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.


Out Here Somewhere

Chasing ruins and rock art. Be back Tuesday sometime. Thanks for stopping and my blog roll has some of the best out there. Hope Phil and I come home with some good stuff. We're gonna have fun trying.


  1. Gorgeous pic, Fly. Hope a few trout are sharing your search.

  2. Where you at man? New York City? San Francisco?

  3. I hope you can get out of the Ghetto your taking pictures in...LOL
    Have fun man....

  4. Tim I think you got it, that's over by the Fruitvale BART station in Oakland. Thought I recognized it.

  5. Hope your having a good time Tom and come up with some treasure. They are all over the place on the back roads. That area really is a treasure. Look forward to see what you come up with.

  6. Thanks guys and I really don't have know much and that's just fine. I haven't really taken a close look at what was taken but it could of been better.

    This is considered to be the remotest place in the US OSO so it may be something like you envision..