It’s early in the morning and your Carnival Cruise ship is just about to let you disembark in Ensenada. You’ve now got 8 hours to see what was once a sleepy little Mexican town that used to entertain Hollywood royalty like Bing Crosby and John Wayne. Those days are long […]
Who knew over 20 years ago when Dave Miller first visited Mexico that it would become his adopted country.
Since that first visit, Dave has facilitated hundreds of groups traveling in Mexico. It takes a special person to be able to bridge the divide between the to cultures. Equally at home in the typical suburban three bedroom home in the United States or the small block home in a village in Mexico, Dave is that guy.
For the family who has never traveled in Mexico, to the person who is ready to venture off the typical tourist trail and explore something new, Dave Miller's Mexico brings a unique perspective. It is a perspective gleaned from years of travel and experiences that few will ever match.
Join him on his journey and experience Mexico as few have, step by step as he seeks to share the culture, the art, the food and the richest resource of all, the people of Mexico with you.
I can’t remember the date, but I know the exact location. It was a small food stand in Rosarito called “Just for the Halibut.” It was there that I was introduced to one of the great culinary offerings of Mexico, the fish taco. This simple taco, whether it hails from […]
I wasn’t sure what to expect. After all, when you decide to eat Mexican food in a place called Olé Olé that sports a dancing maraca playing chile as its logo, you are prepared to be underwhelmed. Add in the ground beef tacos found on the menu, and who knows […]
Every year as we approach Cinco de Mayo, friends seek me out to ask about Mexican Independence Day and the what Mexicans do to celebrate. They almost feel let down when I tell them Cinco de Mayo is not about Independence and that most Mexicans will be working. When […]
Boutique! In the hotel business, boutique seems to define what’s hip. Perhaps one of the best examples of this phenomena can be seen in Las Vegas where older hotels are being repurposed and transformed into hip, chic and expensive places for the cool folks to stay while they enjoy the […]
Even wanted to know how to taste mezcal, or even wine? Ed Draves, our resident wine aficionado and mezcalier, gives us a quick lesson on the basics in this short video, shot on site recently in Oaxaca.
It was our pleasure recently to host Ed Draves, the Buffalo Mezcalero, in Oaxaca. Ed is the man responsible for all of our “official” mezcal tastings here at Dave Miller’s Mexico. We spent a lot of time in Matatlan sampling some of the many mezcals available in that area. Here […]
A simple black bow above the door of La Mano Magica heralded the bad news. On March 9, 2014, Arnulfo Mendoza, known for his unmatched skill as a rug weaver, died at the age of 59. To say that Arnulfo Mendoza was just a rug weaver is to say that […]
Do you remember the rules? Maybe they came from your mother, your grandmother, or some other really concerned person. Regardless, they always began with the same refrain… “Don’t drink the water!” The first time anyone ever mentions they are going to Mexico, everyone around somehow turns into an expert on […]
One of the perks of traveling in Mexico is that I get a chance to enjoy some great tacos. A place I always go when I am in Oaxaca is Taqueria El Primo. While they have lots of great options, my favorite is a plate of five tacos “al pastor.” […]