La Guadalupana, Cancún
Tel: 52 998 887 0660
Concierge.com's insider take:
Yes, you can find traditional Mexico in Cancún. Just head to the downtown bullring on a weekend afternoon (or on Wednesdays, when the bulls are battling). Families, office workers and afternoon drinkers gather at cantinas circling the ring's fażadethis one puts all the essential elements together perfectly. Mariachi bands, flower sellers, and shoeshine boys wander past wooden tables covered with beer bottles and botanes, appetizers like moronga (blood sausage) and squash blossom empanadas. Linger over a leisurely lunch of sábana (a thin strip of beef) with grilled chilies and cheese or camarones en salsa diabloshrimp with a spicy sauce that'll keep the icy cervezas coming.
Open Mondays through Saturdays 1 to 11 pm.