Three Days in El Valle de Guadalupe: the introduction

Spent three days in el Valle de Guadalupe doing a fair amount of this

Spent three days in el Valle de Guadalupe doing a fair amount of this

Suffering from extreme wanderlust and a schedule that won’t permit excessive galavanting, I searched for a fun getaway that checked enough boxes to feel like *real* travel without having to, well, travel.  Thankfully, we happen to live in a mega-region that puts us a short distance from Mexico’s most fertile wine country and some unexpectedly delicious food. Plus, ya know, it was Valentine’s Day weekend and a holiday – in other words a perfect time for a quick trip. And thus was born our three-day adventure to El Valle de Guadalupe!

I broke these posts up into travel tips and food. And then broke the food up by restaurant. I missed the several reputedly delicious trucks/stands my friend Colin Parent wrote about here, but did go 30 minutes out of our way at Bill Esparza’s recommendation to find one fish taco spot Bourdain missed. I also took a great recommendation I found here and on Life & Food Blog for breakfast and then one other on the spur of the moment from Chef Javier Plascencia that led to my favorite meal this year, so please kick back, enjoy and by all means share whatever feedback you like.

Travel Tips Pt. Ifor people who like signage

Travel Tips Pt. II – “directions” and night driving

La Cocina de Dona Esthelabreakfast done right

Restaurante Hacienda Guadalupe y Lajalet the tasting begin

Malvaour best meal in the Valle

Travel Tips Pt. III – places to rest your weary glass-raising arms

Latitud 32Swing and a miss (my condolences to the Chef)

Headed home – Ensenada fish tacos, friends and border entrepreneurs

Thanks for reading, best of luck on your trip.  We had fun and really can’t wait to go back.  Cheers

3 thoughts on “Three Days in El Valle de Guadalupe: the introduction

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  2. Where is the part about the wineries you visited? We have been to many in Valle de Guadalupe & feel the area rivals the best CA wine regions. Curious what your favorites are. Clearly, you ate well!

    • Kathryn – Sadly, we didn’t make it to a winery. Yes, that IS nuts. I linked to my friend Jay’s wine trips – he owns a few restaurants and has a good list. I’ll send it down. Cheers

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