Above is a picture of Hector standing behind some of his freshly baked breads. This amazing scene is at the new bakery-restaurant Molika that is occupying the space formerly occupied by the 28 Centro deli. Paul and I take our blogging job seriously and had to head out to check it out last week. And, just for you, dear readers, again today. Hector and his wife have moved here from England where she had been a chef.
Last week we stopped by for dinner and had a wonderful chat with the owner, Hector. He is the baker and his wife is the chef. We started out with a lovely glass of shiraz, and I ordered the smoked cheese ravioli and Paul the chicken pesto salad. Both were superb. After some time chatting with Hector he brought us out a complimentary plate of fresh organic local feta with sundried tomato and ginger pesto. Honestly, I have seldom had food this good in Mazatlán! The bread is fantastic.
open faced foccacia bread sandwich with roasted vegetables
Today we headed there for lunch, and while the place was empty when we arrived at about 12:40 it didn’t stay that way for long. Word really gets around this town!
fresh swordfish special
We ordered lemonade made with sparkling water – and for me, open faced foccacia bread sandwich with roasted vegetables. This comes with a side salad. Paul had swordfish that was atop a tomato-cucumber-crouton salad. Both were wonderful. Unable to resist, we shared a date bread “pudding” with toffee sauce and ice cream. Delicious.
sticky toffee pudding with toffee sauce and ice cream
We bought a piece of foccacia bread to take to friends a little later today, and another one to keep for ourselves.
Prices are around $80 for sandwiches and a little more for the dinners.
I had intended to interview Hector and get the scoop on all their details but they were just too busy to stop and chat by the time we left, but take it from me, if you want a meal in Mazatlán prepared by someone who truly cares about food, go to Molika on Belisario Dominguez at Constitution.
In other restaurant news, there is another new place on Sixto Osuna just a half block off the Plazuela Machado. Called Kit Cat it is a sandwich and pizza place. We haven’t visited it yet so I can’t tell more. If you’ve eaten there, please leave a comment, ok?