Full Stomach, Happy Heart La Fiesta, Martinsburg, Pennsylvania

When you leave La Fiesta you will be saying, “Barriga llena, corazón content” which means “Full stomach, happy heart.”  The food is absolutely delicious and the portions are huge!  The atmosphere and music make you feel like you are at a Mexican fiesta and you can’t help but feel jubilant. Seniors and senoritas alike will…

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,…

Go Organic at Santa Fe’s Café Pasqual’s

Café Pasqual’s is a dining destination. Chef/owner Kathrine Kagel has been feeding Santa Feans and visitors since 1979. The popular eatery, committed to organic food and creative cookery often has a line out the door. Kagel calls her approach to food sourcing, “Never, ever,” meaning that no chemicals, antibiotics, hormones or anything artificial are ever…

Rancho de Chimayó, Chimayó New Mexico

Northern New Mexico has its own distinct cuisine. While it overlaps with Mexican in some respects, the main ingredient is chile, either red or green. Chile is so important in [easyazon_link identifier=”1631214209″ locale=”US” tag=”theyum-20″]New Mexico[/easyazon_link], both as a crop and an ingredient, that it’s the Official State Vegetable. Rancho de Chimayó, about 40 minutes northeast…

Tacos at Los Cuatros Milpas in San Diego

When we travel we try to avoid the touristy restaurants, searching for places that are independently owned and local favorites. While researching San Diego restaurants I found Los Cuatros Milpas (The Four Cornfields), a local taco institution. Although, we’re not big on places with long lines and this place is famous for them, we really…

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…