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.


A Nice Thing Happened

Recently I was contacted by Holte Ender and asked to be a contributor on Mad Mikes America. Never been asked to do that so this was pretty cool and of course I accepted.

My first post is here and it is the video about climbing to the ruin in the sky that my friend and I did back in March that was seen here as well.

Thank you Holte and Mike for giving me the opportunity to contribute to a site I spend a bunch of time at anyway.

So if you haven't been over to Mikes do so and chances are good you'll like what you see.


  1. Damn they must be desperate. LOL
    Really congrats..there a good group over there and I'm sure you'll fit in just fine.

  2. Thanks Tim and I was thinking the same thing.

  3. Glad you could come over Fly.