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Dec 23, 2009 02:44 PM

Chiles Enogados in Puerto Vallarta?

My husband and I are in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. We are staying in the Zona Romantica, and we really want to savor this town. But, every where we go, the food is catered to American tourists. It's either bland, or the holy trinity of "burrito," "beef taco," or "nachos!!"

Except for one amazing resturant, El Mole De Jovita. This place has the best mole I have ever had!!

I am dying for some real gourmet Mexican food, Chiles Enogados is on the top of my list. Any one with some suggestions?

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  1. You'll want to ask for this dish by its correct name: chiles en nogada. 'Nogada' means walnut sauce.

    This is not, unfortunately, the season for chiles en nogada. They're usually seen on menus from about mid-August till mid-October, the time when pomegranates and fresh walnuts, both integral components of the dish, are in season. It seems unlikely that you'll find them now on restaurant menus in Puerto Vallarta.

    You might try a search on this forum for Puerto Vallarta restaurants. Many people from CH eat there and many of those post back with reviews.

    Good luck, have fun, and happy holidays.


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    1. re: cristina

      Thank you so much Cristina, and happy holidays to you too.

    2. Mama Rosa's dinner menu lists it

      And Andales and the Red Cabbage are said to offer it and

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        1. You can order Chiles en Nogada at the Red Cabbage restaurant. This restaurant has a wonderful, Mexican menu and great ambiance.