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RE: naty's chicken 2012/02/23 21:02:15 (permalink)
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ORIGINAL: Darren

I often wonder why I chose AI after reading about all the places to eat from you guys?! [&:]

No worries, we're looking forward to trying them all at the end of May!

 
We stayed at AI's until we found HAC and all the places to eat in Akumal.....wouldn't change a thing now and you would be surprised just how much money you don't spead not staying at an AI......

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RE: naty's chicken 2012/02/23 21:07:12 (permalink)
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ORIGINAL: shape shifter 47

We stayed at AI's until we found HAC and all the places to eat in Akumal.....wouldn't change a thing now and you would be surprised just how much money you don't spead not staying at an AI......


You've got me curious. Where is HAC? I'll check it out when we get down there.

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RE: naty's chicken 2012/02/23 21:59:09 (permalink)
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ORIGINAL: shape shifter 47

We stayed at AI's until we found HAC and all the places to eat in Akumal.....wouldn't change a thing now and you would be surprised just how much money you don't spead not staying at an AI......


You've got me curious. Where is HAC? I'll check it out when we get down there.

 
HAC....Hotel Akumal Caribe...and the bungalows.....
 

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RE: naty's chicken 2012/02/24 07:41:19 (permalink)
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Pollo Bronco also has the most delicious garlic mashed potatoes that we have discovered this trip.






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RE: naty's chicken 2012/02/24 08:39:40 (permalink)
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We do AI and get a great deal BUT we always go out a few times and try the local places! Seems like I pay the same for AI's as I would for a condo so why not. I am a people watcher!

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RE: naty's chicken 2012/02/24 13:31:25 (permalink)
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Naty's sounds really good.

Is there a map of the Akumal Pueblo with all of the restaurants and other businesses?
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RE: naty's chicken 2012/02/24 13:39:38 (permalink)
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This will sound sacriligious, but we have a chain of places here in Texas that is as good as any I've had in Mexico, and I've tried a few. El Pollo Regio tastes as good as Pollo Bronco, Pollo Brujo, and I'll let you know how it compares to Naty's when get back in May.
 
The cleanser they use even smells like ABR. Every few weeks I have to go and get my fix. Even if it's for a typical lunch, I still feel a little closer to Mexico.
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RE: naty's chicken 2012/02/24 13:55:03 (permalink)
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We spend more money when we don't stay at an AI.....go figure? We usually go to Naty's and bring the chicken back to the snack bar at ABR. Guess we should try the ribs too!
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RE: naty's chicken 2013/02/20 19:31:45 (permalink)
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hi everyone,
Staying in Akumal for the first time in mid-March--though we visited a couple times last year via colectivo. We'd like to check out the Pueblo and Naty's while we're there. I have that great map that Badger(?) posted.

We don't speak much spanish, but if it's written, we can typically make out the more common words/phrases. Does Naty's have a menu board similar to the photo of Pollo Bronco's that was posted? Stupid question that probably doesn't matter: do you typically make tacos or eat as a meal--chicken with sides?

chicken's typically only available before two, correct? We're thinking about riding bikes over to the Pueblo for lunch, then picking up take-out chicken for the following day. Any recommendations for lunch; Taco Maya, El Ultimo Maya. . .? Any other places/food I should check out while were over there?

Thanks,
Al


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RE: naty's chicken 2013/02/21 05:18:53 (permalink)
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Naty's sounds really good.

Is there a map of the Akumal Pueblo with all of the restaurants and other businesses?


Here ya go.[:)]

http://forums.locogringo.com/forums/tm.asp?m=1472105&mpage=1&key=map%2Cakumal%2Cpueblo�

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RE: naty's chicken 2013/02/25 10:07:00 (permalink)
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It is so ironic you mentione Regio, that is our FAVORITE. In fact, it actually got better recently. There chicken has always been good but even their sides have gotten better. We just don't like their tortillas, they fall apart when you touch them. But the chicken is to die for.


ORIGINAL: DungSR

This will sound sacriligious, but we have a chain of places here in Texas that is as good as any I've had in Mexico, and I've tried a few. El Pollo Regio tastes as good as Pollo Bronco, Pollo Brujo, and I'll let you know how it compares to Naty's when get back in May.

The cleanser they use even smells like ABR. Every few weeks I have to go and get my fix. Even if it's for a typical lunch, I still feel a little closer to Mexico.


