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...

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...

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...

Recipe: Traditional Christmas Punch

Posted December 22, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexican Culture,Mexican Recipes

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Mexican Christmas "Ponche" Ponche is a traditional drink made at Christmas in Mexico. This recipe which we love is from of one of our favorite cookbooks "Mexico -  The Cookbook" by Margarita Carrillo Arronte. Prep time: 10 minutes Cooking time:  40 minutes Serves: 6 6 tejocotes or yellow plums 4 guavas, halved 2 apples, cored and cut into wedges 3 tamarind fruits, seeded 2 pieces of sugar cane, peeled, split into quarters and diced 1 cu. or 150 grams of...

Local Restaurant Makes Your Holiday Stress-free

Posted December 19, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

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For people spending Christmas week in the Akumal area of the Riviera Maya, restaurant Turtle Bay wants you to enjoy the beach while you are here for the Christmas holidays.  Turtle Bay is offering take out breakfast and dinner on December 24 with pick up late afternoon.  So you can get your Christmas Eve dinner or breakfast for Christmas morning. Click here for Turtle Bay Christmas Order Form, then print from the screen or FILE>SAVE AS> then print it from your hard drive Complete...

Looking for something to do when the party is over?

Posted December 16, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya events


If you are in the Riviera Maya for New Years Don't Miss January 1st, for the first Annual Hangover Haven! WAH WAH PRESENTS ALL YOU CAN EAT AND ALL THE BLOODY'S YOU CAN DRINK FOR $220 PESOS! From 6 AM to 11 AM: For all of you that choose to watch the sun come up (and those who have had a great night sleep), we'll be serving an all you can eat and all the house Bloody's you can drink Breakfast Buffet on the beach at 6 am. From 11 AM to 4 PM: Mike Grabow and Friends will be hosting a...

One of the best bakeries in Playa del Carmen

Posted December 15, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink

chez celine bakery playa del carmen

Pop Quiz! Do you like fresh croissant?  With chocolate? Baguettes that have a chewy crust and a tender inside? Raisin rolls? Tarts? Be it lemon, strawberry, or chocolate. Quiche? Crepes? Fresh orange juice or gourmet coffee? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions then Chez Celine needs to be a stop on your Riviera Maya vacation foodie list.  Every time we go here it is a treat and breakfast time melts into midday as we sip coffee, OJ, and graze of a variety...

Its that time of year for Mexico’s Noche Buena beer.

Posted December 8, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexico Vacation Tips

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During the holiday season the brewers at Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma Brewery bring out their holiday beer "Noche Buena" .  Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma is also know for its other brews Dos Equis, Sol, Bohemia, Superior and Tecate. While you are in the Riviera Maya during December and the holidays look for Noche Buena in stores like  Mega,  Chedraui or convenience stores, and try this amber beer.  

Looking for a place to eat in Laguna Bacalar?

Posted November 28, 2014 by Kay Walten in Costa Maya,Costa Maya Restaurants,Food & Drink

Laguna Bacalar, Costa Maya Mexico

Here are four restaurants you should check out when you are visiting Laguna Bacalar in the Costa Maya: LOS HECHIZOS- Located at Rancho Encantado in Bacalar, this local restaurant serves delicious Mexican and international gourmet dishes on the spectacular shore of Lake Bacalar. Restaurant hours are from 7:30AM to 9:30PM. For vegetarians, you will find some nice dishes that respect your food choices. International & Vegetarian LA PALAPA- This is a small, Italian eatery located in the...

For the beer connoisseurs

Posted November 24, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Restaurant Reviews

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Around the world in 80 beers! Club de Cerveza can take you around the beer world while you sit in the heart of Playa del Carmen on the Quinta.    They offer 80 beers including Mexican microbrews to imports around the world.  It's easy to sit back and enjoy a lager or pilsner with friends and relax after a day at the beach.  This world beer club is located on 5th Avenue near Calle 38, open daily 4:30 - 2 am.

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