Yelapa’s pie lady serves one of Mexico’s heavenly desserts

Yelapa_pie_lady_2 When you're thinking Mexican beach vacations, the last thing that usually comes to mind is pie.  But that's only if you've never been to Yelapa.

The secluded beach town, a 30 minute boat ride south of Puerto Vallarta, is home to the famous pie lady, Chelly Rodriguez.

For 20 years, she has baked them at home and sold them on the beach. You'll find her strolling the shore carrying the merchandise in a Tupperware container balanced on her head. She's even become a local tourist attraction of sorts.

These homemade desserts are enough for some folks to make the trip south. Drive-Thru Gourmet columnist Ken Hoffman (who I think is overdue for a James Beard award) waxed poetically about her creations recently.

By all means, don't forgo margaritas or flan on your Mexican vacation. Just make sure to leave room for pie.

Photo: Casa Grace

COMMENTS

  1. CASANDRA

    HEY THE WOMEN IN THE PICTURE IS NOT CHELLY …
    IT IS AGUSTINA THE REAL PIE LADY

    December 28, 2009 at 7:41 pm
  2. Halimo

    good

    December 28, 2009 at 8:02 pm
  3. alex

    thats my grandma!!!

    July 25, 2010 at 9:16 pm
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