December 26, 2011 by Nina
We arrived in Izamal, a beautiful yellow town, and had some icecream. We had the best tour of the church, all in Spanish (which none of us speak), so we did a lot of head nodding. After we built up an appetite, we asked a tourist police officer (not my idea!) for advice as to where to eat. He VERY excitedly lead us to a restaurant across the street, stopping traffic along the way. I was skeptical, but as it turns out it has been voted #6 in restaurants in Yucatan by Lonely Planet. And it actually was fantastic. One of my favorite meals on the trip. The Enchiladas were to die for.
Calle 31 No 303
Izamal, Yucatán, Mexico
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December 21, 2011 by Nina
By far my favorite hotel experience ever. If Cancun was the worst part of the trip, this was definitely the best. We took a sunrise walk and climbed on the cliffs behind the restaurant and had a terrific view of the waves crashing on the rocks. With our room located right near the beach, and the restaurant literally on the beach. Who doesn’t want to eat delicious tacos with their toes in the sand? And the food was good. Really good. The breakfast (Latte and Huevos Rancheros) was pretty disappointing though.
Apartado Postal 49
77780 Tulum Roo, Mexico
Phone: +52 415 387 9806
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December 16, 2011 by Nina
We landed in Cancun, a worse version of the Canadian border side of Niagara Falls. The public beach is the most beautiful spot in all of Cancun, and then as you pass that, it just goes downhill from there. Luckily it’s not high time for college students, so there weren’t so many people partying insanely. Still, we saw a topless woman, and Frat guys screaming on a boat, blasting LMFAO. Not exactly my scene. The beaches are lined from end to end with monstrous hotels. It’s hard to enjoy the beauty with such horrific modernization everywhere around you. If you don’t want to feel like you’re too far from home, Cancun is the place for you. Where you can still enjoy your TGIFriday’s and Hard Rock Café. Even though it may feel like the USA, you still have a woman juggling in the middle of the street, people coming up to you wanting to sell this and that, and packs of stray dogs.
Now that we’re driving out of Cancun and past all the houses of working class Mexicans, I feel that we’ll finally be experiencing the real Mexico. It’s similar to India in many ways (the buildings, stray dogs, people on the side of the road, etc), but somehow the people here seem to be trying to rip you off a lot less. I very proudly had a conversation in Spanish with the woman at the bodega while buying water, and I peered my head over the counter to see what the cost was on the computer, 15 Pesos, when she say quince to me.
We couldn’t find anything remotely authentic in Cancun, so we asked the tourist bureau at our hotel for a recommendation and she said Mextreme as “good, real Mexican food.” It was as silly looking as the jungle themed place we ate at in India, with the safari-suited waiters. Still, it’s probably the best place to eat in Cancun. I had really good Guacamole, my mom had a yummy looking Aztec Soup, my dad had a Cheese Quesadilla, and Julian had Cheese Enchiladas. I hope we eat some street food soon!
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December 10, 2011 by Nina
My co-worker also works at the Armadillo and has been recommending it to me for forever. But it was only this week that I finally got to try the food. I finally have a favorite Guacamole. I think the thing that bothers me most is when there is so much lime that it’s like you’re eating a spreadable lime goo. This was not at all that. It tasted fresh and you could taste the avocado, onions, and spices. We shared the Goat Cheese and Vegetable Quesadilla as our appetizer, which I loved. I had forgotten how in love with goat cheese I am. I had the Steak Burrito, and was so impressed by how much steak was actually inside (and it was excellent meat). The food here is so fresh and delicious that they are a tough competition for Mole Mole. Both restaurants have the best Mexican food I’ve ever had. We had such a good time here and were both so pleased with our meals.
97 Abeel Street
Kingston, NY 12401
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November 25, 2011 by Nina
On the day of my mom’s play reading in Tivoli (which was fabulous by the way), we ate dinner before the show. My mom had recommended this restaurant, so I already knew where I wanted us to eat, and we were kind of in a rush. They were really great about it, and got our food out quickly. The salsa and chips that they bring out are really good. I had the BBQ Pulled Pork Tacos (Slow cooked pork with homemade BBQ sauce, caramelized onions and white cheddar cheese). Julian had the Roasted Sweet Potato Tacos with toasted pepitas, caramelized onions, local goat cheese, and white cheddar cheese. My food was excellent, but Julian’s food was even better. It came with beans and rice, and just had the most wonderful flavor. I highly recommend this restaurant.
Tivoli, NY 12583
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