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El Arrayán Announces Veracruz-Style Fiestas

Published Apr 8, 2011, 3:29pm - (Updated Nov 28, 2011, 6:57pm)


Celebrating with jarocho spirit (jarocho being the term used to refer to those that hail from the state of Veracruz) El Arrayán will feature two special evenings with traditional food and music from Veracruz on two consecutive Saturdays, April 16 and 23.

Songs from Veracruz, known as sones were consolidated in the nineteenth century, but their origin can be traced back to Colonial times, when they were amalgamated musical genres and instruments from Spain, along with music and dance traditions from both native americans and african slaves brought to mexico by the spaniards. Their lyrics are arranged in poetic couplets and have become part of the oral tradition of this colorful state located on the Gulf of Mexico.

The award-winning Mexican restaurant will feature a special three-course meal and a traditional drink from Veracruz for $220 pesos per person (additional beverages or tips not included) in two seatings per evening: 6 and 8:30 pm. Resident musicians Frixoleros will be joined by guest musicians Zindu & Kevin during the evenings. Space is limited, so reservations are strongly recommended.

El Arrayán has been awarded the 3 Diamond award by AAA and voted Vallarta’s “Best Mexican Restaurant” the past six years in a row. It is located at Allende 344, El Centro, just a short stroll from the Malecon. Reservations at 222-719.

Source: El Arrayán

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