This Saturday we celebrated the 2nd Edition of the Riviera Maya Beer & Street Food Festiva at El Pueblito. More than 15 of the best chefs of the Riviera Maya came together to create their best interpretation of street food and show their skills and palate with delicious gastronomic creations. All of the night’s dishes were accompanied by the best craft beer in Riviera Maya, with beer houses such as  Cerveza Akumal, Cerveza Pescadores, Cerveza Mundo Maya and Cerveza Cancun. Guests had the chance to try all the dishes and enjoy a cold brew. More than 1,000 guests and visitors joined the celebration, in an event which has truly become a staple of good food, fun and great company in Riviera Maya.

The Chefs which joined the festival were Juan Pablo Loza of Rosewood Mayakoba, David Andrews from Banyan Tree Mayakoba, Eric de Maeyer from Fairmont Mayakoba, Vincent Wallez from Andaz Mayakoba, Eva Millan from Koba, Karla Enciso from El Pueblito, Tiago Aceituno from Mostaza, Alexis Bostelmann from Grupo Vedanta, Monica Lazcano from Sazon y Sentimientos, Carlos Zamora from Viceroy Riviera Maya, Pedro Abascal from Thompson Playa del Carmen, Daniele Mueller from Rolandi, Xavier Perez Stone from Axiote, Nadine Waechter-Moreno from Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen and Omar Sandoval from Kuni.

All the different stands were decorated with the chefs personal touch and showcasing their unique style. Open fire grills, a food truck and more were fun additions to this years festival.

Guests and visitors were invited to vote for their favorite dish and beer of the night on Facebook, with very close results, the big winners were:

BEST DISH

  1. Chef Vincent Wallez from Andaz Mayakoba – Mexican taquiza with various sauces
  2. Chef Pedro Abascal from Thompson Playa del Carmen – Tlayudas with pork rinds, hummus and cheese
  3. Chef David Andrews from Banyan Tree Mayakoba – HAAB style cochinita with three sauces created with craft beer

BEST BEER

Cerveza Pescadores – Blonde Ale

The night was also accompanied by live music, with lots of dancing and great vibes! Join us during our next edition of the Riviera Maya Beer & Street Food, here at El Pueblito at Mayakoba on the 21st of October. Cheers!