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Mexico’s Culinary Cultural Heritage at Mahekal

The world is full of vibrant cultures, each with its own customs, music, identity and history. But no matter where you travel, there’s no denying that some of the most incredible experiences a traveler can have are the ones that are served on a plate. Food is a universal joy, and each corner of the world finds a different way to express it. Here at Mahekal, we’ve taken special care to authentically represent the many irresistible facets of Mexico’s beloved culinary history at our exquisite restaurants. Here’s what you can look forward to digging into when you’re our guest.

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Las Olas

Las Olas may be the best-kept secret at Mahekal. This eatery offers a full menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner, all served with a side of breathtaking ocean views. The breakfast buffet means chilaquiles, made-to-order huevos rancheros and fresh-from-the-oven pastries. Then, stop back for lunch, and try our legendary ceviche, or seafood tacos. Then, dinner is perfectly-seasoned flank steak, Caribbean lobster or savory chicken enchiladas. This month’s featured special is the bright and flavorful Chiles en Nogada; stuffed poblano peppers with a fruit-infused walnut/pomegranate sauce.  
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The authentic, culture spanning food of the region takes many forms. And they’re all represented at Cocina. The menu includes specialties from across the Yucatán peninsula, into the western regions of Mexico, and many of our Latin American neighbors. Depending on the evening you visit us, you may even be in for a taste of continental cooking from Italy, France, or Spain. And every morsel is served in a candlelit garden setting, beneath a traditional thatched palapa canopy. Don’t miss out!

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Casita Maya

Do you enjoy a delicious meal served with a side of tradition? Every visit to Casita Maya is a fascinating trek through not just the cuisine of the area, but also the heritage that inspired it. Our chefs — many of indigenous Mayan heritage — prepare every service using timeless ingredients and techniques that have been passed down over generations, all while serving a scrumptious side of the local history behind each dish. You’re even welcome to take home souvenir recipes from your experience.

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Fuego Restaurante y Cantina

Fuego offers a truly incomparable dining experience in the ageless tradition of beachfront dining. At Fuego, a blend of global flavors combines with classic preparations. Locally-sourced, farm-to-table ingredients are cooked in a traditional wood-fired oven, imparting a rich and nuanced flavor that is synonymous with this part of the world. The décor also offers a cocktail of time-tested and contemporary, with a seamless blend between simple and elegantly modern. A meal at Fuego is an event you’ll treasure forever.
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Our Bars & Lounges

Looking for a little refreshment? As you can well imagine, there aren’t many places better-versed in top-shelf mixology than the Riviera Maya! When the sun is shining, you’ll want to drop by the family-friendly Itzi Pool Bar, with its famous swim-up service and casual lunch menu, all overlooking the ocean. When afternoon creeps in and the sea breezes cool the shore, head to The Sandbox at Fuego and enjoy a margarita in the shade. Agave Bar at the heart of the property is the gathering place to be when evening falls. Greet friends and meet new ones as you sample fresh-pressed juice cocktails, board games, a lending library, and all the warm hospitality of Mexico.

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Sweet Treats

Sometimes, all you need to make your day perfect is a little something to satisfy the sweet tooth. Thankfully, Mahekal has you covered! Our Ice Cream Corner offers guests multiple flavors of helado — a rich, hand-made frozen dairy dessert that is a unique delicacy. If you’ve worked up a thirst in the sunshine, then feel free to sample some invigorating San Pellegrino and Acqua Panna water with your chilled sweets.     

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Indulge in All the Best Flavors of Mexico at Mahekal

Thanks to our wide variety of dining options, Mahekal Beach Resort is the ideal destination for traveling gourmands! In addition, our unique accommodations, open-air spaces and stunning beachside location ensure an experience that’s second-to-none. When you’re ready for the adventure of a lifetime, take a look at our Special Offers page, and select the Riviera Maya travel deal that’s right for you!

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