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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 […]

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 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 […]

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AFAR Ranks Vallarta Eats as One of World’s Top Food Tours

The Best Food Tours Around the World “Tacos, mole, and pozole are among Mexicans’ favorite comfort foods, and Eat Vallarta’s guided tours lead you directly to the best places where you can try these dishes for yourself. On the taco tour, you’ll visit a tortilla factory and eat fresh tortillas, while on the mole and […]

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