9 Food Escapes in Popular Vacation Spots Slideshow
October 27, 2010
Sea Arch in Cabo San Lucas
Turks and Caicos
The conch salad and fritters are delicious at this casual, beach-side shack where you can watch fresh conch being cracked out of their shells while you eat.
Locals Tip: Near the south dock toward Sapodilla Bay, fresh lobster is available at about 4 in the afternoon when the boats return.
Tahoe's best breakfast spot with its infamous hollandaise sauce. Their secret? Extra lemon juice and a kick of Tabasco sauce.
Lovingly referred to as Moody's by most locals, this must-try eclectic and seasonal restaurant is known as much for their fantastic food as for their music.
Los Arcos in Puerto Vallarta
A destination for any shrimp lover. Coconut, cajun and other specialities like sweet & sour shrimp can be orderd by weight or get the shrimp boat for a variety (actually served in a boat).
Try the duck carnitas and lamb mole or the plaintain empanadas with cheese and black bean filling at this welcoming family restaurant.
Playa del Carmen's Brown Pelican
El Fogon (Calle 6th and 30th Ave.)
A local favorite dive serving delicious inexpensive and authentic Mexican cuisine with quick service.
La Bamba Jarocha (34th and 30th ave)
A pushcart off the main strip offering fantastic ceviches and roast pork tortas.
Try old-fashioned Caribbean cooking like Creole shrimp with homemade cole slaw and fried plaintains at this local restaurant.
Treat yourself to a meal at this creative restaurant that celebrates local ingredients and serves desserts like warm fudge brownie with cayenne ganache, crushed pretzels and bacon.