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La Palapita de los Tamales

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A real authentic local food experience. It is THE place in the heart of the Yucatan to try Mayan food and flavours. The specialty is the tamale, an ancient and sacred food, believed to have originated in the Yucatan and it is prepared here in the traditional way (including a vegetarian version for those that are not a fan of pork).

The atmosphere is welcoming and the service exceptional and personal.  Curiosity and kitchen tours are encouraged!


Chef Alejandro honours and celebrates and continues his heritage as he prepares the traditional foods of his mother and grandmother. It is a wonderful place to discover the tamale - the forefather of much of today's Mexican cuisine. 

It is possible to join the "Tamaleria family" for a cooking lesson to gain an understanding of Mayan flavours and traditional community-oriented food preparation. EcoColors Tours can arrange this experience.