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RE: naty's chicken 2013/02/25 10:28:44 (permalink)
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ORIGINAL: DungSR

This will sound sacriligious, but we have a chain of places here in Texas that is as good as any I've had in Mexico, and I've tried a few. El Pollo Regio tastes as good as Pollo Bronco, Pollo Brujo, and I'll let you know how it compares to Naty's when get back in May.

The cleanser they use even smells like ABR. Every few weeks I have to go and get my fix. Even if it's for a typical lunch, I still feel a little closer to Mexico.

This is totally off-topic, but your post made me laugh because every now and then I'll walk by something that smells like the cleanser they use in Mexico. I'll stop, take a deep breath, and say "mmm, smells like Mexico", and whoever I'm with will look at me like I'm nuts. Cleanser reminds you of Mexico?? Yes. Yes it does. And also whatever laundry detergent they use [;)][8D][:D]
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RE: naty's chicken 2013/02/26 08:49:53 (permalink)
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Anyone have any thoughts??

ORIGINAL: algooo

hi everyone,
Staying in Akumal for the first time in mid-March--though we visited a couple times last year via colectivo. We'd like to check out the Pueblo and Naty's while we're there. I have that great map that Badger(?) posted.

We don't speak much spanish, but if it's written, we can typically make out the more common words/phrases. Does Naty's have a menu board similar to the photo of Pollo Bronco's that was posted? Stupid question that probably doesn't matter: do you typically make tacos or eat as a meal--chicken with sides?

chicken's typically only available before two, correct? We're thinking about riding bikes over to the Pueblo for lunch, then picking up take-out chicken for the following day. Any recommendations for lunch; Taco Maya, El Ultimo Maya. . .? Any other places/food I should check out while were over there?

Thanks,
Al




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RE: naty's chicken 2013/02/26 09:58:20 (permalink)
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We were there recently. I can typically make out some spanish menus as well but found the Naty's one a bit above my comprehension.

The guy saw us looking a bit confused and said "The chicken?" and we said "The chicken!" and that was it.

For three of us, we shared a chicken and each had our own rice, beans, and coleslaw. There was also a stack of tortillas to share (as well as a pretty damn spicy salsa). I made a few tacos, but the chicken was so good I mostly ate that on its own and combined the rest.

I meant to take a pic of the menu and forgot.





 
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RE: naty's chicken 2013/02/26 11:19:23 (permalink)
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Thanks Jabostick,

So replying "the chicken" got you a whole chicken, and sides for everyone.

Sounds like each side will understand enough of the other's language to work it out. I'll be sure to brush up on words/phrases. Earlier in this thread, someone posted the menu from "Pollo Bronco," a restaurant in Tulum that I believe has similar chicken to Naty's. I'm guessing that it includes more English than what you saw at Naty's

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RE: naty's chicken 2013/02/26 11:57:14 (permalink)
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This is the best way to start to learn Spansih. Learn what different foods are called. Even Pollo Bronco is in Spanish. It is not what you would call a tourist destination. pollo entero poyo intero whole chicken
cebolla asada siboyo ass odda grilled onions
papa con queso papa cone kayso potatoes with cheese
and of course you can't live without Donde esta el bano donday estah el banyo where is the bathroom [:D]
If you are using a smart phone down there get a translator app. I'd love to use mine but Sprint doesn't have an agreement with anyone and it cost me over $200 one year to use my own phone down there. Take a little dictionary, you'd be surprised how quickly you can pick up some very useful phrases. You can't really travel outside of the zona de tourista without a little Spanglish. The best of Mexico is out there.
In fact, where I live, Spanish is almost a requirement .
post edited by panesh - 2013/02/26 12:01:24
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RE: naty's chicken 2013/02/26 12:49:32 (permalink)
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All good tips Panesh, and thank's for the quick lesson.
I've been to Mexico several times now, and "donde esta el bano" was probably the first spanish that I learned, and, more importantly, retained. I've spent at least a week in Mexico for the past few years, and, unfortunately, I don't retain much of what I've learned by the time I return a year later.
We always try to go off the beaten path, and typically make out ok--sometimes more successful than others but that's part of the adventure.
I don't have a smart phone, so a dictionary is the way to go for me.
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RE: naty's chicken 2013/02/26 14:47:35 (permalink)
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Uno pollo entero para llevar, por favor.

Use Google Translate to help you practice.

A great app to have is Jibbigo. You don't need to be connected to the internet, which is a huge plus. You can type or speak into the app and it will translate. Works in both directions quite well as long as there is not too much ambient noise.

