Typical food of Riviera Nayarit, Mexico

Riviera Nayarit is very rich in seafood, including oysters, shrimp, lobster, snapper, mahi-mahi, and other treats that literally go "from sea to your table".
Some of the dishes that the cuisine of Nayarit offers include delights as “pescado zarandeado”, which is prepared with snapper marinated in lemon and smoked with mangrove wood; it is served with slices of onion, tomato, and cucumber, accompanied by fresh tortillas, "tostadas", and a sauce. A similar dish is “pescado tatemado”, which is normally made with liza and it is also prepared on a mangrove wood fire.

The shrimp ceviche of Riviera Nayarit is prepared with almost ground shrimp, mixed with grated carrots, lemon, salt, and pepper; it is very different from the ceviches made in other parts of the country.

Other seafood dishes that are worth trying are “chicharron de pescado”, “tamales de camarón” wrapped in palm tree leaves, and “marlin tacos.”

Some typical specialties without seafood that are affordable for everybody are “puerco echado” and “tostadas de chanfaina”, which are chopped guts served with “huichol” sauce on corn toasts.

To sweeten the palate, Riviera Nayarit prepares sweets as "cocadas", which are sold on the streets, and for dessert there is nothing better than a slice of “pan de San Blas” or "gorditas” made with sweet corn.

As for the typical beverages of the Riviera Nayarit, it is impossible to avoid mentioning sugar cane juice, nance liqueur, "tepache”, and the famous “tejuino”, prepared with lightly fermented corn and a sweet made from sugar cane, served with lemon, salt, and chili powder. It is considered a feast of the Huichol gods.

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Pescado zarandeado,Riviera Nayarit, Mexico

Pescado zarandeado Exquisite grilled fish, marinated with lemon and served with small slices of onion, tomato, and cucumber.

Shrimp ceviche,Riviera Nayarit, Mexico

Shrimp ceviche Dish with ground shrimp and a mixture of grated carrot, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.

Cocadas,Riviera Nayarit, Mexico

Cocadas Small pieces of fruit as pineapple, strawberry, or lemon, with grated coconut.