Day 6: Tulum, Mexico
I sadly only have one place to share because I had eaten a few mediocre meals while in Tulum. Often the meal is a surprise; I’ve gleaned enough Spanish to know if it will be chicken/beef/pork/beans/cheese but I still have no idea about the preparation.
This isn’t always great as once I ordered a chicken fried steak that was unbelievably difficult to chew. I also ordered chilaquiles which is somewhat like nachos, but the sauce was so watery it ended up tasteless.
One dish I know well is pollo asado. Mexico sells whole chickens everywhere by the pound or the portion. I left Cancun with Season, a girl from Hong Kong also traveling solo, and after we checked into a hostel and walked on the glorious beach we decided it was time for dinner.
Eventually we stopped by El Pollo Bronco. A massive family was eating dinner and only one table was left. As we contemplated whether we should get chicken instead of tacos one of the mothers told us in Spanish that it was a great restaurant.
That recommendation ushered us inside and while it was a bit pricey at 45 pesos for a 1/4 chicken and Fanta (a little over $4) we were too hungry to keep walking.
The chicken, which was served with salsa, cabbage, rice, tortillas and pureed black beans. It was incredibly moist despite being in an open air oven, I completely forgot to take a photo so the cook offered to take one out of the oven for me.