One of our “regular” restaurants to eat at most every time we stay at Nah Uxibal (www.nahuxibal.com) on Soliman Bay, Mexico is Oscar & Lalos. They’ve been in business since 1984 and a few years ago moved from the bay over to Hwy. 307 between Akumal and Tulum. The restaurant is right across the road from the entrance road to Soliman Bay, and their new billboards along the highway can now help you tick off the miles until you arrive in paradise.
Their new restaurant is lovely, set amid tropical greenery with a bridge crossing a stream to carry you to their front door. The interior is crafted of local stone with the traditional Mayan grass roof and they have an outdoor courtyard area in the back part of the restaurant with hammocks hanging along the edge (I do recommend taking bug spray if you want to dine outside in bug season). The kitchen is large and open so visitors can watch their food being prepared if they wish.
The menu consists of many Mexican and regional favorites and their claim to fame is their “Lalo’s Special” which is “Lobster, Shrimp, Fillet of Calamar, Fish Fillet, Whole Fish and Chicken Fajitas all grilled to perfection. Served with rice, beans, fried bananas and French fries.”
We usually get an appetizer sampler and a ceviche to share to start off with while we’re downing our loaded margaritas, cerveza and wine.
Fajitas and rellenos are always popular, and they offer several combination platters. Being right by the ocean, they always have fresh seafood selections, depending on the season and prepared in a variety of ways.
Another attraction at Oscar and Lalo is the gracious and lovely proprietor, Virginia, who makes sure everything is just how you like it and always has a warm smile and greeting. Her sidekick is a charming petite spider monkey named Lalita that was orphaned and Virginia raised.
If you are adventurous, be sure and ask about whale shark excursions (seasonal) and other Maya Riviera outdoors adventures. Virginia can fix you up with a memorable trip of a lifetime with local guides. For more information about the restaurant, visit their website at: http://www.oscarandlalo.com/