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.


How Much

I don't know about where you live but this after noon at a roadside stand these

two tomatoes and two peaches not grown here cost $5. Was actually 5 10 and I got to slide on the dime. They taste pretty good but I don't know about $5 worth.

Note-the peaches are sweet the tomato I tried is mediocre at best.


  1. paid $6.00 for two pounders and they tasted great nothing like big ole late August tomoatoes

    did I do a Quayle and add an uneeded E?

    Hey, what about those bedknives?

  2. Nothing taste like it did. Meat,cheese,fruit,not a damn thing.
    But you have to pay through the ass to be disappointed.

  3. I answered that in the thread Russ.

    Yuk yuk Timmy!

  4. I'm growing my own tomatoes, and they are delicious. I bought peaches from a roadside stand and before they softened up they molded. This means they were shipped in frozen. So much for buying fresh at a roadside stand.