los salbutes, Mayan cuisine

Salbutes & Panuchos

Salbutes & Panuchos are very common snack or small meal food found around the Yucatán area, rivalling even the ever-popular tacos. What are they? Unlike tacos, salbutes’ base isn’t taco-style tortillas, but fried masa much like a sopé. Masa is a white corn that has been boiled with lime (the mineral) and then ground into a flour. It is the …

tacos al-pastor are a classic in Tulum

Tacos Al-Pastor

Tacos Al-Pastor, which means literally “shepard-style”, is a type of taco where the meat is cooked on a vertical spit, and shaved off with a knife by hand into the tortilla. It is quite common here in Tulum, and you’ll know who sells al-pastor as the cooking meat is often visible. What is “al-pastor”? It is almost exclusively pork, which …

Cochinita Pibil, Mayan food

Cochinita Pibil

This classic Yucatán dish is all about the extremely tender pork. It is served dish alongside refried beans, the ever-common pickled red onions, rice, spicy habanera-tomato salsa, and tortillas for convenience of eating. The cooking process Like some other dishes popular here, cochinita pibil is a time-intensive dish. Cochinita means “baby pig”, so it can be an entire suckling pig, …

el poc-chuc yucatán food

El Poc-Chuc

El Poc-Chuc, or Pok Chuk Bak, is an integral part of Yucatán cuisine, though its origins are a little hazy. Poc-Chuc is a dish containing marinated pork, served with rice, refried black beans, sliced avocado, and often pickled onion, cabbage, and a spicy salsa made from habanero. How it’s made There is some debate on the perfect way to make …

Tacos

Tacos Tulum

Do you want the best tacos in all of Tulum? You will definitely find them there! Taco sellers you will find everywhere, on every street corner. From persons selling them from their small ‘shops to go’ or in restaurants. Hey, this is Mexico! Inventors of the tacos and country of the best examples of them! But with so many tacos everywhere, …