Eat Cancun: Part 1 of Eat, Pray, Love Cancun

by Carla Fiorito on August 13, 2010

Eat Cancun fruits like mangos

Many of you have probably read Elizabeth Gilbert’s book, Eat Pray Love, where she travels to Italy, India, and Bali discovering her surroundings and learning about herself in the process.

But, you don’t have to travel all the way across an ocean to be a part of the Eat Pray Love hype.

For a great price and a short flight, you can have your very own Eat, Pray, Love Cancun experience.

The movie opens in theaters tonight, so we are going to share how you can “Let Yourself Go” in Cancun, Mexico!

Eat, Pray, Love Cancun Series:

Eat Cancun
Pray Cancun
Love Cancun

To start, we have gathered a few ways for you to “Eat Cancun.” We hope you enjoy yourself.

Eat Cancun Restaurants

Eating in Mexico can be a very different from eating at home. Usually, dinner is served after 8 p.m. You may start out your meal with a delicious tortilla soup and work your way through some cilantro-lime chicken like you’ve never tasted before with a side of Mexican rice and beans. Sometimes your meal may be more than three courses, so don’t fill up too quickly or else you won’t be able to enjoy some of the wonderful courses to come.

La Parilla: If you’re looking for a cheerful Mexican meal, La Parilla is the place to go.

Lorenzillo’s Live Lobster House: With seafood arrangements and meat selections, Lorenzillo’s is a dining experience all of it’s own.

La Destileria: La Destileria serves traditional Mexican food – try their guacamole – in a traditional Mexican environment from the moment you walk in.

Eat Cancun Cooking Classes

Are you looking to create your own Mexican meal? There’s nothing like an executive chef of a four star restaurant teaching you the art of Mexican cooking. In fact, many hotels include extra activities that include cooking classes. Ask the concierge how to sign up for one.

Ritz-Carlton Cancun: This Cancun hotel offers three different Eat Cancun experiences including a wine and tequila session for those interested.

The Azul Blue Hotel and Spa: Cancun cooking classes there are are a bit more laid back but just as enjoyable way to eat Cancun.

Eat Cancun Local Markets

It’s always fun to explore the main town and check out the local markets. Buy some of Cancun’s native fruits like guava, mangos or pomegranates for a snack. If you’re looking for a meal, pick up ingredients for a quesadilla, enchilada or tamales for your own Eat Cancun picnic in a nearby park.

Market 23: Market 23 is geared towards the locals of Cancun with traditional goods and souvenirs. It is a great example of a typical outdoor Mexican Market.

Market 28: One of my personal favorites, Market 28 focuses more on the tourists who would like to buy more souvenirs and gifts but also sell a variety of authentic Mexican snacks.

What is your favorite way to Eat Mexico?

Look for our Pray Cancun post coming soon!

Carla is currently an intern at All About Mexico. She is studying Hotel & Restaurant Management at University of Houston. She loves writing, traveling, and tourism.
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