first chowing trip Zihuatanjo/Ixtapa,Manzanillo,Acapulco
- kitchenhag Nov 29, 2006 12:32 AM
I'll be on a carnival cruise and of course want some local fun and flavor in these ports. Any suggestions for lunch and dinner would be helpful. Will have a van each day to go anywhere we'd like.
Yeah... you should be able to find mole in Acapulco or Ixtapa... particular look out for the regional mole of Teloapan (a town in the same state)... particularly if a place serves it with Guillota (Quail) you know its probably going to be the real deal.
However, once you are in that climate... I find that I rarely want something as hearty as a mole. Grilled, Smoked, Fried, Stewed, Cocktailed & Raw Seafood is what appeals there... plus lots of fresh fruit & pina coladas. (Tequila based drinks seem out of place in the Tropics... to me)
Lunch in the sub-tropics: yesterday a friend and I each ate a small bowl of consomé de mariscos (just the rich broth). We shared a huge shrimp and octopus cocktail and a big plate of pulpo al mojo de ajo. Perfect for a late lunch and neither of us wanted dinner later.
Oye EN, in these parts (including Acapulco, Ixtapa and environs), quail is known as *codorniz*.
the big dish in that region is pozole-- and you'd be doing yourself a disservice if you didn't try it. The place to try pozole is in Zihua at a resturaunt called Tamales y Atoles Any.
Here's my photo set:
i have pics of Z, the pozole & the resturaunt.
Have fun! and eat well