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Local Classics Worth Checking Out in the Riviera Maya

Posted September 14, 2016 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Restaurants

Local Classics Worth Checking Out in the Riviera Maya

We have been living in the Riviera Maya since the early 1990's and have witnessed an incredible amount of change as this destination has become one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world. We love the conveniences the changes offer but still gravitate towards some old classics that remind us of our first days in the Mexican Caribbean. Tarraya Restaurant in Playa del Carmen Tarraya is old school and we love the location right on the beach close to the ferry pier. Tables are...

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Great Grub in Puerto Morelos – Restaurant Review of Mi Cocina

Posted August 19, 2016 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Restaurants

Great Grub in Puerto Morelos - Restaurant Review of Mi Cocina

Everyone loves having a great meal, we certainly do. Knowing where to eat when on vacation can be tough, but this review will make your life just a little bit easier. Away from the main square in Puerto Morelos is a foodies haven. Mi Cocina, run by Richard, serves an eclectic menu that is sure to please any palate. The hardest choice when picking a local restaurant is picking somewhere that will please everyone. One person may want to try regional food (when in Mexico, eat like a Mexican) or...

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Eat Good, Feel Good Restaurants in the Riviera Maya

Posted August 5, 2016 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Restaurants

Eat Good, Feel Good Restaurants in the Riviera Maya

Worn down from work? Need a boost from long days? We suspect this is why you are going on vacation. It is so easy to over eat when away from home. Diving into local food, trying new cocktails, digging into the authentic Mexican dishes you have seen posted on Instragram. Taco comas are easily to fall into when you come to the Riviera Maya. But is that what you really need during your vacation? Most of us would say, heck ya! It is hard to get authentic Mexican food anywhere else in the...

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Exotic Feasts in the Riviera Maya – What’s Your Desired Dish

Posted June 3, 2016 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Restaurants

Exotic Feasts in the Riviera Maya

Hmmm. Exotic. What is exotic for one person could be normal food fare for another. This is an interesting topic, and came up the other day at happy hour. A visitor asked, what exotic food should I try in Mexico? And we had to think about that. First we had to define what exotic was, then we had to think about some of the exotic food that we had tried. The list we came up with is a mix of both items and restaurants. Exotic refers to a food that is not native to an area and not normal...

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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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Romantic Rooftop Bars and Beachside Restaurants in the Riviera Maya

Posted December 18, 2015 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Restaurants

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Ever wonder where some of the best views of the ocean are in the Riviera Maya? Have you been looking for somewhere to share an evening cocktail or dinner in an iconic or beautiful location? Here are a few places in the Riviera Maya that won't disappoint. Some of these places are not well known, but should be, as their views are to die for. Roof Top Bars with Great Ocean Views News Flash! Carboncitos in Playa del Carmen has just finished a spectacular roof top terrace that has 180 degree views...

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Local Find In Playa del Carmen – Food Adventure

Posted November 16, 2015 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Restaurants

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This is not intended as a restaurant review, but after a super lunch at Rincon Yucateco in Playa del Carmen, we had to share. This is officially a GREAT local find. I think it is safe to say that this great little restaurant has the best cochinita pibil that has ever crossed these lips! Hands down! And there has been some great cochinita consumed over the years. Authentic Yucatecan Food in Playa del Carmen Rincon Yucateco is located at the corner of 10th Ave and CTM (46th street). It is...

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Diary of a Vegetarian in Mexico

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

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Oh Mexico, the land of meat, pork fat and Chicharrón (deep fried pork fat). Add in an abundance of seafood and local fish from the Caribbean Sea and vegetarians are a little fork shy in the Riviera Maya. But don't fret. Many a vegetarian or vegan traveler will be able to experience local food 'sin carne'. (without meat) Vegetarians just need to know where to go and what to eat so they can have a local foodie experience as good as, if not better than, the carnivores. Hidden Meat in Mexican...

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Celebrate National Taco Day – Great Tacos in the Riviera Maya

Posted October 2, 2015 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Restaurants

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Tacos are a daily staple for us in Mexico. We have made lots and we have tasted lots. To honor National Taco Day we have highlighted two very different and very good taco places in the Riviera Maya. By no means does this list mean other tacos are not great, nor do we think this is a complete list of taco places. We just wanted to highlight these two restaurants which have been a favorite of ours for over a decade. Tacos Pastor at El Fogon in Playa del Carmen Tacos Pastor are a treat, and very...

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Puerto Morelos Restaurant Review – El Nicho – Simple and Fabulous

Posted September 23, 2015 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya Restaurants

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What happens when a cooking school chef breaks away to open up their own restaurant? El Nicho! Pablo, head chef and owner of El Nicho was the first star chef at the Little Mexican Cooking School. Now all the chefs at the Little Mexican Cooking School are stars, but Pablo was the first star chef that helped to create the successful cooking school program. After developing the concept and recipes for the school, he decided that he wanted to start his own restaurant and wow visitors in a...

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