Tamaulipas

The state is privileged to have five beautiful beaches that have the infrastructure in hotels and gastronomy based on seafood and typical dishes of the area, from Bagdad, Carbonera, Barra del Tordo, La Pesca or Miramar. History and modernity converge forming an almost perfect balance in which culture and nature make their way.

Get to know a rich and diverse state where life is warm and peaceful. In Tamaulipas, history and modernity converge forming an almost perfect balance in which culture and nature make their way, giving you the opportunity to live unique experiences in a beautiful tourist destination. The state is privileged to have five beautiful beaches that have the infrastructure in hotels and gastronomy based on seafood and typical dishes of the area, from Bagdad, Carbonera, Barra del Tordo, La Pesca or Miramar.

There is an article of clothing with which Tamaulipas are identified throughout Mexico: the Tamaulipas leather. It is an article that throughout the state is used as a gala garment to attend a party, to dance and play music or for a parade. He can be seen in both Ocampo and Tampico, Ciudad Victoria, Matamoros, Reynosa or Nuevo Laredo; it is without a doubt, the typical tamaulipeco dress. It consists of a suit or jacket in leather or suede, with a design in leather or suede in another color, and beards hang from different points. History indicates that this beautiful work was the idea of ​​General Alberto Carrera Torres at the end of the XNUMXth century, who commissioned Don Rosalío Reyna to create a story with a singular design. Today the Reyna family continues to develop these haute couture works, an anthropological example that shows us that the arts and crafts of this beautiful Magic Town still stand, even more strongly. Currently, hides are considered fine and very expensive export works; They have reached Japan, the United States, Canada and European countries, where this garment is considered an authentic work of art. Some of the traditions that exist in the State of Tamaulipas are the following: Day of the Dead, Xantolo, TAM Carnival, Mante Agricultural and Livestock Fair and Exhibition, Expo Fair Tamaulipas Cd. Victoria, Celebration of the Virgen del Carmen, Celebration of the Virgen del Chorrito, among others.

From the traditional Tampiqueña to the ancestral Zacahuil, with the exuberance of the shrimp and the flavor of the crab, the gastronomy of Tamaulipas is so vast that the only limits are on the palates of diners, who can choose between sea cuisine, meat, corn or gastronomic hybridizations that have arisen as a result of the influence of its neighboring states; San Luis Potosí, Veracruz, Nuevo León and even Texas, in the United States. Visiting Tampico and Madero, the mission of finding good seafood in almost any place is clearly a guarantee, since both its cheap kitchens and its restaurants offer daily catch; Delicious ceviches, seafood soups, fish, cocktails and crab in their different presentations, are some of the options that delight travelers who seek to know the state through its flavor, smells and textures. It should be noted that the tamaulipecos are good to eat and good to serve, it is not surprising that the portions in almost every place are generous, so you have to go with a great appetite, which is usually acquired just by seeing the dishes. In this way, if the morning has been spent exploring its streets and museums, the afternoon meal will be a huge reward, to recover energy and prepare for the unmissable cravings. Before visiting the Tampico Maritime Customs, another stop that winks tourists is to try their authentic Tortas de Barda, a traditional sandwich that is prepared in a roll seasoned with beans, stuffed with ham, pork cheese, shredded meat , chorizo, white and yellow cheese, avocado, green chili sauce with pork rinds, tomato and onion. Getting them is not difficult, the challenge is deciding where, since the recently renovated gastronomic passage has a place for every style of diner. Thinking of travelers who decide to go directly to their magical towns; Mier and Tula, both have restaurants that bring together the most representative of the state, where it will be easy to find menus that offer from Tultecan Enchiladas, with tomato, carrot and chorizo; seafood and Tampiqueña, even snows from garambullo, a cactus with which they prepare this typical dessert that enchants locals and tourists. Its capital, Ciudad Victoria is also a benchmark for Street Food, where visitors will be able to navigate the metropolis aboard its contrasting flavors. There, it is possible to enjoy highlights of their chubby corn dough stuffed with stews; such as picadillo, crushed sauce, nopales, panela cheese and a host of options that are ideal for those who have little time but are looking for a meal that satisfies them. If the journey continues north; Nuevo Laredo, Reynosa and Matamoros offer interesting fusions where inspired by a bi-national culture, the cuisine adopts some of the ingredients of South Texas and meat is the protagonist in each dish, without forgetting the hallmark of Mexican food, where sauces, tortillas and corn result in delicious baked kid tacos, gorditas with meat or machaca with egg, foods that at the same time are New York heritage and are found throughout the region. They say that there is no better way to get to know a place than by trying its gastronomy, and Tamaulipas is a journey by itself in each of its dishes. Its 43 municipalities are an invitation to discover its culture, its inhabitants and its history, available at each table and in the warmth of each bite.