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Restaurants in Yucatan, Mexico: Gastronomy & Typical Cuisine

Yucatan cuisine is famous for its variety of flavors, colors and smells. The incredible ingredients, used in the making of each dish, provide an exciting array of flavors to satisfy the cravings of the most discerning diner. Ranging from simple to complex, there are many options to choose from when sampling the regional food of Yucatan. Depending on the area of the state you're visiting there will be differences in the dining choices available, because every area has had unique culinary influences from other cultures and countries integrated into their cuisine.

Panuchos, Papadzules, Pescado Tikinxic, sopa de lima, frijol con puerco, Cochinita Pibil, Salbutes, Tamales Colados, Potaje de Lentejas and Puchero de Tres Carnes; these are just some of the more traditional options you can find on a menu when visiting Yucatan, but there's also a whole lot more to be experienced! There are plenty of delicious desserts to try, as well as regional soft drinks and even local liquors. "Tortas de cielo" (heavenly cakes), "caballeros pobres" (poor gentlemen), "margaritas de almendra" (almond daisies), are just some of the funny names for the exquisite desserts on offer. "Horchata" is a delicious drink made from rice, while the famous Xtabentun, the sacred drink of the ancient Mayas, is an excellent aperitif. Dining in either Merida or Chichen Itza is the perfect way to start your culinary tour of Yucatan, an experience you won't forget.

Hosteria del Marques

Places to dine in YucatanThis beautiful restaurant, surrounded by a gorgeous garden, is decorated to resemble the Yucatan's colonial heritage and it is the perfect place to enjoy delightful Yucatecan, Mexican and international cuisine. Hosteria del Marques is located inside El Meson del Marques hotel in Valladolid.

El Mexicano

El Mexicano, yucatanThis restaurant is located inside the Ecotel Quinta Regia hotel in Valladolid. Both Mexican and Yucatan cuisine is served at El Mexicano, there is also a variety of pasta and meats to choose from.

La Noria

La Noria, YucatanThe city of Valladolid is also known as "the capital of Yucatan cuisine", and La Noria restaurant, is a perfect example of why the city earned this title. Located at Hotel Hacienda Sanchez, La Noria restaurant is a great dining choice when you're visiting Valladolid.

Los Mestizos

Los Mestizos, YucatanThe hotel Mision Uxmal has a wonderfully airy restaurant where they serve delightful regional and international cuisine, Los Mestizos. The colonial decor gives a special touch to this beautiful restaurant, and to top a wonderful meal off gentle instrumental music is played. This is definitely a culinary experience not to be missed!


Hacienda TemozonHacienda Temozon is located just a few miles from the archeological site of Uxmal. This restaurant is surrounded by stunning gardens and is set beside a beautiful pool and a gorgeous old chimney. This interesting scenario is the perfect backdrop for enjoying delicious Yucatecan and international cuisine.


San Jose

Hacienda San Jose, Yucatan+This restaurant, at Hacienda San Jose, is located on the northern side of the peninsula close to Chichen Itza. The San Jose restaurant features an eclectic menu and a very elegant environment; it's a great dining option when visiting the archeological site of Chichen Itza.

Santa Rosa

Hacienda Santa RosaThis restaurant is located at the hacienda Santa Rosa. There are several dining options at this restaurant, you can have your breakfast by the pool, or enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner on the terrace and admire the starry night sky. Santa Rosa is waiting for you, come and try the best of Yucatan cuisine.

Sotuta de Peon

Restaurants in Yucatan - Hacienda Sotuta de PeonA visit to Sotuta de Peon is like taking a step back in time to a Mexico of old. So much more than just a restaurant, this stunning hacienda/museum is also a place to discover and learn about Henequen (a plant similar to Agave); the local environment, and the delicious regional cuisine of the Yucatan. For a truly unforgettable experience bring your swimsuit and take a dip in the cool waters of the magical Cenote Dzul-Ha. This henequen producing Hacienda, still functions the same way today as it has done for years and helps to keep alive the wonderful sensations and memories of a time gone by.



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