What to eat (and drink) in Mexico's Riviera Nayarit

What to eat (and drink) in Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit

Most people travel to Riviera Nayarit for the192 miles of sunny coastline, with its idyllic beaches and azure seas. But the region’s food offers just as much reason to visit. The cuisine is fresh and flavorful, filled with great seafood and pre-Hispanic Mayan flavors. Here are five items to eat (and drink) that you probably won’t find back home: Photo by Amber Gibson. If Mexico had a national food, it would undoubtedly be the taco. In streets all over Mexico, tortillas are filled with everything under the sun, but on the Pacific coast, smoked marlin tacos reign supreme. Naty’s Cocina in Sayulita is a great place to try this regional specialty. Ask for the marlin, pay at the counter, then dress your bright pink, shredded marlin with a variety of house-made salsas. Photo by Betty Vázquez Oysters are abundant in the estuary waters around San Blas, and these sopes are a beloved traditional dish born from the mangroves and marshes. You’ll find the best sopes in San Blas at El Delfin at the Hotel Garza Canela . “We use the liquid from the oysters to make the dough for the sopes, and also to make the salsa,” says Chef Betty Vázquez, who is the gastronomic ambassador for all of Riviera Nayarit. Oyster cultivation is still an important industry in San Blas, and while they are delicious raw, this is a gourmet oyster dish you won’t find anywhere else. learn about #raicilla with La Venenosa, producers from Jalisco, who will […]

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