“Sinaloa is a cornucopia,” writes Tyrone Burke in the Winter 2015 issue of Canadian Geographic Travel. The state of Sinaloa sits on the northwest coast of Mexico, and Mazatlán is a foodie’s dream. Small-scale fishermen sell to restaurateurs on city beaches, and markets overflow with local produce.

During his culinary tour of southern Sinaloa, Burke dined at Alfredo Gomez Rubio’s restaurant Pedro y Lola. “Of everything we serve,” Gomez Rubio told him, “I’d say that more than 90 per cent of it comes from right here in Sinaloa.”

See the photos below to get a sense of Sinaloa’s special character. For more mouth-watering details, pick up the Winter 2015 issue of Canadian Geographic Travel.

A guitarist serenades patrons at a thatched roof restaurant on the beach in Mazatlan's Zona Dorada. (Photo: Tyrone Burke)

Snapper and marlin piled high in Mazatlan's central market. (Photo: Tyrone Burke)

Fishermen pull a boat on shore at a small scale fishery in central Mazatlan. (Photo: Tyrone Burke)

Marlin and meat for sale in Mazatlan's central market. (Photo: Tyrone Burke)

Fishermen display a yellowfin tuna at the Mazatun cannery. (Photo: Tyrone Burke)

A boy lingers in a Teacapan market, as his mother sells fruit nearby. (Photo: Tyrone Burke)