Mexico & Central America

Interior of Café Rama in San Miguel, Mexico

Café Rama: Bistro, Bar, and Art Gallery in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Quirky, amusing, one-of-a-kind, best describes Café Rama. From the outside, the restaurant appears compact and unassuming, but once you step through the threshold, you’ve entered a sizable wonderland of whimsy. Original artwork covers the walls; unmatched chandeliers cascade from the ceiling, old-school cartoons grace the big screens; this is funk at its best. And the …

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Decadent Mac and Cheese with roasted tomato soup and home-made crackers at Mac and Soup, The Kitchen, Doce 18 Concept House, San Miguel de Allende

The Kitchen at Dôce 18 Concept House, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

San Miguel de Allende has become famous worldwide as a mecca for foodies. Its street food, regional Mexican dishes, and high-end, chef-centric restaurants together are a huge draw. But for fast food? Well, yes, with The Kitchen at Dôce 18 Concept House part of the scene. The Kitchen is a food court. But don’t let …

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Lemon Chicken and a salad of julienned beets, zucchini, carrots and spinach with grilled peaches at Nonna Cucina in Mexico City

Sophisticated Italian Cuisine at Nonna Cucina – Mexico City

Nonna Cucina in Mexico City may seem like an anomaly. Fine Italian food in the city that is home to outstanding Mexican cuisine? Yes, indeed. Very fine Italian food indeed. Remember, Mexico City is a huge, sophisticated, international city, and Nonna Cucina is a good place to taste the city’s Italian accent. Location: Avenida Amsterdam 240, …

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Vegetarian chilaquiles with Earl Grey black beans at Nectar, in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Tea, Food and Hummingbirds at Néctar, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Hummingbirds are said to bring good luck. If that’s true, then Néctar Teahouse & Restaurant, in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, must be the luckiest place in town for a meal or a cuppa. As you sit in the pretty courtyard patio of this small haven, the hummers flit about over and around your head, …

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Buccanos at Night is my pick for Cozumel, Mexico's best-kept secret and ultimate meal.

Buccanos At Night, an Upscale Cozumel Delight

On a trip to [amazon_textlink asin=’1786570173′ text=’Cozumel’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’theyums-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’f146f254-eb57-11e7-ba87-7bbfb6761683′], Mexico, I was privy to explore the island as a local would with a friend who lives there. Buccanos Grill & Beach Club is a beach club where a $15 admission price gets you into the private beachfront facility to enjoy water sports, a …

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Tacos and a mug of jamaica at the TOSMA Saturday Market food court, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Authentic Mexican at TOSMA Organic Market, San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende, in Central Mexico, has become a real foodie destination. Upscale, chef-branded kitchens have put an impressive culinary stamp on this [amazon_textlink asin=’1770858172′ text=’UNESCO World Heritage’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’theyums-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’e9434cdd-ce40-11e7-bedc-ed2d66478678′] town, and gourmet food lovers are turning it into a gustatory destination. But that doesn’t mean that simpler—and far cheaper—alternatives for a …

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Tasty and tender Beef Stroganoff from Fanny's Terrace Bistro.

Fanny’s Terrace Bistro: Volcan, Panama

During a road trip to Volcan, [amazon_textlink asin=’B004TBFGBY’ text=’Panama ‘ template=’ProductLink’ store=’theyums-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’effd356a-7223-11e7-aac2-e78ccef85254′](home of the famous 14,000 foot Volcan Baru), my friend suggested one of her favorite spots, Fanny’s Terrace Bistro. Fanny’s serves fresh gourmet meals, something not easy to find in the country of Panama. I looked forward to Fanny’s Terrace Bistro all …

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Shrimp and Marlin Brochettes with fresh broccoli and rosemary new potatoes at Mio Bistrok, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Mio Bistrok in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

The food truck phenomenon has hit [amazon_textlink asin=’1631211595′ text=’San Miguel de Allende’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’theyums-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’30454d6c-5fa5-11e7-b807-eb65c9b78412′], in the central highlands of [amazon_textlink asin=’1786570238′ text=’Mexico’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’theyums-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’3e81b628-5fa5-11e7-a594-7765f0999df7′]. But not in the way you might think. Mio Bistrok is indeed a food truck, which contains its entire kitchen. But it is permanently parked in a …

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