Live a gastronomic experience at the Mucbipollo Fair

Yucatan is characterized by its natural beauty and gastronomic richness.

2022-11-28 | merida

Yucatán is a state characterized by its natural beauty and gastronomic richness. Staying in hotels in Mérida will allow you to delight yourself with traditional dishes in the city's surroundings, besides enjoying the colonial architecture of the historic center.

However, not all year round can you enjoy these delicacies. For example, there are traditional dishes for the Day of the Dead in Yucatán; with this excuse, the Mucbipollo Fair is born, a traditional dish made within the Hanal Pixan.

What is the Mucbipollo?

One of the most awaited traditions by the inhabitants of Mérida is the pibes or mucbipollos. As we mentioned before, this is a special dish that is only cooked during the Hanal Pixan dates, as it is an element that cannot be missing from the altars dedicated to deceased family members.

The name comes from the Mayan language and refers to the buried chicken. The traditional cooking method consists of making a hole in the ground where stones and wood are placed at the bottom. These bake the chicken covered with banana leaves and earth. This method is still used in some villages, so you could visit one of them to enjoy this unique flavor.

Visit the Mucbipollo Fair.

This year will be the fifth edition of the Mucbipollo Fair. It will occur on October 30 in Mérida and be in San Sebastián Park. This fair will feature the sale of pibes, refreshments, desserts, handicrafts, and shows for the entertainment of the attendees.

The enriching aspect of this fair is the possibility of tasting different varieties of pibes, such as espelon, chicken, pork, castacan, ham, and cheese, among others. You can also enjoy traditional seasonal sweets such as pumpkin in syrup, marzipan, ciricotes, sugar skulls, flan, rice pudding, pan de muerto, hot chocolate, and coffee.

On the other hand, if you are looking to take Yucatecan handicrafts back home, at this fair, you will also find artisans and shoemakers from different municipalities of Yucatán. Don't forget that during these dates, there are also other events, such as the Paseo de las Ánimas.

Other Hanal Pixan celebrations.

Due to the Hanal Pixan, or Day of the Dead festivities in Yucatán, the City Hall has organized a series of events that you can enjoy during your next stay at Künük, the best of all Mérida Hotels.

As is already known, this celebration is one of the oldest, where it is believed that, during these dates, the souls of the deceased are allowed to visit their relatives in the land of the living. Because of this, the living usually entertains them with their favorite dishes at the well-known altar of the dead.

If you are interested in enjoying the altars of the dead, you can do so at the Plaza Grande Mérida, where you can find the best altars in the city. You can also visit the cemetery to witness how family members make their altars.

Another event that makes staying in the hotels in Mérida's historical center a unique experience is the Paseo de las Ánimas. Here the city's inhabitants paint their faces as skulls to the parade, listen to music, and enjoy the traditional dishes of these festivities.

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At this fair, you can try different varieties of pibes.

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Where to stay during these dates?

As mentioned, staying in the Merida Hotels in the historic center is best. This way, it will be much easier to move around the city. Besides, it is the best way to get lost in the town's streets and go sightseeing.

If you are looking for a hotel in the center, your best option is Künük, as it is one of the hotels in Merida with the best location. We are located in the Santiago neighborhood, one of the must-visit places in the Yucatan capital. This is due to its historical and architectural richness, besides having a cultural offer that welcomes and delights all its visitors.

Hotel Künük only has 13 rooms, so you must reserve your room in advance to enjoy this exclusive space to recharge your batteries after tasting all the pibes of the Mucbipollo Fair.

To book your room, visit our website and click on book. If you need more information about our rooms and services, call us at (999) 9240208 or email reservaciones@kunukhotel.com, where we will gladly assist you.

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