Playa Del Carmen Seafood – La Bamba Jarocha

cazuela de camerones

We walked by La Bamba Jarocha several times. It’s that restaurant in Playa Del Carmen, always packed, with the 70’s bamboo curtains surrounding the exterior. It’s one of those places that we promised ourselves that we’d try at some point. But after getting the best recommendation ever (from someone standing behind us in line at … Read more

The Best Al Pastor Tacos in Playa Del Carmen – El Fogón

El Fagon Al Pastor Taco

El Fogón is one of those restaurants that looks pretty unassuming. It has simple tables, an open grill area and it advertises itself as a taqueria (taco shop). And to add to the things that could keep you from steering in – this open grill restaurant is located in hot sunny Playa Del Carmen Mexico. … Read more

Playa Del Carmen’s Skinny Bikini Potatoes

Arrachera Potato

When in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico we’re always on the hunt for new restaurants. There are quite a few to choose from but this one sounded different. We decided we needed to give it a try – particularly because of the name: Skinny Bikini Potatoes. If somehow they had found out a way to deliver … Read more

Romance in a Caribbean Pirate Cave – El Mesón De La Cava

El Meson De La Cava

El Mesón de la Cava. It doesn’t sound like your typical Caribbean dining choice. But, let’s break this down. It’s in a cave – sure. Interesting food selections (not to include jerk chicken – it’s not that kind of place). Why not? Put them together and you have a romantic atmosphere in the center of … Read more

Madrid Tapas Cooking Class

Madrid Tapas Cooking Class

Madrid, Spain’s cuisine is best known for its tapas. Friendly little bars throughout the city offer up small plates with various snacks to go with your drink. They range from a simple bowl of potato chips or olives to a more substantial wedge of Spanish Tortilla (a sort of omelette most commonly made with egg, … Read more

Cooking Lisbon Cooking Class: Deliciously Fun

Lisbon Cooking Class

Sean and I recently took a cooking class with Cooking Lisbon and found we came out with a lot more than full stomachs and a handful of recipes.  We met some wonderful people, got some great travel advice and learned things about the food and culture of Lisbon that made us feel more connected to the … Read more

Taco Tour of Playa Del Carmen

Chiliaquiles in Playa Del Camen

After three months in South America, where we had delicious but for the most part non-spicy food, we arrived in Mexico — land of Picante! We decided to scribble out our totally biased, no-holds-barred commets of the joints where we gorged on tacos and tostadas. There’s a lot more than just Mexican food in Playa del … Read more

Playa Del Carmen’s Gourmet Market DAC

Playa Del Carmen DAC Market

Whether you are a foodie, run on smoothies or find happiness in a well made burrito, you will find a friend in DAC Market.  Playa Del Carmen’s neighborhood market has what you crave. We learned about DAC from our Chef friend, Coty who runs CoCo’s Cooking School.  (The other benefit of taking a cooking class when … Read more