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panuchos y salbutes

Yucatecan cuisine

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Get to the point: I will tell you what foods commonly consumed in the peninsula and to be more partial and subjective are I will set a ratings from 1 to 5 spittle, (hell, they’ve forgotten that this is a personal blog?) to indicate why I like it. Let’s see:

Panuchos and salbutes:

panuchos y salbutes

Are fried tortillas with chicken meat (mainly), lettuce, sliced tomato and red onion; the difference between the two is that and so are salbutes, while panuchos have fried tortilla filled with refried beans. Both are exquisite, and either a turn around Yucatan is quite common ask in positions of snacks. Rating: 5 spittle.

Poc Chuc

Poc Chuc

A fillet of pork or beef teriyaki, accompanied by salsa and beans. Despite how easy it may sound, it is so exquisite that even considered as a meal. Near Valladolid, there is a community called Ebtún (known for hosting the prison of the city), where it has a restaurant (Yes!) That specializes in making Poc Chuc, the best part is that everything is manual, as the meat is heated coal and tortillas are made by hand, Yumi. Rating: 5 spittle.



A specialty of Valladolid. It consists of ground pork cooked with tomato, accompanied with beans, boiled egg and habanero. I must confess that this meal hate, almost can not stand, but when I eat it almost at gunpoint, say …- I have to accompany with fries (especially the Barcel Chips brand) to lighten the bad taste that makes me. Rating: 2 spittle.

Beans with pork

it is rather a bean broth with chunks of pork (or pork, hence the name, duh), garnished with radish, cilantro, onion and tomato sauce; by mere tradition well cassava (which do not know, unfortunately), this food is prepared and consumed only on Mondays, but hey, there are also exceptions of that day. Is passable eat beans with pork, but the problem is both the way the meat and the fact that the stock has bean grains is presented, which if consumed in excess, was as have the rest of the day with sounds and pleasant smells; but what I like, what how. Rating: 3 spittle.

Pibil suckling pig:

cochinita pibil

is the food that most characterizes the Yucatecan; is almost complete pork marinated and cooked in an oven dug ground with stone and red-hot coal, local cooking method called just “roasted” (gdp is “buried” in Maya). Net, I really dislike the suckling pig, as they have had enough fat, high in fat and is not to be that “I care Figure” or similar blowjobs, but simply because the kick falls me fat. Rating: 1 spittle.

Grilled sausage.

Longaniza asada

Valladolid another feature food

It is like a sausage but much longer and thinner, besides having a powerful ruby red; It is mainly eaten with rice, refried beans and vegetables. Quite rich and tasty (if alburear, dammit), you can even combine with fried egg to form the “eggs with sausage” (please, please, do not gamble ¬¬ ‘). Rating: 5 spittle.


It consists of three separate dishes: broth with vegetables, noodles entomatados and cooked beef; the joke is to combine all this to apachurrarlo (do “puch”, ie aparruchar). Quite delicious stew, just as I together but separately in my very particular case: the vegetable broth and noodles (no meat); it should be noted that is accompanied with pieces of radish and cilantro put in lime or orange juice. Rating: 5 spittle.


Is like tamales, just that they are very baked, wrapped in banana leaves and the interior has lomitos and boiled egg. Despite having tenderloin, if I eat them, nothing but the flesh off her hate and ready, but unfortunately I have not found somewhere to do chachacuás without tenderloin, sad. Rating 4 spittle.

Espelón bread

it is like chachacuá (ie, as other tamale), only softer; like her godmother, has also tenderloin, this would be a problem if not for thank already exists breads espelón without this nefarious entomatada meat, nothing but the sheer mass and seeds of tender beans (which I understand are the espelones). Rating: 4 spittle.

Of all the typical food of the peninsula, it is those of the ones I agree; people of the Yucatan Peninsula, let me know if I forgot some other dish (not forgetting plis, I hate this culinary aberration from Holland called “cheese ball” yuck).



