Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Casa Banana | Tulum

I hope you all had a wonderful thanksgiving. I always post thanksgiving photos but this year I didn't take any. There were so many memorable festivities with friends and family the entire week.

I really do have so much to be thankful for, and here, it's for you dear readers. Thank you for another year of reading Indulge Inspire Imbibe. I am so glad this little hobby is still going after all these (almost 5!!) years. 

Now what I did take an endless amount of photos of was my vacation in Tulum. Those posts shall continue!

We ate at Casa Banana on our first night in town and it was definitely one of my favorites. It's a tough margin with so many great spots nearby, but overall I would rate this meal second after Hartwood

We started with refreshing but not overly impressive cocktails, a Grapefruit Negroni for her and a Whiskey Miel for him. They have an excellent and fairly robust wine list that saves the day. We had an Argentinian red wine that paired beautifully with the food. 

The grilled octopus salad with asparagus, potato and balsamic was sensational. Man, there really is something about fresh octopus + a wood fired oven! It was a spot on preperation with flavors that were dramatic and exciting. Then there was a fresh caught, wood-fired red snapper with a parsley-ginger marinade, cauliflower, roasted zucchini, carrots and local squash. It was flaky and tender, another perfectly executed dish. Lastly, a slice of soft flan with heaps of sweet, creamy dulche de leche. 

Our waiter was great, too. His vibe of genuine happiness and refined hospitality made him one of my favorites and our visit memorable.


  1. Looks like a great dinner! Sounds like you had a great Thanksgiving - even without photos! I feel a bit better since I have some company in the no photo taking department as I did not take any on the day of!

  2. I'd rather see pictures of your trip than more pictures of turkey anyways! I took a few photos but decided not to do a Thanksgiving recap post this year. Sounds like you had a great trip and a great Thanksgiving. :)

  3. Tulum looks like it has some GREAT restaurants!

  4. that fish dish! my friend is in tulum now and posting tons of pics..hello, jealousy!