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PROGRESO: Yucatan’s tropical seaport town where eating is fun and easy.
Sol y Mar Restaurant
Calle 78 near the corner with Calle 23
Downtown Progreso
When Jane’s cousin and his wife Phyllis from Texas arrived in Progreso on a Carnival cruise ship we met them on Calle 80 in front of the lighthouse.  Our first stop was for coffee at Sol y Mar…and we stayed for lunch.
Phyllis is a fajita aficionado and asked about the beef fajitas.  We told her that a friend raved about the chicken fajitas.
My comment: “If you have been in Mexico so long that the beef starts to taste good, you have been in Mexico too long.”

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Phyllis enjoying fajitas.
Phyllis persisted and ordered the beef fajitas. The order arrived and Phyllis ate with relish. She not only raved about the fajitas, but she exclaimed that they were the best she had ever had…and she is from Texas, home to the world’s best fajitas.
Karl had the house special and rated it excellent.
What more could we ask for: our fish filets were delicious and our guests were happy.
Gabriel, chef and owner of Sol Y Mar, has a magic touch and winning charm.
Sol y Mar Restaurant has hot coffee, cold beer, fabulous food, and excellent service at nice prices.
Give Sol y Mar a try. They open for breakfast at 8:30 a.m.
Read more about this slice of paradise in the recently revised book, Yucatán’s Magic, Mérida Side Trips, and just published: Yucatan for Travelers – Side Trips: Valladolid to Tulum, available worldwide in paperback and digital editions.

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