4 Must-Try Dishes when You’re in Costa Maya

4 Must-Try Dishes when You’re in Costa Maya

mexican foodOne of the greatest things about visiting Costa Maya is the delicious Mexican food. The village has a great tradition when it comes to culinary, and there are various exquisite dishes to tickle your palate. With the Caribbean Sea just around the corner, you’re sure to taste fresh seafood daily.

If you’re looking for things to do in Costa Maya while on a cruise, why not go on a trip to different restaurants and see the most exciting dish they can offer?


This traditional breakfast dish is extremely popular among Mexicans, and it's a staple food item at festivals. Chilaquiles feature lightly fried corn tortillas cut into quarters and topped with red or green salsa. Pulled chicken and fried eggs are usually added for more flavor, as well as cream and cheese. The locals often serve it with a healthy dose of refried beans called frijoles.


The Mayan, Aztec, and Inca tribes developed tamales as a nourishing on-the-go food to take into battles. It is made of corn dough stuffed with either a savory or sweet filling. The cook wraps them in corn husks or banana leaves and leaves them to steam. Fillings vary from cheese and meats to vegetables, fruits, and chili.

Tacos Al Pastor

This famous dish dates back to the 1920s when Syrian and Lebanese immigrants came to Mexico. Since then, it has become one of the most popular varieties of tacos. Tacos Al Pastor has thin strips of juicy pork, pineapple, coriander leaves, and onions, served in a corn tortilla.


This delicious soup has pork, chicken, and vegetarian versions for all types of diners. Pozole features hominy corn with plenty of species and herbs, topped fresh vegetables. The traditional way of cooking it is to stew it for hours, often overnight.

If you’re stopping by at Costa Maya, these are some of the absolute must-try dishes. After all, food is the best way to explore its remarkable Mexican heritage.

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