How to celebrate like a true Revolucionario!!

November 20th is a Mexican holiday commemorating the Mexican Revolution (1910-1920).  The Mexican Revolution’s impact on Mexico is enormous.  The images of Emiliano Zapata (Vallarta Food Tour’s personal favorite revolutionary) and Pancho Villa  are inextricably linked to their birth country and the Mexican Revolution they helped take shape.   The Mexican Revolution was hard fought, bloody and long.  That much exertion surely …

Catrina - Day Of The Dead Puerto Vallarta

The Great Holiday of “Day of the Dead”

Mexico’s Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is cause for celebration, a time when families pay tribute to beloved members of their families that have passed away.  Taking place over two days – November 1st and 2nd – families congregate, create altars in homage and make ofrendas, or offerings to their deceased. It is not spooky or …

The Best Chile Relleno In Puerto Vallarta

Celebrate Mexican Independence in Puerto Vallarta

September 16th, Mexican Independence Day, is a day of celebration, cultural pride and overall revelry.  The celebration officially kicks off a bit before midnight on September 15th with the grito, or cry, ushering in the festivities.  Meant to symbolize the moment in 1810 that Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a Catholic priest, declared independence from Spain in Dolores, Guanajuato (now Dolores de Hidalgo), the grito is now reenacted by …

Cuatro de Julio

Fourth of July in Puerto Vallarta!

Don’t get us wrong, we here at Vallarta Food Tours are absolutely head over heels with Mexico and her exquisite cuisine (none better, if you ask us!), but when American Independence Day rolls around our taste buds start hankering for something a bit more “red, white and blue”. In the United States, July 4th marks not only the country’s hard-fought …

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo in Vallarta

In the minds of many non-Mexicans, Cinco de Mayo (5th of May) signals a day to bust out the sombreros, head out to your local Mexican joint and enjoy some “adult beverages”, namely tequila and cerveza.  Why not? Celebrating Mexican Independence is important and signals to this warm country that they respect and honor their sovereignty.  One small problem… Cinco …