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Yucatán’s most iconic breakfast is best enjoyed at its birthplace

… and no, its not Mérida

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Carlos Rosado van der Gracht
Carlos Rosado van der Gracht
Born in Mérida, Carlos Rosado van der Gracht is a Mexican/Canadian blogger, photographer and adventure expedition leader. He holds degrees in multimedia, philosophy and translation from universities in Mexico, Canada and Norway. Sign up for the Yucatán Roundup, a free newsletter, which delivers the week's top headlines every Monday.
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Motul is known for several things, including being the birthplace of Felipe Carillo Puerto. He was governor of Yucatán and one of the staunchest supporters of indigenous peoples’ rights in Mexico’s history.

But the city with a population of around 30,000 is best known for its bustling markets full of stands of all sorts, music, and most importantly, Yucatán’s most iconic breakfast dish, huevos motuleños.   

The dish is made by placing fried eggs on fried corn tortillas smothered in black beans, ham, and cheese. The dish is then covered in a tomato sauce, which may or may not be spicy, and then garnished with peas and topped with a chile habanero for a little extra kick. 

Sure, you can get huevos motuleños just about anywhere in Yucatán, but enjoying them in Motul is a whole other experience. So when in Motul do as Motuleños do.

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