TULUM, Quintana Roo – Tulum, the picturesque coastal city known for its natural beauty and bohemian atmosphere, has become a favorite destination for tourists seeking a fusion of the best of Riviera Maya’s nature with luxury experiences. As the hotel industry thrived, the culinary scene in Tulum also experienced rapid growth, filling the streets with incredible dining options. However, amidst this boom, Negro Huitlacoxe stands out by embracing simple and authentic Mexican cuisine, inviting diners to rediscover the honesty of Mexican flavors, starting with the humble corn.
Upon entering Negro Huitlacoxe, you are greeted with a relaxed and friendly ambiance that perfectly complements the menu’s proposition. The dishes served here are comforting and familiar, but with a creative twist that reminds us of the incredible possibilities that lie within simplicity. One must not miss the golden elotes, which arrive at your table with a presentation befitting Tulum’s standards, while still capturing the essence of the classic street food experience with a sprinkle of chili and lime.
Negro Huitlacoxe recognizes the richness and diversity of Mexican gastronomy, and it skillfully crafts a culinary journey across the entire country by incorporating recipes that have become national emblems. For instance, one of their house favorites is the tamal de frijol con huitlacoche y recado negro, showcasing the flavors of Mexico City, and the birria dorado, reminiscent of the vibrant tastes of Jalisco, but with a coastal twist.
When it comes to desserts, there are several irresistible options, such as the creamy arroz con leche and the churro sandwich, a house invention that indulges the palate with one of the great classics of Mexican cuisine. The churro sandwich is served with cream ice cream, liqueur, cajeta (caramel sauce), and candied nuts, creating a delightful balance of textures and awakening the taste buds.
Last but not least, the beverage menu at Negro Huitlacoxe offers some of the most iconic and enjoyable options. To begin, try their blue corn horchata, a reinterpretation of one of Mexico’s traditional refreshing drinks. Instead of using rice, they prepare it with corn, ensuring a creamy texture, a refreshing taste, and a street food essence (a favorite among street vendors, taquerías, and local eateries). For something sweeter, don’t miss their unique and irresistible cookie-flavored atole, the perfect ending to any meal.
Negro Huitlacoxe’s commitment to showcasing the authentic flavors of Mexico in a creative and honest manner has made it a must-visit culinary destination in Tulum. Whether you’re a local resident or a tourist seeking a genuine taste of Mexico, this restaurant promises to take you on a flavorful journey that celebrates the country’s culinary heritage.