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Gourmet dining, Mexican snacks, a la carte restaurants, a first-class wine cellar and more make optional all-inclusive vacations the best at Garza Blanca.

Mexico’s Most Famous Denomination of Origin Products

Mexico produces a bounty of iconic and amazing products that come from its rich land and from its talented artisans that are steeped in tradition and ancestral methods. Among the most recognized around the world items we know and love are cocoa, tequila, Talavera pottery and, the ever important, coffee. These are just a few examples of world-famous products that have been given the esteemed “denomination of origin” classification.

Traditional Baja Fish Tacos

The name Ensenada translates in English to “bay” or “cove”. The city is famous for its wine-producing region, beautiful scenery, incredible water sports, and stunning lavender fields. But for avid and enthusiastic foodies, Ensenada is known as being home to one of the most staple dishes of Mexican cuisine: Baja fish tacos.

Blanca Blue Restaurant in Puerto Vallarta

Blanca Blue Puerto Vallarta Offers A Taste of Mexico

Blanca Blue Restaurant is a gourmet restaurant situated within the Garza Blanca Preserve in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, where it has been tempting diners with its fresh take on Mexican cuisine for several years. Guests of both Hotel Mousai, our adults-only mountainside resort, and Garza Blanca Resort, its family-friendly sister beachside resort, have the option to dine at Blanca Blue with all-inclusive plans available. Guests also have the option to pay for meals separately with the room only package. Mexico is a country of contrasts. Snow-capped Sierras, coconut palm-covered coastal hills, breathtaking beaches, and Mayan ruins are just a few of the interesting features of the unexpected landscapes. Mexican cuisine, like no other on the planet, is also contrasting. With rich and diverse offerings ranging from hearty beef and chicken dishes, to grilled fish and seafood specialties – all recipes showcase elegant, subtle combinations from their remarkable culinary regions. Seducing Your Senses Blanca Blue Restaurant has the art of dining down to two main objectives: to nourish and satisfy the palate with meticulously prepared specialties, and …

traditional food in puerto vallarta

Traditional Food in Puerto Vallarta You Have to Try

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, offers a magical and cultured experience that keeps travelers returning over and over again. Not only does the charming city exude romantic traditional features such as cobblestone streets, quaint artisan markets, and several art galleries and shows, you will also want to try the incredible and abundant variety of traditional food in Puerto Vallarta!

Interview with Head Chef Ovidio Pérez

Interview with Head Chef Ovidio Pérez

The Food & Beverage department at Garza Blanca in Puerto Vallarta has been going through a major upgrade over the past several months. The restaurants have been renovated, new staff have been brought on board, and the menus have been updated! We caught up with Chef Ovidio Pérez, the brand new head chef at Blanca Blue, for an interview. Chef, please tell me about your background. I am originally from Zimatlán de Álvarez, Oaxaca, where I first learned my love of food and passion for cooking from my grandmother and my mother. My mother’s name is Juana Amaya Hernandez, and she is one of the top chefs in Oaxaca known for traditional style cooking, especially mole. She is one of the 3 most important traditional style female chefs from Oaxaca. People seek her out to learn about the kitchen; she is well known through word of mouth. All my creativity starts from my mom and my grandma. I studied cooking at Instituto Culinario De Mexico (ICUM), which is a university in Puebla, and I specialized …

Dress to Impress for Indulgent Dining

Dress to Impress for Indulgent Dining

Since going on vacation is such a special time for relaxation and really enjoying life, everyone from fashionistas to farmers love to look their best during their travels. Taking a trip to sunny Puerto Vallarta offers plenty of excuses to dress up in your finest clothes, whether you are hitting the beach in your favorite new swimwear or dressing up for a swanky dinner out. When you are looking forward to a getaway at Garza Blanca Resort & Spa, you will want to take along clothes that complement the gorgeous setting and make your feel confident and stylish. With a range of fabulous on-site restaurants to explore, you will be dining well at every meal during your getaway in paradise. Each eatery has its own unique style and theme, and therefore they each have their own individual dress code. Here is a brief overview of what to expect at each restaurant so you are familiar with what is appropriate even before you arrive. Bon appetit! Here is what you should know to dress to impress …