pozole

Pozole: A Delicious Dish With A Dark History

The ancient Mexica prepared the pozole with meat of the captives sacrificed in some festivals, mainly dedicated to Our Lord the Flayed, Xipe Totec. During the holidays, many of us have the opportunity to enjoy the delicious typical Mexican cuisine. Among some of the dishes we like to eat are the birria, pambazos, enchiladas, carnitas. […]

Mexican beef cuts

A Trip To A Carnicería: Learn The Names Of Beef Cuts In Mexico

Shopping for meat can be daunting. This may come as a surprise to Americans who are accustomed to shopping in American grocery stores where everything is sanitized, tidy, clearly weighed, and labeled with familiar terms in a familiar language. Stray a bit from your familiar turf, however, and a whole new world could reveal itself.  […]

nopales

The Mexican Flavors Of April

Spring is in full swing, the afternoons are sunny, the trees are full of flowers and the seasonal ingredients are juicier, tastier, and brighter than ever. This month brings so many flavors that invite you to spend the day looking for the ideal ingredients to prepare amazing dishes. Be adventurous in the kitchen take a […]

pastor taco

Tacos Al Pastor: The King Of Our Tacos After Dark Tour

Who doesn’t love Tacos al Pastor? This delicious thinly sliced pork shoulder marinated in adobo sauce, served with green salsa, chopped onions, cilantro, grilled pineapple with a squeeze of fresh lime juice. Everything tastes better with a squeeze of lime! The method of cooking “al pastor” actually comes from Lebanon. It’s inspired by shawarma! Lebanese […]

Origins of Vanilla

Vanilla: The Black Flower of the Aztecs

Vanilla was already highly valued in pre-Columbian Mesoamerica (especially in Mexico) and was introduced into Europe by Spanish conquistadors, extending to the rest of the world later. The history of vanilla is associated with that of chocolate. Its origin is Mexican. Before the Mexicas, and the Mayans, enriched with vanilla their thick drink made with […]

Marisma fish tacos

This is a first for Vallarta Eats

Meet our “honorary guest” For the first time in nearly 7 years, we had a guest take 4 tours in less than a week. Yes, you read that right — a guest took 4 food tours in less than one week. We have had guests come back after enjoying one foodie adventure, some have even […]

birria bowl

The Origins Of The Birria Taco

Here in Puerto Vallarta — and Mexico for that matter — has a long tradition of great and delicious “street food.” One of the dishes that best represent the beautiful State of Jalisco is the famous “Birria.” Here at Vallarta Eats, when you book and take our Signature Taco Tour, you will notice that birria […]

Chlles en Nogada

Pilar’s Traditional Chiles En Nogada

Traditional Chiles en Nogada: A Feast for the Eyes and Appetite Recipe Courtesy of Pilar Martz A dish that truly honors the traditions of Mexico is traditional Chiles en Nogada. The colors in the Mexican Flag are proudly represented. Green from the roasted and peeled poblano chile. White from the light cream sauce. Red from […]