Cooking Services

At Tankah Shores we want your entire experience to be nothing less than perfect, so we are pleased to offer cooking services at no extra charge. Our excellent staff is available to prepare breakfast and dinner for your party from our house menu with one day’s advanced notice.

Due to the limited kitchen space, all meals are served “family style”, meaning one single entree is served to your entire party. Additional entrees are available for a $20 USD additional charge, but due to space limitations we typically limit the number of different entrees to two.

Dinner is typically served at 6pm. If you choose to dine earlier or later, our staff will prepare the meal for you ahead of time and you can warm it up to serve as your schedule allows.

While cooking services are provided at no cost, you are responsible for paying for the groceries for your meals. Our staff will do the shopping for all the meals you order for a small $25 USD fee for each required shopping trip.

Pre-order Your Groceries for Arrival with our Grocery Delivery Service!

Start your vacation off right by allowing the friendly staff at Tankah Shores stock your pantry with all the necessities prior to your arrival for a small service fee of only $25 USD. You are on vacation after all, and who wants to spend their first day in paradise grocery shopping?

Desayuno / Breakfast

  • Huevos a la Mexicana / Scrambled Eggs

    Scrambled eggs “Mexican” style with tomatoes, onions, and jalapeños. Served with either toast or corn tortillas.

  • Huevos con Salsa / Sunny-side Up Eggs

    Served with cream and salsa roja or salsa verde. Served with either toast or corn tortillas.

  • Huevos Rancheros / Sunny-side Up Eggs

    Made with tortillas and salsa roja. Served with refried beans.

  • Hot Cakes / Pancakes

    Served with bacon

  • Plato de Frutas / Fruit Plate

    Seasonal fruit plate.

  • Pan de Plátano / Banana Bread

    Tankah Shores famous banana bread.

  • Quesadillas / Tortillas with Melted Cheese

    Traditional quesadillas.

Botanas / Snacks

All snacks served with tortilla chips.

  • Salsa Playa Azul

    Mexican salsa loaded flavor. Be sure to specify “picante” (hot) or “no picante” (mild).

  • Guacamole

    A Tankah Shores favorite. You’ve never had a guacamole dip served so fresh.

  • Quesadillas / Tortillas with Melted Cheese

    Traditional quesadillas.

Sopa / Soup

  • Sopa de Tortilla / Chicken Tortilla Soup

    The Playa Azul house specialty. Chicken tortilla soup with panela cheese, cream and avocado.

  • Sopa de Pollo con Verduras / Chicken Soup with Vegetables

    Served with rice or pasta.

  • Sopa de Lima / Chicken Lime Soup

    The traditional soup of the Mayans, with peppers tomato, chicken and our secret ingredient.

  • Sopa Minestrine / Minestrone Soup

    Made from the freshest seasonal vegetables, pasta, beans and parmesan cheese.

  • Todo Tipo de Cremas / Cream Soups

    Tomato, Mushroom, Cilantro, Broccoli, Bean, Pepper

Ensalada / Salads

  • Ensalada Verde / Green Salad
  • Ensalada Mixta / Mixed Salada
  • Ensalada Cesar / Ceasar Salad

    With traditional house dressing, your choice of chicken or shrimp, croutons and parmesan cheese.

  • Ensalada Especial / Special Salad

    Gouda cheese, lettuce, avocado, tomato, balsamic vinegar and basil

  • Ensalada de Mexicana / Mexican Salad

    Cucumber, jimaca, grapefruit, oranges, corn and cilantro

Pollo / Chicken

  • Posole / Chicken with hominy corn dish

    Served with lettuce, onions, avocado, and chicharrón. Made with pork optional. Served with corn tortillas or chips.

  • Pollo en Milanesa

    Breaded chicken breast, may be served with garden salad or cabbage and rice or french fries.

  • Spaghetti Playa Azul

    The Tankah Shores house special. Made with your choice of chicken or shrimp, vegetables and soy sauce. Served with garlic bread and salad.

  • Pollo a la Parrilla / Grilled Chicken

    Served with grilled vegetables.

  • Fajitas de Pollo / Chicken Fajitas

    Served with onions, green pepper, refried beans, corn tortillas, and rice.

  • Pollo Dorado / Fried Chicken

    Served with broccoli salad.

  • Enchiladas / Enchiladas

    Amazing chicken-filled corn tortillas with either salsa roja or salsa verde. Served with refried beans and rice *Can be prepared vegetarian.

  • Puechega de Pollo / Chicken Breast

    Chicken breast stuffed with a delicious blend of vegetables and cheese, then grilled.

