On vacations at lunchtime we all love to leave the routine and get to know the food of the place you are visiting, in Cancun you will not make the exception as you will find a wide variety of options in the typical dishes of Mayan cuisine that are those that will flavor your visit and make it unforgettable for your palate.
“For the Quintanorrenses the food heritage has been accentuated by the emergence of nuclei from other places, as well as the recent influence of the tourist corridor. However, the origins are maintained where the past finds the sustenance of the tradition “(Mexico Desconocido)
The heritage of the Mayan cuisine with its spices and unique blends of flavors and textures are what give flavor to the Mexican dishes present in the Yucatan Peninsula, some of which we will show you here, most of them you can find them in the typical restaurants that you visit in the city:
1. Panuchos and Salbutes
The panuchos and salbutes are something like the “taco” of Southeast Mexico. they are handmade corn tortillas that can be accompanied with any of the following stews: chicken, egg, beef or pork, served with lettuce or cabbage, avocado, tomato and purple onion. The only difference is that the panucho carries ground beans inside the tortilla, and the salbute does not.
2. Cochinita Pibil
Undoubtedly one of the favorite dishes for many when visiting Cancun is the cochinita pibil. The recipe consists of pork pieces marinated in achiote, sour orange juice, garlic, cumin, salt and pepper, wrapped in banana leaves and put to bake; A very interesting fact is that the typical thing is to cook it in an underground oven. Definitely try it at lunch will be something exceptional and very delicious, properly accompanied by tortillas and habanero pepper if desired, as well as purple onion and lemon to taste.
3. Lime soup
This dish is prepared with shredded chicken, toast and lime juice. The recipe is very simple and the taste is authentic.
Fish and Seafood
There are many recipes of ceviche. Most are prepared with octopus, fish or shrimp. A good Mexican ceviche takes the classic ingredients: tomato, herbs, purple or white onion, avocado, lemon and salt to taste. Some ceviches are prepared on toast and others are served in bowls.
5. Fish Tacos
Although it is not considered a dish properly, fish tacos can be found both in the center and in the Hotel Zone, there are both grilled and breaded fish, and shrimp. Most restaurants serve to accompany lemon, habanero and dressings made “at home” whether mayonnaise or garlic and even with tomato and chipotle chili, could not miss the onion and salt to taste.
What was your favorite dish in your vacation in Cancun, did you try them all?