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Top 7 Cancun Food Dishes That Visitors Should Try

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Food embodies the complete essence and quality of a specific country or area, and cannot easily be mocked or recreated. Here are seven of the top, unique mouth-watering foods you must try on your next stop to Cancun.

Foods To Try In Cancun

Marquesitas

This local treat is made up of a crispy rolled up crepe and contains high quality melted cheese and a sweet filling of your choice. When purchasing a marquesitas around the city, the most excitement comes through watching them be made. The satisfying process involves adding the batter into a waffle like iron press, and then later adding in the cheese and toppings of choice before rolling it all up and having it ready to serve. Sweet toppings such as nutella, jam, peanut butter, cajeta, and chocolate sauce make a perfect combination with the melted cheese.

Marquesitas

Panuchos

Slightly cooked on a hot cast iron until puffy, this delicious savoury treat is stuffed with refried beans and then filled with additional toppings of choice such as tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers, ground beef, chicken, or turkey, avocado, and more. Panuchos deliver an authentic, mouth watering taste that can not easily be recreated.

Panuchos

Salbutes

Similar to Panuchos, this food also consists of crispy biscuits filled with ingredients such as tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers, and meat type fillings. The only thing missing is the refried beans and extra crispiness. 

Salbutes

Salsa De Chile Habanero

Salsa is a common sauce throughout Mexico that has also made its way into America and is a common topping on most Mexican foods. However, this salsa embodies a distinct taste that is more rich than the typical one you pick up at the supermarket. The sauce uses fresh ingredients such as habanero chiles and can be bought or recreated easily in Cancun.

Salsa De Chile Habanero

Pozol

Pozol is one of the most traditionally served drinks in Mexico. The beverage is thick and refreshing, created from Tabasco, with the base dough of cocoa and corn. The drink is fuelled with energy boosting nutrients and is perfect for quenching your thirst while in the warm sunny Cancun climate.

pozol

Sikil Pak

Rather than salsa or guacamole, Sikil Pak is a less common spread that is often served along with warm crispy tortillas. The popular dish is made of toasted pumpkin seeds and gives off the taste of smoked meat. The unique dip truly gives off an exciting and adventurous taste to tourists.

Sikil Pak

Tikin Xic Fish

This dry fish is different from others through its spicy marination of adobo de achiote and sour oranges. The fish comes wrapped in a banana leaf after being cooked in an earth oven or delicately steamed. The meal is very filling and definitely creative.

Tikin Xic Fish

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