Los Cachanes: "Local Delicacies of the River Shrimp" Jalcomulco Restaurant Tip by DSwede
Jalcomulco Restaurants: 2 reviews and 2 photos
I could have easily put this entry under the title of "Local Customs", but since it is dual purpose, I'll let it stand here as a restaurant review.
Again, talking to locals, they all pointed us to Los Cachanes as the best place to taste the local delicacy, the camarones de rio (river shrimp).
The service of the restaurant is not the best, we sometimes had to actively flag and wait for the servers to come back, but I guess that's to be expected in a small town that does not have many passersby.
They have plastic chairs and tables on the patio immediately up the bank from the river. If you want, they also have some tables inside. Either way, the mosquitoes can be bad if there has recently been rain. Also, I'd suggest pants if sitting in the patio so the sand fleas don't bother your legs.
Favorite Dish: The camarones de rio are the reason to come here. Be careful and be quite clear when you are ordering that you want the from the "rio", other restaurants may give you standard frozen salt water shrimps.
The river shrimp are much larger and have a distinctive flavor. They are sold by 1/4, 1/2 or 1kg portions. They have a lot of sauces to choose from and will gladly split the portions into a couple different sauces. I personally would recommend the "enchipotlados"
Comparison: about average
Directions: The restaurant is immediately on the other side of the river from the town. You can take either the suspension bridge or the main street bridge.
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