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The city of Valladolid in the State of Yucatan was founded in 1543 on the ruins of the Maya city “Zaci” (Gavilán White) and has been the scene of many battles, in 1848, tired of so much marginalization, the Maya revolted and initiated an armed conflict between Mayan and “white” to the “Caste War” is named Cecilio Chi in command of the insurrection. On June 4, 1910 the Mexican Revolution began right here with the battle called the Spark. Today it is a city where the air mestizo Mexico that combines an ancient past with the Western tradition breathes.

In the cornice of the facade, beneath the coat of arms a ‘forked serpent “representing the ecliptic, ie the imaginary band that travel the sun, moon, planets and 13 Constellations from east to west is located and the Maya interpreted precisely as a “two-headed snake” in the collective unconscious Maya still remains that interpretation of celestial motion and suddenly appears in its plastic and aesthetic expressions of yesterday and today.

Also inside the Church of San Gervasio one of the few images is located in Catholicism that represents the Trinity with a sculpture.


An extraordinary hairdresser with tailor, in this business, you cut hair and dressed in new clothes sales …

The Sastre was a great champion who now watching games on television with his motorcycle.

The guajes … used by the Maya but originally from Africa, humans have always been great travelers.

I present a Yucatec delight, called Polkan which means snakehead and is manufactured with corn, beans, red onion, can lead boiled egg and a sauce of tomato

As befits all Latin American people, the logic is not always invited to the everyday; for example in this imprint in the use one makes the high

When you come to Yucatan, be sure to visit Valladolid, it is an extraordinary city with wonderful people …


Valladolid Yucatan churches.

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Valladolid Yucatan churches.

St. Servatius or Gervasio.


St. Servatius or Gervacio The most famous church in the center, is located in front of the square and main park “Francisco Canton” is built on 28 May 1543, when founded, Valladolid (which in the past was “Zací”) are gathered in the town of Indians called chahuacàa or Chouac-ha which means “long water” line six languages of the small port then called “El Cuyo”, they decided to found the population in the Spanish center, which gave the name of Valladolid, assuming titular church in the founding of Our Lady of Remedios and her lawyer that church because that day the Holy, later changed to place the town of Villa de Conil, in that from the beginning They were fixed.

As they reached the Eve of the Assumption of Our Lady, this was changing the head of the church, but always remain her lawyer San Gervacio. Originally a parish in the fifteenth century, which was the scene of a bloody crime in the eighteenth century, therefore, by way of atonement, the temple was remoldado a little, orienting north facade was built. The only thing that was preserved was the portico of the main facade looked, according to custom, to the west, with the sculptures of San Pedro and San Pablo.

San Bernardino of Siena


This great temple is in the park in the neighborhood of Sisal, was built in 1552, the year in which the architect and religious Juan de Merida (who was the first conqueror and after the friars of Francisco de Montejo) that church is the Franciscans although they designed and began the work in the style of medieval fortresses that protected the rebellions. Only then Stella Maria Gonzalez writes in the “Guide Yucatan” – the dimensions of this convent, with its classic battlements and walls in some parts exceed three meters thick and covers a more than 14,000 meters surface explained squares. It was one of the few who survived the destruction wrought in other churches during 1915.

St. lucia

It is in the neighborhood of the same name, on Calle 42, between 25 and 27, its features are highlighting the height vaulted ceiling and its facade topped by a simple fogged with three arches that surround the doors, carved with plant motifs, The temple is masonry, with vaulted ceiling and floor lime mixture. The sacristy has a roof with logs and earth floors. The atrium that surrounds the temple by its sides north, south and west is limited with a parapet masonry. Its park is one of the most active and visited as a family and peaceful atmosphere.


Located on the 44 street 35, opposite the square, there is no data that construction or year, its history is unknown and only know that in his advocation is intended, the same as in Merida for the design of current Our lady of La Candelaria, with party on February 2 of each year, consists of temple, dressing room, lobby, supported by Moorish arches portalito and surrounding a courtyard with arches.

