Public Market, Colonia La Gloria Isla Mujeres

Open Daily

Cochinita Pibil is a Sunday Morning tradition throughout the Yucatan. Pork is marinated in citrus juice and annatto seed (for color) and slow roasted over night. On Sunday Morning, all over Isla, are giant roasting pans on roadside counters. It doesn't last long and is well worth rising early to pursue.

Colonia La Gloria's public market is one stop shopping on Sunday Morning. The butcher for the cocinita pibil, the Tortilla bakery for fresh tortillas and the produce stand for a bottle of fresh squeezed orange juice.

Cochinita Pibil is sold by the kilogram or fraction thereof. I have to learn the metric system. Half a kilo seems to be a whole lot more than half a pound. Next time I'll be going for a quarter kilo. This week I will be eating pork well into Wednesday.

January 2009