La Cruz Mexico Holiday Season

La Cruz Mexico folks (and beyond) enjoyed the annual Amigos de La Cruz “Welcome Back” party that took place this last Wednesday evening (Dec. 3rd)  at Roberto’;s Xocolati’ La Cruz restaurant. What an amazing view of the bay and La Cruz Marina! Chris Bouchard from Villa Amor del Mar / La Cruz Mexico was the MC for the fiesta, with his wife Cindy taking care of the silent auction. Thanks to Lori Wilson and all of the Amigo volunteers that helped make this night possible! Myself and the ladies were running around selling the 50/50 raffle tickets to which the winner won over 6000 pesos! The evening began with the amazing Tatewari Trio playing Flamenco music. Mimi, Easu and Danny were all born and raised in our little pueblo of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle Mexcio!  Sonny is usually on the drums during the high season but could not make it this evening.
Saxophone and flute extraordinaire Grammy winning musician Bryan Savage came on stage for the second half of the evening dazzling us with his original music as he floated through the crowd playing his sax.
Dinner of Fajitas with all of the fixins was excellent with the chicken tender and juicy, as well as the steak cooked perfectly. Dinner was served in rounds which kept everything fresh and hot. The place was packed to the giills!

The Amigos de La Cruz is in the process of getting its paperwork updated to meet with new regulations and is actively seeing donations for its new Adopt A Highway program in which the Amigos has adopted the stretch of highway from OXXO to the bridge. Donations will help the Amigos provide regular maintenance of the medians in an effort to present a clean and cheerful welcome to the town.  The Amigos also needs volunteers to assist with its environmental and medical programs. Anyone interested in donating, volunteering, or becoming or renewing their memberships (only 250 pesos) can contact the Amigos de La Cruz at lacruzamigos@gmail.com.

Christmas is coming  and this means.La Cruz Mexico restaurants are planning their holiday menus with live music.
Masala Bar & Grill  has a fabulous menu with the Mango Duo (Alberto Zoe) performing. Make your reservations!
Be sure to also check out the Maslaa Grill 3 course special every Thursday with Tatewari playing beautiful Flamenco music while you dine.  Click on the link for amazing food photos as well as their regular menu.
Please. check out lthe La Cruz Mexico Calendar to see who is serving a La Cruz Mexico Christmas Dinner. They will be posted as they send me their information.

La Cruz Mexico Upcoming FUN!
Its difficult to list every event and class on the calendar in a post,. Here are some highlights and new calendar events.

The Octopus’s Garden is open! YEA! After Wayland’s accident and neck injury that happened last spring; this is super  great news that the garden hs now reopened their doors!
Open from 10 am to 6 pm. Monday to Saturday.The Octopus’s Garden in la Cruz Mexico is now serving coffee, cakes, freshly roasted coffee beans. They have great Wifi service making it the perfect place to stop by for a coffee in the moringins. The La Cruz Huichol Art Gallery  has an amazing selection of Huichol art and is also open. Dance and exercise classes are offered upstaris. The Octobpus’ Garden is also available for private celebrations and events in the evenings and weekends. For further info please phone 329-295-5367, or you may
use this easy contact form, or drop on by and say hi! Coral 66, Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Mexico.

A new music event is at the only authentic British Pub and Castle around…The Pub Britannia! who has “Mike and Marty” playing every Wednesday evening starting at 6:30, after the Wednesday BINGO, which starts at 3pm. Its fun to play bingo, have a cocktail…and maybe even win some prizes or money! Some of the proceeds go towards charity as well! Win-Win!! Tuesday Open Mic Night with food and drink specials are a must to check out all of the local talent!

