Type: Seafood and Yucatecan Specialities
Neighborhood: Progreso, Centro, two blocks from the Malecon
Address: Calle 78 x 25 y 23, Progreso
How to Get There from the Centro: Go north on Prolongación Paseo de Montejo, heading toward Progreso. Continue under the Periferico overpass. This road becomes Calle 78, the main road leading into Progreso. You will pass the Bodega Aurrera and an OXXO/Pemex on your right. Keep going straight, heading towards the Gulf. You will find Sol Y Mar on the North East corner, across from Niplito.
Air Conditioned: No
Drinks: Full Bar
Payment: Cash only
Hours: 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM, Monday through Sunday
Pricing: Breakfast $60 pesos, Entrees about $100 pesos (not counting drinks)
Notes: This quaint street café, two blocks from the beach in Progreso, is tremendously popular with locals, expatriates, and cruise ship tourists. It can’t be beat for its’ relaxed atmosphere, for breakfast, lunch and dinner. What could be more welcoming in the morning hours than a hug and smile from the owners, along with a French press filled to the brim with really great coffee? What could be better than reading the news on your WIFI-connected laptop, while you enjoy a delicious lunch and look up occasionally to watch the people go by? Gabriel and his wife, Julia, have expanded Sol y Mar over the last year, adding a full service bar, doubling the interior dining space, and spicing up the menu with a delicious array of unique seafood dishes, including their twist on the traditional Shrimp Cocktail. While Julia performs her artistry in the kitchen, with Chicken, Beef or Pork Cordon Bleu as the house special, Gabriel is the master behind the funky and fun art that adorns the entire façade of Sol y Mar.
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