I was always told that if I have nothing nice to say, I shouldn’t say anything. Unfortunately for Bless Point restaurant in San Pedro La Laguna, I no longer subscribe to that doctrine.
Sue and I have been repeat diners at many of San Pedro La Laguna’s excellent restaurants. Bless Point, however, is one place that we will never venture into again after being served the most pathetic nachos that we’ve encountered since leaving Canada.
Firstly, the portion was so skimpy that I could (practically) count the number of chips in a single glance. Ironically, the price did not reflect as such. Secondly, instead of the mounds of cheese, guacamole, salsa, and assorted ingredients of varying levels of spiciness most restaurants dish out, our nachos were topped with pre-processed disappointment. The chips fringed the edge of a dinner plate (as opposed to being piled in a tottering heap atop a large platter as per usual) with three over-sized bowls occupying the vast amount of space in the middle; a sore attempt at inflating the appearance of the portion.
Sue and I have learned (through the glares at our copious leftovers) that nachos are a dish best shared. Not so at Bless Point. In fact, what we received resembled less a typical serving of nachos and more a fun-sized bag of potato chips.
One bowl was filled with melted Cheese Whiz (“What’s the past tense of Cheese Whiz? Cheese Wuz,” quipped Sue, and I groaned) or a competing product. Another contained guacamole so running that it required a straw, and tasted nothing whatsoever like avocado. The third contained what we agreed was canned tomato soup, and not even the fun kind with the alphabet bits in it.
Word is that Bless Point is a relatively new eatery in San Pedro, and in a prime waterfront location with a fantastic view. As a result, I suspect that it’ll draw in enough new customers to survive without needing repeat business. As many of the pueblos surrounding Lake Atitlan do, San Pedro has a surplus of places to eat. Most of these serve fantastic, hand-made food of generous proportions for reasonable prices. I recommend seeking out these and avoiding Bless Point.
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