This pretty the Spanish with two openings for bells and two shots of the roof that give appearance of strength. The Camarín is arranged on a sacristy. The temple is of a single ship; in front of her and covering up the entranceway of the rectory, it is the small portal of Moorish arches that invades the street. It also has a small atrium south side of the entire site. Inside the vaulted ceiling, carved wooden pulpit, altarpiece with plant motifs and niches with images shown.

San Juan de Dios

It is another church, located on 40th Street 49-A, facing the small park of the same name, is about 30 meters long by 10 characterizes, above all, the two towers topped by large pylons pyramids runs flanking the facade.

The side walls of the temple are solid, with small battlements, also of stone, such as San Gervasio, San Bernardino and Santa Lucia, The main entrance is also surrounded by an arc, on the east, a choir window framed with stone quarry and above these three small circulating windows topped by a balustrade that connects the two towers and a beautiful carved stone cross above matters worse. Inside is an interesting altarpiece Solomonic style with plant motifs, four side niches and a baptismal font carved stone. Currently he has a small atrium with iron gate.

Santa Ana

The church located in the district of the same name, the church recently raised funds for a stained glass window is in front of the facade. The park is in front of the church; this place is important since every September 13 the heroic defense of Chapultepec with a military presence and a subsequent ceremony is commemorated. In the center of the park is the monument to the Ninos Heroes.


The Coat of Arms of Valladolid Mexico

The coat of arms of Valladolid Mexico

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The coat of arms of Valladolid

The Coat of Arms of Valladolid Mexico

The coat of arms of this city, is a creation of Lic. Juan Francisco Peon Ancona, heraldry scholar who cared to count with the rules and attributes of the Spanish shields. In this city symbolic elements came together and configure it: six Spanish-style turrets symbolize the suburbs of the city (Sisal, Bacalar, Candelaria, St. Lucia and San Juan); the Mayan zero which represents the influence of their culture; a branch with flowers xtabentún, a common product in the region, and another branch with a cotton ball, which gave rise to the first textile industry in the nation; in the middle a white hawk, whose presence in the region and singing emitted when flying is known as Zací (Mayan name of the city); background red representing the blood of the natives during the conquest and the emblem “heroic city” blazon honoring the city, whose inhabitants rebelled at different times of their historical life, giving displays of courage and bravery that It originated in the peninsula that Valladolid was appointed heroic city.

The shield of this city was created in 1973, being mayor Mr. Juan Alcocer Rosado, to commemorate the 150th anniversary of being elevated to city on December 13, 1823.

How to get from Valladolid to Ek Balam

How to get to Ek Balam from Valladolid?

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To get to Ek Balam with your vehicle starting from the zocalo of the city of Valladolid, you should follow this route:

How to get from Valladolid to Ek Balam

This is about 27 kilometers to go over in about 30 minutes. The road is paved two-lane asphalt, reaching maximum speed of 90 km / h on the road.

If you want to take a taxi, then you can find the location on the yellow marker on the map above.

Libranos del Mal Bar Valladolid Mexico

Bar Libranos del Mal in Valladolid Mexico

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Hello again! Guess what! It’s Friday already! TGIF :)

For today we have a recommendation… the Bar Libranos del Mal in Valladolid.

This bar is located just 15 meters from the main plaza and has a very local taste, it’s visited by locals every night and the prices and quality here are awesome.

Depending on what day you visit them, they have really good promotions, some days you even have your beer free with your mezcal!

So… nothing else to say, come visit this amazing bar while you stay at our beautiful Boutique Hotel Casa del Mayordomo in Valladolid Mexico.

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Libranos del Mal Bar Valladolid Mexico

Kukulcan Pyramid

7 Wonders of the World

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Hello again :) yes, this is Casa del Mayordomo Valladolid Hotel again.

This time we are writing a post about something most of the people would know out there, however it doesn’t harm to mention it again, so yes, we are writing a blog about the 7 wonders of the world, or if you wish to be perfect, about the 7 wonders of the modern world.

