Tulum Photo of the Day – Ginger – A passion for food and art

Posted August 23, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexican Art,Riviera Maya Photos

ginger-restaurant- in tulum Mexico in the pueblo

Tulum's young, hip foodies LOVE Ginger. Ginger restaurant has a passion for delicious food and original, local art. The restaurant's sexy decor features bold red walls and original paintings and photography for sale, making this bistro an art gallery too. Chef Javier Ornelas is himself a food artist with creations like Fried Camembert with Apple Chutney, Pan-Seared Fish Filet with Roasted Pineapple Salsa, and Fresh Pasta with Shrimp Sautéed in Garlic and Chile. Check out more great Tulum...

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Mango Cafe – Foodie Passion!

Posted August 22, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Photos

mango-cafe-isla-mujueres Mexico

If you are visiting Isla Mujeres for a week or just the day you MUST have lunch or breakfast at Mango Cafe. These folks are wildly passionate about fresh, delicious food. This chili relleno is to die for! Mango's hot cakes and eggs benedict are big winners too! Whatever you order, you can't lose. Oh and the ginger lemonade! Find more great restaurants in the Riviera Maya.

Riviera Maya Travel Tip – Passionate about food? Take a class!

Posted August 21, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexico Vacation Tips,Riviera Maya Activities

cocos_kitchen-for-cooking-classes-in-playa-del-carmen

Are you a foodie? People who are passionate about food make it a big part of their vacation itinerary. If food and drink are a passion for you, take a cooking class at Co.Cos Culinary School in Playa del Carmen. Learn "hands on" how to make authentic Mexican meals in a slick, modern kitchen with chefs who are passionate about sharing their culinary creations. Check out some of our Playa del Carmen hotels.

Riviera Maya Passionate Travel Tip – Grill Maya style with banana leaves.

Posted August 19, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexico Vacation Tips,Sustainable Tourism

cooking-with-banana-leaves

Passionate about grilling? Then you probably plan on firing up the grill during your Riviera Maya vacation. Pick up some banana leaves and twine at any supermarket and wrap your fish, chicken or beef Maya style to keep in juices and add a unique flavor. If wrapped tightly, the leaves will hold a marinade in while it is on the grill. When you pull dinner off the grill, you can eat right out of the leaves. No need to dirty dishes or use paper plates! Read about some of the local foods we have...

Riviera Maya Passionate Travel Tip – Picnics – Rewarding and cheap!

Posted August 14, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexico Vacation Tips

Have a picnic on the beach in the Riviera Maya

One of my best vacation dining memories is the sunny afternoon I spent eating a simple pimento cheese sandwich while sitting in Kelvingrove Park in Scotland. I sat next to the Stewart Memorial Fountain while listening to a live Celtic band. It was one of my most authentic travel experiences - and it was absolutely free. I was not in a fancy restaurant that served up gourmet meals, but I felt like I was doing what any Scottish local would do on their lunch break. The Riviera Maya has...

Playa del Carmen Vacation Tip – Tuesday is Martini Madness!

Posted July 26, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexico Vacation Tips

Kay Walten having 2 for 1 martinis in Playa del carmen

Every Tuesday at Dirty Martini Lounge get 2 martinis for the price of 1. This is a favorite watering hole for locals and tourists alike. Grab a friend and head over to 1st Avenue between Calle 10 and Calle 12 to imbibe in Martini Madness. Find more fine drinking establishments in Playa del Carmen.

Yucatan Photo of the Day – Dining in Valladolid

Posted July 23, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Photos

La-Taberna-de-los-Frailes-in-valladolid

Any Riviera Maya vacation should include a day trip to Valladolid, a charming Spanish colonial city located an hour inland from the coast. The perfect lunch spot? La Taberna de los Frailes located right next door to the Convent of San Bernardino de Siena. This table enjoys a perfect view of the 16th Century building. Learn more about Valladolid.

Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – Pizza at the Beach – Have it delivered.

Posted July 22, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexico Vacation Tips

Playa del Carmen food delivery in the Riviera Maya

If you are feeling hungry, but your gang is not ready to pack it up and leave the beach for lunch - have it delivered!  Just about any restaurant in the Riviera Maya that offers delivery service will deliver your pizza, tortas or tacos to the beach. Find Riviera Maya restaurants that deliver. 

Riviera Maya Vacation Tip – La Playita, the locals’ choice.

Posted July 10, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexico Vacation Tips,Riviera Maya Services

la-playita-puerto-morelos

Puerto Morelos locals know that La Playita on the north end of the beach is the place in town to go for fresh seafood.  A colorful ceviche mixto of fish, octopus, conch and shrimp, whole fresh fish fried to a golden brown and succulent garlic shrimp...all the flavors of the Caribbean. Yum! While most of the tourists are having lunch on the square in the center of town, this is where you will find happy locals having lunch with their toes in the sand. Check out more Puerto Morelos...

Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Fine dining, a must on your luxury getaway!

Posted July 3, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Photos

luxury-dining-in-tulum at Hechizo

Gourmet meals are an essential part of any luxury vacation. If you are an honest to goodness foodie, once the accommodations are set, the very next step is to get restaurant reservations. The Riviera Maya is full of upscale dining venues. Some of our favorites include John Gray's in Puerto Morelos, Hechizo in Tulum and Luna Maya in Playa del Carmen. And the best part, fine dining in the Riviera Maya does not include stuffy maitre d's but it may require your toes in the sand. Search a list of...

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