❖ Explore the Sierra de Órganos
Find your adventurous spirit; camp or stay in a hotel in this fascinating place. Enjoy nature in the moonlight.
Sierra de Órganos, located 19 miles away, is a national park made up of thousands of stone columns. This fascinating landscape has served as the setting for many cowboy movies from the 1960s. Among these rock formations are stone pines, cedars, sweet acacias and junipers. Eagles and mountain cats, snakes, cactuses and prickly pears hide, jump, or grow within the rocky labyrinth. Every six months a nocturnal race through it is organized. Take part!
❖ Escape to Noria de San Pantaleón
Eleven miles northwest of Sombrerete you will find this place, which is practically a ghost town. A mining town, their old company store and the Iglesia de San Pantaleón are still standing as a reminiscence of the old days.
❖ Try Brujitas and the Tacos de Papel
Come and try brujitas (“little witches”) and make them fly…
Brujitas are fried empanadas filled with shredded beef, potato and cheese, or beans. They are sprinkled with salt. The recipe belongs to just one family and they were given this name because they were once sold under the colonnades and they “flew” off the shelves. Now you can find them in Jardín Hidalgo 215, or at Calle Urribary 115.
Another dish you have to try are the tacos de papel (“paper tacos”), which are made using very thin tortillas, fried in lard, and filled with potato and mincemeat, beans, green chilies and cheese, and shredded beef. Lettuce, cream and salsa are sprinkled on top. Find them on Calle Colegio Militar, next to Plazuela de San Francisco.