It is sad to see the disappointment in the eyes of a wannabe restaurateur. But how in the hell do people expect to have a successful restaurant if it is located in a awful and hard to get place?
It opened up about a year ago, give or take a few months. This is not the first time for a restaurant to be located in exactly the same spot.
Before it was just a few awnings and a sign on the road. It lasted about 3 months. That was about 5 or 6 years ago.
This time, they built a nice decent building big enough for a decent kitchen, a couple of nice bathrooms and if need be a place inside for a half dozen cozy tables. But it was designed for use outside, under several very big commercial advertisement tents from Fanta, Corona or Tecate.....you know the type. ( along with the chairs)
The name of the place is Las Brisas....it is located directly below Patzcuaro's health club,swimming pool complex.
Our friend Don Cuevas did a review of the joint a few months ago and you can see it at: Las Brisas
We had lunch there a few weeks ago and it was an alright experience.....we would consider coming back on a nice breeze free day for a quiet lunch.
It unfortunately is doomed for failure since it is difficult to get to and most out of the way places either have to have stellar food or a nice view, which would be worth the extra effort to get to.
They do have big parking lot. What they don't have is customers.
I make it a point to look at the place several times a day as I go into town and as I leave town returning to the house. I will usually go into town an average of once or twice a day on average.
In the last several weeks I have seen about 5 cars and never at the same time and have only seen one couple at the establishment with each car. I keep hoping that one of these days the place will be packet with lots of customers.
So how much longer will they, or a better question be, can they stay open?
So whoever came up with the adage of Location, Location, Location must have know something, or they owned a primo spot.
So all we can do is frequent the place as often as it is convenient and hope that the quality of the food doesn't suffer for the lack of clientèle.
Now you can understand why the guys with pushcarts make money, they after all have very little overhead and can located in a good visible location.
There is also another new restaurant in town called Lupita's. It is located where the old Cha Cha Cha was. We had dinner there a few nights ago....give me a few days to get my recollection in order on that one.
I should probably keep a log of the joints that have come and gone, you would think that business people would take heed from the past experiences of other people that have tossed their savings at ventures doomed from the start.......but nooooo.