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RE: naty's chicken 2013/02/27 05:40:53 (permalink)
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Thanks sfspanky,
When ordering chicken, there's no need to order sides--they're included?
Chicken's typically available before 2:00p, correct? Is that daily?

Never occurred to me to use Google Translate. I'll check out Jibbigo, as I will have my Galaxy MP3 player with me.

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Uno pollo entero para llevar, por favor.

Use Google Translate to help you practice.

A great app to have is Jibbigo. You don't need to be connected to the internet, which is a huge plus. You can type or speak into the app and it will translate. Works in both directions quite well as long as there is not too much ambient noise.



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RE: naty's chicken 2013/02/28 14:33:56 (permalink)
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ORIGINAL: algooo

Thanks sfspanky,
When ordering chicken, there's no need to order sides--they're included?
Chicken's typically available before 2:00p, correct? Is that daily?

Never occurred to me to use Google Translate. I'll check out Jibbigo, as I will have my Galaxy MP3 player with me.




Found my trip report with pics of Naty's from Nov, 2011 and the menu I saw. Scroll down to the 24th:
http://forums.locogringo.com/forums/tm.asp?m=1420743

Or scroll down to the 21'st here. This one is May, 2012. Looks like an expanded menu although we still had just the chicken (with sides). We also brought our own beer this time which they didn't mind at all:
http://forums.locogringo.com/forums/tm.asp?m=1475322
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RE: naty's chicken 2013/03/01 10:53:10 (permalink)
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ORIGINAL: algooo

Thanks sfspanky,
When ordering chicken, there's no need to order sides--they're included?
Chicken's typically available before 2:00p, correct? Is that daily?

Never occurred to me to use Google Translate. I'll check out Jibbigo, as I will have my Galaxy MP3 player with me.

ORIGINAL: sfspanky

Uno pollo entero para llevar, por favor.

Use Google Translate to help you practice.

A great app to have is Jibbigo. You don't need to be connected to the internet, which is a huge plus. You can type or speak into the app and it will translate. Works in both directions quite well as long as there is not too much ambient noise.






Algoo, don't worry too much about this - it will work out! [:D]

Most of the time I go and just say "Hola" and the person at the counter will say "Hola, un pollo?". I say "Si, por favor". A few minutes later I get a bag with chicken, coleslaw, frijoles salsa, rice (all in separate containers), give them 100 pesos and we exchange "Hasta luego" and go home and eat it all. [8D]

I usually go sometime between 11:30am and 12:30pm. Only time I ever found it closed was on Ash Wednesday (and then I went to another Pollo Asado guy on the main street which was also good).

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RE: naty's chicken 2013/03/01 12:21:23 (permalink)
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Kinda cool to see this thread resurface from last year when we were planning our LAST trip to Akumal. Didn't make it to Naty's then but it's on the bucket list for this May/June!

Darren

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RE: naty's chicken 2013/03/01 13:03:18 (permalink)
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I thought those Pollo Bronco pics looked familiar, they're mine! Those prices are from a couple of years ago so don't be surprised if the price has increased.
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RE: naty's chicken 2013/03/02 14:33:21 (permalink)
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Thanks for the trip reports gerber--just incredibly detailed. And your parents--amazing!! I'll be adding the Tulum beach crawl to our activities since bar hopping to sample different drinks/food is right up our alley. Thanks to everyone else as well. It's not even going to feel like our first time to Naty's, given all the great info/photos[:)]

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ORIGINAL: algooo

Thanks sfspanky,
When ordering chicken, there's no need to order sides--they're included?
Chicken's typically available before 2:00p, correct? Is that daily?

Never occurred to me to use Google Translate. I'll check out Jibbigo, as I will have my Galaxy MP3 player with me.




Found my trip report with pics of Naty's from Nov, 2011 and the menu I saw. Scroll down to the 24th:
http://forums.locogringo.com/forums/tm.asp?m=1420743

Or scroll down to the 21'st here. This one is May, 2012. Looks like an expanded menu although we still had just the chicken (with sides). We also brought our own beer this time which they didn't mind at all:
http://forums.locogringo.com/forums/tm.asp?m=1475322


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Re: RE: naty's chicken 2019/07/31 13:58:06 (permalink)
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I'm trying to make a list of these chicken places down the 307.
 
So far I have ...
 
Akumal - Naty's
Tulum - Pollo Bronco
Puerto Morelos - El Rey del Pollo 
Playa del Carmen - Asadero el Pollo
 
Any others I should add?
 
I've only ever been to Naty's (last visit March 2019).  Hoping to visit the others on future trips.

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