PSSST – I am going to let you all in on my favorite dinner spot in all the world. Truly remarkable and memorable. Its a little open air restaurant in Yelapa called “Tacos Y Mas”. The name does not do it justice as there is sooo much more MAS than Tacos. First a lithe background.
Many years ago a good friend of mine traveled to Yelapa – from the cold north of Lake Tahoe and he fell in love, with the place and the people and the lifestyle. He made up his mind to live there and made a deal with a local guy to build a floor on top of his house for him to have his own Yelapa retreat.
Fast forward about 15 years – the same guy is now in Southern Cal taking care of his aging dad and he gets a call from his Yelapa house partner who for years has been building his little addition brick by brick. He tells him is sister is living in So. Cal as a Nanny for a family and he asks his amigo to check it out and make sure she is OK.
Being the nice guy that he is he looks up the little sister and what do you know – they fall in love – get married and move back to Yelapa together and finish the little house – which all these years later is a pretty big house two stories high on top of her big brothers original house.
Present day – this lovely couple open a small restaurant on the patio of what was the girls family home on the mountainside waterfall trail in Yelapa and a magical place called “Tacos Y Mas” is born.
In the hot Mexico summers this terrific couple actually work along side world famous chefs at Alaksa’s renown Talon Lodge – and they bring back their culinary skills and blend them with other talented family members tried and true recipes and magic happens.
Each evening features several selections of traditional mexican favorites and a few “worldly” specials – (The Chicken Picccata is my favorite”. The ambiance of the stone patio with the ocean breeze and sound in the distance on one side and the rush of the waterfall just up the path coupled with the amazing Margaritas are sheer heaven. IMG_0811