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Mar 29, 2009 02:29 PM

Will Travel for Yucatecan Food

The husband is getting insufferable and now that it's almost road trip season, I wonder if there are any restaurants in New England run by Yucatecos and serving Yucatecan specialties. We found one (Yucatan Tacos??) near Boston, but it seemed just a coincidence that they were from the peninsula because their cochinita pibil was pretty sucky. And they no longer served panuchos because grandma was the only one who made them and she went back to Mexico because she was homesick.

The restaurants in Rhode Island are mostly owned and run by Poblanos, Hidalguenses, and Tapatios....but we'd be ever so grateful for any recommendations for Yucatecan run restaurants in New England.

If one even exists! Otherwise, we'll have to wait until we go back down there in the fall.

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  1. Road trip! XYZ in Southwest Harbor, Maine. See Acadia Nat'l Park too.

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    1. re: Passadumkeg

      For REAL??? Yucatecos in Bar Harbor??? I went to college there before this restaurant existed! And, in fact, lived in Southwest Harbor for a year!

      That's a little too exciting.

      1. re: Passadumkeg

        I bet your kids are wonderfully well-rounded and cool human beings!

        I didn't mean too rich as in the school was too expensive...I meant that I felt strange being surrounded by so many affluent people who took trips to Europe and Costa Rica during spring break while I wnet hope to work for a temp agency.

        But perhaps I would have felt right at home at an equally pricy school at a different time and in a different place...just didn't fit and I felt it was the private, Little Ivy aspect that made it so.

        Cheers and enjoy being a new grandparent!

      2. re: Passadumkeg

        I love the Mexican food from my travels in MX and my past life in CA, but I did not love my food at XYZ.

      3. Have you tried looking in Queens, NYC? Most diverse ethnic foodsin the east. UIt's the only place we know that has Bolivian food; can't find Finnish anywhere though.

        1. Xicohtencatl in Great Barrington Massachusetts. Get off Exit 2 of the Mass Pike, take Rt. 102 west to Stockbridge and then Rt 7 south to Gt. Barrington. Xicoh is on the left hand side about 1/2-3/4 of a mile past McDonald's.

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          1. re: Lenox637

            Judging by the name, Xicoh sounds more Nahuatl than Maya, but worth checking out nonetheless! Especially because Great Barrington is in such a beautiful area of the state!

          2. Thanks to you, I have found this place a block from my daughter's in Austin. Will try it next month.