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Make Grand Velas Riviera Maya-Style Tacos at Home

Tacos de pulpo, Grand Velas Riviera Maya

Grand Velas Riviera Maya resort is known for showcasing the country’s rich gastronomy and adding a touch of originality. Here, the resort chefs have shared two taco recipes with us to try at home.

Octopus Tacos



  1.     Fill a large pot with water over medium high heat and add the octopus, carrots, half of the onion, celery, half of the garlic, leeks, and salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil and cook for 30 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Drain and cut the octopus into pieces.
  1. In a large skillet, sauté the rest of the garlic and onion, the guajillo chile, vegetable oil and butter until well combined. Add the octopus, lime juice and salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Serve the mixture in warm tortillas.

*Using fresh octopus is recommended. If you can’t find it fresh, you may use canned octopus.

Tacos de Tzic de Res




  1. Cook the beef shoulder with the carrots, celery, onion, leeks, pineapple, salt and pepper over low heat for two hours.
  2. Remove the beef from the stock and shred. Sauté the shredded beef in oil, garlic, onion and cilantro.
  3. Serve in red tortillas topped with crumbled chicharron and guajillo chile salsa.

If you make either the octopus or beef tacos, please share a photo with us and let us know how they came out!


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