Happy Wednesday everyone! I decided to celebrate ‘What I Ate Wednesday’ by showing you all the goodies I enjoyed while in Mexico! So thank you to Jenn, as always, for putting this party together each and every week.
Since the resort was all-inclusive, all of our food and drinks were included with everything we paid for. Like I said in my first post, I was very pleasantly surprised with the quality of the food, as everything we ate was fresh and delicious. The resort had about four different bars, two or three different snack areas, and I believe four restaurants in total.
While in Cancun, I felt like I was able to balance everything out and indulge when I wanted and eat a little ‘healthier’ at times, too. I was pretty pleased that I was able to fit in two great cardio workouts, but I didn’t go over-board and force myself to workout each and every day — I wanted to sleep! But anyway, back to the food. Breakfasts revolved around egg white omelettes, good old regular eggs, pastries, fruit, smoked salmon, and green juice — and no, not all in one sitting!
The mini chocolate muffin you see above alongside the donut were split with my friend Rebecca. Hands down, the chocolate muffin was WAY better than the donut and we didn’t even finish the donut to be honest. And the green juice was awesome! I’m pretty sure it was a combination of kiwi and spinach — super healthy, refreshing, and tasty.
There were endless options for lunches. There was a grilling station near the pool where a bunch of different items would be prepared each day; kebabs, potatoes, grilled vegetables, and so on. There was a ‘fried food/snack’ area that served up chicken fingers, fries, quesadillas, pizza, nachos, etc. Then there were two sit down restaurants — one that was outside and served up fresh chilled fish ceviche and fish tacos, and the other that was a buffet. I usually either went to the outdoor restaurant with the fresh fish or to the buffet to get a break from the sun.
And on our last day, we were treated by our waiter to some nacho’s by the pool and some delicious island-y drinks!
Those red, green, and yellow drinks you see above are ‘Bob Marleys’ – I think they are pretty much a combination of different juices and malibu? Either way they were amazeballs and basically tasted like ice pops infused with alcohol. Winning!
My favorite dinner on the resort, by far, was at the Italian restaurant. The food was so freaking good that we went twice! Imagine finding delicious Italian food in Cancun — who would have thought!?
We all split a bunch of appetizers, including the caprese salad and fresh tuna tartar. We also shared the beef carpaccio which was a major hit amongst all of us – so much so that we ordered two dishes of it on the second night we went to the Italian restaurant. The first night we went to the restaurant, I ordered the duck as my entree and couldn’t hardly eat any of it because the appetizers were so, so good.
One evening we were being lazy and decided to order room service — ceaser salads, quesadillas to split, and of course, guacamole! I was definitely impressed by the room service food; it was so fresh and delicious.
After eating on the resort so much, the girls and I decided that we needed to eat out one night. One of the girls in the group, Sam, had heard of a great little joint called the Blue Geco, known for its tasty food and incredible drinks. I can’t say enough good things about the Blue Geco — the food was filled with flavor and the drinks were, in fact, incredible. I stuck with the frozen mango margaritas and am so glad that I did — I think I have a new favorite margarita! We all decided to split the nachos to start, and for my entree, I went for the taco salad with spicy shrimp.
So as you can see, I had an amazing week filled with more treats than I can express. But it was so worth it and so good! Worth every bite! I’ll be back in a day or two with another post with a review of the resort that my friends and I stayed at during our trip.
Question of the Day: Are you a margarita lover? What’s your favorite flavor? If you don’t prefer margaritas, what is your fun drink of choice?