Fodor's Expert Review La Pigua

$$ Campeche City Seafood Fodor's Choice

This is hands-down the town's favorite lunch spot. The seafood is delicious, and the setting is unusual: glass walls replicate an oblong Mayan house, incorporating the profusion of plants outside as a design element. As the sun goes down, candles adorn the white-linen tablecloths, and soft blue lighting illuminates the outside atrium. A truly ambitious meal might start with a plate of calamari, stone-crab claws, or camarones al coco (coconut-encrusted shrimp). Memorable mains include pan de cazón (a shark meat casserole that's one of Campeche's most distinctive dishes) and fresh robalo fish topped with puréed cilantro, parsley, orange, and olive oil. For dessert, the classic choice is ate, slabs of super-condensed mango, sweet potato, or other fruit or vegetable jelly served with tangy Gouda cheese.

Seafood Service Sophisticated Lunch Dinner $$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

Av. Miguel Alemán 179A
Campeche City, Campeche  24000, Mexico

981-811–3365

www.lapigua.com.mx

Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No dinner Sun.–Tues.

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