This is Bistek al la Mexicana a common dish found many places. There are several places I get this some better than others but all real decent! Kind of a tomato based sauce with generally pretty tender pieces of beef and a fair amount of it. The rice is pretty generic but the frijoles can be something else. This also includes as many fresh made in front of you tortillas you want and brought to you with a smile. Something like this costs around 50-60 pesos or $3. The squeezed as you watch orange juice is 20 and brings the price up a bit but worth it. Nothing in the States I've ever had compares to this not even close plus it'll cost 7-10 smacks. I don't know what I'm going to eat when I return. It will be an adjustment as I do this so much that is go into Puerto Vallarta on the south side and have me a excellent lunch with "real" Mexican food not the slop I get back there. I do not plan on eating out much at all only at maybe three select places. Pricey yes but worth it because it's so good. I threw away so much money last summer eating way overpriced shitty food. Several times the food got thrown away as well. The whole of Mexico is an eating machine I tell you. I'm gonna miss this.

I feel good and and think the higher temps and humidity contributes to that. It's the same every time. After a month or two you realize and say " Hey I feel pretty damn good!"

Just as important I believe the food made fresh with wholesome fresh ingredients as well contributes to that. Get off the bus in town the food smells everywhere make me hungry just like that.


You Might Get A Kick Outta This

It was fun doing this today.


  1. I did get a kick out of it, and so did my wife.

  2. I envy you.

    Hope you did not kick your wife back. :-)

  3. It's things like this guys that make it all go round.

  4. I LOVE IT! Little guy is so cute!

  5. Jeni Rae-you sweet young thing!

  6. I love it! What a cutie!


  7. Man, I suddenly feel redeemed for not shooting the pesky little varmints! Thanks for the video! (great butterfly shot at the top of the page, too!)

  8. You're welcome,

    You have a great post going about racoons. It's supposed to fun damn it!

  9. I can see you're working hard.

    When I used to defend my garbage from those varmints I always wondered how they looked as babies (as I chased them from my front walk).

    Too cute.

    Hope you're enjoying the summer.


    so we can enjoy what is ours such as this better.

    1. Hi Susan, ya they are cute but not when the get big and mean as hell.