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.
There’s good, bad, expensive, cheap, greasy, organic, home-style and chain restaurants to choose from when visiting Cancun. If you stick to the Hotel Zone you’ll only ever come across the American-style chains like the Hard Rock Cafe, Outback Steakhouse or Applebees – tired options that you can have any day of the week while back home. If you are looking for real Mexican food while enjoying a vacation in the tropics, you have to get out of the tourist zone and enjoy some of the places that we eat on a daily basis since we live here. Such as Ya Estas! here in the heart of downtown Centro. Read More
Fresh fruits and vegetables, spices and herbs, fish, pork, beef, chicken, duck, farm-fresh eggs, hand-made goods, soaps and shampoos, cheeses and beyond, Market 23 is the only open-air local market in Cancun. While it’s located in Centro and is sometimes frequented by tourists, the vast majority of daily traffic here comes from the locals. If you are looking for fresh produce for the table, this is the only place you want to be. Read More