Riviera Nayarit, Mexico
Restaurants in Riviera Nayarit
The shores of Nuevo Vallarta, Rincon de Guayabitos, Lo de Marcos and in general the majority of communities that stretch along the Riviera Nayarit, all share a similar scene every morning when a wave of fishing boats arrive on their golden sands to unload their latest catch. The array of oysters, shrimp, lobsters, snapper, mahi-mahi and octopus, as well as the many other species that inhabit this fertile coastline, are all an essential part of the delectable gastronomy of the region.
This high-quality cuisine can be enjoyed in either the sophisticated restaurants of the hotels and also in the small venues at the beach. And even though they are on offer throughout Mexico, traditional dishes such as meatballs, tamales and pasties prepared in the Riviera Nayarit, definitely keep an incomparable flavor synonymous with this warm, vibrant region.
The Riviera Nayarit presents an array of interesting specialties to delight your palate, such as Pescado Zarandeado (shaken fish), which is pargo (a fleshy fish) marinated with local spices, cooked over mangrove wood and served with hand made tortillas. Other regional dishes worth mentioning are shrimp pate, ''Pollo a la Plaza'' which is fried chicken with French fries and salad, ''Chicharron de Pescado'' (deep fried seasoned fish) and ''Chimichangas de Mariscos'' (large fried tamales, stuffed with shrimp, oysters, tomato, onion and pepper strips).
When it comes to typical beverages, the Riviera Nayarit offers a refreshing experience with mixes such as ''Tejuino'', better known as the ''drink of the Huichol gods''. This cocktail is made of partially fermented maize, sugar cane, lemon juice, some salt and a piquin chili garnish. Other reviving fermented options are sugar cane juice and homemade liqueurs, such as ''Licor de Nanche'' (Nance Liqueur) and ''Tepache'' (fermented pineapple).
It is easy to continue pleasing your senses in the Riviera Nayarit with all the original sweets and desserts, such as the delicious coconut candies, corn cookies, banana cake and ante (egg bread with custard, nuts and raisins).
Give in to the aromas, flavors and colors on this gastronomic journey of the Riviera Nayarit that will definitely make you appreciate this practically unexplored paradise even more.
Chef Eduardo de Berardinis has created an avant-garde seafood menu in the fine dining restaurant Adriatico, a new addition to the gastronomy in Bucerias. Through its creative dishes such as the antipasti Crostini Di Mare (shrimp ceviche, tuna tartar and baby octopus bruschetta), Fettuccine Con Sugo D'aragosta (fettuccine pasta in a lobster tomato sauce) and delicacies such as Gamberoni Ai Ferri (herb encrusted grilled jumbo shrimps from Mazatlan), Chef de Berardinis has been able to express the essence of coastal Italian food in Mexico. The restaurant also features an exclusive variety of red and white wines from Italy, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, France and California.
La Laguna Tino's
Located in Nuevo Vallarta, this restaurant offers its already known prestigious cuisine as the ''Cathedral of Seafood''. It is well known for its excellent service and magnificent location in front of a beautiful lagoon.
It is a place where comfort, the coolness of a huge palapa, and the surrounding nature, create a fantastic setting where you can enjoy an appetizing seafood cocktail served with seasonal shrimp, octopus, snail, scallops and oysters. If you want something more filling from the region, Camarones a la Diabla (Fire Shrimp) can bring anyone back to life.
Mariscos Tino's - Pitillal
Due to its tremendous popularity and its exquisite dishes, Mariscos Tino's opened a second restaurant in Punta Mita. Throughout the years the restaurant has been awarded several culinary and service awards, such as the prestigious ''Royal Crown to Excellence'' presented by the famous brand Crown Royal and by the League of the United Latin American Citizens.
At Tutto Pronto, you can find delicious gourmet dishes. Discover and enjoy Italian cuisine, which features dishes with a rustic yet trendy feel. They have gourmet baskets for a picnic by the beach. Also, if you need a place to host a party, the dedicated staff would be glad to help you organize that special event. Treat your guests to haute cuisine and win them over with this gourmet experience.
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