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Local Food Specialties in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Americans may think they know all about Mexican food, but the food they will receive while staying in Puerto Vallarta vacation rentals is nothing like the typical tacos and tostadas that pass for Mexican food north of the border.

One of the most famous dishes in the city is a simple preparation of grilled marlin; often the fish has been freshly caught in the waters just off the coast. Tourists can find this dish for sale right on the beach and also at food stands further inland. The most common preparation involves cooking skewers of fresh marlin over hot coals and serving them with fresh lime juice and salsa.

Another local specialty is Huachinango Sarandeado, which involved marinating a red snapper in a thick paste made of garlic, roasted peppers, and spices. The marinated meat is grilled and served piping hot. A fish preparation that does not involve grilling is ceviche, which consists of raw fish or shellfish, most commonly shrimp or scallops. Ceviche means, "cooked in citrus" and is an apt description of the dish, which involves marinating the fish in lime juice, which transforms the flesh so that it appears opaque.

Ceviche preparations usually include serrano or jalapeo chilies along with onion. These marinate in the lime juice as well, and then everything is served with chips and guacamole, a fresh sauce made from ripe avocados and chilies. Restaurants across the city also offer fine food made with beef and chicken for tourists who do not care for fish.

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  • Puerto Vallarta, Pacific Coast
    CasaSeacliff is sculpted into the hillside above Los Arcos, located above the Pacific Ocean and offering a 180 degree view of Banderas Bay. Each floor is over 3,000 square feet and contains a living room, formal dining...
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  • Puerto Vallarta, Pacific Coast
    Centrally located just three blocks up from the ocean and only a short walk to shops and the beaches. Garden restaurant Chez Elena serves from 6:00 - 11:00 p.m. Rooftop terrace/bar great for sunning, reading or sipping...
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  • Puerto Vallarta, Pacific Coast
    Casa Dulce Vida is a group of 6 private casas that view the ocean and share a pool and many gardens. The casas can be rented individually or total casa. Each casa has private entrance, complete kitchens and maid service....
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  • Puerto Vallarta, Pacific Coast
    Experience beautiful panoramic views of the Bay of Banderas and the City of Puerto Vallarta from this traditional Mexican style villa, located just a few blocks away from the beach and the Romantic Zone.
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    6 6 B&B
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  • Puerto Vallarta, Pacific Coast
    A beautiful privately owned large condo with 2 bedrooms 2 baths. Located just 4 miles South of Zona Romantica, Buses every 10 minutes directly across street from condo, a five minute $5.50 peso ride,or taxis are in abund...
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    2 2 Condo
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  • Puerto Vallarta, Pacific Coast
    Located 4 blocks east of Los Muertos Beach, 1BR or 2BR condo is in the heart of the Zona Romantica, with everything close by. This fully equipped unit features a private deck and colorful interior. Built in 2003- heated...
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  • Puerto Vallarta, Pacific Coast
    Beautiful one bedroom beachfront condo in the Sea River Tower at the Holiday Inn in Puerto Vallarta in the Hotel Zone.
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  • Puerto Vallarta, Pacific Coast
    Two Fabulous Ocean Front Studio Condos From $55 a Night, on one of the best beaches in Puerto Vallarta.
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Puerto Vallarta Fun

Posted by chrissi brewer on Tuesday, September 23, 2008
 
A visit to Puerto Vallarta is a must during your stay. Here is where you will find the shopping, nightlife and big city activities. There are many fine restaurants in Vallarta, as well as many cultural opportunities. Art is everywhere along the "Malecon" (boardwalk) with its sculptures in the plazas and the galleries presenting contemporary Mexican Art. Puerto Vallarta has become a favorite spot for deep sea Sport Fishing. Baderas Bay is Mexico's largest bay. Two miles deep, it is home to sailfish, mahi-mahi, dorado, marlin, tuna, roosterfish and red snapper, just to name a few. There are a variety of options for boat trips, including a Pirate Cruise!