Cozumel Mexico has many fine restaurants to choose from. From expensive to budget, American to ethnic; you will find a wide variety to fit everyone's taste and palate. When it comes to Yucatecan cuisine there is only one choice, La Choza. Their blend of European flavors mixed with a taste of New Orleans and Cuba combine to create a mouthwatering array of delicious entree's found nowhere else on the island.
Those who have been coming to the island for many years will remember the original location on the corner just two doors down. The large palapa caught fire and is still closed to this day. But the "new" La Choza continues to be one of the finest and most well respected restaurants on Cozumel.
There unique stylized signature cuisine must be experienced in order to truly appreciate!
Bring your family and friends and enjoy the food and surroundings that can only be found in this one of a kind Cozumel restaurant! We are very happy to bring your attention to their La Choza because when it comes to Yucatecan cuisine on the island; it just doesn't get any better!
For those of you that are not familiar with Yucatecan cooking here is a brief history of this most unusual culinary delight:
Yucatecan food is its own unique style and is very different from what most people would consider "Mexican" food. It includes influences from the local Mayan culture, as well as Caribbean, Mexican, European (French) and Middle Eastern cultures.
There are many regional dishes. Some of them are:
- Poc Chuc, a Mayan/Yucateco version of barbecued pork.
- Salbutes and Panuchos. Salbutes are soft, cooked tortillas with lettuce, tomato, turkey and avocado on top. Panuchos feature fried tortillas filled with black beans, and topped with turkey or chicken, lettuce, avocado and pickled onions. Habanero chiles accompany most dishes, either in solid or purée form, along with fresh limes and corn tortillas.
- Queso Relleno is a "gourmet" dish featuring ground pork inside of a carved edam cheese ball served with tomato sauce.
- Pavo en Relleno Negro is turkey meat stew cooked with a black paste made from roasted chiles, a local version of the mole de guajalote found throughout Mexico. The meat soaked in the black soup is also served in tacos, sandwiches and even in panuchos or salbutes.
- Sopa de Lima A turkey, lime and tortilla soup.
- Papadzules. Egg tacos bathed with Pumpkin Seed sauce and Tomatoes.
- Cochinita Pibil is a marinated pork dish and by far the most renowned from the Yucatecan food.
- Xcatik, a type of chilli.
We hope that you have the best vacation ever and that you will come back time and time again!