“Travels to a Different Time” : September 1989: Some of Cancun’s Restaurants

Many of the restaurants I ate in were very rustic similar to those in Sosua in the Dominican Republic. Aside from a pooparama incident caused I think by that turkey in black bean sauce at Los Almendros Restaurant thank goodness no Montezuma’s Revenge. Los Almendros was the most interesting with its emphasis on Mayan dishes and it was not 10% gringo like most of the other restaurants. Very strange and exotic dishes for the North American palate but authentic. I loved the black and white tiled floor and the lack of tourist hype. The dark Mayan beer was a break from the light and fizzy mainstream Mexican beer. The snack truck across the street could be counted on to deliver good burritos made with ham, cheese, onions and tomatoes. Blackbirds at Tulum gets a high rating for food but it was relatively expensive. They had a live band with limited numbers. Two waiters in a bull costume terrorized patrons and they had complimentary tequila poppers. Yes pizza cuisine abounds in Cancun with great pizzas at Don Armandos and Pizza Rolandi. For timid Americans there is a Pizza Hut. Actually their pizza was a definite cut above their North American pizza.

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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