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Discover the prime ingredients and flavors of Mediterranean Cuisine

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Mediterranean cuisine is full of nuances and different flavors, there are some variations depending on the area, but they all have one thing in common: the ingredients. 

The Mediterranean climate is decisive for agriculture, commerce and history behind certain dishes. There are the main ingredients of Mediterranean cuisine, which you will also find in different presentations on the Taboo menu.


Cereals, wheat and rice.

Artisan bread is a must on the table to pair certain foods or to simply enjoy it with balsamic oil. Rice, as well as certain pasta recipes are key for the Mediterranean diet. 



Lentils, beans, chickpeas, green beans and peas are just a few legumes used in many traditional recipes in Morocco, Italy, Spain and Greece just to name a few.  Their high fiber content makes them a great ally for an exquisite and balanced diet at the same time. 


Olive Oil 

Without a doubt, one of the top ingredients is olive oil, since it’s the base of many recipes and dressings; You can find its distinctive flavor in many dishes at our restaurants in Cancun, Tulum and Polanco. 



Due to its proximity to the sea, it’s not surprising that fish is essential to this ancient gastronomy. Tuna, Salmon, anchovies and sardines are just some of the main elements. A Mediterranean menu is not complete without fish and seafood dishes. 


Fruits and vegetables

Fish and meat dishes are usually paired with salads or soups cooked with seasonal vegetables. A delicious and creative way to maintain a balanced diet. 



Condiments and spices such as rosemary, thyme, oregano, basil, pepper, and spearmint are essential for this cuisine, offering a wide range of flavors and aromas to every dish. 


If you want to experience Mediterranean cuisine in a sophisticated atmosphere and pair it with a high-level mixology, Taboo is the perfect option for you. Come and taste the most outstanding dishes of this gastronomy fused with international ingredients and a gourmet touch, that will blow your mind. 

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