Following a morning exploring taxidermied animals and dinosaur bones at the Natural History Museum, The Astronomer, June, and I headed to Mercado Paloma for lunch. This afternoon I had my sights set on Holbox, a brand new Mexican seafood stall opened by Chichen Itza’s Chef Gilberto Cetina.
After placing our order at the counter and grabbing a table nearby, we snacked on complimentary chips and salsa. Both were solid.
While I enjoyed every dish we tasted this afternoon, my favorite had to be the Taco de Pulpo en Su Tinta ($10). Served on a warm, handmade tortilla, the octopus was served atop a calamari ink-stained sofrito. The taco’s flavors and textures melded together like an oceanic dream.