Authentic Comida corrida A Short Walk From Galerias & Puerto Magico

Authentic Comida corrida A Short Walk From Galerias & Puerto Magico

Today we went to another fonda and got a delicious, homemade, and low-cost meal.

Hello, again. My dad and I, and sometimes my mom comes along too, have been going out on the town to find some of the best not so well known cheap eats, mostly family-owned, restaurants that we can find. We go out almost every day, finding some new little place, or big place, to tell you about and review the food and prices.  

A few weeks ago my dad had to run some errands in the Marina, and as usual I accompanied him and we stopped at a place to eat. Though, sadly, that place that we had in mind was closed for some reason, and we ended up going to a different restaurant and writing about it. But, a couple days ago my dad was going back to the Marina, this time without me, and he decided to stop at the same place we had tried to go to before, and he loved it! He came back home super excited and was telling me about how they had amazing tortilla soup, and he got full on simply that, so he brought me home the rest of his meal, which were some ribs, and they were delicious, so we had to back! And, today, we did! The palce is called La Cocina Do Tomasa, and is located on Calle Politecnico Nacional 78c in Educacion, which is walking distance from the cruise ship terminal, Puerto Magico!

La Cocina de Tomasa is a nice fonda with a comida corrida meal every day for only 80 pesos, which includes the soup of the day, your main dish, and a jug of the water of the day. That’s only about 4 dollars! And most of the time there are a couple of different options fro the soup and water, and there is always multiple options for your main course, which are always written down on a chalkboard for you to able to see them all and choose what you would like. But, aside from that, they also have a pretty big menu full of other meals that aren’t for the comida corrida. So, they have a lot of choices here!

Of course, we both got the comida corrida, and the soup today was fideo, my favorite! But, there’s not much to say about fideo soup, since it almost always is the same and it always taste so good! All I can say is that it was very yummy, and my dad was right, you do get full off of the soup, since they give you a big bowl and a giant stack of warm, homemade tortillas. But even though I was full, I still ate a lot of my main dish, which was machaca! The seasoning it had was plain, but it was still done really nicely, and it had just the right amount of saltiness. Also, all the vegies were cut into really small pieces, and they were all soft, yet not mushy, so it all blended together, literally, which is good!

My dad got the same ribs he had gotten the first time he tried the place, and he even ordered a whole liter of them to go at the end of our lunch. The ribs themselves barely have bones, they’re mostly just cartilage, but the bones that they do have are quite soft, and the meat is really, really tender! They obviously were cooked for a long time, so the flavors of the sauce also are really strong all throughout the ribs. The sauce is a red sauce, but neither my dad nor me can tell what is in it. Though, he does think that it has ancho and guajillo chiles in it. But anyway, those ribs are super good, perfectly seasoned, and they have so much flavor!


La Cocina de Tomasa serves super good food, and the vibe of the place is very friendly and home-y. Also, all the staff is very friendly, and they all look happy to be helping out and working whether they are cooking or serving tables. Put short, La Cocina de Tomasa is amazing! And, it is so close to Puerto Magico, La Marina, Galerias, and La Isla, so if you’re going or coming from any of those, you should defiantly stop by! It’s great!

If you enjoyed this article, and would like to recommend a place that you know about, then please let me know. Or, if you are an owner yourself of a place that you would like to see written about, contact me. 
And to see the rest of my food reviews go to the Dining Out section here in Vallarta Bay Times.


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La Cocina de Tomasa's Phone Number: 322 221 3273