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Great Grub in Puerto Morelos – Restaurant Review of Mi Cocina

Posted August 19, 2016 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Restaurants

Great Grub in Puerto Morelos - Restaurant Review of Mi Cocina

Everyone loves having a great meal, we certainly do. Knowing where to eat when on vacation can be tough, but this review will make your life just a little bit easier. Away from the main square in Puerto Morelos is a foodies haven. Mi Cocina, run by Richard, serves an eclectic menu that is sure to please any palate. The hardest choice when picking a local restaurant is picking somewhere that will please everyone. One person may want to try regional food (when in Mexico, eat like a Mexican) or...

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5 things To Know About Pulque Cocktails – #drinkup #happyhour

Posted August 10, 2016 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink

5 things To Know About Pulque Cocktails

Move over Mezcal and Tequila, Pulque is making a comeback! Pulque is a Mexican fermented alcoholic drink made from the sap of the maguey plant. Like Mezcal it was a working man's drink. Like many things, Pulque is experiencing a revival, and finds itself now trending all over the world, not just Mexico. The revival of this drink is partly due to the increasing popularity of Mexican food, and also the desire for Mixologists to find unique and vintage alcohol that they can contemporize. The...

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Eat Good, Feel Good Restaurants in the Riviera Maya

Posted August 5, 2016 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Restaurants

Eat Good, Feel Good Restaurants in the Riviera Maya

Worn down from work? Need a boost from long days? We suspect this is why you are going on vacation. It is so easy to over eat when away from home. Diving into local food, trying new cocktails, digging into the authentic Mexican dishes you have seen posted on Instragram. Taco comas are easily to fall into when you come to the Riviera Maya. But is that what you really need during your vacation? Most of us would say, heck ya! It is hard to get authentic Mexican food anywhere else in the...

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Vacation Cocktails Do Not have Calories – Must Try Mexican Drinks

Posted July 29, 2016 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink

Iconic Mexican Cocktails and Drinks

We all know (and love) the margarita, a good old cerveza, or love Kahlua for an after dinner cocktail. But what are true Mexican cocktails? In the era of mixology, which cocktails are authentic and part of Mexico's roots. There are a few iconic Mexican cocktails that you will find in any bar in the Riviera Maya. These are national drinks, drinks that are at the heart of the country. Some may surprise you, some may not. Some just may have you running to the Riviera Maya to give one (or all)...

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It’s National Tequila Day – Try Tequila and Food Pairing

Posted July 22, 2016 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink

It’s National Tequila Day - Try Tequila and Food Pairing

You have heard this again and again. Or perhaps you have not. This is a true statement: Tequila is like wine, there are different nuances, flavors, and aging processes that produce complex flavors. It is best to sip your tequila not shoot it. So if you are to treat tequila like a fine wine, why not food pair your tequila with the right foods. And yes that is the emerging trend. Food pairing with tequila is becoming more and more popular. There are foods that pair better with a Blanco, a...

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The Art of Flan in Mexico – A Trusted and Treasured Dessert

Posted July 15, 2016 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexican Recipes

The Art of Flan in Mexico - A Trusted and Treasured Dessert

Well we have Hernán Cortés to blame for flan, as he was the one that brought this Roman dessert to the New World in the early 16th century. We also have the Yucatecans to blame for their ingenious embellishment of the original recipe, adding chocolate, coconut, or coffee to the mix. The history of flan dates back to the Roman Empire when they discovered their domestication of chickens brought on a whole new problem, an over abundance of eggs. Quickly, new recipes were formulated to use...

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Happy Mojito Day – The History of the Mojito Cocktail

Posted July 11, 2016 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink

Happy Mojito Day - The History of the Mojito Cocktail

Mojitos take you through a Cuban history lesson, not a Mexican history lesson. So why are we talking about a now famous Cuban drink. Well, we feel a sense of solidarity with Cuba, for many reasons. Number One : Mexico and Cuba were taken over by the Spanish. Number Two: We share similar European architects in our Spanish colonial cities. Many buildings in Merida and Havanah were designed by the same architects. Number 3: Mexico supported Cuba during the Spanish-American war, during the Batista...

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Mexican Recipes for a Summer BBQ

Posted July 1, 2016 by Kay Walten in Mexican Recipes

Mexican Recipes for a Summer BBQ

There is nothing better than an evening summer BBQ to spice things up. We have some favorite Mexican recipes that are always a hit with friends and family. Why not share some of your local food experiences and make that vacation pay off! Mexican Inspired BBQ Sauce - Local Food Hack This is one of our favorite Mexican food hacks, a BBQ sauce for ribs, chicken or pork chops that have a bit of Mexicana spice! It is easy and you can mix whichever salsa you brought back from the Riviera Maya...

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Where to Eat Ice Cream in the Riviera Maya!

Posted June 17, 2016 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink

Where to Eat Ice Cream in the Riviera Maya

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. With summer almost here, we are digging up some of the Riviera Maya's best ice cream places. Now could there be less-than-the-best ice cream places down here, heck no! Ice Cream should a National desserts in Mexico cause we have never found an ice cream we didn't like! What might surprise you is where you can get ice cream in the Riviera Maya. There are some tried and true places in all cities, and some unique places to get this national treat!...

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Exotic Feasts in the Riviera Maya – What’s Your Desired Dish

Posted June 3, 2016 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Restaurants

Exotic Feasts in the Riviera Maya

Hmmm. Exotic. What is exotic for one person could be normal food fare for another. This is an interesting topic, and came up the other day at happy hour. A visitor asked, what exotic food should I try in Mexico? And we had to think about that. First we had to define what exotic was, then we had to think about some of the exotic food that we had tried. The list we came up with is a mix of both items and restaurants. Exotic refers to a food that is not native to an area and not normal...

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