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Tacos Tuxpeños

Tacos Tuxpeños

A few weeks ago, I got to vacation in Colima MX for a few days where I spent time with family, and let’s be real, ate everything I could get my hands on.

Tacos Tuxpeños

Tacos Tuxpeños

Tacos Tuxpeños

img_1597Colima is a very small state along the Pacific bordered by the state of Jalisco and Michoacán. I love how authentic it still is, it’s a hidden gem that’s been left untouched by tourists and it is one of the things I appreciate the most. If you didn’t know, Colima is one of the worlds biggest producer of limes! There’s no shortage of tropical fruits either, you’ll find anything from mangos, tamarind, guamuchiles, durian, plums, pasiflora and coconuts growing everywhere, coffee is even grown at the foot of the Volcán de Colima. If you’re ever curious about visiting, I suggest staying in the port city of Manzanillo!

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When I was younger, I used to visit every February for the Fiestas Charrotaurinas, and then again during summer break. I even lived there during a few of my toddler years.

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Anyways, while we were visiting the Pueblo Mágico of Comala where my maternal grandparents live, we stopped by Los Portales de Comala. This is a really cool restaurant because you order drinks and you’re automatically served botanas (tapas) as long as you keep having drinks! One of the standout dishes we were served were the tacos Tuxpeños.

Tacos Tuxpeños

Tacos Tuxpeños originated in Tuxpan, Jalisco and my mom used to make these for us growing up. The tortilla is dipped in a little bit of the smoky adobo sauce and then fried, and you guys, the slightly crispy tortilla is E-VE-RY-THING. These are typically filled with either refried beans, potatoes, or pork, and go really well with an ice cold Michelada! These make for a  really good appetizer, so I highly suggest using the baby street taco tortillas if you’re able to find them.

Tacos Tuxpeños
Tacos Tuxpeños

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Tacos de Flor de Calabaza (Squash Blossom Tacos)

Tacos de Flor de Calabaza (Squash Blossom Tacos)

Last summer, I got to go to Cancún for a few days and it turned out to be quite the turbulent trip. Pro tip: Only drink bottled water there, your body will thank me later.

Here I am looking v cute by the beach.

We decided to stay closer to El Centro to have a more “authentic experience” and near our hotel was this cute little quesadilla stand that we frequented during our stay. They had a variety of fillings to choose from like; Chorizo, Chicharrón, and Chicken, but my favorite was the Squash Blossom!

Tacos de Flor de Calabaza (Squash Blossom Tacos)

I had been craving these for a while now, so when I stumbled upon these florecitas at the grocery store, I decided to make tacos out of them. They are really easy to make and don’t take much time to cook.

I’m #blessed to have a Mexican Supermarket within 2 miles of my apartment so the butcher and cheese counter is easily accessible to me. If you don’t have a Mexican Supermarket nearby, you can find prepackaged Mexican cheeses at most stores now. Be on the lookout for the Cacique brand.

Tacos de Flor de Calabaza (Squash Blossom Tacos)

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