And the reason of this post is because we have one of the wonders right next to us (25 minutes away) in the Yucatan Peninsula… can you guess…? Yes, it is Chichen Itza. You can find some facts about Chichen Itza here, but now we’ll list the 7 wonders:

1. Chichen Itza.

Kukulcan Pyramid

Located in the Yucatan Peninsula, is one of the greatest Mayan civilizations that ever existed and the Archaeological site is open for the public to visit. You can find out more info in our post: Chichen Itza Facts.

2. The Roman Colloseum.

The Colloseum

One of the most known and visited ruins in the world, is an oval amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy.

Built of concrete and sand, it is the largest amphitheatre ever built. The Colosseum is situated just east of the Roman Forum.

Read More: Roman Coliseum.


3. Petra.


Petra , originally known as Raqmu to the Nabataeans, is a historical and archaeological city in the southern Jordanian governorate of Ma’an that is famous for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system. Another name for Petra is the Rose City due to the color of the stone out of which it is carved.

Read More: Petra.

4. Machu Picchu.

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is a 15th-century Inca site located 2,430 metres (7,970 ft) above sea level. It is located in the Cusco Region, Urubamba Province, Machupicchu District in Peru.

It is situated on a mountain ridge above the Sacred Valley which is 80 kilometres (50 mi) northwest of Cuzco and through which the Urubamba River flows. Most archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti (1438–1472). Often mistakenly referred to as the “Lost City of the Incas” (a title more accurately applied to Vilcabamba), it is the most familiar icon of Inca civilization.

Read More: Machu Picchu.

5. Taj Mahal.

Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river in the Indian city of Agra. It was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan (reigned 1628–1658), to house the tomb of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The tomb is the centrepiece of a 42-acre complex, which includes a mosque and a guest house, and is set in formal gardens bounded on three sides by a crenellated wall.

Read More: Taj Mahal.

6. Christ The Redeemer.

Christ the Redeemer

Christ the Redeemer is an Art Deco statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, created by French sculptor Paul Landowski and built by the Brazilian engineer Heitor da Silva Costa, in collaboration with the French engineer Albert Caquot. The face was created by the Romanian artist Gheorghe Leonida. The statue is 30 metres (98 ft) tall, not including its 8-metre (26 ft) pedestal, and its arms stretch 28 metres (92 ft) wide.

7. Great Wall of China.

Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications made of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood, and other materials, generally built along an east-to-west line across the historical northern borders of China to protect the Chinese states and empires against the raids and invasions of the various nomadic groups of the Eurasian Steppe. Several walls were being built as early as the 7th century bce; these, later joined together and made bigger and stronger, are now collectively referred to as the Great Wall. Especially famous is the wall built 220–206 bce by Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. Little of that wall remains. Since then, the Great Wall has on and off been rebuilt, maintained, and enhanced; the majority of the existing wall is from the Ming Dynasty.

Let us know which is your favourite one, you know which one is ours… :)


Hotel Casa del Mayordomo Valladolid Mexico

Top 5 Chichen Itza Hotels

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Like promised we are bringing you the Top 5 Chichen Itza Hotels to stay at when you Visit Chichen Itza on our newest post by Casa del Mayordomo Valladolid Hotel

Of course we’ll present you first with our Boutique Hotel located in Downtown Valladolid:

1. Casa del Mayordomo Valladolid Hotel.

Hotel Casa del Mayordomo Valladolid Mexico

The Hotel is located in Valladolid downtown, only 2 blocks from the main plaza and markets, and only 30 minutes away from the Chichen Itza Archaeological site. The hotel is located in a quiet area of Valladolid right next to a park and is very peaceful.

Visit: Casa del Mayordomo Valladolid Hotel.

2. Hotel & Bungalows Mayaland.

Hotel Bungalows Mayaland Chichen Itza

Mayaland is one of the oldest hotels in the Yucatan archaeological site of Chichen Itza, and it is actually located right next to it.

This Chichen Itza Hotel is located in between Chichen Itza and the beautiful jungles of the Yucatan Peninsula and is perfect for relaxation traveling in couples for example.

