The Fresh Mexican Flavors of Spring

Though “seasonal” fruits and vegetables are often available all year around, there are certain ones that lend themself to warmer temperatures and cool evening breezes. If you’re looking to add some Mexican influence to your spring cooking, take a look through some of Vallarta Eats suggested preparations: Vegetables Nopal: The prickly pear cactus, is a […]

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The Origins of Birria

Puerto Vallarta — and Mexico for that matter — has a long tradition of great and delicious street food. One of the dishes that best represents the home state of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, is Birria. Birria is a wonderful traditional Mexican dish, originally made with goat meat, but now can be found made with beef, […]


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. […]

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 […]



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 […]