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.


Simply -

            Feliz Ano Nuevo
  May 015 be the best one ever for you and all those in your life.


  1. Feliz Ano Nuevo a usted tambien...??? I think that's right! hahaha

    1. Translator's are great aren't they.

  2. Good fish never gets old.

    After my wife and I married, we lived the first 20 years in Costa Mesa, CA. Three miles away from the Newport Bach Pier where there is a small dory fleet that sold fish caught that day. If you got up early enough you could have fish was as fresh as it gets; the only way to get it fresher was to cook it on the line :-)

    In 2015, I'd love to find a good fish market like the one you have above.

    You enjoying life down there?

  3. The fish thing is a real treat Boomer. There are 6-7 places on the south side of Vallarta that I have run across that sell fish and other sea food.

    I like it here a great deal and at this time feel I will probably return. Very much at peace with most everything. The people are better than great and with this real decent casa I have pretty much the same routine as I had in Colorado.

    Nogalito is very special in it's own right as well. Ya I like it!

    Thanks for the visit.

  4. Happy New Year, Tom!


  5. A belated Guid New Year, Tom.

    1. Thanks Tony - had to look that on up.