DID SOMEBODY SAY TACOS?!

DID SOMEBODY SAY TACOS?!

Feliz Miércoles! As I mentioned from my previous post, the food in Mexico is muy delicioso! On my boyfriend Ray’s birthday, we decided to venture off from our resort into Playa Del Carmen to explore. It was only a short 15-20 minute drive which was awesome accessibility-wise as we ventured into this area a few times during our trip whenever we wanted a change of pace from the super lazy and relaxing resort vibe!

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For breakfast, we decided to try a restaurant right on the main tourist strip of Playa Del Carmen called Micaela’s.  The restaurant owner gave us a warm welcome and the servers and hostess were super friendly.

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Our server tried to suggest a light American breakfast with eggs and toast and immediately we said “no, thank you!…not for these Canadians, not when we’re in Mexico!”  With that said, we decided on some Chilaquiles!

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Vibrant colors and decor are everywhere you look in Mexico!

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Chilaquiles is a traditional Mexican dish which is made up of lightly fried corn tortillas, topped with a sauce of either salsa or mole, sour cream, shredded cheese, chicken or steak and onions!  Quite a hearty, but delicious breakfast if you ask me! Never wanting to miss out on flavors, we each opted to get the chicken and steak to share!

Steak Chilaquiles

Steak Chilaquiles

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Chicken Chilaquiles

Chicken Chilaquiles

After our breakfast feast, we were ready to walk it off for a bit before lunch!

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After a few hours, hunger struck again and we made our way to El Fogon.  Ray and I are huge Anthony Bourdain fans and have heard him rave about their tacos here so we decided to go and try them!

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After a 20 minute walk from the heart of Playa Del Carmen under the beating sun and heat, we finally made it!  Taco game faces on, we knew we wanted a bit of everything so we ordered the chicken and steak Alambre and some pork tacos topped with pineapple.  Alambre, another popular Mexican dish consists of grilled meat of your choice, topped off with onions, bell peppers, cheese, salsa, bacon and avocado usually in the form of guacamole!

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We were not disappointed! A successful food trip and a birthday well spent!

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Until next time, Playa Del Carmen!

MAYAN RIVIERA

Ola! Let me start off this post by letting you know how unbelievably amazing Mexico is! The Riviera Maya area in particular is rich in culture, wonderful people, plenty of activities (you will never be bored as there is something to do for everyone!) and of course, delicious food!

When my boyfriend and I were planning our trip, we decided to go with the all-inclusive route.  The beautiful Platinum Yucatan Princess became our home for two weeks.  We wanted to enjoy the resort’s amenities (the swimout suite we got was a real treat!) and have access to food and drinks 24/7 at a set price.  Budget-wise, it made sense because we only had to set aside money for our sightseeing excursions, tips and a little bit of shopping.

As is always the case when you’re having fun, the two weeks zipped right on by!  We visited the Chichen Itza, scuba dived and snorkeled in the island of Cozumel (the Santa Rosa wall was breathtaking!), swam in Cenote Ik-Kil, partied at Coco Bongo, strolled through Playa Del Carmen, took in the breath-taking views of Tulum and had such a fun time at Mexico’s theme parks: Xcaret and Xel-Ha.  Here’s a few pictures from our Mexican adventure!

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Mayan Riviera