Authentic Mexican at TOSMA Organic Market, San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende, in Central Mexico, has become a real foodie destination. Upscale, chef-branded kitchens have put an impressive culinary stamp on this town, and gourmet food lovers are turning it into a gustatory destination. But that doesn’t mean that simpler—and far cheaper—alternatives for a truly authentic and inexpensive Mexican meal have disappeared. Indeed,…

Fanny’s Terrace Bistro: Volcan, Panama

During a road trip to Volcan, (home of the famous 14,000 foot Volcan Baru), my friend suggested one of her favorite spots, Fanny’s Terrace Bistro. Fanny’s serves fresh gourmet meals, something not easy to find in the country of Panama. I looked forward to Fanny’s Terrace Bistro all day, and after enjoying a visit with…

Mio Bistrok in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

The food truck phenomenon has hit , in the central highlands of . But not in the way you might think. Mio Bistrok is indeed a food truck, which contains its entire kitchen. But it is permanently parked in a fenced and gated courtyard where guests sit in the shade of a giant and are…

Los Hijas de la Tostada, Playa del Carmen

Sometimes focusing on just one thing and doing it to perfection is the way to go. If you’re looking for consistently delicious and unique seafood tostadas in a prime, people watching location in Playa del Carmen, then Los Hijas on 5th Ave is a clear winner. Location: Corner of 5th Ave and Calle 38, Playa…

Good and Fast at Karne Garibaldi, Guadalajara

Fast food can be good food, and Karne Garibaldi in Guadalajara, Mexico proves the point over and over again.  If I’m in Guadalajara, I try to plan on having at least one meal at this casual restaurant whose claim to fame is the Guinness Book of Records (1996) entry for the fastest service.  They set the…