I was recently in Playa del Carmen for my birthday with some friends and we were looking for some place special for dinner.
A very nice stranger on the street suggested we try Wicky's which is located right on the beach. Apparently this lovely restaurant just opened a few month's ago, so many people were not aware of this jem. The wine cellar looked to be full of a wide variety of wines. And we were told their steaks are USDA approved and shipped in from the states.
Wicky's is located at the base of some newly develeped condos right on the beach. We decided to go for an early dinner so we could get back to our resort afterwards and prepare for a night out on the town.
We decided to eat outside on the deck that had a gorgoeus beach and ocean view. Because we went for an early dinner, we had a choice of the dinner or lunch menu. Both menus had items that sounded delicious!
We ordered the Shrimp A La Playa as an appetizer and it was absolute winner! Bacon wrapped shrimp, stuffed with jalapeno. We all thought this dish was so great that we all want to try replicating it at home.
For entrees, off the dinner menu, I ordered the Shrimp Scampi which was served with el dente angel hair pasta. It was so good. I also ordered the Lobster Mac-N-Cheese as a side dish to share with everyone. Let me say, this dish alone should be an entree!! It was creamy and rich, but so tasty!!
A friend ordered the 16oz Ribeye with a side Twice Baked Potato. He said it was one of the best steaks he had ever had, and this is saying a lot, since we live in Alberta. It was cooked exactly the way he wanted and the potato was really tasty.
Another friend ordered the Crab Cake Sandwich off the lunch menu and it was also a winner! The only thing we ordered that we didn't like, was the Smoked Chicken Caesar Salad that our other friend orderd. She was expecting a garlicky-creamy dressing, but this dish didn't contain garlic at all. We're not sure if that's how Caesar salad dressings are in Mexico.
Overall, we all agreed that Wicky's was exactly what we were looking for and the service was superb. We would all go back in the a heart beat and try some other items off their menu.
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