Woolis Kabaan - Mayan Name, Yucatan Food, Nice Ambiance
by Cynthia H.
(San Miguel de Allende)
Woolis Kaban is a brand-new restaurant in San Miguel de Allende(March, 2009). The name is Mayan, which means "The World Goes 'Round," and the food is primarily Yucatecan.
I dined there last Sunday evening. It was a delight to be in an elegant restaurant with well-chosen gentle background music. The ambiance, food, service added up to one fine restaurant.
Owner Jorge Levorio, a native Sanmiguelense, is really enjoying his work. He speaks good English, and he loves meeting people and making sure they're happy with their meals.
The executive chef is Armando Pests, (he previously worked at Harry's); the sous-chef is Guillermo Terroba who also speaks English very well.
I had flounder cooked en papillote with slivers of various peppers and a special green leaf covering it, rather like spinach but with more delicate flavor. The wine lemon soup/sauce served with it was delicious and light; steamed rice and two spicy chutneys were served alongside.
For dessert we had the raspberry tamale and the chocolate tamale (both steamed in banana leaves). They were refreshingly different and delicious.
The Mexican white wine was a little too sweet for my taste, but a dryer one was promised by next week. This restaurant has been open only three weeks as I write this, and I shall certainly visit again, soon.
For folks who love French fries, sorry--this is a Mexican cocina and therefore no f.f.s. The price was very reasonable for this class of restaurant.
Try Woolis Kaban; you will not be disappointed.