By Jennifer Kramer
While the beloved boutique bed & breakfast and winery Adobe Guadalupe has been a favorite of Valle de Guadalupe insiders for years, there was one always one drawback – its exclusivity. There was no public tasting room or restaurant, so anyone who wasn’t staying at the hotel couldn’t get farther than the front gates. Wine tastings were reserved for limited private groups and people staying at the intimate bed & breakfast. This made for a wonderfully special experience if you were one of the lucky ones allowed past the gates, but was such a shame for everyone else (especially because Adobe Guadalupe is known for having some of the best wines in the region). But all of that has changed recently since they’ve opened the Adobe Food Truck and their new wine tasting room – both open to the public, no reservations needed.
While there are some eateries in the Valle de Guadalupe that manage to get by with mediocre food (relying on the beautiful setting and wine to make it a complete experience), that was luckily not the case with Adobe Food Truck. Everything that we ordered was exceptionally delicious – patatas bravas, champignones (mushrooms), croquettes and a ribeye sandwich with a side salad. It was all fresh, flavorful and filling. We washed it all down with some smooth Tempranillo and crisp Sauvignon Blanc.
The setting was the serene. They’ve created a seating area for the food truck outside of the new tasting room with sleek wooden picnic benches, sun shades and the same stunning views of vineyards and olive trees that you get from the rest of the Adobe Guadalupe property. The adobe-style tasting room carries the same architectural beauty as the rest of the hotel and the food truck adds a splash of color and fun to the scene.
The new tasting room and food truck opened late last summer, and unlike many of the outdoor eateries in the valley, Adobe Food Truck is open nearly all year round (they did close for a few weeks in December/January for the holidays).
Wine tastings are 10am-5pm every day and start at 100 pesos.
Adobe Food Truck
Open Thursday-Monday, 12-7pm
Closed Tuesday and Wednesday
GPS: 32.085167, -116.623275