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Three Authentic Mexican Foods You Must Try

Posted May 27, 2016 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink

Three Authentic Mexican Foods You Must Try

Okay get your Spanish dictionary out 'cause you are going to need it. We are taking you into the depths of Mexican food, to a place few Mexicans have been, and even fewer visitors have been. These foods are so culturally specific, you would only know them if a local had taken you by the hand to a cocina economica in the region these foods are made. Luckily we have been living her long enough to have many local friends who are familiar with food carts that offer regional foods that get them...

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The Mexican Way to Cool Off on a Hot Day – Ice Cream and Paletas

Posted May 20, 2016 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink

The Mexican Way to Cool Off on a Hot Day - Ice Cream and Paletas

On a recent trip to Merida in the Yucatan I saw something that I don't think I have seen for a long time. Ice cream for breakfast with an espresso. Yup, ice cream for breakfast. I was walking into the Main Plaza at 9 am in the morning looking for a coffee after a long morning walk, and that is when I witnessed this indulgent behavior. But I got it. The city was already heating up. At 9:00 am it was 36C and if you were not in the shade, it was hot. By noon on an April sunny day it reached 38C...

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A Page from a Riviera Maya Foodies Diary

Posted May 13, 2016 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink

Riviera Maya Foodies Diary

So we decided the other day to take a little tour around Playa del Carmen and eat Mexican Food all morning and into the early afternoon. We were inspired by a recent article that talked about taking full advantage of the great ingredients, small restaurants, independent food carts that we sometimes forget are at our finger tips. So we hopped in the car, cause we can. Oh man this was a fun filled day that left us full for a week! Our deal was this. We decided to go to all the little places...

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National Salsa Month – Get Cooking and Eating

Posted May 2, 2016 by Kay Walten in Mexican Recipes

National Salsa Month

Okay everyone start dancing...oops sorry wrong salsa. The month of May celebrates salsas you eat, not salsas you dance. With Cinco de Mayo just days away, you can start preparing your Mexican salsas for your parties! What is a Salsa Anyway? Salsa is a sauce that can play double duty, both as a dipping sauce and a condiment. Typically a Mexican salsa is a bit spicy, if not a lot spicy, but there are toned down versions that take out the spice which can be enjoyed by the light at...

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Keeping Cool with Aguas Frescas

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

Aguas Frescas Riviera Maya

Convenience stores, coffee shops and juice bars are a Canadian's and American's go-to-place for something to drink. Here in the Riviera Maya the best and cheapest place to get a nice cold drink is the local Agua Fresca store. Direct translation of Agua Fresca is 'Fresh Water' or 'Cold Water' but what these fresh waters really are will blow your mind taste buds. Aguas Frescas are made by combining fresh fruits, grains, seeds, and even flowers, with sugar and water. They are made fresh every...

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Riviera Maya Food Porn!

Posted April 20, 2016 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink

Mexican Food Porn

Food Porn: the art of looking at beautiful food in the middle of a work day. Mexican Food Porn: the art of looking at beautiful food in anticipation of sinking your teeth into these great flavors on your next vacation. Fish Tacos Done Right Esquites - Iconic Mexican Street Food Riviera Maya Beach Porn Just thought we would throw this in. Guess where we are having dinner! Just call us the Loco Gringos for loving our local food and local view.

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Where to Find the Best Coffee in the Riviera Maya

Posted April 15, 2016 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink

Where to Find the Best Coffee in the Riviera Maya

There is nothing worse than getting up in the morning and having to search for coffee on vacation. That cup of Joe could be your most important part of the day, so you want to make sure it's great not just good! There are some great coffee houses in the Riviera Maya that have incredible coffee. We have done the search and come up with some suggests in each Riviera Maya City. Most coffee houses open between 7 am to 8 am. But you should not be getting up before 9 am if you are on...

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National Empanada Day -What The Heck is an Empanada Anyway?

Posted April 8, 2016 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink

National Empanada Day

Okay so this day has hit a chord for me. Empanadas are my favorite Mexican food!!! Finding a great empanada is like finding a great croissant, or an amazing cheese, or a super fantastic slice of pizza. Beware, they are not good for you. If you can avoid getting addicted you are better off, but this Mexican stable is not something that you should eat every day. I have a 'once a month' rule for empanadas, it better be good when I have one. The Best Empanada I Have Had Lately I have had a lot of...

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A Local Find! A Puerto Morelos Sunday Food Find!

Posted March 23, 2016 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Destinations

Puerto Morelos Cochinta Pibil

Sunday, Sunday....I can hear Al Roker saying this rhyme in the way he can only say on the Today Show. Sunday.....Sunday. Well, Puerto Morelos has a local food find in the town square each and every Sunday. Maybe we should invite Al to join in on this Sunday Funday Food Find! Each Sunday a group of local men from the Colonia wheel a huge batch of cochinita pibil into the town square. For 24 hours they cooked pork in an achiote sauce with peppers, onions and tomatoes. The entire dish is...

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Puerto Morelos Restaurant Review – Mi Cocina

Posted March 18, 2016 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Restaurants

Puerto Morelos Restaurant - Mi Cocina

If you knew, and tasted, the food at Cocina dela Duna in Puerto Morelos last year, then you will love Mi Cocina! Richard, the owner of Cocina de la Duna, has moved the restaurant and reopened under the name Mi Cocina (My Kitchen). His menu has changed a little, the location is beautiful (thanks to a friend who decided to paint the front of the new location) and his daily specials are as spectacular as ever! My Kitchen is the Perfect Name for Mi Cocina Richard treats Mi Concina like it is...

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