Martin & Santos
For my last meal on Isla Holbox, I wanted langosta empanadas but alas the restaurant was closed or perhaps on island time but my hunger was not! We had to find a suitable substitute fast, and after our merlotta incident Mia wanted real wine with our meal. I just wanted something delicious. It happened that we wandered by Martin & Santos which, from a quick browse of their menu, seemed to satisfy both of our desires.
Stepping into Martin & Santos felt like entering into another dimension of our already delicious island vacay. The decor was clean and sleek, while the open kitchen gave us the perfect view of what would surely be our tasty entrees. The tall tops at the back of the restaurant sat underneath the open sky with sand underfoot, bringing a piece of the island vibes inside.
We started with a delicious glass of Malbec and continued to narrow down our entree selections. I was torn between a delicious sounding eggplant or steak. Since I rarely eat steak, I decided that should be my final vacay meal.
The presentation was stunning, even the salad was gorgeous (and tasty!) Equally mesmerizing were the steaks. Mia’s chimichurri steak was definitely the shining star of our dinner. Everything was immensely flavorful and fresh.
We, of course, had to have dessert. Two decadent crepes and I had to have an espresso to accompany mine.
Although our original dinner plans fell through, Martin & Santos was the perfect ending to a relaxing island getaway.