Category Archives: Mexico

How to dine well in Yucatan and Quintana Rios

Go to the mercado in Valladolid, right off the main square, and sample as many dishes as possible. Don’t hesitate to use the spicy black sauce. That is the single best introduction to Yucatan cuisine I know of. Mérida offers … Continue reading

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Bleg for Cancun, Mexico

Your answers here will help everyone at APEE, so please tell us what else should one do besides the usual? Where is the truly good food to be had, including cocina economica? I thank you all in advance for your … Continue reading

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Bleg for Merida, Mexico

I haven’t been there for thirty years, what do you all recommend for a short stay? And where can we find good marquesitas, pib x’catik, caballeros pobres, pucheros, and chancletas? Among other delicious treats. Originally posted on Marginal Revolution – … Continue reading

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The Aztec diet was more nutritious than it may seem at first

Colin M. MacLachlan, in his splendid Imperialism and the Origins of Mexican Culture, reports: 1. Corn gruel and tamales were reinforced with fish, seeds of various kinds, fruit, and honey. 2. Beans were supplemented with meat from iguanas, armadillos, and … Continue reading

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Some food notes from Mexico City

My favorite sandwich (ever) is the Hawaiiana, at “Tortas Chapultepec,” turn left out of the front of Hotel Camino Real in Polanco, and it is on the corner at Victor Hugo and Mariano Escobedo. They usually are open by 9:30 … Continue reading

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Mexico City bleg

Where should we eat? I’ve been there at least ten times, so if you’re recommending anything other than food, it should either be very recent or very obscure. Originally posted on Marginal Revolution – click to see comments and suggestions. … Continue reading

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How to eat well anywhere in Mexico

You’ll sometimes hear fallacious claims that San Miguel Allende or Guanajuato or other parts of Mexico don’t have superb food. What is true, in many Mexican cities, is that almost every place near the main square is only so-so. Here’s … Continue reading

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