Succulent Barbecued Pulled Pork…

December 2, 2009

Aside from the fact that I am trying to do my part to minimize media hype on H1N1, about the only place I have found so far where they have mastered the fine art of slow-cook—the mouth wateringly succulent method of preparing the little piggy—is a little hole-in-the-wall in Itzimna. The restaurant is “La Faja Atabacada”…which loosely translates to “The Brown Belt, or Big Macho Belt”. Of course that title has its own story, and it is one I’ll leave you to discover.

Use your fork to pull off tender strips for your Tortilla, or just be bad and dig in—this is the original finger food! La Faja Atabacada is a terrific choice for Take-Out just before a day-trip, or casual street side dining where you can take in the local scene. I’ll add that it’s also a good idea to purposely over-order for take-home. Either way you will enjoy this local favorite while you are doing your part to minimize the Swine Flu. Of course I’m kidding when I say that. But you’ll be happy to learn that the cost per kilo (2.2 Lbs) is around $165.00 pesos (about $12.65 usd) and includes salsa tortillas, etc.

For Coffee lovers…while you are there, head across the street to pick up some of the best locally roasted java at Cafe Latte. Local expat owner Rosario May Pech has been roasting organic coffees from Chiapas and Vera Cruz, Mexico for 14 years. Café Latte is located at 18 Avenida Perez Ponce 96 C. Café Latte is WiFi enabled and is a great place to hang out, or grab and go.

Cafe Latte’s rich, dark, oily, aromatic blends saved my coffee-dependant soul in Merida.

Feel free to write a comment…Do you know of other good places where they serve barbequed pulled-pork in Merida?


One Response to “Succulent Barbecued Pulled Pork…”

  1. Mirna Duarte Vera Says:

    Hello, my name is Mirna Duarte, my husband and I are the owners of La Faja Atabacada in Mérida, Yucatán. I was very pleased to learn about your wonderful comments about our restaurant. Thank you so much. I would like to tell you that we would likely be honored to invite you on your next visit to our restaurant for it has changed a lot. We look forward to seeing you soon. I would like to give you my e-mail.

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