No, Mas Tacos

  I’ve been trying to vary my diet as best I can, but really am struggling to have a day when tacos don’t appear on my plate. I know they are the cornerstone of Mexican cuisine and are used in a dozen slightly different ways but I am tiring of them. In the interest of…

Quintonil

I have been lucky enough so far to have eaten some excellent meals so far in Mexico, so understandably I was excited about this meal experience long before I sat down, as one of the top 50 restaurants in the world I was chuffed to have been able to get a booking. The meal started…

Ciudad de Mexico

As much as I try not to form any preconceived ideas about a place before I arrived, I had lowered my expectations of having an enjoyable time in Mexico city in readiness for my arrival, just in case all the negative comments I had heard from fellow travellers turned out to be true. The pollution…

Ruined

Sitting on the ruins of a Mayan temple overlooking the lush jungle is exactly what I wanted to do when in Palenque, the height of the temple and it’s elevated hillside location rendering superb jungle and lowland vistas. From up here I could see the other magnificent ruins within the open nature of the ruins…

Pastel hues

  The pastel colours of the walls around town summed up my dining experiences quite well, some of the walls were bright and inviting, with fresh paint work and a great finish, some of the walls held simple colours, simply finished, and some of the walls, though colourful had seen better days, still attractive just…

Crisp air

I had expected my back to hurt more and to be crankier, but as the overnight bus rolled into San Cristobel de las Casas I felt surprisingly well rested, not quite ready to step into a new city, but pretty well rested considering I had just spent the last 14 hours on a bus. I…

Contemporary

I visited the only contemporary restaurant in town using Oaxacan inspiration as a way of adding to the collection of Oaxacan dishes in my mind. I don’t want to tire of eating tacos when I still have so much time in Mexico to go, I know the day will come, but want to delay it…

Tacos

It seems that tortillas in Mexico are synonymous with food, I had not fully understood what a pivotal and substantial role they played within the Mexican food culture until I arrived in the country, now I have barely had a meal without them. I don’t yet understand the complex list of items the tortilla dough…

Authentic

Puerto Escondido town for all its functionality is worth a stroll up from the beach, sure it’s not got any tourist sights and isn’t all that nice to look at but it does demonstrate a slice of real life. In town you can find genuine locals going about their day, there are bakeries, fruit vendors…

Puerto Escondido

The outskirts of Puerto Escondido town are quite grim, the sub-tropical foliage scattered amongst the low rise modern and functional buildings doing little for their visual appeal, I didn’t want this view from the minivans window to become my fixed first impression of the town. I am glad I waited, the van pulled through town and reached its…

Tlacolula

Standing outside the baseball stadium in the early to mid-morning waiting for a collectivo, I was a little unsure, unsure if I was in the right place, what the said collectivo looked like and how I was going to communicate my needs to the driver effectively. I was told the destinations will be firmly shown…

Mole and meat

Mexican moles are what makes the cuisine interesting, they are the long slow cooked sauces that are used to flavour a special occasion, to enhance a dining experience through robust flavours and culinary skill. Most people are familiar with Mexico’s most famous mole guacamole, the one made with avocado, even those not interested in food…