Restaurant Review – casa del agua steak house, Merida

I recently had the opportunity to take lunch with friends at casa del agua steak house. This new Steak House is located on calle Perez Ponce No. 407A x 31 y 33, in colonia Itzimná, Merida.

The building is a renovated ‘Casona’ Big House. It is quite grand and has some lovely details and water features. The open space is just a bit too open for me, almost austere, with no art work, but of course TVs.

Our table shared 2 appetizers; the BBQ shrimp, and the salmon carpaccio. The sauce of the shrimp was fabulous, but for me it overpowered the shrimp so that it could have been served on anything. The carpaccio was fresh, light lightly smoked and quite tasty. I liked the slivers of habanero, but really missed the traditional egg, onion, capers, and lemon presentation. And there were definitely not enough crackers for the amount of salmon.

Our table of 6 ordered dinner with 4 of us selecting beef items, and 2 of us choosing salmon. Apparently the meat is imported from either the US or Canada, and is certified as either Angus or Hereford. And as tends to hold true, when in a steak house you should order steak. We ordered 2 filets, 2 rib eye, and 2 salmon meals. The meat orderers were all wowed by their meals while Janean and I pronounced our salmon dishes as good. We also ordered asparagus in hollandaise for the table to share.

I show you the salmon dish, not because of the salmon, but to show the veggie garnish which is a grilled slice of eggplant, zucchini, and mushroom, which to me was much tastier than the salmon, and I can’t now even remember what the sauce was.

The asparagus was quite good, the sauce very creamy and buttery, but not very lemony.

We had several bottles of wine, a few cocktails and desserts. I’m more of a savory than a sweet person, so for me the desserts were just ok, but everyone else thought they were good.

But the most impressive for me was the coffee service.
Each coffee orderer was served a small french press,
and a box with a variety of selections to add to your press.

a variety of sweeteners, including a dark sugar, 2 roasts of coffee, and chips of cinnamon bark. The barrister loads your press, pours in the hot water and after that you are on your own.

One note, if it is your first time there, and you are approaching from Montejo along perez ponce heading East you have to be very careful or else you’ll miss it, then you’ll find yourself lost. Just as you round the corner, starting to head in a Northerly direction, a ways before the right swing onto avenida aleman it is just there on your left, the frontage is quite small and you can’t see any indication that you are upon it. If you are approaching from the North, heading South along perez ponce it is quite visible. They need a banner, at least until they have established their client base.


About Debi in Merida

I moved from Colorado Springs, Colorado USA to Merida, Yucatan, MX in January 2006. I love to read, garden, travel, and hang out with friends.
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6 Responses to Restaurant Review – casa del agua steak house, Merida

  1. Gosh, I'm not really sure about the turn across the traffic. We entered on the Southbound lane. But there is dedicated parking and a Valet! If you go in, just drop my name! see the Comment below!

  2. estimado sr Sanchez, GUAU, qué sorpresa, por supuesto, la próxima vez que estemos en Casa del Agua vamos a pedir a tu encuentro! con mucho gusto! Debi

  3. Chef Victor Sanchez says:

    Hi Debi
    My name is Victor Sanchez and I am the “Casa del Agua Steak House Chef and just want to thank you for your kind comments about my restaurant. It is a pleasant surprise to read your blog. Let me mention that my experience working for six years at Ruth's Chris Steak House, as well as some other Fine dinning restaurants at Cancun and Riviera Maya and with the advice of good friends at Harry´s Raw and Prime Steak House, The Palm and others, allows me to learn about the Americans palate and try to make a fusion of flavors that satisfy both local and foreigners. I hope you visit us again and be sure to ask me to serve you in person. My best regards. (I apologize for my spelling).

  4. Anonymous says:

    Going north can you make a left across traffic to get to it? Is there parking.
    I wanted to see the beef and know how you feel about it compared to our usual steak house.
    Nancy W

  5. ah, felipe, make this your winter get-away! we're probably pretty close to your summer temps right now! you'd get a kick out of seeing us all huddled up in our fleece and such. No Flannel here though!

  6. Merida seems to have lots of great spots. I would love to live there if only it were not so hot. Dang.

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