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.


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Thank you Billie for keeping and raising the awareness on this terrorist killer SOB that our government protects while thumbing our nose in the faces of the countries that are trying to bring this man to justice. You are right - this war on terror is a joke. The terrorists we need to worry about are killers like this and our own media deranged citizens.

How I got mixed up with the terrorist Luis Posada Carriles


  1. Thanks, Friend, for your support! So few know the truth, or even care. Others who care for truth refuse to believe. It can be discouraging. So never discount the importance of your support!

  2. Thanks for letting us no Tom, sorry Billy I would have missed it. That peeves me and is an example of our entire problem. It will end up bringing us down!

  3. There are many reasons why other countries think little of us and this is one of them. This man is a cold blooded killer and we harbor him. I despise this action and those behind it.