Black Forest Restaurant GERMAN BEER FEST is coming up on Tuesday, December 9th.  They will welcome you with their German “Gemütlichkeit” atmosphere serving classic German delicacies and mugs of ice cold beer. Hostesses Andrea and Yvonne are going to be dressed in traditional German Dirndls serving favorites such as bratwurst, red cabbage, sauerkraut, pork Schnitzels (a local favorite), dumplings and Spätzle.
Black Forest will also be serving savory barbecued pork knuckles, while supplies last (You may also pre-order yours to guarantee availability).  If you can’t stay long, they are having the barbecue out in front of the restaurant for you to enjoy a delicious bite on the go. Reservations are recommended.
Click here for their easy contact form.

Las Palapas Grill is a La Cruz beach restaurant who have re-opened and are planning on staying open all year around, which is AWESOME for us crazy full time La Cruz Mexico locals!  Previously known as the “Tres Palapas,”, former owner Ewe and his family had to leave, which left his partner Luciano to continue or not. So the new “Las Palapas Grill” has the same owner, as well as the same great chef and staff!
Live music with a PV band called the “Hangars” plays every Sunday beginning at 7pm. They play some different tunes than some of the other local bands like Johnny Cash and Neil Diamond..and other good classic rock songs you can dance to that I have not heard in a while.
Sundays drink special is 2X1 margaritas any way you like…ME? I am all about Mango Margaritas lately, Although I did try Fernando’s regular margarita the other day and it was really good! To quote Fernando, “The best margaritas in La Cruz Mexico!”.  They also are still serving their famous loster and have daily food speials. Wednesdays live music with the “What’s Up Band”  with Andrea getting the crowd going as they rock the palapa!  They also have food specials and good pricing on their menu.

Many folks are asking how to get to Las Palapas Grill. The easiest way is to take the main hwy headed out to Punta de Mita, past the stop light. When you see the large speed bump (tope) make a left towards the ocean. The veggie Nayarit market (an awesome veggie market) is on the left. Go to the end of the street; it turns into a dirt road and the dry rivier bed. Go right at the sign and down to the playa. You may also get there from the playa; its about 6 minute walk from the La Cruz town square. Facil ! (easy) :D

Ana Banana Bar and Grill has “Rock ‘n’ Roll Donny and the 5 Months Blind Band” for Coffee House Friday beginning at 7pm playing fun dance music like “Johnny Be Good”. Other musicians also come up to play…Ya never know WHO is going to show up!
Saturday Brunch with live music… A new breakfast / brunch and live music with guitarist Ralph form the Rhythm Roosters from 8:30 – 11am .  A good way to start the day!
Every Sunday is Rib Night!  come on over for the What’s Up Band with Adriana singing all of our favorite songs! (photo left)

Meatloaf Monday
 brings on the Classic Rock Jam with “The Good Stuff”. (photo right) Lead singer Andra has come a long way in only one year and sounds fabulous! They play ALL the favorite classic rock and really rock the house! The homemade meatloaf is juicy and served with all the comfort style fixins.
R&R Hardly Strictly Blues Band play every Wednesday with the food special Beer, Brats, Beans and Burgers. Come relax and enjoy some blues.

I would like to finish the post with a link to my friend Cindy Bouchard’s post, who owns Villa Amor del Mar in La Cruz Mexico with her husband Chris. She recently wrote a very cute “He said, She said” article for her blog. Click on the link and scroll down a bit for the article.
If your interested in more information about relocating to the Riviera Nayarit / Bandeas Bay area its an excellent read and I recommend Chris Bouchard for your real estate needs! Enjoy!

Thanks so much for tuning in! Please check out the La Cruz community calendar as for all of the fun going on around La Cruz. New events are added every week! If your interested in an all-inclusive Marietta Island all day fun, or are looking for some fishing with a Guaranteed catch, petroglyph tours or Boca to Las Animas hikes or Banderas Bay / La Cruz rentals, please email me at Cat@RivieraNayaritFun.com for more information. I feel so blessed to live on the bay in a wonderful community filled with terrific people! 
Many Blessings of loving kindness,
Cat Morgan 

Enjoy the Christmas season on the Banderas Bay in La Cruz Mexico. 

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