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.
Colima 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!
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.
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 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.