Mexican magic

An evening of traditional Mexican food and margaritas at Hacienda Sisal or Mexican night at The Royal Haciendas. From classic chicken in mole sauce to taco fests and a tequila tasting, taste the magic of the Mexican kitchen at Royal Resorts.

Margaritas at Hacienda Sisal

Hacienda Sisal

Start your Mexican evening in Cancun with a selection of Hacienda Sisal’s tasty traditional snacks or antojitos. Order empanadas, sopes, Mexican-style gyoza filled with roast pork pibil, crispy beef chicharron for tacos, guacamole prepared tableside and queso fundido served with blue corn tortillas, among others. For seafood lovers, the Itacates Trilogy is a must:  refried beans are served with Sisal-style fish, octopus in ajillo sauce and shrimp with chorizo.

Other options include salads, beet carpaccio and soups such as the caldo de piedra from Oaxaca, a seafood soup that dates from the pre-Hispanic period. It is literally cooked on a hot stone over a wood-burning fire in fishing communities and at Hacienda Sisal it is prepared tableside in a volcanic stone molcajete or mortar.

Main courses range from Oaxacan mole sauce with chicken breast stuffed with pumpkin flowers, goat cheese, plantains and cheese, carnitas, crispy fried chicken flautas, lime shrimp and mezcal salmon. There are steaks, fajitas and the Sisal Molcajete, a mortar filled with grilled lobster, chicken, pork, skirt steak, shrimp, nopales and salsas, perfect for making tacos. Enchilada fans will love the chicken in red or green sauce or in mole, the shrimp or vegetable variations.

Other Hacienda Sisal dining highlights to try are the Sisal lobster, pork in Taxco-style pink mole sauce, chicken in relleno negro from the Yucatan, xcatic beef fillet, crab in pipian pumpkin seed sauce and pork chop cooked in a pastor-style marinade.

On Tuesday and Thursday evenings there is live Mexican music with Voces de la Tierra and on Wednesdays the mariachis take to the stage.

Traditional recipes, tequila and music in a romantic setting, Hacienda Sisal is perfect for a Mexican evening in Cancun.

Mexican Night at The Royal Haciendas

Monday night comes with a rousing cry of Viva Mexico at The Royal Haciendas, it’s Mexican Night. Tuck into a traditional buffet full of delicious Mexican dishes in La Palapa del Sol, enjoy live music with Voces de la Tierra and a colorful folk dance show on the stage in Phase 2 at 8 p.m. The terrace, gardens and hacienda architecture make it the perfect setting for an evening that celebrates Mexican culture.

After the show, there’s more live music with a Latin beat to dance to in La Rotonda Bar.

Mexican Food & Spirit Pairing at Hacienda Sisal

Discover the world of tequila and mezcal and learn about Mexico’s miracle plants, the maguey and agave and the species used to make these iconic liquors. With a selection of leading brands to try, you’ll learn about the history of tequila and the distillation process and see how they are the perfect pairing for the tasting menu of mouthwatering dishes. Every Monday and Friday at 4:30 p.m. Reservations required.