May 27 2016

Health-conscious dishes and menus are springing up all over Sayulita, and there is a wide range of fantastic food beyond your basic tacos, burritos, and quesadillas to explore. Tierra Viva in Sayulita exemplifies creative cuisine and highlights dishes with a hint of flair and inspiration from all over the world. Just within a block from the main beach in Sayulita, and steps from the plaza, Tierra Viva aims to create a truly unique dining experience. 

What makes this restaurant so unique is the entire staff, along with owners Charlie and Melanie Vinge, create a unique menu that highlights local produce that is in season. At Tierra Viva, the menu reflects dishes with international flavors from all over the world such as Asia, the Caribbean, Oaxaca, Puebla, and Veracruz. This fusion of flavors and ingredients allows Tierra Viva to stand out from many of the restaurants in Sayulita. A local favorite is the tuna carpaccio in an Asian ginger sauce. The flavors are fresh, light, and tasty. Fresh watercress, sprouts, jalapeño and mandarin are placed on top. The tuna itself is marinated in soya and citrus juices, and comes with an addicting peanut sauce. You can be assured to always get the freshest catch at Tierra Viva in Sayulita. The tuna almost tastes like it could melt in your mouth! All the fish in every dish at Tierra Viva is caught locally or bought from local fishermen in La Cruz. Another light and refreshing dish that is unique in Sayulita is the fresh spring rolls with diced veggies, shrimp, vermicelli noodles, sprouts and comes with an array of delicious sauces. Local tip- be sure to save room for desert, and order the avocado ice cream they make fresh!

Tierra Viva in Sayulita is happy to accommodate all guests, and has several gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options. There is also a great kid’s menu, with a great selection of breakfast dishes, such as Danish pancakes. If you’re looking to try something new and enjoy the convenience of being close to the action and the beach, Tierra Viva is an excellent choice.