Andalucia Parillada Domingo
We are always on the lookout for something new and different to see in Cancun so I was happy to take the suggestion of my boss to check out the Andalucia Parillada. Andalucia is an equestrian club in Cancun, where the rich folk jump horses and play polo and where tourists can take horseback rides through the jungle. Recently they've started to invite the public to join them on Sundays for a "parillada" (barbecue). Always eager to see how the other half live, we drove out to Bonfil (a "suburb" of Cancun) in search of the "horsies store" as Max decided to call it.
From the moment we walked in we were treated exceptionally well by the staff. We were warmly welcomed and had cold drinks in our hand in no time. There is a charge of 150 pesos per person (kids under 6 are free) and that includes the use of the facilities (pool, beautiful gardens, incredible palapa, kids climbing toys and pony rides) and a delicious meal. Well, delicious if you are a carnivore, thank goodness I love meat, the plate was filled with arrachera, ribs, chicken, chorizo and nopales, all done on the grill. We couldn't eat all of it, it was just too much! Drinks are not included in the price, but we were very pleasantly surprised at how inexpensive the bar was, with three cheladas and three sodas/refrescos/pops the bill was only 110 pesos. I splurged an extra 50 pesos to go for a ride on a lovely horse named "Estrellita", I was a happy girl. The facilities were gorgeous, the food was good but the fantastic service is what will bring us back again. Next time, we'll bring friends, it's a great place to have a party!
Andalucia gardens and palapa
Very clean and pretty pool
Kids play area and a PONY! (I want a pony!)
Canuck and Estrellita
Brave Max making the BIG jump
Hubby enjoyed the place so much he's decided it's where he wants his 40th birthday party (which isn't for another year and a half, but who says you can't plan ahead?). We want to go back in a couple of weeks (after the next pay period, haha) and invite a few friends along to enjoy Andalucia with us. Max enjoyed it so much that he was kicking and screaming when we it was time to go home, he said that he wanted to live in the pool! The only way to get him out without tying him up was to promise that we would return with his friends Evan and Dani (hint hint parents of said children, wanna play in a couple of weeks?)
Overall, a good time was had by all and I definitely recommend the place for a Sunday afternoon of diversion for Cancunenses. Maybe we'll see you there!