Cheap Eats in Tulum – Food Worth Checking Out

Posted March 13, 2015 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Restaurants

Cheap Eats in Tulum Mexico

Years ago Tulum was all about cheap eats and road side food stalls. The famous Tulum Chicken was an excuse for divers to visit cenotes and explore more caverns to the south. Today, the food landscape of Tulum has changed dramatically but the cheap eats are still a favorite of ours and worth checking out when in Tulum. Local Cheap Eats in Tulum Pollo Bronco - Pollo Bronco was our favorite chicken spot 20 years ago. In 2015 they still roast the best chicken in town. Located on the main highway...

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March 2015 Events and Carnival Parades in the Riviera Maya

Posted March 2, 2015 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya events

Riviera Maya Events for March 2015

Easter arrives earlier than usual in 2015 so March events in the Riviera Maya seem more than past years. Annual local events intertwine with carnival parades and carnival closing ceremonies on Fat Tuesday March 4. Start Planning your March 2015 Vacation March 1 - Mayatholon Triathalon in the Riviera Maya. March 4 and 5th - Fat Tuesday feasts and carnival closing ceremonies in Cozumel, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, and Isla Mujeures. March 12- 15 - Cancun Food and Wine Festival -...

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Eco-Chocolate Museum near Uxmal Ruins – The Choco-Story

Posted February 27, 2015 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Sustainable Tourism,Yucatan Activities

Eco-Chocolate Museum Uxmal

When we are traveling around investigating areas that interest us, we always find unpublicized attractions that we know absolutely nothing about. On a recent trip to Uxmal, a favored ruin in the Yucatan, we fell upon one of those surprises, the Eco Chocolate Museum. Our attitude about unpublicized attractions is this - if we have time and think it sounds interesting, we will give anything a try. As we traveled through the Ruta Puuc area, we became more intrigued by the numerous signs for the...

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Awesome Mexican Recipes from the Riviera Maya

Posted February 18, 2015 by Kay Walten in Mexican Recipes

recipe-for-atole

I have just come back from a glorious cooking class at The Little Mexican Cooking School (review to come later) and decided to share some interesting Mexican recipes that may not be typical recipes that we normally share. The deeper I travel into the culinary history of Mexico the more intrigued and amazed I get. Here are some authentic Mexican Recipes that I wanted to share, cause I can! Atole Mayan Drink Recipe Atole plays a large part in winter Mayan ceremonies especially around the Day of...

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Romantic Riviera Maya Restaurants for Valentine’s Day

Posted February 11, 2015 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Restaurants

Restaurants for Valentines in the Riviera Maya

So you have decided to celebrate Valentine's Day in the Riviera Maya! What a great idea, and you are sure to romance the socks off of your partner. Think early morning sunrises over the Caribbean, cool sea breezes, remote beaches, and romantic evenings along the coast. 5 Romantic Restaurants in the Riviera Maya For the child-less couple, or the couple who have been able to leave the kids at home, there are some sweet spots for Valentine's Day dinner that will provide a view, a quiet evening,...

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Tulum Restaurant Review – Ziggy Beach Restaurant

Posted January 28, 2015 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Restaurants

Ziggy Beach Restaurant Tulum Mexico

If you are hoping to have lunch beachside, or a romantic dinner overlooking the ocean, Ziggy Beach restaurant is the place to be. Located on the hotel grounds of Cabanas Tulum and shared with the sister hotel, The Beach Tulum, Ziggys Restaurant has a view of the Tulum beach to die for. Add Mexican cuisine to that mix and you have a winner. Ziggy Beach Restaurant - Authentic Mexican Flavors Ziggy Beach has a Mexican inspired menu where their chef creatively uses Mexican recipes in ways not...

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Playa del Carmen Restaurant Review – Salt Rock Grille

Posted January 26, 2015 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Restaurants

Salt Rock Grille

Salt Rock Grill at 38th street and 5th Ave combines  a little Argentinean, a little Mexican, a little American with some Asian flavors in their cuisine. The Dutch and Argentinean owners, a wonderful husband and wife team, have literally traveled the world collecting favorite recipes used in their Playa del Carmen restaurant. From cruise ships to small restaurants - this couple has done it all Before you even open the menu, you are joyously greeted by the wife of this husband and wife team....

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Akumal Restaurant Review – La Cueva del Pescador

Posted January 21, 2015 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Restaurants

Akumal Restaurant Review - La Cueva del Pescador

Now that you are in the Riviera Maya, I would suspect you are searching for some fresh fish to sink your teeth into. Well, look no further. For many years, La Cueva del Pescador has been serving fresh fish for locals and visitors. Their secret? The owner is a local fisherman who has been fishing in the Caribbean since 1982. He is the secret to Cueva del Pescador's continued success. Great margaritas, super friendly staff (his kids), and its central location helps, but the fresh catch served...

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Playa del Carmen Restaurant Review – Piola Restaurant at 38th Street

Posted January 9, 2015 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Restaurants

Pizza at Piola Restaurant Playa del Carmen Mexico

This is where Italy meets Mexico. Piola Restaurant is tucked away on the corner of 38th street and 5th Ave close to the beach in Playa del Carmen. Their thin crust pizzas and homemade pastas are a popular local and visitors choice. The basil martini I suspect is the hit of the evening and should be. Top it off with great ambiance, nice people, and good prices and we think it is a winner. More than 40 Pizzas to choose from Their pizza menu is extensive with so many choices it is hard to pick...

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Traditional Rosca de Reyes Recipe – Kings Day In Mexico

Posted January 5, 2015 by Kay Walten in Mexican Culture,Mexican Recipes

Tres Reyes Cake

January 6 is Kings Day (El Dia de los Reyes) in Mexico, a long-standing tradition that is deeply rooted in Mexican history. Based on the story of the three wise men, this holiday is when local children open their presents (not Christmas Day) and the Rosca de Reyes sweet bread with hot chocolate is served. The Rosca has a dual purpose. Besides being a glorious buttery flavored sweet bread, inside the bread lies a hidden Baby Jesus. Each slice of the sweet bread is served at dinner with each...

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