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!
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.
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!
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!
After our breakfast feast, we were ready to walk it off for a bit before lunch!
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!
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!
We were not disappointed! A successful food trip and a birthday well spent!
Until next time, Playa Del Carmen!