Going to be on the Yucatan for a couple weeks soon and am looking for specialties of the region. Not interested in "safe" options, European foods, a good place for granola and yogurt, etc. Just Mexican food with an emphasis on regional dishes.
I would be interested in a more upscale, fusiony sort of place if it were in the same vein as Izote or Aguila y Sol in Mexico City, or the Trotter's place in Cabo. But it really needs to be exceptional.
We're spending only one day in Cancun and Isla Mujeres, so those are less important.
Places with a good collection of street food vendors or fondas serving cocina economica to the locals are always greatly appreciated. I love to know where the people who are working at the hotels in resort towns are actually eating.
Also, if anyone has a rec for for a cooking school other than Los Dos in Merida, I'd love to hear it. I'd especially be interested in one near Playa del Carmen since my wife can hang out at the beach while I take a class, whereas I don't think she's going to want to do her own thing in a big city like Merida.