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ceviche tostada at Cólera

Do You Know Your Antojitos?

There is no translation in English for antojito it’s kind of like saying “yummy bites”, “tasty snack cravings” or “something to hold you over until your next meal”. Traditionally, here in Mexico, antojitos are quickly prepared street foods. Every morning, by the local school at Iglesia Guadalupe, I pass by carts and vendors preparing these […]

corn esquites

Do You Elote or Esquite?

One of the greatest simple pleasures of Mexico is snacking on scrumptious corn from a street vendor. Here in Vallarta we are lucky to have both grilled elote (corn on the cob) and cups of yummy esquite available most evenings along the Malecon. Elote is delicious, but a little more challenging to eat. It comes covered in […]

corn and history

Mexican Atole: Drink of the Gods

Classic Mexican atole on a cold morning or as an evening treat is the perfect way warm up. Traditionally served with tamales, it’s great source of energy and can be made thick or thin, like a yummy hot chocolate. This ancient drink comes from the Aztecs, the original name for it was atolli, it’s made of […]

pozole plate

Pozole: The Ultimate Comfort Food

Pozole, (poh-SOH–lay), is one of our favorite Mexican comfort foods– akin to a yummy Matzah Ball soup (OR HEARTY CHICKEN SOUP). And now that the nights here in Puerto Vallarta are getting chilly, this hearty meat broth with hominy warms your tummy and staves of cold. The hominy in pozole is prepared utilizing the process […]

foodie guide with guest

Famous Chef Visits Vallarta Eats

November, December and January have been record breaking! So many tacos. So many FUN people. We were especially proud to tour with huge number of Repeat Customers. It’s always great seeing old friends. Thanks for supporting Vallarta Eats!!! We also welcomed a few food luminaries and bloggers, one of which being Kelsie Kerr, acclaimed former […]

huichol community

7 Unusual Ways to Experience Puerto Vallarta

Stay at the Rivera del Rio, Garlands Del Rio or at Casa Karma Alexander Andriadis and his partner Diego Bedini created two of the most unique and romantic boutique hotels in the Bay of Banderas. Each room at either the Garlands or Rivera del Rio has its own unique name and concept. You’ll feel as […]

chiles

Chiles

Chiles! Chile names in Mexico can be a conundrum… Pretty much every region of Mexico has it own commonly used chile. Some are big and fat like the chile ancho, some are black, some are small and some are little. Each part of Mexico may use a different name for the same chile. So when […]

paleta variety

Beat September Heat with La Michoacana Paletas

One of the staples of the hot rainy season here in Puerto Vallarta are icy La Michoacana paletas. Paletas are the delightful Mexican cousin of the good old popcicle. They are pretty much the same shape and size, but this is not cloying orange flavored bar of ice you find North of the border. The Mexican paleta […]