Some beach snacks you don’t want to miss when you’re in Puerto Vallarta!
Tubas, tubas, tubas! Coconut water, apple juice, apples and walnuts make for a refreshing drink.
These fantastic bbqed fish (marlin) are marinated in achiote, butter and un poco de ajo (garlic) and served up fresh, smoky and warm, with extra lime and hot sauce!
They also BBQ camarones this way. Ezequiel (shown here) has since moved on to his own business but you can still order your prawns ‘pelados‘ from various beach vendors, Eziquiel’s newest venture is shrimp or fish ceviche on a tostada (crisp tortilla) topped with avocado, lime and hot sauce. Our ‘palapa’ neighbour was reluctant to try them saying, “I don’t think I’d like raw fish.” I told her that the seafood was not raw but ‘cooked’ in lime juice – a healthy salad-like dish for the beach. All it took was one taste and she was hooked. Now she preorders two every day to make sure she gets her daily fix of ceviche.
Fresh oysters on the beach north of the Malecon in Puerto Vallarta, as served up by Johnny, the singing oyster vendor. To hear Johnny serve up his oysters, and hear more about his ‘secret’ sauce: www.youtube.com/watch?v=NI4dKFqurec&feature=endscreen
To go with everything, a ‘cubita’ of ice cold Coronitas. These small bottles stay cold longer than the big ones!