What better way to start our honeymoon with a food adventure in Mexico? Thanks to Angelina, I found the Cozumel Chef Tour through one of her blog posts on bacon is magic. The tour sounded so interesting that as a foodie couple we had to try it during our honeymoon. Before arriving I told our guide, Emily Egge, that my husband loves seafood and she was willing to tailor the tour for his interests and provided a custom itinerary about what we would be eating.
So my husband & I went on the Cozumel Chef food tour and it was the highlight of our stay in Mexico. Emily was absolutely wonderful and extremely knowledgeable. She was originally from the US and went to the French Culinary Institute in New York City. She lives in Cozumel now and she gave us a great introduction to the area.
Our first stop was at this traditional empanada stand. An empanada is a stuffed pastry usually prepared as a traditional breakfast. They’re typically filled with meat, fish, potato, and cheese fillings. We both loved being able to try different types of empanada. Our most favorite one was the shark meat empanada. After our empanada stop we then headed to a yucatan taco stand, a place that only locals would know about. We had baby-suckling pig taco and these are usually served over the weekend early in the morning. We also loved the Pescaderia restaurant where we get to pick our fish and they prepared it right in front of us. It was super fresh and delicious. There is no way we could have experienced half of what we did with Emily if we tried to explore Cozumel on our own.
Apart from the food we tried, Emily also took us to a local market and gave us a a quick tour of different types of local ingredients they have. She did a great job with trying to show us different types of fruits and vegetable that we didn’t know about. It was an entertaining and interesting stop. I highly recommend it for anyone who is an adventurous “foodie” and who love to learn more about the Yucatan cuisine. A big hug to Emily and hopefully we’ll be back to Cozumel soon so we can try the food again.
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