3. The Lodge at Chichen Itza.

The Lodge at Chichen Itza

Adjacent to the Chichén Itzá Archaeological Park, The Lodge has an exclusive private entrance to the Maya temples. Located in over a 100 acres of landscaped grounds, it features 3 outdoor pools and luxurious bungalows inspired in Maya Casitas.

The bungalows at the Lodge at Chichén Itzá are hand built with local materials, including hand carved mahogany furniture and appointments, stained glass, local marble and handmade clay. All Bungalows are located around our swimming pools, offering privacy and stunning views of our gardens and park. Each bungalow features furnished, ample terraces with hammocks.

4. Hotel Oka’an.

Hotel Oka'an Chichen Itza

La palabra OKA´AN proviene del maya que significa donde inicia el camino.


OKA´AN ofrece servicios estructurados para brindar programas completos que incluyan turismo recreativo, hospedaje de lujo, SPA de medicina integral, y talleres de reflexión y desarrollo.

  • 22 habitaciones de lujo.
  • Centro de negocios.
  • Clínica SPA con un menú amplio de tratamientos para su salud.
  • Restaurante-Palapa ofrecemos comida maya, yucateca, nacional e internacional, con capacidad para 80 pax. Servicio de Lavandería.
  • Área para meditación y pláticas.
  • Alberca ozonificada.
  • Jardines. 200 hectáreas de flora y fauna nativa para realizar caminatas y paseos a caballo.
  • Lagunas Artificiales.

5. Hotel Dolores Alba.

Hotel Dolores Alba Chichen Itza

The Dolores Alba Hotel is a convenient accesible in price hotel near Chichen Itza, we’ll give you some insights:

  • 2 1/2 Hrs. Drive from Cancún Airport
  • Country Style Hotel surrounded by nature’s exuberance
  • 40 Bungalows with Bath, Private Terrace & Safety Box
  • Ceiling Fan & Air Conditioning
  • Satellite Color TV with free HBO
  • Restaurant & Bar
  • Two filtered Swimming Pools with Ionization Technology (No Chemicals)
  • Internet Service
  • Guarded Parking
  • Frontal Bus Depot
  • Free Transportation To The Ruins
  • Cenotes At Your Door Step
  • Extensive Gardens
  • Located Between The Ruins And The Sacred Balankanche Caves
  • Rates from $39 to $55 U.S. Dollar
  • Absolutely the Best Option in Quality and Price

And what about you? What’s your favorite Hotel in Chichen Itza?

Kukulcan Pyramid

Hotel Chichen Itza

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Hello again! :) Welcome to another story by Casa del Mayordomo Valladolid Hotel.

Even though we are not a hotel located right on Chichen Itza, we’ll tell you why it is a good idea to stay with us and take a Chichen Itza Tour from here.

Kukulcan Pyramid

Kukulcan Pyramid Chichen Itza

The idea is very simple, when you want to visit Chichen Itza, you are only interested in visiting one of the seven wonders of the world and no one could blame you about this, however, you might need something extra while you are staying around the area, or you probably forgot something back home and just remembered that you needed it for tomorrow’s trip to Chichen Itza, and that’s when staying in a hotel in Downtown Valladolid, Yucatan is a good idea.

It’s true that, if you are traveling for an spiritual getaway you would like to stay in a hotel in the jungle or near the pyramids and that’s just great, but we’ll tell you some of the good points about Casa del Mayordomo.

Casa del Mayordomo is a small Boutique Hotel in Valladolid Yucatan Downtown, but not in the main square plaza, it’s located 2 blocks from it in a really quiet area right next to a park where noise is bearly noticeable.

This Valladolid Hotel is small, so you’ll be able to enjoy peacefulness right on site without having to go thru lots of people to get to your breakfast.

The hotel has really nice amenities and rooms are well taken care, and the patio of the hotel is just relaxing as the best spa you could go anywhere.

Not to worry, we will give you a list of the top 5 Chichen Itza Hotels on the next post so you can also visit them :)

Let us know what your plans are for your Yucatan Vacation.