If you are visiting Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, it might be the focus beach time Or enjoy the lively nightlife of the city. Perhaps you’ll spend some time at the famous Malecon, a 12-block walkway between the city and the Pacific Ocean. There are enough shops, showrooms and bars All the way to occupy any traveler. But if you want a deeper understanding of this port city in the Mexican state of Jalisco, you need to know how to feed its residents. Or, more accurately, you need to eat what they eat. Here’s the taste.
Puerto Vallarta Marriott Resort & Spa
You can start your culinary journey in Puerto Vallarta Marriott Resort & Spa. Located near the airport in the Marina Vallarta district, the resort is surrounded by gorgeous pink bougainvillea and tall palm trees. Staying here will offer some great culinary options as well. You can have yellow or red fin platters at the two-story Nosh Bar, located between the pool and the beach.
Or book a table at the upscale Hotel Las Casitas, where they serve appetizers like duck confit Jorditas and corn horach with barbacoa. Opt for a sensory meal in the resort’s garden where small, sometimes smoky chests and chests reveal little treasures like crunchy pork belly with sweet corn puree or shelled tuna with five chili peppers and Mexican chocolate. You can even add a tasting of tequila to the meal.
But it’s definitely worth getting out of the Marina area and heading to proper PV. We suggest linking with Vallarta Eats Food ToursBecause sometimes the best thing in the world is a taco (or lollipop). Vallarta Eats tours begin on Cuale River Island, a small, narrow island where you can find a park and market.
The first stop is Birria Ricky at the corner of Aquiles Serdán and Insurgentes. It’s a little buggy, but it’s been here for 44 years. It’s all about a casserole that holds beef Beria The owner’s mother makes every night.
When you order birria tacos, be sure to get a small plastic cup of the orange-colored beef in which it was cooked. It’s a little greasy, but full of flavor and totally satisfying. Another note: make sure you get here early. Once that much is done, Birria Ricky is done for the day.
Nearby, in Venustiano Carranza between Aguacate and Insurgentes, Birria Chanfay also has beef birria tacos. But don’t bother repeating your previous meal: What you want to have here are dorado tacos. Since 1972, the restaurant has packed tacos in a mixture of corn oil and oily beer gravy. Results? An explosion of crunchy flavor. Pro tip: The right side of the grill is where the really crunchy dorado tacos are.
Your food tour may then turn to carnitas lalo, a cart specializing in pork carnitas. Your guide may tell you that Puerto Vallarta residents try to eat heavy foods in the morning. Berea and Carnitas fall squarely into this category. Cold Coca-Cola is an ideal beverage choice to take off the heaviness of delicious carnitas.
As you go on your tour, you may hear an obvious mechanical squeak TurtleriasFactories where machines produce tortillas after tortillas. For just under $3, you can get about two pounds of fresh and delicious tortillas.
If you like fried fish, you will love marisma In Narango, near the corner of Venustiano Carranza. Set in the shade of two large ficus trees, this stand contains a secret mixture used in tacos. You will not forget the taste of this crunchy and salty mixture on fresh fish. Be sure to try the sauce with cucumber, too.
In the list in macareno (Venustiano Carranza 457) Tacos this is nada or “nothing tacos.” This does not mean that you get an empty plate. This means that there is nothing inside Taco. Instead, you’ll find the colorful ingredients on top of the taco, like the tostada. This restaurant belongs to the same family as Birria Chanfay. The cozy little space is actually their former home, where the family of 16 lived for a while.
If you head to Mariscus Cisneros (Aguacate between Venustiano Carranza and Lázaro Cárdenas) Towards the end of your tour, you might think you’ve eaten enough. But the suite outside the sister restaurant has seafood Chile Relleno This will make you reconsider what it means to be full.
At some point on your food tour, you may want to go outside, but make room for something sweet. Freezers at La Michoacana (Francisco Madero and Constitución) are stacked with a colorful array of snowballs made from fruit pulp and sugar. Choose from a wide selection that includes chocolate with coconut, banana or mango and Tajín, where chili seasoning brings some heat to cool.
Whether you eat tostadas poolside at the Marriott or head into the heart of town for tacos and ice pop, Puerto Vallarta’s food is well worth exploring. It’s a good reminder of what seasoned travelers already know: The best way to discover the heart of a city is through its stomach.
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