La Chaya Maya, known for its authentic local dishes, offered a journey through traditional Mayan flavors, highlighted by dishes like Poc Chuc, Cochinita Pibil, and Salbutes.
When we are awaiting for our food, we are treated with chips:
Our Poc Chuc was so good!. The term ‘poc’ in Mayan language means ‘to roast,’ reflecting the dish’s cooking method. Grilled to perfection, the pork was tender and infused with a unique blend of local spices, offering a mouthwatering experience.
No Yucatecan meal is complete without Cochinita Pibil. This slow-roasted pork, marinated in achiote and citrus juices, wrapped in banana leaves, was succulent and rich in flavor, melting effortlessly in the mouth. The Salbutes, a popular street food item, were a delightful contrast to tacos. Unlike the traditional taco, Salbutes feature a puffed, fried tortilla topped with savory fillings, providing a delightful crunch and a burst of flavors.
Montejo beer, a crisp and light golden lager based in Yucatán, offers a taste of Mérida’s vibrant brewing tradition, perfect for savoring the region’s spirited essence.
Overall a really good start for exploring Yucatecan cuisine, leaving us with a taste of authentic Mayan culture and the desire to return for more.
C. 57 x 62, Parque Santa Lucia, Centro, 97000 Mérida, Yuc.