Mexican Cuisine  in the Yucatan

Life without Mexican food is like no life at all”

– Anonymous

The cheapest and most authentic way to experience Mexican life. Prepare yourself, some like it hot!



Experience local Mexican cuisine in the local markets that abound in every city, town and village.


Wikipedia states: “The food of the Yucatán peninsula is distinct from the rest of the country. It is based primarily on Mayan food with influences from the Caribbean, Central Mexican, European (especially French) and Middle Eastern cultures.”  We were surprised by the French and Middle Eastern influences.


Sopa de Lima - lime soup Cochinita Pibil - pork Poc Chuc - pork Pollo Motuleno - chicken Tamales - steamed dumplings

To juice or not to juice

Definitely juice - try Chaya Juice - a green plant indigenous to the Yucatan very refreshing and healthy 

Enjoy a food tour

Our half-day tour and culinary experience in Merida includes a visit to a bustling market, meeting local people and the chance to cook and sample some Yucatecan delicacies. You’ll learn about local ingredients and prepare at meal in your host’s home!