MEXICO GASTRONOMY – Unique cuisine of Mexico’s Yucatan also part of region’s tourist draw

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Ten traditional Mayan restaurants in Kaua, a small community on the route that links the tourist resorts of Cancun and the Riviera Maya with the archaeological site of Chichen Itza, are flooded on weekends with visitors eager to sample poc chuc, a traditional dish consisting of citrus-marinated thin pork cutlets served with pickled onions.

That small town in the northern part of the Yucatan Peninsula, located just outside the colonial city of Valladolid and measuring only six kilometers (3.7 miles) in length, is a picture of calm between Monday and Friday, but on weekends during vacation season it is transformed into a tourism mecca.