Traditional Salsa Recipe Heats Things Up for Cinco de Mayo

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Velas Vallarta Resort in Puerto Vallarta Offers a Traditional Mexican Salsa Recipe for Cinco de Mayo

Fine dining restaurant Andrea at Velas Vallarta in Puerto Vallarta brings mouthwatering authentic Mexican cuisine to your kitchen with this easy-to-make salsa recipe perfect for Cinco de Mayo. Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for "fifth of May") is a holiday held on May 5 that commemorates the Mexican army's victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla and is a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride.


  •     7 Tomatoes
  •     ½ large Onion
  •     4 tsp Cilantro
  •     2 Serrano Chiles
  •     1 oz Olive Oil
  •     1 oz Lime juice
  •     Salt
  •     Ground Black Pepper

Preparation: dice the tomatoes, onions, cilantro and chiles. Mix with the olive oil and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Alejandra offers an a la carte menu of delectable dishes and live music daily. Award-winning chefs create a flavorful fusion of contemporary Mexican and world-inspired cuisine artfully prepared and presented. For more information on Velas Vallarta visit or call 866-847-4609 for reservations.

In Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Velas Vallarta is one of four Velas Resorts, which have earned 26 AAA Diamonds and other numerous prestigious international awards for its services and facilities, among them Conde Nast’s “Most Excellent Resort” and “Most Excellent Spa Hotel,” AAA’s 5 Diamond Award, and the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences’ 5 Star Diamond Award.

About Velas Vallarta:
Velas Vallarta, an all-suite resort and convention center located on 10 acres of oceanfront in Puerto Vallarta, is walking distance from Marina Vallarta Golf Course and just minutes from Downtown Puerto Vallarta's captivating attractions, activities and landmarks. Situated on the emerald waters of Banderas Bay, Velas Vallarta features 345 suites, a high-tech Convention Center that can accommodate up to 700 people, three swimming pools, a rejuvenating spa, fitness center, multiple restaurants, and an inviting lounge with live music and entertainment nightly.

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