There is always a lot of chatter by tourists in Puerto Vallarta over the lack of “authenticity” in Mexican cuisine and culture in this rapidly developing resort town…
One day in January we set out to find “real” Méxican food in the middle of tourista Los Muertos Beach in Puerto Vallarta. It was there, right in front of our eyes, as we crossed the Malécon bridge over the Cuale River. Vallarta has a way of dishing up surprises like this. Just when you think you’ve seen it all, another sense, idea or emotion is stimulated.
I’ve tried these oysters while drinking in a beach-front bar on Los Muertos. They are sold by wandering vendors for between 80 and 120 pesos a plate of 12 (depending on the season and your bargaining ability). They’re good. Freshest I’ve had. And sweet. And salty.
Fresh Oysters, with wet-suits and floats sitting next to the oyster shuckers.
The shuckers each had his own bottle of Huichol Hot Sauce and almost every tenth oyster was eaten before it could make it on to the plates.
No more complaints about the lack of authentic Mexican food. OK?
by the PVScene Staff