Like most born-and-bred caucasians from the United States, I have a thing for hamburgers. Red meat in general, actually. Doesn’t help that I grew up on a farm and my family still has a cattle ranch. And while I don’t eat red meat more than once or twice a month, and I’m extremely particular about how I like my steaks and burgers (to the point we cook most of them at home where I can control the outcome), there is an exception to the rule when I’m looking for the best burgers in Cancun: the Burger St. Food Truck. Read More
If it’s your first time to Cancun, and you’ve never wondered what the cuisine here might be like, apart from there being plenty of tacos to choose from, let us enlighten you. Most of the local restaurants in Cancun will focus on some varient of traditional Mexican recipes; mole, sopes, tacos, tortas, and beyond. But this is also an area heavily influenced by the Yucatan, so it would only stand to reason that we have some pretty damn good Yucatecan restaurants. The thing is, you won’t find any in the Hotel Zone. Instead, the best Yucaten food in Cancun can be found downtown, around centro, where the locals live. Read More
I have a deep-rooted passion for Italian food. Especially pastas. And when it comes to pizza I’m a prickly beast who is very specific in my requirements for what I consider the “perfect” pizza. Thin crust, crunchy, hand-picked vegetables, good cheese and none of that “drench the pizza in tomato sauce” bullshit that Americans call “pizza”. Though I’m also a closet fan of the pan-fried Extravaganza pizza from Dominos here in Cancun. Shhhhhhh.
A few years back, Cris and I discovered a hole-in-the-wall place selling pizza in Cancun called Assaggiare. When we first did a blog post + video and etc. on them, it was back in 2013. Since then, they’ve moved locations, improved in a dozen different ways, and grown their brand based on love, sweat, and passion. When we got around to working on our #FoodiesGuideCancun series, we naturally swung back around and updated this article with new photos and video. Let’s take a look into Chef Miguel Bolaños’ kitchen.
As a general rule, the Hotel Zone of Cancun is filled with all-inclusive resorts, ranging from the smaller places with only a hundred or so rooms, up to the mega-resorts with 800+, 12 restaurants, 10 pools, and a sprawl that isn’t much different than a city dropped onto the beach. However, away from all the hustle and bustle of the main tourist strip are quiet areas, such as the Pok Ta Pok residential sprawl alongside the golf course. Quietly located on the back side of the lagoon, with eastern views out over the mega-resort skyline, you’ll find numerous townhouse, condo, and suite-style properties with much smaller offerings, more tranquil environments such as what is offered at Sina Suites. Read More
When we left Cancun at the beginning of 2014, we had a pretty firm plan in mind: go to Playa del Carmen, do another guidebook there, and spend another couple of years in the Riviera Maya before looking beyond. But after Cristina’s unexpected emergency surgery in early 2014, everything was turned upside down and we had to write off the bulk of 2014 and completely change our plans. Read More