Valle de Guadalupe: La Cocina de Doña Esthela
Spending the night gazing up at the canopy of stars above, and waking up to the sunrise in Valle de Guadalupe is truly an experience on its own. There is so much beauty to be seen at these times. I actually think that being able to eat breakfast at La Cocina de Doña Esthela makes up for 80 percent of the reason that you need to plan an overnight stay. Okay, maybe even 90 percent. As you head down the dirt road with a rumbling stomach, fear not you are about to indulge in one of the best country style breakfasts that you have ever had.
I could not help but share the photos from past breakfasts that we have had, and now I may regretting it just due to the fact that I want to be there right at this moment. The meals that we have enjoyed at La Cocina de Doña Esthela leave you more than content, and warmed from the inside out. You can easily taste the love in every single dish.
I dream of the day that I can replicate, or maybe just even have the café de la olla appear in my kitchen every morning. A mug of their piping hot cinnamon kissed coffee is hands down one of my favorites to this day. Friday mornings you will find cowboys manning the wood fired oven outside of the restaurant, with pans of these beauties coming out. Pumpkin filled empanadas, and bread that you will most likely find yourself buying a bag of to bring home.
Machaca is a breakfast staple for us. It almost always appears on the table, if it is offered on the menu. Oh yeah, and you see those beans right there? Heaven! I could live off of these beans. It's not pictured, but the fresh queso fresco, that comes along side the salsa and chips at your table..hello! You can't help but go back for more bites, even if you have managed to finish your whole plate of machaca.
A hearty plate of colorful huevos rancheros is sure to brighten any morning.
The fresh corn tortillas that come delivered to your table right off of the heat. They are big in size, but surprisingly light. You may be able to eat 3 by yourself, or not if you have that warm bread sitting in front of you as well.
Pan de elote just staring at you asking for just one bite.
Well folks, there you have it. I apologize to anyone that is reading this before that have had breakfast for the day. You need to have breakfast at La Casa de Doña Esthela at least once in your life.
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