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...

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...

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.

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!

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...

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...

Akumal Vacation Tip – Valentine’s Day Dinner

Posted February 10, 2014 by Kay Walten in Riviera Maya events,Riviera Maya Restaurants,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

romantic dinner in Akumal, Riviera Maya

Take your sweetheart out for a romantic dinner and do it for a good cause. Beginning at 6:30PM, Lol Ha Restaurant on Akumal Bay is hosting a Valentine's Day dinner that includes a pasta buffet, a raffle and entertainment. The fabulous Natalie and the Foxes will be performing live! Buy tickets at Super Chomack near to the town arch or email to make reservations.  Proceeds will benefit the Akumal Artists' Residency Program. Find an Akumal hotel.

Tulum Vacation Tip – New Steakhouse

Posted February 7, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Restaurants,Riviera Maya Vacation Tips

riviera maya restaurant in tulum

La Parrillada in Tulum Pueblo is a meat lovers extravaganza - ribeye, arrachera, chorizo, Argentinian beef, and of course chicken.  All cooked to perfection for prices that will surprise you - in a good way . Check out out Tulum Pueblo hotels.

Playa del Carmen Photo of the Day – Salsa is sexy

Posted February 5, 2014 by Kay Walten in Food & Drink,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Photos,Riviera Maya Restaurants

dancing in playa del carmen riviera maya

Sultry salsa dancing is muy sexy! La Bodegita del Medio, a Cuban club and restaurant on 5th Avenue in Playa del Carmen, is a fun place to go to get some lessons (every Tuesday and Thursday) and practice your moves to live music. Check out this very chic Playa del Carmen hotel!

Chocolate Fantasies Go Wild in Riviera Maya!

Posted by Kay Walten in Family vacations,Food & Drink,Mexican Culture,Riviera Maya Activities,Riviera Maya Restaurants

Chocolate tours in Riviera Maya

The month of February evokes images of lacy Valentine's Day cards, bunches of red roses and heart shaped boxes of assorted chocolates. Did you know chocolate was believed by the ancient Maya to be an aphrodisiac? Aztec ruler, Montezuma, was reported to have indulged in several cups of liquid chocolate before visiting his many wives. When Conquistadors brought the exotic drink back from the mysterious New World, Spanish priests considered chocolate a sinful pleasure to be banned. Mexico is the...

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