Miskova owner

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 […]


Memo Lira to Start Microtheater Vallarta

Memo Lira our Foodie Guide Extraordinaire is moving on to an exciting new project Vallarta Eats would be nothing without our amazing foodie guides. And one of our very first guides, Guillermo (Memo) Lira, started with the company about 5 and ½ years ago. We’ve been graced by his intelligence and insights. He’s charmed thousands […]

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 […]

Eric and friends

Six Years and More Passionate Than Ever-Founder of Vallarta Eats Tells His Story

I’d just turned forty and was in the midst of a mid-life crisis. Feeling very burnt-out from my years as a fundraiser for non-profits in Philadelphia, and ready to cut the cord with my Jewish mother (it only took me 40 years!). I was tossing around the idea of moving to Mexico. Being an East […]

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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 […]

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