I'll be going to Cozumel and the Playa del Carmen/Tulum/Coastal Mainland area this December for about 5 days and am looking for any recommendations on traditional foods to eat while in the area. I've never had any exposure to Yucatecan or Mayan food, so I'm in pursuit of "Mayan and Yucatecan must eats".
I feel my palate is currently in a heavy state of Tex-Mex, and I'm really looking forward to it blossoming a little.
My list of foods to find thus far is ensaladas de nopales, cochinita pibil, pozole, xtabentun, mexican hot chocolate....and of course, all the fresh fish and conch I can handle.
Any other thoughts on foods/drinks/liquors that I should experience while I'm in the area (and recommendations on where to find these foods) is much appreciated. I'll have a car and am used to driving hours and hours, so I'm open to whereever I the exploration takes me. Other than time, my only limitation is that I'm trying to keep in the area of "reasonably priced", with maybe one or two splurges.
Thanks for any advice you can offer