Articles posted in ‘Latin’

Mercadito Grove

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Last night, St. Patrick’s Day, seemed like any other weekday night out during this recession. I didn’t see or hear any crazy party people. I thought I would have to battle crowds last night and only agreed to go out because Tracy (a friend that recently moved to DC) is in town for work. We […]

La Cueva Del Chango

Friday, February 27, 2009

We had our hopes set high for breakfast at La Cueva Del Chango. It came highly recommended from Caroline and Eddie, and also Grace from Grace is Full. It may very well be an awesome breakfast place, but it seems we may never know. It was an odd experience for us at the Monkey Cave. […]

Tortas in Playa del Carmen

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Remember the other day, when we hunted for tacos? Well, we also spotted several interesting shops to buy tortas (sandwiches). Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it), I couldn’t eat as many different tortas as I did tacos, they’re just too big. So I tried to pick the two […]

Breakfast Tacos

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Massages are pretty inexpensive here in Playa Del Carmen, about USD $59 for two people (1 hour each). But the even bigger benefit was chatting with the hostess, who spoke English pretty well. As we waited for our massages, we had a few minutes to find out where the locals eat. After some thought, she […]

Bar in Cozumel

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

We wanted to watch Carnival in Cozumel, so we staked out a spot on a second floor bar. We can’t remember the name now, but it’s right across from the ferry. We knew it would be touristy so we didn’t expect much. The choice was for the viewing point, not the food.
We got there around […]

Cozumel Lunch at Asadero las Casuelas

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

On FoodMayhem we talk about every aspect of food. Usually those aspects involve looking at food, cooking food, thinking about food, and of course eating food. Sadly, and disgustingly, today I’m going to mention rarely discussed aspects of food, namely, post-processing. Ahem. The first part of my post is very journal […]

Hunting for Tacos

Monday, February 23, 2009

We’ve passed by so many taquerias in the last few days that we decided the only thing to do is try as many as we can. We started with the one across the street from our hotel, El Hospital. They only serve one type of taco (10 pesos each), a pork taco, and some kind […]

El Fogon

Sunday, February 22, 2009

After an afternoon of naps and margaritas by the pool, then another nap, we headed out to El Fogon for dinner. The friendly waiter (maybe owner), Miguel, is on high powered over drive, with a whacky sense of humor, that’s hard to understand through his Spanglish. He zig zags back and forth like a bumble […]

La Bamba Jarocha

Saturday, February 21, 2009

After checking out Mega and DAC Market, we headed over to La Bamba Jarocha, another Rick Bayless recommendation.

The chips are served with a nice spicy sauce.

There were a bunch of bottles on the table, all sauces probably house-made, living in former catsup and habanero bottles. We had no idea what was in each one […]

El Bistro

Friday, February 20, 2009

We arrived in Playa Del Carmen pretty late last night so by the time we got to our hotel, La Tortuga, it was close to 10pm (which is 11pm EST). Starving (shared a sandwich on the plane) and tired, we decided to just hit the hotel restaurant. During our check-in, while sipping our sweet, mixed, […]