Friday, 31 October 2014

Having Dinner at Cenadurias in Barra de Navidad

Having Dinner at Cenadurias in Barra de Navidad
Mexcan Food - Pozole surtido (carne, cuerito, lengua, oreja, espinazo) - Cenaduría Esperanza in Barra de Navidad, Jal. Mexico - Photo: CasaLasMargaritas.com

   Do you know what a Cenaduría is?  A Cenaduría is a place that serves meals at dinner time  "lugar donde sirven cenas" in Spanish. The main difference between a cenaduría and a restaurant is that a cenaduria is only open for the evening meal, while a restaurant is usually  also open for breakfast and lunch. A cenaduria is usually also less expensive than a restaurant.
Delicious Tripe tacos - "El Pillo" -  Barra de Navidad, Jal. Mexico - Photo: CasaLasMargaritas.com
   Some of the meals that are served in a cenaduria  are found only at dinner time and are usually "antojitos" [snacks].   Some of the typical antojitos of Barra de Navidad are pozole, tacos dorados, tostadas, sopes, beef tacos,  head tacos and tripe tacos (tacos de cabeza y tripa).  Places that sell hamburgers and hot dogs are also quite popular. Going to a cenaduria for Mexican people is considered a treat and you would not  go every night.
Quesadillas Miriam - Barra de Navidad, Jal. Mexico - Photo: CasaLasMargaritas.com
   Have you noticed that some meals are sold only at specific times in some places in Mexico? For example , it will be hard to find carnitas, tortas ahogadas and pollo asado (grilled chicken) at dinner time or even after 4:00 p.m. or before 10:00 am.  These three meals are served specifically  for lunch time.
Carne en su jugo - "Dos Soles" cenaduría - Barra de Navidad, Jal. Mexico - Photo: CasaLasMargaritas.com

On the other hand birria  is eaten at breakfast and lunch time, but specific parts of the birria you would not find them at lunch. "Dorada" for example,  is sold for breakfast, while  menudo is served only in the morning, not for lunch.
Rosa's Tamales - Barra de Navidad, Jal. Mexico - Photo: CasaLasMargaritas.com


Some cenadurías in Barra de Navidad:
- Tacos Los Pitufos: head, suadero, beef tacos
- Rinconcito Mexicano: Baked potatoes with cheese and meat (asada, pork).
- Tacos El Pillo: Head, tripe and suadero tacos (tacos de cabeza, tripa and  suadero).
- Cenaduria Esperanza: Tipical Mexican antojitos pozole, tacos, sopes, enchiladas.
- Cenaduría Piña: Tipical Mexican antojitos pozole, tacos, sopes, enchiladas.
- QuesadillasMary.com: Delicious quesadillas with chicken, beef, shrimp.
- Dos Soles: tacos and a typical from Jalisco "carne en su jugo".
- Tamales & Atole in the main square.
- Rosa's Tamales and corn on the cob: Tamales covered with sour cream, cheese, and salsa verde. Corn on the cob with sour cream, chile, lemon, cheese.

- Pipis: Hamburguers and Burritos

In San Felipe Barrio of Barra de Navidad:
- Taquería Ramos: beef tacos. Av. Nueva España in the Barra de Navidad barrio.

Here is a Barra de Navidad map showing all the streets: Barra de Navidad Map

Visiting  Barra de Navidad? Stay at: Casa Las Margaritas in Barra de Navidad
Tamales at the Main Square - Barra de Navidad, Jal. Mexico - Photo: CasaLasMargaritas.com
Tacos Dorados  - Cenaduría Esperanza in Barra de Navidad, Jal. Mexico - Photo: CasaLasMargaritas.com




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