August 6, 2018

How to Find the Best Tacos on Holbox Island

No matter where you are in Mexico, the best time for tacos is after dark, and the tiny island of Holbox is no exception. The island […]
February 8, 2018

Date-Worthy Dining in the Riviera Maya: Recommended Restaurants

 Are you planning a date night while on vacation?  Celebrating a special occasion?  We asked our team at Loco Gringo where they go or think are […]
February 5, 2018
Our favorites from the Riviera Maya

Free Download Fun: Eat Your Way Through the Riviera Maya

Our most popular blog posts on the Local Scoop blog are our recipes, recipes inspired by living in the Riviera Maya. Part of every travel experience […]
January 12, 2018
Taverna Pizzeria Rissoteria Akumal

Some of the Sweetest Memories of Your Vacation are on a Plate

Sugar? Yes, please. One of the hottest spots in Riviera Maya today is Akumal, thanks to its gorgeous beaches, laid-back Caribbean vibe and of course, it’s […]
January 9, 2018

The Roots of Cooking Can be Found in the Jungle of Tulum

Dining at The Kitchen Table in Tulum is an “inside-out” gastronomic experience. Nestled in an emerald, jewel-box of trees, the restaurant is located on the “jungle […]
January 8, 2018
Amaro Restaurant Merida

The best artesian cuisine of Merida can be found in the historic part of town at Amaro Restaurant

Pizza is pizza, right? Wrong. Amaro Restaurant in Merida has created some locally inspired pizzas that bring people back again and again. I love local foods […]
May 2, 2017

How Community Works in the Riviera Maya

One reason people love the Riviera Maya is the sense of and participation in community. Whether you are a local or a visitor, community is what […]
April 26, 2017
Cristobal Tamariz

The Chemistry of Flavors with Chef Cristobal Tamariz

My guest on today’s podcast, Cristobal Tamariz, is the owner of Riviera Maya Food Tours. Cristobal believes the best way to preserve a country’s culture is […]
April 18, 2017

Restaurant Review – Café Sahara at Jashita Hotel Soliman Bay

Breakfast alert! If you are looking for a beach-side leisurely breakfast with all the fixings, Sahara Café could be your spot. Breakfast out is a luxury […]
April 7, 2017

The History of the Empanada – Happy Empanada Day!

Did you know that every single country in the world has their unique version of the empanada? Did you know that the first evidence of a […]
March 31, 2017

Did you Miss Carnival in the Riviera Maya This Year? Photos Attached

Carnival ran from February 14 to March 6 in various Riviera Maya cities. We happened to stumble upon the Playa del Carmen Carnival parade as it […]
March 22, 2017
Chef Daveed Placencia

Chef Daveed Placencia is Cooking Up Something Good

My guest today fondly remembers his hometown of Mazatlan, a Pacific coastal town, for its amazing seafood. Daveed Placencia now lives in the Riviera Maya, where […]
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