Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun recently debuted The Table experience in their breathtaking Mexican restaurant, La Joya. Besides memorable meals with family and/or friends, this is the single best dining experience I have ever had. Really! From the food to the presentation, everything was delightful and so very unique.
I wasn’t sure what to expect. The meal is described as a “Hi-Tech-Interactive ‘Gourmet Mapping’ Dining Experience. I imagined a video projected on the wall and possibly some music.
After a couple of La Joya’s Cadillac margaritas (they are perfection, but be warned, they are very strong) we headed up to the second level of La Joya and found this table waiting for us.
That’s when I knew things were going to get interesting.
We checked out our view and our first course, a palate cleanser / amuse-bouche was served.
Now I don’t want to give too much away, because the surprises are a big part of the fun, but the experience follows the history of the Yucatan Peninsula, as do the ingredients, cuisine, explanations and projections on the table.
Here are a few more pictures…
This truly enchanting meal is an 8-course dinner accompanied by cocktails, wine and even shots!
The Table is available Friday and Saturday nights and begins at 9:00 pm. The cost is 115 USD per person. Tax and service are included.
Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach is home to one of my favorite lobbies in Cancun. It’s no surprise that they have a spectacular Christmas tree. I couldn’t wait to see it, and it definitely lived up to my expectations.
For those visiting over the holidays, the resort invites their guests to join them in celebrating Mexican traditions.
– They hold piñata parties where kids can have fun winning candies and parents can also score some special gifts such as Gem Spa treatments, upgrades and more.
-They create a “posada” or reenactment of Mary and Joseph’s pilgrimage to Bethlehem in search of a place to stay.
-At Coral KidZ Club, young guests get in the Christmas spirit by decorating Christmas cookies.
For those who will be in Cancun for New Year’s Eve, the “Coral Fire” white-themed event is an interactive, high-tech party which transforms the ballroom into an underwater oasis via video-mapping technology highlighting oceanic scenery. The event includes a live show featuring colorful, energetic acrobatic performances. The party continues until 4:00 am and includes a complimentary Mexican buffet.