Latin Asian Cuisine at El Puerto in Mayakoba
We dined as a guest of the venue
The first thing that I wanted to do when arriving in Mayakoba was to have dinner at the highly acclaimed Richard Sandoval restaurant, El Puerto. The restaurant combines Asian and Latin cuisine that takes guests on an unforgettable epicurean adventure.
We checked into our beautiful room at the Fairmont Mayakoba and then got dressed to have dinner at El Puerto. We took a seat at a table that looked out over Mayakoba, and we basked in the beautiful views of the sunset.
Our meal started with a plate of freshly made sushi. There were so many delicious choices on the menu, but the lobster roll was the one that caught our attention. The sushi featured yuzu-truffle cream cheese, avocado, cucumber, and charred serrano-white soy sauce. We savored every bite of the fresh seafood dish and were excited to see what we would be served next.
Then there was the highlight of our meal, that we came back for more every night that we stayed at theFairmont Mayakoba – the Thai Chicken Empanadas. These were the best empanadas that I have ever had and I’ve been wanting to plan a return trip to Mayakoba just to sink my tastebuds into them again. The empanadas were stuffed with poblano chile, oaxaca cheese, and paired with a mango-curry salsa.
Next, we enjoyed the Charred Tuna Wonton Tacos that featured sushi-rice, mango salsa, guacamole, and pasilla chile. You’re guaranteed to love every bite of this tasty appetizer.
For the main dish, my daughter ordered the Chinese Braised Beef Short Ribs. The meat practically melted in her mouth with every bite. The dish featured manchego cheese potato puree; wok tossed mushrooms, dragon sauce, and huitlacoche.
While my daughter was enjoying the short ribs, I was devouring every bite of my Skirt Steak. The steak was cooked to perfection and featured calamansi soy marinade, grilled asparagus, sweet potato toston, lemongrass mojo, and chimichurri.
Our evening ended with a sweet green tea cheesecake. El Puerto lived up to its reputation by being one of the best restaurants in Mayakoba. After we had enjoyed our dinner, we walked into the lobby of the Fairmont Mayakoba and enjoyed listening to live music before returning home. When planning your upcoming trip to Mayakoba, make reservations to dine at El Puerto at the Fairmont Mayakoba.
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