Bizarre Foods in Cozumel/ Riviera Maya?
I will be traveling to Cozumel and the Riviera Maya with a day trip to Chichen Itza in late October. I have never been to Mexico except to a border town 10 years ago. While my wife is more into the beach and relaxing, i will be doing some SCUBA diving and def want to check out the Mayan ruins and the local culture.
I am also fanatic for Bizarre Foods on the Travel Channel so I am hoping to hit some local markets or restaurants that serve up some foods that are off the beaten path.
My most "bizarre" meal on Cozumel was a foil pack of trigger fish livers - horrible. You won't find much that's bizarre, but will you settle for exotic? The roasted lechon (suckling pig) served up Thurs. through Sun. mornings, with chicharron and habanero in a torta, in Playa del Carmen at Avenida 30 Y calle 30, under the blue tarp, is an experience. And the grilled octopus at Negrosal in Playa (calle 16, entre aves. 1 y 5) is the best you will ever taste.
Bad news about Chichen Itza; you can no longer climb the pyramid. (But you can in Coba..) Even in Tulum it's no touch.
I have dived Cozumel for 20 years, you can search good posts. Hit Bob's Marley bar, for sure.