On any trip you’re likely to want to try the local fare – it’s only natural. And in Mexico, there’s the obvious choice – Mexican. I love Mexican food, and if you do too – you’re in luck. To eat in Cancun means plenty of cheap eats that will keep you very well-fed.
Category: Local Cuisine
January 30, 2012
Call it the culinary economy of illegal immigration. The more successful a Mexican state is – such as the relatively wealthy regions of the heavily tourist-laden Yucatan Peninsula – the less likely foreigners are to be familiar with its cuisine. For instance, most people in the USA can now recognize a tasty Oaxacan mole, because so many of that beautiful state’s once impoverished residents have opened restaurants north of the border.
But what about the flavors of a hotspot like Cancun? Low unemployment, excellent business opportunities, and relatively high wages keep most folks raised on the Riviera Maya happy to stay home. Which means that, unless you’ve explored local restaurants on your Cancun vacation, you may never even have tried cochinita pibil, the region’s signature dish.