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.


Results From A Week Ago

This was the reason for going to the front range last weekend. This is for my friends business and I put it here not because it's so good but that it's interesting as the bright colors and content provided by Phil and his partner Dude make it interesting for sure.

I think this will serve the purpose for his website and other places where he can link to this so potential customers can learn about what they have and where to go if they want to purchase or need assistance in caring for their oriental rugs. You can go into this store a 100 times and never see the same thing.


  1. Looks like they have a great, colorul variety of rugs in the shop.
    Good Luck to them!

  2. a Treasure Chest! Interesting People.Have A Great Week .

  3. Oh my, oh my, oh my. For someone who loves fibers, this is almost orgasmic. I'd love to get locked up in there for a few months. It's not like there are no rugs to sleep on and I'd be delighted to walk and feed Duke. If I ever get to go back to that area that I love so much, I'll contact you for the necessary info. It's not just all those beautiful rugs and the interesting articles on top of counters, on the walls and probably hanging from the ceiling, I bet Phil is a minefield of stories and fascinating information. Thanks for this.

  4. It is a fantastic place everyone and just plain fun to go in and look around.

    Thanks for your comments.