Take a Culinary Tour of Mexico at Mahekal
Mexican culture is renowned the world over, and for good reason. The lively music, colorful festivals, vibrant art, and timeless traditions of Mexico speak of a people that celebrate beauty and life with an undeniable passion.
Of course, there is perhaps no more celebrated aspect of Mexican culture than the country’s legendarily delicious cuisine. Countless people the world over crave the bright, fresh flavors of Mexican food. But if your primary exposure to Mexican dining comes via tacos, burritos, quesadillas (which are admittedly delicious in their own right), you may be surprised to discover the deep range of techniques and tastes you’ll find in traditional Mexican dining.
The exceptional restaurants at Mahekal Beach Resort explore the tastes of Mexico with a skill and expertise that only comes from being steeped in history. Here are just a few of the delectable dishes you’ll find on the menus at our superb resort restaurants.
“Farm-to-table” and “pier-to-plate” seem to be the culinary buzzwords of the moment. But in a world before supply chains and shipping lanes, people simply ate what was fresh. The chefs at Fuego still prepare their menus this way. Playa del Carmen’s nearby sister city of Tulum is home to a distinctively delicious style of cooking, where a wood-fired oven and grill are used to infuse fish, meats, and sides with an undeniable flavor all their own.
Open for breakfast and lunch, Mahekal’s open-air beachside eatery Las Olas explores the lighter side of traditional Mexican dining. Coffee in its many forms has been a tradition in Mexico for centuries, and Las Olas offers brewed awakenings of exceptional quality. The huevos rancheros, chilaquiles, and fresh green juice are also guest favorites. For lunch, don’t miss the bright flavors of ceviche, hearty tortas, or crunchy yucca chips. And be sure to try the traditional conchas (sweet pan bread) any time of day.
Fusion is the name of the game at Cocina. The chefs here delight in putting a local twist on regional and world cuisines for dinner service. Primarily specializing in Yucatán dishes, Cocina also offers plates from across Mexico and other parts of Latin America. The dinner menu changes nightly and often brings other world specialties under the palapa, reinterpreting them to incorporate fresh local flavors.
Exceptional dining should always be an adventure. And nowhere is this more true than at our very own Casita Maya. Every meal at Casita Maya is a journey through the rich traditions of Mexican culinary history. The chefs here aren’t just world-class kitchen experts — each is also a seasoned historian. In addition to an exceptional meal, Casita Maya’s chefs also offer a fascinating, real-time look into timeless preparation techniques, traditional ingredients, and the stories behind the food they are preparing. The result isn’t just a feast for the senses, but for the soul.
Safety and Sanitation
Like you, the team at Mahekal Beach Resort has concerns about safe food service as the world continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. Restaurants in particular have come under scrutiny when it comes to sanitation, so our team and management have undertaken a complete overhaul of our food-and-beverage operations. Our already-stringent guidelines for food-and-beverage safety have been enhanced even further as we’ve rolled out our reopening, so you can feel confident that every precaution has been taken during your visit.
For more information on how we’re working to protect you, please see our health and safety information page.
The easiest way to savor spectacular dining during your stay is to book one of our inclusive packages. Our reopening offer includes breakfast each morning, and you can opt to add daily lunch or dinner to your stay.