Mexico’s Culinary Fixes


Hotel El Ganzo has new culinary offerings at its restaurants.

Culinary getaways are eating a big part of the tourism pie, so hotels from Los Cabos to San Luis Potosi are putting the spotlight on gastronomy with new excursions and enhanced menus. Take the new Argentinian steak house, La Bodega, which just opened its doors at Fiesta Americana Villas Cancun; it offers top-of-the-line cuts and a magnificent wine selection. On the other side of Mexico, the Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta All-Inclusive & Spa has a chef’s table experience with the Pacific Ocean as its backdrop that you can reserve for private occasions; here, you can enjoy culinary demonstrations and have your pick between T-bone steaks and fresh lobster.

Playa Hotels & Resorts properties across Mexico are implementing the ever-popular street food—whether it be at a station, a buffet, or even a stand by the pool, guests can choose from ramen, BeaverTails snacks, and tacos. The food stands rotate and change what they are serving and where they are every day.


Food carts at Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta.

At bohemian Hotel El Ganzo, San Jose del Cabo’s hip artistic haven, there’s a new chef in the house who’s revamped the menus and is creating a gastronomy that mixes the flavors of Spanish and French cooking with Mexican cuisine. They are said to be as “eye-catching as they are flavorful.” The menus were developed to give each restaurant a distinctive personality: The Downstairs is a bistro-style restaurant and the Rooftop only serves seafood, sushi and ceviche since it is an ode to the sea, which surrounds the rooftop in all angles. The Container serves Mexican specialty and an insider told us that the fish tacos are a must.

You can top off all of that delicious cuisine with mescal, which guests of Conrad San Luis Potosi can experience on the hotel’s trip to a local mescal distillery. There, you can learn all about the agave, and buy exclusive bottles that can’t be purchased anywhere else. Ok, the smoky spirit isn’t for everyone, but it’s a good bet you will love the hotel’s excursion to El Atrio, where the menu is curated around recipes so authentic that cooking times are measured by reciting Hail Mary’s.


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