Sahuayo, Mexico

I have been going to Sahuayo Mexico since before I could even walk or talk.  This past January I returned with my dad to visit family and volunteer our time helping those in need.  For more info on that read my post New year = New Hope.

Sahuaya is  small town in the state of Michoacan in Western Mexico near Lake Chapala.  Sahuayo is most “famous” for its cuisine.  Carnitas, Birria, tacos al pastor, birote &  tranca are all popular foods in this region.  You can’t forget about the street corn and garbanzos!!!  ohhh emmm gggg!!!

Fun fact, one of the most popular bread stores in Sahuayo has my uncle as a child as their logo!  Proud niece over here. 😉


Welcome to Guadalajara!  First stop before the drive to Sahuayo.  One perk about this drive is that you get to drive past lake Chapala on your way there.  It is by far THE BIGGEST lake I have ever seen in my entire life!!!


Lake Chapala

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The decorated streets of Sahuayo


El centro


A beautiful nativity scene displayed in “El Centro”



El Huamuchil outdoor dining

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Freshly made corn tortillas bigger than your head!


For comparison. The left is a corn tortilla the size of an American FLOUR tortilla and the right is the corn tortillas they serve at Huamichil


My grandmother.  A godly and amazing business woman!  Not to mention an incredible hostess!!! I feel super blessed to be her granddaughter.


Can’t beat a home made meal!!! My dad and I ate like royalty every meal during our stay with our family in Sahuayo!


Corn and garbanzo bean vendors are one of my favorite things about Sahuayo.  It just tastes better in Mexico!  ALL Mexican food does!


If street food isn’t your thing, there are also lots of little restaurants scattered through out the city.  I picked up some sweet treats at this little Italian restaurant.

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The church where my parents got married.  It was very special visiting this church during my trip here. I could see joy mixed with sadness in my dads eyes as he reminisced about the best day of his life, the day he married my mom. For those of you who don’t know, my mom passed away 5 years ago.

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Sahuayo street food.  My dad is an AMAZING cook and this man taught him how to prepare  A LOT of his most popular dishes!!!  He is missing a leg but that doesn’t stop him from setting up shop and working hard EVERY SINGLE DAY!  I have such HUGE admiration for such hard working people.  He and his family were super kind and hospitable at their outdoor “restaurant”.  I thoroughly enjoyed watching he and my father reminisce and listening to his stories about other places he has lived in Mexico.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Ghp says:

    Loved this post.. I am too from Sahuayo Michoacan.. Fiestas del Patron Santigo is what I miss the most in Sahuayo..
    Had lots fun growing up..
    Going to the Plaza on Sundays and walking around the Plaza was our outings growing up..
    Too bad the Violence in Michoacan is bad to return to your Home Town..
    Is such a Beautiful Part of Michoacan..
    I still have lots of Family living there..
    Thank you for your post and experience ..
    Loved it..

    1. Thank you so much for checking out my blog and taking the time to leave a comment! I bet our families know each other! I feel like everyone that is from there knows each other. ha ha <3

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