 AM so if you have to catch an early ferry to Cancun or the airport, this is a great place to grab something to eat first. I hope that if you are on the island, you give them a visit.