Hacienda Chichén Itzá
Carretera Mérida-Puerto Juárez Km. 120, Zona Hotelera de Chichen Itza, 97751 Chichén Itzá, Yuc., Mexico
Hacienda Chichén ItzáA great option for lunch after a morning spent in Chichén Itzá exploration is Hacienda Chichén Itzá, a five-minute taxi ride from the site’s main entrance. The vast gardens surrounding the hotel supply many of the ingredients that turn up on the table. The staff, mostly Maya, takes pride in the fresh and authentic dishes served. Choose from indigenous or fusion-inspired menus; recommended dishes include the pollo pibil, in which chicken stands in for the main ingredient in the region’s traditional pulled pork, or the house specialty, cochinita pibil (suckling pig marinated in annatto paste and citrus juices, then wrapped in banana leaves, and cooked underground). Seating options range from antique tables and chairs inside elegant dining rooms to the more casual tables on the terrace overlooking the garden.