Home-brewed ale made locally in the Costa Maya

Posted September 12, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexico Destinations,Vacation tips

Micro beer brewed in Xcalak Mexico

This is no fish tale! There's a lot more going on in Xcalak than just fly-fishing and scuba diving.  Our great friends Dave and Ilana Randall owners of Costa de Cocos Resort have been concocting some strange brew that is now being sold in select Riviera Maya bars & restaurants. We caught up with Ilana and Dave recently and asked them a bit about how they got into the micro-brew beer biz: Q:  How did you guys get into making your own micro-brew beer? A:  We were on vacation in...

Vacation tip for the weight conscious

Posted September 10, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Vacation tips

Weight tip about eats and calories

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Sunday brunch by the green at Mayakoba

Posted September 8, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Restaurants

Brunch at Mayakoba Riviera Maya

"Koba" the newest restaurant at the Mayakoba resort "KOBA", introduces a new gourmet Sunday Brunch.  In addition to mouth-watering dishes, the brunch offers the perfect ambience to begin any Sunday in the Riviera Maya. With an extensive buffet menu including tropical fruits of the region, a selection of cereals, cold meats accompanied with fine cheeses, made-to-order Mexican food and the traditional eggs benedict. The dishes can be paired with mimosas, freshly squeezed fruit juices or...

Restaurant review: Posada Margherita on Tulum Beach

Posted August 25, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Restaurants,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

Posada Margherita Restaurant Tulum Beach

Perfect if you are in love, or just love Italian food Posada Margherita is always a treat!  Posada Margherita on Tulum beach is the ideal spot for romantic dinners for two where under candle light you can enjoy  grilled local vegetables, hand-made pasta and the freshest seafood.  You can enjoy a cocktail or choose from the wine list specializing in Italian wines.   I personally love having a margarita and tapas in the afternoon.  The fresh breads and foccacia are delish! A magical...

Xtabentun: nectar of the Mayan Gods

Posted August 22, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexican Culture,Vacation tips

xtabentun Mayan liquor made in Yucatan Mexico

Mayan libations may make you horny According to Mayan legend, there was once a woman called Xkeban, who lived a life filled with passionate love. It is said that when she died, the vines that sprouted from her grave produced a tiny aromatic flower and that the nectar of this flower was as intoxicating as her love life. An aphrodisiac perhaps? The Xtabentun (pronounced: shtah ben toon) flower grows only in the Yucatan, and from the fermented honey of this local flower is produced a...

Local Restaurant La Lunita in Akumal Shares a Recipe

Posted August 18, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexican Recipes

La Lunita Beach front restaurant Akumal Mexico

Chef Christian Reyes Prado of La Lunita in North Akumal Tells Us How Jumbo Shrimp a los Tres Chiles 24 large shrimp 10 garlic cloves, peeled 2/3 cup sunflower oil 4 pieces chile ancho 4 pieces chile pasilla 4 pieces chile guajillo 1 tablespoon sea salt 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 ounce white wine   2 pieces  poblano chile, julienned ½ large white onion, julienned ½ cup sweet corn kernels 1 teaspoon sea salt   200 g orange sweet...

Restaurant review: El Meson de Marques in Valladolid

Posted August 11, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexican Culture,Mexico Destinations,Yucatan Activities

tapas at Posada Margherita, Tulum Beach Mexico

Traditional Mexican Cuisine in Valladolid We recently had the opportunity to stop in Valladolid for an early dinner after a day at the ruins at Chichen Itza with amigos from Brazil who were scouting for a film shoot.  Needless to say they loved the ruins of Chichen Itza. One of our favorite places to eat is El Meson de Marques in Valladolid.  We arrived around 5:30 pm and the there were a few people there, but by 7:00pm the place was packed with locals and visitors!  Why, because here...

A local favorite you must try: ceviche!

Posted August 4, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mexican Culture,Mexican Recipes,Vacation tips

yucatan mexico ceviche recipe

Ceviche a seafood medley marinated in lime juice Ceviche that has become one of the world's favorite ways of enjoying fresh seafood. Ceviche is just one of the reasons UNESCO has honored Mexico for its cuisine. You can make it at home easily with this recipe from Los Dos. In classic Maya cities, fish was a luxury reserved for the upper crust... Even then, it was salted, dried, smoked or pre-cooked. The Incas, too, preserved their fish by salt curing, and they even developed methods for...

Restaurant review: Kaxapa Factory Playa del Carmen

Posted July 23, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Restaurants

Kaxapa Factory Restaurant Playa del Carmen

Kaxapa is a hidden gem in Playa del Carmen's realm of restaurants.  This family-run eatery offers Venezuelan fare that is fresh, made with local ingredients and produce.  One of the menu items we liked best was the cachapas,  pancake made of corn meal. Their South American menu has vegetarian options and gluten-free!  The service is warm and welcoming, and the pricing is great too since it is off the main drag, you're not paying tourist prices like you would on the Quinta. Loco Gringo...

Restaurant review: El Sabor de Mexico

Posted July 14, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Restaurants

El Sabor de Mexico restaurant Puerto Morelos Mexico

I recently had a great evening wandering around Puerto Morelos.  I popped into El Sabor de Mexico.  The staff was super friendly, and the restaurant had a nice local feel to it, of course with soccer playing on the TV screen.   The food is good standard Mexican fare, and El Sabor de Mexico has a full bar. Only thing is at night which was annoying was the the  mosquitos. For a good fix of your favorite Mexican dishes, eat here, just bring repellent. The restaurant also offers...

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