Ok, so you’ve been enjoying the Riviera Maya and are feeling famished, wondering where to eat in Tulum Mexico… What to do? Head to Kocina Restaurant + Bar at KASA Hotel Parota in Tulum’s exclusive Aldea Zamá neighborhood, of course! Read on to discover why your next meal in Tulum should be at this hidden gem.Situated about an hour and a half south of the Cancun International Airport, the Tulum lifestyle has become a sought-after commodity among jetsetters around the world who are looking for some much-needed rest and relaxation to help them unwind from the stresses of daily life.
In Tulum, the town (pueblo) is situated about five kilometers from the beach (playa), and KASA Hotel Parota in the Aldea Zamá development is conveniently located between the two, making this a fantastic place to stay for the week or just stop in for a meal and a few drinks, since you don’t have to be registered at the hotel to enjoy the craft cocktails and elite menu items.
Executive Chef Mauricio Jervis
At Kocina, Executive Chef Mauricio Jervis has developed a simple yet highly innovative food philosophy to create international flavors that are locally sourced whenever possible, using a variety of Mexican and Mayan herbs and only the freshest ingredients, most of them locally grown and organic. He learned from some of the world’s best chefs; in Europe with Gorgon Ramsey’s 3 Michelin Star restaurant at Royal Hospital Road, and also in Quebec with Chef Martin Picard at Au Pied de Cochon and Cabane à Sucre Au Pied De Cochon. Of course, the signature mezcal, tequila and rum cocktails are crafted using a variety of local and organic herbs, fruits and tinctures. The result is mind blowing and will definitely leave a lasting impression!
Popular menu items for breakfast include Shakshuka, which are North African poached eggs with poblano pepper sauce, as well as the Eggs in Olla de Barro (a traditional clay pot), which come either scrambled, fried or poached with a side of papas bravas and curried avocado “cream.” Vegan? Just ask – many of the menu items at Kocina in KASA Hotel Parota can be made meat and dairy-free.
The Papaya Salad with grilled avocado, jicama, pistachios and tamarind vinaigrette is another big hit if lighter fare is what you crave, while the Seasonal Tacos, Yucatan-style ceviche and pulpo y papas (charred octopus with new potatoes) and chorizo from nearby Valladolid are other “don’t miss” menu items.
Kocina is much more than just home to one of the best Tulum restaurants you will find anywhere in the area. It’s also a boutique condo-hotel with spacious luxury units that is focused on providing the best Tulum vacation packages and local experiences. This includes a special Mayan Clay Bath Day at a nearby spa that is designed to relax and rejuvenate both body and mind, as well as exciting personalized tours of local landmarks and guided adventures that have been custom-crafted by the Riviera Maya’s best concierges to create memories that will last a lifetime.
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