“The soul never ends and as a result neither does life. So, the good souls may rest
under the sacred tree ‘Yaxche,’ where food and peace will reign forever.”
A trip to Playa del Carmen, Mexico is not complete without a visit to Yaxche for dinner, coffee or both! Located along the 5th Avenue strip at Calle 22, Yaxche offers traditional Mayan cuisine, and the staff are always very attentive and eager to explain the various dishes. I have tried both the Kay Kool (fish filet with black Maya mole, rice and veggies) and the Tikin Xic Fish (a traditional Mayan grilled fish dish from the southeast region of Mexico wrapped in a banana leaf) and both were delicious. I also have ordered the Massewal Soup (lime soup with shredded chick, bell peppers, tomatoes and tortilla strips) which was so good and big enough to have as a meal. If you go for dinner (recommended), make sure you order the Mayan Coffee after your meal – flambéed with various liquors, cinnamon and topped with vanilla ice cream. The preparation is a sight to see and the end result is worth the wait.
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