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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 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 […]

Vallarta Eats Food Tours

Tacos After Dark Partner Spotlight: Las Güeras

One of the highlights of the Tacos After Dark Tour is Las Güeras: Our favorite purveyor of the glorious Tacos al Pastor. Save 15% on the Tacos After Dark Tour for Travel in August. Use promo code: AUGUSTALPASTOR when you book  at Vallarta Eats. Al Pastor is a nighttime delicacy, and perhaps one of the […]

Agua Frescas in Puerto Vallarta

The Agua Fresca Quiz

Summer is upon us, here in sultry PV! This is the time when you will see many locals sporting small washrags that they fling over their shoulder to wipe the sweat from their brow. And, before you know it, you too will have a collection of them in colors to match virtually every one of […]