  • Pollo Estilo Maya / Mayan Chicken

    Chicken wrapped in banana leaves, baked in a fine herb tomato-based sauce.

  • Brochetas de Pollo / Shish-ka-bobs

    Chicken or beef brochetas, grilled with either salsa Mexicana, salsa picante or guacamole and frijoles.

  • Pollo a la Mexicana

    Chicken with tomatoes, onion, garlic and peppers.

  • Pollo con Mole / Chicken Mole

    Made with chile-chocolate sauce. Served with rice and green salad.

  • Pollo Pibíl / Chicken Pibil

    This is a popular Mayan dish that is made with a mild red spice (achiote), onions, tomatoes and baked in banana leaves. Served with rice.

  • Brochetas / Shish-ka-bobs

    Choose from shrimp, beef, chicken, or surf-and-turf. Served with potatoes or rice.

Carne / Beef

  • Chiles Rellenos / Stuffed Poblano Chiles

    Filled with ground beef, potatoes, onions, deep-fried in batter, simmered in
    a delicious salsa roja. Also available vegetarian style. Served with rice. Typically not spicy, but every once in awhile you come across a hot one!

  • Tacos a Picadillos / Ground Beef Tacos

    Soft-shell tacos made with ground beef. Served with refried beans and rice.

  • Fajitas de Carne / Beef Fajitas

    Served with onions, green pepper, refried beans, corn tortillas, and rice.

  • Hamburguesa / Hamburger
  • Arracheras Marinadas / Marinated Grilled Beef

    Marinated grilled beef served with tortillas.

  • Bistek a la Mexicana / Mexican Version of Swiss Steak

    Beef with tomatoes, onions, garlic, peppers.

  • Bistek a la Cazuela / Beef Stew

    Beef with tomaotoes, onion, garlic, peppers and potatoes in a sauce.

  • Brochetas / Shish-ka-bobs

    Choose from shrimp, beef, chicken, or surf-and-turf. Served with potatoes or rice.

Puerco / Pork

  • Tacos al Pastor a la Parrilla / Pork Tacos

    Grilled and marinated tacos served with grilled vegetables.

  • Chuletas / Pork Chops

    Made in salsa verde. Served with baked potato and grated cheese.

  • Chuletas Fritas / Fried Pork Chops
  • Poc Chuc

    Pork marinated and grilled served with rice, red onions and tortillas.

Seafood / Mariscos

  • Cerviche

    Tomatoes, onions, cilantro with fish, shrimp, conch or lobster cured in lime juice (Here cerviche is considered a main dish; not an appetizer. Due to the extensive work involved, if you would like it as an appetizer, it is an additional $10.00 or 100 pesos.

  • Mariscada / Seafood Mix

    Selection of seafood, fish fillet, octopus, squid, shrimp or substitute conch or lobster. Accompanied by buttered vegetables and rice.

  • Pesacado Tik n Shik

    Fish grilled with achiote seasonings, onions, vegetables, (great for grouper, bouquinetta, Mojarra)

  • Pesacado ala Tarta

    Fish baked in aluminum foil with garlic, onion and seasonings.

  • Filete de Pescado / Fresh Fish Fillet

    Made with butter and garlic. Served with rice and vegetables.

  • Camerones Empanizado / Fried Shrimp

    Breaded, fried shrimp.

  • Camerones al Mojo de Ajo / Garlic Shrimp

    Shrimp with garlic butter sauce, rice.

  • Camerones-Brocheta a la Parilla / Grilled Shrimp

    Grilled Shrimp served with Salsa Mexican, rice and tortillas.

  • Langosta / Lobster

    Made with butter and garlic. Served with rice and vegetables.

  • Brochetas / Shish-ka-bobs

    Choose from shrimp, beef, chicken, or surf-and-turf. Served with potatoes or rice.


Our staff can prepare the following and have suggested which ones are best with the various dishes, however, if you would like to substitute something, these are the options:

  • Arroz / Rice

    Arroz rojo (with vegetables) or blanco (plain)

  • Salsa Picante / Hot Sauce

    Hot tomato sauce.

  • Papas al Horno / Baked Potatoes

    Baked Potatoes with butter.

  • Spaghetti Poblano / Spaghetti with Chili Poblano

    Spaghetti with chili sauce (not spice).

  • Papas Francesa / French Fries
  • Frijoles / Beans
  • Ensalada / Salad

    Specify lettuce or cabbage please.

Postres / Desserts

Desserts are billed to the client on the Extras list at rate of 50 pesos or $5.00 each.

  • Flan / Custard
  • Brownies
  • Key Lime Pie
  • Cheesecake