Restaurant Review: Cafe Martin

Posted November 17, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Restaurants

Apple_Pie

"Happiness is Homemade" That's the mantra at Cafe Martin. Everything at Cafe Martin is homemade, by Canadian expats who made Playa del Carmen home in 2008. Let's start with the baked goods.  Its easy to spend a morning sipping a cup of coffee and enjoying apple pie, chocolate chip banana bread,  or if you are like me cheese cake is a fine way to start the day.  Made fresh, you can choose from a variety of cakes, pies and cookies.   Get it to go, if you prefer and don't forget to get a...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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Restaurant Review: Don Chendo

Posted July 7, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Restaurant Reviews,Riviera Maya Restaurants

Don Chendo's Restaurant Riviera Maya Mexico

If you love Chicago style, deep dish pizza then you are going to love Don Chendo in Playa del Carmen. Don Chendo has a great menu of traditional Italian faves such as spaghetti and meatballs, rigatoni with sausage and peppers and double butter fettuccine Alfredo.  You can choose from a nice variety of salads, and vegetarian options!  One of the best deals in town for good pizza, starting at $120 pesos.   You won't find a full bar here, but definitely a cold cerveza or a glass of red...

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Akumal Vacation Tip – Live music this Friday

Posted March 19, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations,Riviera Maya events,Riviera Maya Restaurants,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

Live band in Akumal, Mexico

Natalie & the Foxes are playing at the Lol- Ha Beach Bar & Grill in Akumal beginning at 7PM March 21. If you are visiting the coast, come out and rock with one of the Riviera Maya's favorite local blues bands while enjoying dinner and drinks, and the very beautiful Akumal Bay as your backdrop. Stay the night in an Akumal hotel.

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Riviera Maya Photo of the Day – Eat local!

Posted March 13, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Mindful Traveler,Riviera Maya Photos,Riviera Maya Restaurants,Sustainable Tourism

eating local is sustainable travel

We LOVE the local food. Taco and torta stands, coco frios, menu del dia...it's all good! Forgo the international chains and have an authentic foodie experience on your Mexico vacation. read about some of our Riviera Maya foodie addictions!

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Supporting Sustainable Business in the Riviera Maya

Posted March 12, 2014 by Kay Walten in Mexico Destinations,Mindful Traveler,Riviera Maya Destinations,Riviera Maya Restaurants,Riviera Maya Services,Sustainable Tourism

sustainable businesses in the riviera maya

Everyone has heard the sustainable battle cry "Buy local!" When traveling, the 'buy local' focus changes.  Instead of looking for products from your home country, look to buying and enjoying things from where you're visiting. It is the difference between eating at McDonald's and buying tacos from a street vendor, or choosing to purchase a dress made by a local artisan rather than one sold at Walmart.  An important practice of the mindful traveler is to support each destination's local...

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Find Romantic Dining in the Riviera Maya

Posted February 19, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Restaurants

romantic riviera maya dining

Fall in love with the Riviera Maya while falling in love in the Riviera Maya. Check out these enchanted dining experiences that will add magic to your romantic getaway.  While we are enamored with these restaurants because of their ambiance and location, we also feel good recommending their exquisite food and superb service. We think you are going to be aesthetically charmed and gastronomically blown away by these Mayan Riviera dining establishments. Rosewood Mayakoba's Punta Bonita is...

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