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 that either we have not been to for a while and we knew had amazing food. We could only eat one item on the menu and then move on. Super Chido!!! We were ready to eat our way through Playa del Carmen!
So this is where we went and this is what we ate. Do understand that most food carts and small restaurants (we mean really small 4 chairs maximum) do not have signs or a name. Though we wish they all did, it makes a food adventure that much more interesting when you have poke your head into each place looking for the right place.
This day out had us full by the end , but I have say super happy. To enjoy all things regional, delicious and made with such care had us loving the Riviera Maya even more that day. Our lesson was this. Try something new every day. Take the time to stroll and eat things that you love. Appreciate what you have right in front of you, as others travel many miles for the food we had this day.
For visitors, all we can say is this. If you smell something delicious cooking somewhere, stop and try it. There are so many aromas and food smells on all the streets in Mexico it is shame to just walk on by. If you don’t like it, no big deal. Most of these little snacks will set you back less than 1USD to try it. If you like it, you just hit the jackpot for 1USD.
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