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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 […]

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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 […]

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Shop Local- Designer Kim Martin Makes it in Mexico!

Posted on 10 December, 2015 by Nicole Martin Canadian-born designer, Kim Martin, founder and owner of the Myskova Beach Boutiques in Mexico. With stores on Puerto Vallarta’s famed Malecon boardwalk, on Basilio Badillo and recently at Garza Blanca Resorts Boutique, Kim Martin’s Myskova brand has already been a great success in Banderas Bay, providing chic beachwear and stylish […]

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7 Essential Tips for Getting the Most Out of a Puerto Vallarta Vacation Rental

Instead of the traditional hotel or all-inclusive experience, we’re seeing more and more visitors to Vallarta choosing lodging through local rental agencies or online rental services like Airbnb and VRBO/Homeaway. Certainly hotels and all-inclusives are amazing, and a perfect choice for travelers who want to be pampered. With daily housekeeping, onsite dining, drinking, pools, massages, […]

Carmen Porras with member of her cooking class at El Arrayna

Vallarta Eats Partner Spotlight: Chef Carmen Porras of El Arrayan

El Arrayan opened in 2003, serving traditional Mexican food with a twist. Using classic techniques and ingredients chef/owner, Carmen Porras has created a unique menu drawing from many different regions of Mexico. Carmen and her staff also offer superb cooking classes Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays (during the High- Season). Their repertoire includes, moles, classic Mexican […]

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Jackfruit: The Miracle Monster

Jackfruit is the largest known treeborne fruit. It’s grown exclusively in hotter, more tropical climates. These behemoths love our local weather and can frequently be seen hanging off of trees around Puerto Vallarta Currently researchers are looking into the viability of this amazing fruit as a replacement for staple crops adversely affected by climate change, as […]

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