HOW TO FILL YOUR BELLY
If you spot it on the menu, you can’t go past the cochinita pibil (baby pig) dish revered in the region.
Delivered in a juicy salsa, you devour it with accompanying tortillas like you would a taco. Don’t be afraid to ask for more if you run out.
Rooster, a breakfast joint in the main drag Miguel Hidalgo, is lauded for its eggs benedict options.
When they ask for your order, you will need to give your preference like you would steak – liquido, medio or bien cocida (runny, medium or well done).
A pricey but delicious dinner option is Lola Valentino – scrumptious entrees, a surf and turf dish that will fill you to the brim and quirky, but delicious, cocktails.
For a refreshing drink in the glorious heat, try either an horchata made from rice milk and cinnamon, or an agua de jamaica made from hibiscus flowers.
Ice cream, known as helado en espanol, is sold all over the island. Keep an eye out for guanabana or mamey. They are delicious fruits on their own but even more delectable when made into ice cream.
Of course, don’t leave the island without trying the mango margarita.
But if you want to be a bit more daring, try a tamarindo with a hint of chilli.