Published On: Tue, Jun 2nd, 2015

Yucatecan “Viking” opens Norwegian Restaurant in Mérida

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During the 70s, many young Yucatecan migrated to another countries in search of better opportunities, and hoping to build a prosperous future and a better life for their families and themselves.

But while most migrated to the United States; Canek Sosa, a native of Merida, went all the way to Norway.

Four decades later, after his retirement from a Nordic company, Canec decides to head back to his natal city with a new idea in mind: To open a new and innovative food and beverage concept based on European cuisine.

Providing the Yucatecans with the opportunity to enjoy a different type of food, and to add up to the different gastronomical options that are already offered in the “White City”.

Canek Sosa The Yucatecan Viking (Photo: yucatan.com.mx)

Canek Sosa The Yucatecan Viking (Photo: yucatan.com.mx)

When Canek turned 23 years old, he decided to pack his belongings and travel to a first world country in search of a better quality of life. Ten years passed before the young man returned to spend some days in his homeland. He visited  Yucatan a total of six times in a 41 year period, but today, he is back to stay.

Canek keeps fond of the Viking nation, inhabited for 12,000 years. There are many things that he misses about his adopted land, but probably what he misses the most is the punctuality of the Norwegians, which he says it´s incredibly hard to find in Mexico.

The “Yucatecan Viking” also mentions that he had to go through a ‘bureaucratic nightmare’ in order to open his new business. According to World Bank data, it takes 6 working days to open a business in Mexico; but in his own personal experience, “The Viking” has declared he has spent the last four months dealing with government processes and still is far from finishing with all the paperwork.

His restaurant called “Noruega” (Norway in Spanish), is small but nicely decorated, with framed landscapes of the Nordic country in large print “posters” and a capacity for 16 diners. The menu has a taste for everyone, from entrees and salads, to pizzas and of course, Norwegian dishes.

“Noruega” is located at Avenida 50 (x 53-B and 53-F), Francisco de Montejo.

 

Source: http://yucatan.com.mx/

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