San Pedro is a city within Monterrey and is actually the wealthiest city in all of Mexico. It’s an area full of shopping and restaurants. Sr. Elizondo and I choose a restaurant every couple of months or so to try and they’re often in San Pedro. This restaurant is one of them.
It’s called Mar del Zur (Sea of the South) and it’s a Thai-Mex fusion. It’s currently one of the top 10 restaurants in Monterrey and it did not disappoint.
It was hidden behind a small building facade; however, when you walk inside it’s actually a plaza with businesses, restaurants, and high end shops. It was huge and a surprise.
The restaurant itself was upscale as expected. It had very few customers as we arrived in between the typical lunch and dinner times.
We started with bread sticks and totopos with a cilantro-onion salsa. They also presented a fish empanada which was excellent.
The food and service deserved every good review I read. I was in heaven eating my Totoabo (eek, not sure on the spelling, but it’s a fish) with lime and truffle sauce, jasmine rice, and greens on top. I ate every last drop of that sauce.
Sr. Elizondo kept it traditional with a taco plate. The carne was superb along with the freshly made tortillas.
Afterwards, we took a short walk around the plaza window shopping.
And on our way out….
All hidden behind a small white building wall.