Photo by Turco
With its upbeat atmosphere, lots of local color, and traditional dishes, Chaya Maya boasts an extensive menu that includes all of the Yucatán’s favorites. The restaurant has two locations but the central venue, in a large colonial house, sets just the scene to sample the region's delicacies. Pollo mucbil—chicken stuffed with baked corn dough and wrapped in a banana leaf—is definitely worth a try. Usually eaten only during Hanal Pixan (Day of the Dead), it’s on the menu year-round at Chaya Maya. Anytime you go, you’ll see women in regional dress cooking corn tortillas fresh on the comal. It could seem touristy, but here merely adds to the restaurant’s vibrant feel.
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