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Be Tulum

At that Treetop yoga class we took at Be Tulum, there were two early 20s women there who looked to be sisters.  Halfway through the class one of them decided to lay down and remained curled up in a ball the rest of the class.  I’m no expert on drinking and hangovers…  Oh wait, I am an expert on drinking and hangovers.   Yeah, she was clearly struggling. She obviously didn’t get the memo that Tulum isn’t the type of place to try and party like rockstars.

The only reason why I bring any of this up is that they both were sipping on coconut water straight outta the fruit.   They got it from the beachside restaurant there at the hotel.

I had to have one.

Be coconut

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I never really dug coconut water before and this wasn’t much better.  But hey, it looked cool.  On the plus side, the restaurant looked promising and we went back there for lunch.

As I mentioned earlier, I didn’t remember exactly what Rose we had there and these extra few days hasn’t brought back any memories.  But at least I get to  post that juicy speedo again.

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Here’s what we ate –

Be causitas

Causitas – crispy shrimp with jalapeno-infused potatoes

Be Salad – cucumber cubes, mango, avocado, green apple, green apple, grated parmesan cheese, sprouts, crispy walnuts, with a mango and mandarin orange vinaigrette.

Be Salad – cucumber cubes, mango, avocado, green apple, green apple, grated parmesan cheese, sprouts, crispy walnuts, with a mango and mandarin orange vinaigrette.

Flank steak tacos “poblano style” with poblano, corn, cream

Flank steak tacos “poblano style” with poblano, corn, cream

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The tacos and the shrimp were great, but that salad was absolutely exceptional.  The combination of flavors, textures, and citrus punch was perfect for the hot day.  I’ve tried re-creating the salad back here but it just wasn’t the same.  The textures and most of the flavor was there, but I just couldn’t get the vinaigrette right.  Now the flavor isn’t as fresh in my memory so it’ll be hard to replicate it.

Reason #385 on why I need to get back to Tulum – to have that salad again so I can figure out how to make it.

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12 comments on “Be Tulum

  1. A Famished Foodie
    September 10, 2014

    That shrimp and salad look great! I always think it looks so cool when people are drinking things out of coconuts, pineapples, etc, but I am not super into tropical fruit flavors. They just don’t do anything for me, so I tend to avoid them.

    • thefoodandwinehedonist
      September 10, 2014

      I was willing to give it a shot thinking that straight from the coconut would be better.

  2. Tamara
    September 10, 2014

    Yep, that food all looks amazing!

  3. her30s
    September 10, 2014

    I’ve been drinking coconut water to cure hangovers too. It actually works!

    • thefoodandwinehedonist
      September 10, 2014

      May have to try that! Tho the flavor doesn’t compare to a giant plate of greasy breakfast food.

  4. Denise
    September 10, 2014

    Food looks so good.

    Coconut water is hilariously awful, so incongruous with the romantic image. They sell it in our local shop for 2 pounds a litre. There is one lady in our village who practically lives on it and keeps us in stock. Everyone else thinks it is disgusting.

    • thefoodandwinehedonist
      September 10, 2014

      Yeah, I just can’t get past the taste. Maybe with rum…

      • Denise
        September 10, 2014

        Now you’re talking. Rum could have been invented to make coconuts taste better.

  5. Cara Thereon
    September 11, 2014

    There’s that distracting speedo again…

    The food looks absolutely delicious. And speedo.

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