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This All-Inclusive Cancun Resort Serves Traditional Cuisine And Culture To Guests
This Cancun resort is serving traditional cuisine and culture to guests. Indeed, all-inclusive resort dining isn’t just buffets and Tiki bars quickly scheduled between excursions and pool time. Authentic Mexican cuisine with dishes like flautas, enchiladas, tostadas, and ceviche grace the menu. While nachos and burritos come to mind when thinking about Mexican food, they are well…more American. The Royalton Riviera Cancun, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort & Casino in Cancun is capturing the culture of Mexico through their traditional cuisine. This Cancun resort takes vacationers on a journey for their taste buds.
The Marriott Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resorts stepped up the game on what it means to focus cuisine toward specific cultures. For those wishing to delve into the culture of Mexico through traditional dishes, Agave can indulge the palette. Plus, it’s part of the all-inclusive experience, so it’s free.
The Agave restaurant’s customary Mexican kitchen takes guests back to traditional Mexico. Tiles come together to form an arch of bright blue and orange. Printed tiles run up the wall of the kitchen, and along the front and sides of the countertops.
Bright flowers mixed with greenery center the large table as well as table settings for each guest. A bartender stands at the front, ready to create smoked mezcal margaritas, Agave’s signature drink. Guests are offered three flavors, but spicy mango is the insider’s choice. Everyone at the table sits excitedly and watches.
The bartender lights the oak on fire and sprinkles the spices on top. Each glass smoked, then dipped into a spicy salt rim. The ingredients are then poured into the smoky glass, leaving a perfectly balanced smoked and spicy flavor. One drink is served at a time until everyone has a margarita. Everyone sips contentedly.
Of course, the old world Spanish recipes at Agave use traditional spices, Oaxaca cheese and Mexican herb oil. Made and served tableside, the fresh guacamole is a hit. During the appetizers, mariachis join with song. Then, guitars, trumpets, and violins accompany the talented serenade. Guests happily clap along.
Then, freshly made flautas on a petit plate are served to happy guests. Tortilla soup is poured into a garnished soup bowl of avocados, tortilla strips, and scallops. Since the tostadas with Oaxaca cheese are handmade with blue corn, they are served thick and warm. On top are slow-cooked beans, shrimp, salsa verde, and cheese. Last, a Mexican after-dinner drink called carajillo and a chocolatey dessert ultimately end the dinner.
Yes, there are still opportunities to pick up some nachos, or that quick bite to eat. The Royalton Riviera Cancun, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort & Casino offers all kinds of options. Try a quick lunch at Caribbean Grill and Armadillo. Or, stop by Scoops Gelato and Caffe Lounge; they are perfect for a quick coffee or ice cream before walking to the beach.
When it’s time to slow down for the evening, remember that your Cancun resort serves traditional Mexican cuisine at Agave as part of your all-inclusive stay. And for more on all things Cancun, visit @sailing_dipity on Instagram.