Pita Amore – Tasty pitas made with lots of Amore (Love) Like most things, Pita Amore is about 5 minutes walk from Pocna Hostel. On Trip Advisor it is currently ranked 54th of 877 reviewed restaurants in the entire state of Quitana Roo. It could easily be mistaken for just another cozy bungalow on the narrow Avenida Guerrero. In many ways, entering its doors feels like visiting a friend who just happens to have a kitchen right by the front door. Laughter and lively jazz music greet you and usher you inside where you will meet retired chef and owner Ricardo, who will make you feel right at home.
The menu is very basic but don’t be fooled by its simplicity. Although there are only four types of pitas to choose from, every one is as tasty as the last. By no means am I a professional food critic but words like mouthwatering, delectable and heavenly come to mind when I recall taking my first bite in a ‘Chino’ pita – one of the most flavourful pitas that I have ever tasted. At a price of $3 USD it is easy to sample every pita on menu – if your wallet and stomach permit. Although non alcoholic beverages are sold, the restaurant has a BYOB policy. Yep, you can bring a bottle of wine or a six-pack to accompany your meal at no extra charge. Now that’s what I call a competitive advantage.
If you are lucky enough to visit Isla Mujeres, take to the streets and find Pita Amore. If you aren’t so lucky, don’t worry, I made this little video for anyone who wants to sample the experience from in front of their computer. If you have been to Pita Amore, leave a comment and let me know what you thought about it.