Mexico City — When the Food & Travel awards were handed out last week, many of them went to Yucatán.
Food & Travel magazine’s readers, “the true travelers and foodies,” named Ku’uk the best restaurant in the country’s interior. The award previously went to another Mérida restaurant, Rosas y Xocolate.
The ceremony, by the way, was partly catered by Roberto Solís, the chef/owner of another Mérida restaurant, Néctar.
And while the city of Puebla took the prize for Best Gourmet Destination, which was Mérida’s honor two years in a row, Yucatán state was voted top destination overall for travelers.
The Best Ecological Hotel in Mexico was Xixim Unique Mayan Hotel outside Celestún, an award the resort last won two years ago.
The winning beach hotel was across the Peninsula on the Riviera Maya, the Grand Velas.
For the fourth edition of the awards ceremony, the Live Aqua Urban Resort Hotel in Mexico City was dressed up to receive the nominees of the Food and Travel Reader Awards 2017.
Here are all the winners:
Best Chef: Mikel Alonso
Best Chef Revelation: Alan Sánchez
Best Restaurant in Mexico City and Metropolitan Area: Pujol
Best Restaurant of the Interior of the Republic: K’u’uk
Best New Mexican Restaurant: Loretta
Best Restaurant Consolidated in Mexico: Casa Oaxaca
Best Restaurant in Hotel: Au Pied de Cochon
Best Gourmet Space in Mexico: La Europea
Best Sweet Space of Mexico: La Postrería
Best Destination of Mexico: State of Yucatán
Best Gourmet Destination of Mexico: State of Puebla
Best International Destination: Paris, France
Best International Gourmet Destination: Italy
Best National Airline: Aeromexico
Best International Airline: Air France
Best Hotel in Mexico City: Four Seasons Hotel
Best Urban Hotel in the Interior of the Republic: La Purificadora, Puebla
Best Beach Hotel in Mexico: Grand Velas Riviera Maya
Best Hotel in a Pueblo Magico or Colonial City: Hotel Matilda, San Miguel de Allende
Best Ecological Hotel in Mexico: Xixim Unique Mayan Hotel
Best Spa: Sense, A Rosewood Spa, San Miguel de Allende
Best Cruise Ship: Royal Caribbean
Best Boutique Cruise: Crystal Cruises
Best Travel Agency in Mexico: Mundo Joven
Best Loyalty Program: Club Premier