Food

The Secret Spots – MARISQUERIA LOS CUATES

“As for your friendly restaurant reviewer, the stuffed avocado with shrimp was one appetizer that vanished quickly from my table. Delicioso!”   I realized as I was thinking of places to review this month that I like seafood. The last restaurant I reviewed was a seafood place and the restaurant review from April 1999 also...

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The Taste of Mexico – Chiles

Chili eaters do not adapt to the burn; except for extreme cases, the burn threshold for the spice is the same for American chili novices as for experienced Mexicans.”   The Respectable Lady of the “Small Red Chili Pepper,” the Pre-Hispanic goddess of chili peppers, sister of Tlaloc, the god of water was called Tlatlauhqui-cihuatl-ichilzintli. Her name...

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Secret Spots – Cevichería el Güero

…the pulpo is cooked the way it should be, the texture is right on and the taste is not overpowering.”   When we write our restaurant reviews, we try and let you know about those hidden tucked away spots that give you a true sense of discovering a real feel for our little community here....

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The Taste of Mexico – Cilantro

The Prophet Mohammed said, “Make yours the seeds of coriander, for it is a cure for all diseases…” CILANTRO (Coriandrum Sativum) was widely used in Ancient Egypt as a medicinal plant and for sacrificial purposes. It was grown originally in India and the Mediterranean basin and is also used profusely in Mexican and Thai cooking. This...

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Tropical Drinks to beat the heat

Tropical Drinks to beat the heat

“For other tasty daiquiris replace the strawberries with any other tropical fruit: bananas, mangos, kiwis, papaya…” As the weather gets steamier there’s nothing better than a tasty frozen tropical drink. Old standards such as the “rita” and the “piña” are always great but why not branch out and try something more exotic. Guaranteed to bring...

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Beach Reading – Feeding Frenzy

“With beautiful scenery, colorful characters and a wealth of regional anecdotes, this is travel writing at its most entertaining.” Feeding Frenzy : Across Europe in Search of the Perfect Meal by Stuart Stevens Forbes calls it, “The ultimate foodie road trip,” and that’s exactly what it is. Friends, Stuart and Rat are obsessed with fine dining...

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Secret Spots – Del Mar Al Paladar

Todo de Hoy. Nada de Ayer” (Everything from today, Nothing from yesterday). This month we journeyed off the beaten path and went to a very secret spot. A restaurant hidden up in the hills overlooking Zihuatanejo offering the freshest fish available, Del Mar Al Paladar, is a true find. Don’t write the name down and...

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Cheeseburgers in Paradise

..but ask for the steak fries if you, like Jimmy Buffet, need some French fried potatoes.” For those of you who are not familiar with the song by Jimmy Buffet, let me help you get up to speed…”I like mine with lettuce and tomato, Heinz 57 and French fried potatoes, a big kosher pickle and...

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The Secret Spots – Al Cilantro

“She makes a special use of her own home grown cilantro and other spices, which lead to a delicate and savory meal.” This restaurant is definitely a secret spot. Located directly behind Casa Bonita in Ixtapa, on Las Palomas right off of Las Golondrinas in Club de Golf. The restaurant is actually a bed and...

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Getting up for Breakfast in Zihua

Comida economica is a wonderful thing. Full breakfast meal: tropical fruits, your choice of a whole list of egg dishes, usually served with beans and tortillas, coffee or juice, all for somewhere in the neighborhood of 18 pesos. There are also usually a whole array of other dishes to choose from for only slightly more,...

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The Secret Spots – La Quinta Troppo

Perched on the side of the hill with sweeping views of Playa La Ropa you will find the very secret La Quinta Troppo. This small tropical hotel of eight rooms has just opened their private doors to the public, offering dinner six days a week on their candle lit terrace. La Quinta Troppo is the...

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Crudo in Mexico – Hangover cures for the Holiday Season

With the festive season rapidly approaching, those who have imbibed a little too much the night before should be prepared with a locally available cure for those dreaded hangovers. The Mexican word for hangover is crudo, which literally translates as raw and perfectly describes the state you can find yourself in after a night on...

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