Did you think tequila was a cheap beverage that college students drink at high speed as a right of passage and that tacos were a dish served with ground beef in a hard shell drowned in sour cream? Join us in Puerto Vallarta and we will show you there is much more to Mexico than you might think.
Banderas Bay is a foodies delight, with Puerto Vallarta boasting a diversity of food options that have been guilty of sending many a visitor back on the plane with extra—albeit well deserved—kilos. You might think that tacos are just, well, tacos like you get back home! But eating tacos in Mexico is more like a religion, an experience, a science.
For a start, tacos in Mexico are served on soft—not hard and crunchy (that’s a tostado)—tortillas, which can be made from corn flour, wheat flour or even a blend of flour and vegetables. Tacos can be filled with vegetables, fish or meat, but what makes Mexican food so special and famous all over the world is the combination of hot on the inside yet fresh on the outside! Tacos are generally topped with fresh cilantro, onion, tomatoes and hundreds of varieties of salsas that make them unique.
Have you tried a beer cocktail with shrimp?
Micheladas de Camaron? What on earth is that! Well, this famous drink is the buzz of the bay and hundreds of establishments fancy, funky and funtabulous create concoctions to outdo one another with shrimp, fresh seafood chili sauce topped with lime and spices that overflow from a glass filled with beer and clamato and various other sauces (soya, worcheshire, tabasco etc.) We dare you to try one and take this recipe home to serve during this summer’s barbecue season.
Unless you have been to Mexico before and tried good quality tequila, it is quite likely that any experience you may have had with tequila was one you would rather forget. However, the kind of tequila that Mexicans drink is generally much more refined than the cheap export liquors you might find at home, or the type that is commonly served in jumbo margaritas leaving you with a damaging hangover. A good aged tequila should be sipped in fine crystal, or at least a decent glass. Quality tequila should not give you a hangover—unless you drink the whole bottle! Take the time to do your homework and include a tequila tasting tour during your visit to Puerto Vallarta. Tequila tastings can be enjoyed in many places in Puerto Vallarta in small, large, elegant or humble establishments; why not book a tequila tasting at Hotel Mousai?