Puerto Vallarta

One of our favorite vacation spots is Puerto Vallarta. This is the trip where we laze about, most often beneath the palapa with the beach and ocean soothing us into afternoon siestas. On occasion we venture out and about finding new, fun and interesting things about this part of Mexico. June 2016 we took the Pitilal Food Tour – a must experience if you are in Puerto Vallarta. Pitillal (Pee tee yal) is a neighborhood about 10 miles north of Old Town PV. Our guide Ernesto share delightful hidden, hole-in-the-wall eateries that we never would have found on our own. And we learned so much about the culture and history of the area. Below are a couple of our favorite dishes from the tour.birria

*Carnitas – Slow-cooked pork (meaning “little meats”) Neto’s cooks up Pitillal’s best carnitas. We have never before savored such delectable carnitas. These were topped off with an old-time memory – Coke straight from a bottle. Just how they used to do it!

*Birria – Originating in the state of Jalisco, this slow-cooked meat stew is marinated in aromatic red chiles and served up in delectable tacos. This soup had a variety of meats and was served handmade corn tortillas.

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