Conquering the Tourists Stomach – Conquistando Turistas por el Estomago

Mexican Food

Dice un dicho popular que al hombre se le conquista por el estómago. Y, al parecer, ¡al turista también! Desde hace un par de años, Puerto Vallarta cuenta con un atractivo más dentro de su cartera de actividades para turistas: recorridos diseñados para conocer la gastronomía local, netamente local. Sí, todos esos puestos de comida que son los tesoros escondidos de toda ciudad y que, la mayoría de las veces, sólo son frecuentados por los locales. Y a los que los turistas sólo llegarían después de una exhaustiva investigación con oriundos de la ciudad.Pero hoy en día ya no es necesario que llegues a Puerto Vallarta y comiences a preguntar a los locales cuál es la mejor taquería o cenaduría. Basta con que teclees las palabras Food Tour Vallarta en algún buscador para que encuentres una gran variedad de recorridos a reservar que te llevarán a conocer los establecimientos de comida locales más populares y con mejor reputación.

Las empresas que se encargan de organizar estos recorridos en nuestra ciudad están yendo más allá. No sólo puedes conocer los establecimientos del centro de Puerto Vallarta, también puedes ir a El Pitillal (colonia popular de nuestro puerto, alejada del área turística pero no por ello menos interesante) o explorar el mundo de los tragos a través de un recorrido exclusivo por establecimientos que han creado sus propias bebidas.

Si quieres conocer las opciones de recorridos de comida y más, te recomendamos que visites las siguientes páginas web:

http://vallartafoodtours.com/
http://www.vallartaeats.com/

There is a popular saying that the best way to conquer a men is through his stomach. And, apparently, this is the best way to conquer tourists too! Since a couple of years ago, Puerto Vallarta has a new attraction within its portfolio of activities for tourists: tours designed to meet the local cuisine, the real local cuisine. Yes, all these food stalls that are the hidden treasures of every city and, most times, are only frequented by locals. And the tourists would only find them after a wide investigation with natives of the city.But today is no longer necessary to get to Puerto Vallarta and begin to ask what is the best local taco stand or traditional Mexican restaurant. You just have to type the words Food Tour Vallarta to find a variety of tours to book and know the most popular and reputable establishments for local food.

The companies that are responsible for organizing these tours in our city are going a step further. You can not only visit the establishments of downtown Puerto Vallarta, you can also go to El Pitillal (popular neighborhood of our city, away from the tourist area but not least interesting) or explore the world of drinks through an exclusive tour establishments that have created their own drinks.

If you want to know the options for food tours and more, go to:

http://vallartafoodtours.com/
http://www.vallartaeats.com/

Tacos
Pozole
Enchiladas

Mexican “Antojitos” (little cravings) in the Gourmet Kitchen

Mexican “Antojitos” (little cravings) in the Gourmet Kitchen

“Antojitos” (Literal translation is Little Cravings) are not only delicious Mexican dishes such as tacos and quesadillas, they are also a big part of the Mexican history as a nation. Being that ingredients such as corn have always played a role in the dietary essentials of a Mexican.

These types of foods are characterized mainly by being much elaborated, you normally find them in squares, or on street corner stands and are consumed in a very informal way, often time standing. Mexico is known for its variety of street vendor foods, many tourists simply avoid street stands, but it is often revered as some of the best food Mexico has to offer.

Street vendor foods have had a major impact on Mexican kitchens: High End and Gourmet restaurants often serve dishes inspired by their street vendor predecessors, chefs from all over the world travel to Mexico to investigate the local street cuisine, and find inspiration for their own dishes.

Traditional Mexican cuisine has been recognized by the (UNESCO) as a cultural model that understands agrarian practices, rituals, has a basic understanding of ancient culinary techniques, and displays communitarian inspired behavior and customs. Dubbing it: A Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

TamalesTamales
SopesSopes
Pescado SarandeadoPescado Sarandeado
QuesadillasQuesadillas
FlautasFlautas
TostadasTostadas
PozolePozole
AguachileAguachile
Chiles en NogadaChiles en Nogada
TacosTacos
CevicheCeviche
Mole PoblanoMole Poblano