Category Archives: Restaurant Reviews and Food

Bad Manners at La Choperia Restaurant

Merida Beryl Gorbman The other day, when 89-year-old Silvia Thomson, who is from England, went into La Choperia on Calle 56 y 51 with her daughter Sandra, they were told that they couldn’t order from the menu – that only … Continue reading

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Habibi’s Lebanese Gourmet Food (with bellydancers)

Beryl Gorbman, Merida Recently, a group of six of us went to Habibi’s in Chuburna. We loved it. As soon as you walk in, you hear the plaintive music of of the middle-eastern harps, the wooden flutes, the distinctive drumming … Continue reading

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Quick trip – Ixil, Telchac Puerto, Telchac Pueblo, San Diego

Beryl Gorbman We set out looking for the town of San Diego. There’s a marker for it on the highway, but no road to turn off on. We went another mile and turned into a road labeled Hacienda Buspol. The … Continue reading

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Poisonous Food

Beryl Gorbman All photos from the web Of Eggs in Mexico. Chinese lies, and Whole Foods USA Disclaimer: I’m just a consumer – not a public health authority of any kind. BUT, there are certain things that I know are … Continue reading

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The Sandwichon – Pride of the Yucatan

Beryl Gorbman New Info Alert – see below A sandwichon is a huge, multi-layered sandwich that looks like a strange cake. Only that stuff all over it isn’t frosting – it’s colored mayonnaise or cream cheese, depending on the chef’s … Continue reading

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Seattle on and on

by Beryl Gorbman International District – Thai and Vietnamese colonies in the diverse City of Seattle There are thousands of people in Seattle from SE Asia. They have their own neighborhoods, houses of worship, societies, stores and restaurants. Sometimes I … Continue reading

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Deadly Gossip About Yucatan Yenta

The intellectually challenged editors of the new site, Expats Anonymous, have written a dreadful article about me. What a nerve.

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Mani Revisited

Beryl Gorbman www.yucatan-yenta.com Mani is a small town about 70 miles southeast of Merida, Yucatan. It is undistinguished except for the massive church that towers over the small buildings around it. When we first went to Mani, about 22 years … Continue reading

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Sensei Japanese Restaurant

Beryl Gorbman The Yucatan Yenta I’ve suffered a trauma. Last night at about 8:00 p.m., two devilishly handsome men in Aloha shirts sweet-talked my husband into opening the door. They shoved their way in and kidnapped me. Under protest, I … Continue reading

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Ki’ Xocolatl – Growing Cacao in Yucatan

Beryl Gorbman www.yucatan-yenta.com After an extensive drive along hilly, curving roads in the Puuc Hills of Yucatan, we arrived at Plantacion Tikul, the cacao farm owned by master chocolatier Mathieu Brees. Mathieu is a Belgian who, with his wife Stephanie … Continue reading

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