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7/11/15

The Good And The Disgusting

Disgusting at least to this guy. It took a while to readjust after being in Mexico in particular with the cost of things and how lousy for the most part food tastes in restaurants eaten at around here.

 The picture below is from a Chinese joint I've eaten at before in the north part of Pueblo and it is well above average. While I was gone they raised the prices. This lunch plate which was very good without a drink and a buck fifty tip was $11.40. Certainly not disgusting because it tasted so good but too rich for my budget. After all it's Chinese chop plus it's lunch time.
(click on the pictures to enlarge - twice if you want)

Another lunch example here at a palapa joint next to a small river that flows into the Bahía de Banderas in Mismaloya south of Puerto Vallarta.

On the table is soup with fishballs and vegetables. Behind the coke are at least ten small and warmed tortillas and to the right are condiments of your choosing. Cane sugar is used instead of high fructose corn syrup in soft drinks. It was ice cold and would indulge myself occasionally and this was veeeery rewarding - it tasted sooo good. The soup was even better.

This the place and the cooking is done in the back part of the picture.

Located on this street with the ocean and bay a 100yds away behind.

The damages for the meal above are as follows -

  8  peso bus ride
40  peso lunch
10  peso half litre bottle of coke
10  peso tip
  8  peso bus ride back
76 total
That is less than $5

Then there was this experience just the other day in the upscale part of downtown Pueblo at this burger place a chain of some kind. Lunch was on my bud but even with that Fly was having issues with the menu. Gonna try to make this as short as possible. I got a lamb burger only and water to drink. That was $8.50

My friend had what you see in the picture that doesn't do it justice and a drink. I don't know what this was nor care. It was at least five inches tall and started falling apart pretty much immediately.

"Handcut French Fries" is what these are. Don't give a shit if the Queen of Egypt had her pinkies on these things they were plain old crappy fries and tasted just as bad as all the others when they cooled off.  The damage for this - no tip was $28.50

Seriously I was taken aback a bit by this and find it disgusting. Even when working would probably turned around and left after figuring things out. Ordered at a counter and you cleared your teeny table.

It was busy and quite a few big people. This is not an affluent area by any means but it's not about that but about what people want these days and that is massive amounts of shitty bad for you food.

I can't tell you how much this guy is looking forward to many more real decent 50 peso lunches!

10 comments:

  1. Gosh! I can't imagine where the cost of food is going to here in the USA. Hamburger (raw) at our local WalMart is $22 for two pounds.

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

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  2. I would have chosen the meal with the fishballs, soup, warm tortillas , cane sugar. It seems very good value for price.

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  3. I would eat all of that. But not at once. By the way that's a scary cat up there.

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  4. Damn cat. Do you need one???

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  5. What little I've traveled abroad, the food was a dead give-away that we've been fooling ourselves for a very long time about being "the best."

    One thing I noticed very quickly is the taste of real food abroad VS the taste of "stuff' at home.

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  6. I think some of those burger chains run the prices up for whatever "ambiance" it is they claim to possess that the other dead cow places don't. But each dead cow and dead chicken place claims to be the best. and original! That's some 'murkan BS, fer shure.

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  7. I just find these places disgusting bj as I find more and more Mercuns to be as well.

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