Tag Archives: food

Chicxulub Food Bank

On the fourteenth of every month Sharon, founder of the Chicxulub Food Bank, gathers her team and goes shopping for all of the items to fill the monthly ‘dispensa’ bag. David & Shirley are her shopping helpers and drive her to Progreso in their Explorer to find all the required items and load them all […]

Cafe Peon Contreras

On Saturday, October 29 we went to Merida to see the Dia de los Muertos festivities. The restaurant Lyn chose was located right off Calle 60 where the procession walked by in the Corazon de Merida (Heart of Merida). Cafe Peon Contreras is one of the restaurants where on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights the […]

Chicxulub Food Bank – Sharon Helgason

Shortly after arriving in Progreso we kept hearing about a fabulous lady from Canada, Sharon Helgason. She created the Chicxulub food bank in 2005 and is a great woman who is helping people care for their families. You can find more information about the Chicxulub food bank at http://www.chixfoodbank.com/. We had the opportunity to meet […]

Eladio’s Restaurante & Bar

Feature Picture: Sopa de Lima, which was really really good! Evan & I shared this soup and it was quite a meal. I believe you have to accept this establishment as it is: a busy tourist location which is fabulous for people watching, having some beverages, and enjoying their botanas. Eladio’s has to be one […]


On Friday night we went out for a nice family dinner to Panchos in centro Merida. As we were walking to Panchos we saw the thunderstorm coming so when we got to Panchos and they tried to sit us outside, which is normally the best seats in the house, we asked if we could please […]

Chaya Maya – authentic Yucatan

For a late lunch we ate at Chaya Maya, which is a great peek at the Yucateo food offered in Merida. This place is very busy it seems at any time of the day. I started with the Sopa de Lima, which was a great broth with crispy tortilla’s and it was not an over […]


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