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Top 10 Cancun and Yucatan by Nick Rider

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Eating and Drinking Tips

1. Restaurantes and Loncherias

Anywhere called a restaurante will usually be neater and more comfortable than a cheap, plastic-chaired lonchería (where you have your “lonch”) or a cocina económica (“cheap kitchen”), the place to find no-nonsense local cooking.

2. Snack Stands

Mexicans are constant snackers. In every town, vendors offer tacos, tortas (filled bread rolls) and other antojitos (savory snacks), ice cream, or peeled fruit, from stalls or little handcarts. The most popular Yucatecan taco filling is cochinita pibil – spicy marinated pork. They’re very cheap and don’t usually have a bad effect on your stomach.

3. Juice Shops

The Yucatán’s fruit is fresh and juicy, from familiar types like watermelon to tropical mangos ...

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