Category Archives: Mexico Food

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Cook with Diana Kennedy–and Experience the Monarchs!

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Don’t miss this incredible trip in February, 2018: Diana Kennedy, Monarchs and Mexico City Photo–University of Texas Press Authentic Mexico Travel, February, 2018   Feb 10- Fly to MEX, arriving MEX before 2p. Our first evening is in the central area and will give us a chance to get oriented and grab dinner at a […]

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Oaxaca for Day of the Dead

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Wow–I am in Oaxaca once again doing some last minute work with our Puebla guides and Oaxaca guides before our Day of the Dead trip this week. This place never disappoints! I dropped into Mayordomo Chocolate across the street this morning and was greeted by great coffee and a mole omelet that was perfect. These […]

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Food Class in San Cristobal

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On our small group trips to Chiapas we stay at least 3-4 nights in San Cristobal de las Casas. The lovely Hotel Villas Casa Morada is our landing spot there–and for several reasons. The proprietor knows the food and lodging business and it shows in a number of ways that benefit our guests and make […]

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Top Restaurants in San Cristobal de las Casas, #1

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There are many fine eateries in San Cristobal from the hippie/bohemian vegan to the traditional Mexican to the tablecloth with waiters type. Let me start with one that is unexpected- and Italian place. It surprised me my first visit–like GOOD surprise, as in the food was incredibly tasty and not very expensive…and very good with […]

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Sightskipping #5: Get Up Early

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Travel + Leisure Concept This sightskipping deal comes from Travel and Leisure mag and they subtitle it “The Anti-Tourist Travel Rules”. I have found that I instinctively travel this way and it makes all the difference. It is alot of the substance of what Rick Steves preaches about travel. It is also the way we […]

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Sotol

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Chihauhua in a Bottle This sotol is largely unknown in the USA- and in other parts of Mexico for that matter. But in Chihuahua, and especially in the northern ranch country, this fine drink is not justy known, it is produced by many. There are several bottled/labelled varieties but most of it is produced by […]

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Sightskipping #1

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Travel + Leisure Sightskipping T and L had a cool article last year that deeply resonated with me- and I expect it will with many of our Authentic Mexico Travel guests. The idea was this counterintuitive idea to travel that meakes all the difference in the world in truly experiencing a place. As I read […]

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Bottled Water in Mexico City

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Please Drink the Water in Mexico We always get this question “Is the water safe to drink in Mexico?” People wonder if on their Mexico trip they need to bring a filter or whatever. I usually encourage them to just rely on botteld water. It is available at any local OXXO (like 7-Eleven) and we […]

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What Authentic Means

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We offer authentic small group travel experiences in the richest of Mexico’s interior cultural destinations.    [ə-ˈthén-tik: real or genuine: not copied: true and accurate]   Authentic Copper Canyon– More vast than our Grand Canyon, this Chihuahua wonder features the infamous CHEPE train (86      tunnels and 37 bridges), the mystical barefoot running Tarahumara, and […]

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Spanish English book for Mexico

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People often ask me for a good Spanish English book for travel in Mexico. I never hesitate in my answer–here you go. Lonely Planet has done an excellent job with these little pocket sized paper backs and this one really gets it done. The handy thing is that it works so well for Mexico–not just […]

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