Notes on Napkins - UNO To GoSo far, this high season in Playa del Carmen is probably the busiest I can remember since 2008....the year before tourism to Mexico was harpooned by the swine flu scare. Enduring the recent economic downturn in the US, the Riviera Maya tourism industry and has been on a steady incline and the 2012 Holiday Season saw record numbers in the resorts, hotels and vacation rentals all up and down the coast. We have certainly felt the effect in our business and it's been great! Crazy....but great!

I recently met up with my friend Susan de Lima at UNO Events and Catering in an all too brief moment of sanity between catering gigs. Susan reported to us that because she has been so busy with weddings and other special events, she has had to temporarily suspend her Menu-of-the-Day services offered at her UNO to Go storefront on 5th Av. and calle 48. To meet the needs of her catering clientele, she has all of her staff shopping, prepping food and manning events. This has meant all hands on deck 24/7 for the past month! While she has no complaints, she has had to take a step back and restructure her business model to adjust to the enormous and somewhat unanticipated increase in volume.

So, until further notice, the storefront will be closed to the public and the space reserved for food preparation and pick up of special orders.

Loyal UNO to Go fans need not despair! In order to serve the needs of her regular UNO to Go friends and customers, Susan is still filling pre-orders from a limited menu. Appetizers, meals, snacks and deserts can still be ordered with 24 hour notice and will be available for pick-up from the store. Great news for the rest of us, also struggling to get through high season!

To place your order, call 984-128-7099 or email



Baked Jalapeno Poppers - Stuffed with cream cheese and wrapped in proscuitto. Great as an appetizer on their own or slice them to serve on our homemade crostini or amazing gluten-free 5 Seed crackers.
120 pesos/6 large poppers

5 Seed Crackers - Gluten-free, guilt-free.
50 pesos/250 grams

Baked Crostini
20 pesos/10 pieces

Proscuitto Wrapped Dates - Baked, bite-size delights.
150 pesos/dozen

Deviled Eggs
150 pesos/dozen

Baked Brie in Phyllo - A small wheel of Brie smothered in our homemade pepper jelly then wrapped in phyllo and baked until golden brown. Freezes well to enjoy when you are ready for some cheesy goodness.
150 pesos/250 gram brie

Empanadas - Ours are baked...not fried!
240 pesos/dozen

Mini Quiches - With fillings of your choice.
120 pesos/dozen

Dips and Sauces 40 pesos/each

  • Spinach with Artichoke Heart
  • Mexican Cheese
  • Roasted Red Pepper with Feta
  • Hummus
  • White or Black Bean
  • Cumin Cilantro Sour Cream
  • Asian Peanut Sauce
  • Chipotle Honey Mustard

Chaya /Roasted Red Pepper/Cheese Tortilla Rolls - Made with tri-color tortillas, rolled and cut into bite size rolls.
120 pesos/dozen



Sushi Burrito - Made with sesame seared tuna, sushi rice, cucumber, carrots avocado and ginger. Served with our wasabi sesame sauce
240 pesos/6 burritos

Lasagna - Meat or vegetarian
240 pesos (serves 4)

Shepard's Pie
240 pesos (serves 4)

Canneloni - Meat or Vegetarian
240 pesos (serves 4)

Green Salad with Dressing
180 pesos (serves 4)

Pre-Cut Veggie Mix - Disinfected and ready for use, raw or cooked. *Dressings and sauces available.
160 pesos (serves 4)

Couscous Salad
200 pesos (serves 4)

Pasta Salad
240 pesos (serves 4)




New York Style Cheese Cake with Berry Topping
250 pesos

Shortbread Squares with Caramel & Chocolate - A delicious recipe from my Mom!
160 pesos/dozen

200 pesos/dozen

Peanut Butter Balls - Peanut Butter fudge enrobed in chocolate
100 pesos/dozen

Truffles covered in Cocoa
120 pesos/dozen

Susan de Lima UNO Events & CateringExciting new menus and nutritional support services are coming soon!

For more information and special orders call 984-128-7099 or
UNO To Go is located on 5th Av. on the corner of Calle 48, one block north of CTM.
For detailed information about UNO Private Chef services, catering and event planning, visit the website