A friend, Calman had made a boast that for the ‘best’ huevos motuleños you had to go to Motul (http://www.meridainsider.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=5124&highlight=motulenos).
Which is where, after all, that they were developed. At the Museo de Felipe Carillo Puerto the caretaker/guide indicated that the chef to Felipe Carillo Puerto developed, prepared, and served huevos motuleños to visiting officials and dignitaries.
According to WikiPidia: Felipe Carrillo Puerto (1874–1924) was a Governor of the Mexican state of Yucatán. He was born in the town of Motul, Yucatán. He was a progressive who favored land reform, women’s suffrage, and rights for the indigenous Mayan people. He had a romance with a United States journalist, Alma Reed of San Francisco, California, which was commemorated in the song “La Peregrina”. Carrillo died by assassination in January 1924.
Felipe Carrillo was called the Red Dragon with the Eyes of Jade by his enemies and the Apostle of the Indians by those who loved him. He was one of 14 children, 13 of whom lived to adulthood. All but one of the Carrillo siblings worked to better the lives of the Mayan people. When Felipe was killed, 3 of his brothers, Wilfrido, Benjamin, and Edesio, were killed with him, as well as eight of their friends.
We ordered 4 huevos motuleños 2 jamaicas, and 2 cristales. My huevos (pictured) are sin queso. Our bill ended up being 180pesos total.
OK, so there we sat, expounding on how great the huevos were when who walks in with familia completa. OH YEAH – you guessed it – Calman had indeed brought the lovely Feli and family to Motul for Mother’s Day. The Calman family opted to order from the other of the two possible restaurants, but he did hazard an observation that our huevos looked very good.
So after eating, having a chat with la familia Calman we went to the Museo, then headed for the local cenote.
Oh, were the huevos good? Let’s see –
The cenote is just a few blocks, maybe 6, from the square. It’s a well kept site, there were quite a few people there; familes picnic’ing, people refreshing in the cool cenote… The cost was 5pesos to go down to the cenote unfortunately we weren’t prepared and didn’t have suits. It does appear that if you are in the water and move into the low ceiling area and go back a bit it will open to another larger area, something to look forward to after the next venture for huevos motuleños.
The bus between Merida and Motul drops and departs from a very convenient location; here you can see the bus stop right in fron of the Mercado Municipal building.