Mexico Viejo (in English means “old Mexican”) is often busy, so aim to visit at off hours like the middle of the afternoon or on a weekday.
Most of the staff are fluent in English and Spanish, so you can order in whichever language seems fun. Service is consistently good with a classic American-Mexican restaurant menu, starting with complimentary tortilla chips and salsa.
The view of the cove from the upstairs windows is fantastic. The downstairs open air dining area is out of the weather and pleasant too, although the view suffers from lower elevation. The atmosphere is better than a common Mexican restaurant.
There is a ship’s store onsite with ice, and plenty of excellent transient docks with spare room. Unauthorized overnighting at the transient dock goes without complaint. Sailors will appreciate making the public dock on a close reach without tacking as the wind wraps around the cove.
Sailors will appreciate how the wind can wrap around the cove as it blows from the marina. With slight adjustments to course and sails, sailors can make the public docks on a close reach without additional tacks.
Read more at Mexico Viejo’s website here.