This most unusual restaurant in Vallarta, Mordidas | Bar Raro, will host inexpensive tasting nights/parties. These nights are very limited in seating. The total cost for an all-you-can-eat evening (at least until everything is consumed) will depend upon the menu. The first 2 tasting nights were 50 pesos per person, todo. The third night was 70 pesos (see a pattern here? Other nights may be a tad more or less. Mordidas is created in the spirit of the traditional neighborhood cenaduria (the small, in the house, one-room, dinner “restaurant”) that is so common on the back streets of this town.
Mordidas/Bar Raro is operated out of a house in Colonia Buenos Aires, far from the normal tourist trade routes. The cuisine is experimental and eclectic.
- July 18: The ins and outs of Sausages. 50 pesos.
- July 25: Ostiones – Oysters raw and BBQd. Oyster pie and oyster stew. Four local varieties being tasted. 50 pesos.
- August 9: BBQ Rib-Off – Ribs and links BBQ’d over an open flame and presented with an assortment of sauces. Plus sides. A rib-lover’s delight. 70 pesos.
- Food as Aphrodisiacs – Food can do more than make you fat….
- Pinchitos – Inspirations from northern España.
- Camaróns – Shrimp cocktail, aquachile, grilled shrimp, deep fried…
- Gato Tacos – A night exploring the consumption of the parts of animals that only cats love. Not for the squeamish or the culturally inhibited.
- Nacho/guacamole/salsa extravaganza – Salsa testing night (overloading the senses). Recipes will be given to those interested.
- Dim Sum – Bringing the best of China to Vallarta. Created and presented by a person who has spent decades enjoying this delicacy. This will be a regularly occurring event. Five or more dim sum choices will be offered, served traditionally, along with tea and congee with “1000 year old” duck eggs.
- Ceviche feast – A sampling of many types of ceviche. Mexican, Spanish, South American… Recipes will be given to those interested.
Future Mordidas Nights may be taken to gastronomic extremes — and for me the term “extreme” is on a completely different level than it is for most people I’ve met here in Puerto Vallarta. I have some very definite heroes in the culinary world and Wolfgang Puck, Ray Kroc and Alice Waters are not among them.
My desire for comfort food ended with breast milk.