Some of the most authentic and delicious food in Mexico is prepared at carts and stands on the streets. The grilled meats, homemade salsas and handmade tortillas are legendary. And now at the Viceroy Zihuatanejo you don’t have to go to town to find street food. The chic resort on the Pacific is bringing the street food to its guests every Friday evening.
On the Mexican Street Food Menu, served 7-10 p.m. in the beachside La Villa restaurant, are some of the most popular foods typically sold by street vendors. Buttery Esquite de Elote essentially is a Mexican corn on the cob (except the kernals are sliced off the cob). The guacamole is prepared fresh at the table. A favorite Mexican street snack is slices of fruits or vegetables seasoned with lime or lemon juice and chile, onions or other condiments – and the Viceroy Zihuatanejo’s menu is loaded with them, everything from cucumber, radish and cactus to jicama and pineapple.
The taco bar, or Taquiza, takes you down the streets of different regions of Mexico. The handmade white and blue corn tortillas can be heaped with Al Pastor en el “Trompo” (marinated pork cooked on a spit) Carne Asada, Classic Beef Barbecue, Fish “Zarandeado Style,” Shrimp “Baja California Style,” Pork Carnitas “Michoacán Style” or Tuna Carnitas “Zihua Style.” The tacos are paired with grilled brochettes of onions, pineapple and cactus pads.
Add your favorite salsas and condiments, from the mild to the heat turned up, such as pico de gallo, tomatillo, molcajete, marinated onion with habanero, and pickled jalapeños. The desserts, served family style, are traditional sweet treats sold in plazas throughout the country, including churros, buñuelos, rice pudding, fried plantain, and pineapple and coconut ice cream.
Guests can dine three ways: indoors, al fresco on La Villa’s patio, or on the sand just steps from the water. A harpist plays favorite Mexican tunes – the music one might hear when walking down a Mexican street. The all-you-can-eat Mexican Street Food Menu is $40 for adults and, as with all food at the resort , half off, or $20, for children under 12.
About Viceroy Zihuatanejo
A paradise on Mexico’s Pacific coast, Viceroy Zihuatanejo is nestled on one of the country’s most beautiful and pristine beaches, Playa La Ropa, on tranquil Zihuatanejo Bay. The enchanting two-story adobe-inspired casitas, housing 46 luxurious suites and guestrooms, are tucked in gentle hills above the picturesque fishing village of Zihuatanejo. The garden landscape is rich with coconut trees, rainbow-hued bougainvillea and vibrant hibiscus. The resort’s exquisite white-sand beach stretches for 600 feet along a gorgeous coastline. Two gourmet restaurants – La Villa, featuringPacific-Mexican cuisine prepared with the freshest locally caught seafood, and La Marea, serving Mediterranean and Mexican fare – are complemented by the friendly sanctuary of the Coral Bar offering ceviche tastings and the mixologists’ special concoctions. Guests enjoy massages and treatments at an intimate spa in a lush tropical setting, fitness center, yoga program and an array of activities from water sports to cooking classes. Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport, with service from the U.S. on United, Alaska Airlines, U.S. Airways and other carriers, is a 15-minute drive from the Viceroy Zihuatanejo.
For more information and reservations: international toll-free 866-905-9560, Mexico toll-free 01-800-710-9340, www.viceroyzihuatanejo.com, or email@example.com.
About Viceroy Hotel Group
Viceroy Hotel Group delivers one-of-a-kind lifestyle experiences that bring together provocative design and intuitive service in sought-after locations. Signature brand amenities and services created for the diverse business and leisure guests include dynamic dining venues featuring world-class culinary talents and destination spas specializing in health, fitness and beauty. Current properties include hotels and resorts in Abu Dhabi, Anguilla, Beverly Hills, Maldives, Miami, New York, Palm Springs, Riviera Maya, San Francisco, Santa Monica, Snowmass, St. Lucia and Zihuatanejo with forthcoming openings in Dubai, Istanbul and Bodrum, Turkey.