Nayarit possesses a privileged geographic location, which leads to an excellent weather with abundant rains during summer and very fertile lands that produce a great variety of beautiful flowers and flavorful fruits that increase the variety of its recipes.
At the Nayarit Riviera, visitors will find exquisite oyster sopes (fried gorditas with different toppings) and enchiladas, shrimp tamales, grilled fish, which is one of the delicious specialties within the region, as well as the Tlaxtihuilli (shrimp soup), aguachile (seafood served with a spicy lemon mix), fish rinds, the famous gray mullet grilled on mangrove wood, among other delicacies.
Grilled fish is the most traditional dish in the Nayarit Riviera, and its origin comes from Mexcaltitan Island. This Nahuatl delicacy is preferably prepared with snapper fish since it contains little fat, which keeps the meat from becoming dry when exposed to heat.
The fish is smoked with mangrove wood over a bed of palm sticks, and it is marinated with a lemon, soy and chili sauce. It is served in big plates adorned with onion, tomato and cucumber slices, and with freshly made tortillas, tostadas and special sauce. Other gastronomical specialties enrich the great gastronomical options found at the Nayarit Riviera, such as fish rinds, shrimp tamales, grilled pork, marlin tacos and chalupas… Would you like to try them?