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Playa del Carmen: Snacks

It’s my last day in PDC.  I’m going to do a quick post and leave for brunch at this place that sells 1 liter smoothies for 35 pesos, about $2.70.  I plan on doing a massive post on Wednesday documenting my whole trip so stay tuned!  As for now… SNACKS:

Empanadas for the road, 17 pesos each.  We got a chorizo one, a spinach and cheese one, and a chicken one.  The spinach and cheese was by far the most flavorful.  All were pretty damn good though, even the thick crust… I liked dipping it in the chimichurri sauce (top right).  I always thought empanadas were super heavy but these were very light.  I think they key is that real Mexican food does not use as much cheese as American Mexican food.

Cinnamon sugar churros are one of my favorite things, especially from Disneyland where it costs about 3x what it should.  These churros were smaller in length and width and were extra deep fried.  They were sooooo good.  The cinnamon sugar was a little less sweeter than the US versions which, as you should know by now, I prefer.  From what a friend told me awhile ago, apparently cinnamon sugar churros are an American thing.  Real Mexican churros are plain and dipped in chocolate.  I had those before in Cabo and… a small restaurant in Boston.  I like both though the chocolate one is probably more of an adult snack because the plain churro is surprisingly slightly salty and the chocolate is delicious bitter dark chocolate.  Here on the touristy streets of PDC, they only had the cinnamon sugar version. Continue reading Playa del Carmen: Snacks