Riviera Maya photo of the day – iconic Mexican fish taco

Posted April 18, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Photos

fish tacos in the Riviera Maya

We could not resist! Fish tacos are one of the most craved foods from the Riviera Maya and this photo sure as heck can prove that! Fresh fish caught in the Caribbean makes this a great choice for Foodies, sweet onions, vine sweetened tomatoes, fresh cilantro, chilis, handmade tacos....oh goodness we can not go on! Each city in the Riviera Maya has a great fish taco stand. Some are road side stands some are family style restaurants. Bottm line is, they are world-class fish tacos that locals and...

Family vacations & food memories! Riviera Maya food memories

Posted April 10, 2013 by Kay Walten in Family vacations,Food & Drink

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When I think of New York my first memory is a salted Pretzel. When I think of Chicago I am reminded of the most wonderful dinner I have ever had. Montreal always seems ot remind me of poutine. Vacations create adventure memories and food memories. The food memories seem to be the ones we recall first and adventures second LOL! For your kids, food memories can be a great way to make a vacation rock! It keeps things simple and opens them up to new experiences. The Riviera Maya is so diverse it...

Riviera Maya vacation tips – Feeding the kids on vacation

Posted April 5, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexico Vacation Tips

feeding your kids on vacation in the Riviera Maya

Mexico is the land of the taco and chili, and rumored to have very spicy food. What do you feed your kids while on vacation in the Riviera Maya? Will you be stuck with chili's and spice and the almighty habanero chili? Of course not! The Riviera Maya is a multicultural area that is inspired by the Mexican culture and takes advantage of the beautiful coast. It is by no means a 100% Mexican culinary destination and kids love the diverse choices in the area. You will have access to American,...

Playa del Carmen Travel Tips – Live Music on and off the beach

Posted March 29, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexico Vacation Tips,Riviera Maya Activities

live music in the Riviera Maya and Playa del Carmen

For all of the live music fans out there, Playa del Carmen has some great beach bars that play live music. If the beach is not where you want to be when checking out some local musicians, 5th Ave also has a few places where you can listen live pop, rock and the blues. Beach bars with Live music Wah Wah Beach Bar - located on 2nd street and the beach, this is a favorite hangout for many visitors and locals. Great music by the Nasty Bastards (who actually own the bar) and guest musicians...

Playa del Carmen Travel Tips – Bean to Bar Craft Chocolate

Posted March 25, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexico Vacation Tips

bean to bar chocolate in Playa del Carmen

Now this caught our eye. Just before Christmas, only to be discovered by us after the holiday season, is a new chocolate shop that makes bean to bar chocolate. Not only are the chocolates super pretty, but they taste great! The chocolates are filled with unique flavors like horchata, tequila, chipotle, jamaica, and they have a 100% cacao truffle that ...is...to...die....for...... Cocoa Craft Chocolate Maker is a husband and wife team that make their chocolate from scratch, yup, straight from...

Riviera Maya travel tip – Grocery shopping options

Posted March 13, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexico Vacation Tips

grocery shopping in the Riviera Maya

  If you are looking for great fresh local produce, meat and more here are some great tips for grocery shopping in the Riviera Maya. Some cities have more options than others, with Playa del Carmen having the most options for grocery shopping. What we love to do is scout out interesting day trips for local produce that takes us to places we might have otherwise not ventured to. What you will also find is that different locations have different food options. In Valladolid at the...

Playa del Carmen photo of the day – Chocolate, coffee and more!

Posted February 26, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Photos

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The sweet craving has continued so the break today was a great coffee with some chocolate in Playa del Carmen! Ah Cacao is a one of those places where we have a pact. If you go, bring back treats for others! The coffee and chocolate menu is pretty extensive, the treats, well, they speak for themselves. Brownies, ice cream, chocolates, banana loaf, croissants, chocolate croissants, cheesecake, and more! Wash it all down with a super creamy latte or if you feel like some great Mexican hot...

Riviera Maya photo of the day – satisfy that sweet craving

Posted February 25, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Photos

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There is something about sitting at the computer and looking out on the Caribbean that can get your sweet tooth going. Okay, some days any scene can get the sweet tooth going and today was one of those days! So off to the store I went and gathered some of my favorite Rivera Maya candies to eat while I work on the computer, look out at the Caribbean and just enjoy the day. When visiting a new country or heading back to old territory, it is always fun to check out the candies indigenous to...

Playa del Carmen photo of the day – Martini madness!

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

Dirty martini in Playa del Carmen, a great hang out with great martini's

This is a popular spot in Playa del Carmen that is frequented by locals and visitors. Besides that fact that they have great drink specials, a fun location, caters to all ages (this is not just for the young at heart) and is owned by a long time Playa resident, Greco, the Dirty Martini is a great place to check out at any time of the day! Our favorite martini is the cucumber martini rimmed with a spicy salt that has you running back for more. Not only is Greco a great host, but his music is...

Akumal travel tip of the day – vegetarian dining option

Posted February 20, 2013 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexico Vacation Tips

turtle bay lunch menu for vegetarians in The Riviera maya

Turtle Bay Bakery in Akumal is a personal favorite of ours. In addition to thier meat lunches, Turtle Bay offers up one of the best vegetarian lunch options we have seen on the coast of the Riviera Maya. If you are a vegetarian and have found it a challenge to eat or are just tired of salads and fruit, Turtle Bay Bakery has a special menu item for you! Their lentil burger is big, healthy, delicious and we think is enough for lunch and dinner! Jen and Bart have taken vegetarians into...

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