Diverse and vibrant, Mexico’s World Heritage cuisine is attracting the attention of leading international chefs captivated by the bewildering array of ingredients, herbs and spices and ancient cooking techniques. During your Grand Residences vacation, dine at Flor de Canela and discover the sheer variety of flavors as you sample dishes from different parts of the country.
Great for sharing and so tasty, order a selection of Mexican antojitos or snacks such as panuchos from the Yucatán topped with the marinated roast pork known as cochinita pibil, quesadillas, crispy chicken tacos, duck, shrimp, rib-eye or lamb tacos and tlayudas from Oaxaca, which are huge toasted corn tortillas piled high with refried beans, cheese, beef, tomato, avocado and nopal. And of course, you cannot eat Mexican snacks without lashings of Flor de Canela guacamole.
Ready for the next course? Try the soups and salads or seafood dishes such as tuna tostadas, shrimp aguachile or mixed blackened seafood ceviche.
Main course seafood dishes range from fresh Caribbean lobster and tikinxic, traditional Mayan-style marinated grilled fish, to shrimp sautéed in tequila and a hearty fish and seafood pozole.
As an alternative, dine on organic chicken in Oaxacan mole, a sauce that is a blend of spices, chili, and chocolate, or tender suckling pig slow cooked pibil-style. The fajitas are a family favorite or order duck in salsa manchamanteles (literally sauce that will stain the tablecloth) or grilled beef fillet in chili sauce. All are delicious. Be sure to save space for the chef’s tempting desserts, Mexican coffee and a glass of Xtabentun, the honey and anise-flavored liqueur from the Yucatán.
Flor de Canela is open from 5 to 11 p.m., closed Sunday. Live Mexican music during the week.