No. 252 Brazo de Reina (Queen’s Arm)

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Days open to the public:

Domingo, Lunes, Martes, Miércoles, Jueves, Viernes, Sábado

Schedules in which you can enjoy the experience:

12:00 - 16:00

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Months in which you can enjoy the experience:

Todo el año

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Brazo de Reina, a variant of dzotobichay or tzotobilchay, comes from the Maya words "Ts'o tobil chay," which means "corn dough with chaya." This dish originated during the colonial period and received its name from the traditional preparation method. This "tamale" is made with corn dough, chaya leaves, boiled eggs, and ground pumpkin seeds. The preparation involves spreading the dough mixed with cooked and cubed chaya leaves on a banana leaf. Then, pumpkin seeds and sliced boiled eggs are added, and the mixture is covered with the same leaf. It is then cooked in a steamer for about an hour. To serve, the brazo de reina is sliced and topped with tomato sauce on a flat plate. This delicacy is mostly consumed during Holy Week and the ancestral ceremony called "huajicol" celebrated during harvest days.

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Recommendations for tourists: Accompany with habanero sauce.
Payment methods: Cash.
Recommended for: Families, couples, and people with disabilities.

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