Fresh-Squeezed Juice, Flaming Fajitas, and Pelicans Hunting At Sunset in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Puerto Vallarta put on a brilliantly vivid show on Saturday evening. Take a look at this sunset! It's quite possibly the most gorgeous one we've ever seen! And for an added bonus, the pelicans were in full-on hunting mode.
We never appreciated pelicans as much as we do now. They're pretty amazing creatures who will glide above the ocean and at a moment's notice dive bomb the water below to grab a fish.
From all our experiences to this point...We can say with certainty that wandering off the beaten path and trying new places is when you find the real gems. We came across this super small juice bar that immediately won our hearts. It is the epitome of a "hole in the wall" restaurant. I'm sure if you crack open a dictionary right now, it would be right there next to that phrase. How they managed to fit three people intside there is a mystery. Standing shoulder-to-shoulder, one runs the cash register, a 2nd squeezes the orange juice, and a third attends to the juicer and blender.
What we fondly call "The Mexican Capri Sun"
It's extremely affordable as compared to the prices we're accostomed to paying in the US or Puerto Vallarta during peak season. What you see here is a medium jugo verde (green juice) which has about a dozen various fruits and vegetables squeezed and blended up into a hybrid juice/smoothie. You can get a medium for 18 pesos ($0.97) or a liter for 35 pesos ($1.88).
Jugo verde is their most expensive juice—the others are 15 pesos ($0.81) for a medium and 30 pesos ($1.61) for a liter.
In this video we visit this juice bar, find ourselves at Pipi's for their amazing flaming fajitas, and enjoy the sunset from the malecon.