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Delicoso Mexico

Posted by
Nitin (Mayenne, France) on 7 October 2012 in Food & Cuisine.

The amazing mexican food is known by all, But much to my ignorance I knew little about these amazing varieties and food stuff in all forms that represents Mexico. Mexico is more than just tortillas and nachos. This picture from my day 2 as we walked through the street market in Condesa, downtown area, close to where we had lunch. These are called 'La Coyo' - stuffed with meat, cheese, beans and what not. As delicious as it looks much to my stupidity I did not try it. And now I cant hope but to go back and try them or go to another part in Mexico where I'll prolly find them again.

Day 3 in Mexico was some really good times with Pali and Pollo, being his off day from work, and we saw some key landmarks of the city apart from leisurely times with them and their family. Started by breakfast at noon, with their family, at their signature restaurant 'El Cardenal' - its their ritual to meet their for breakfast every saturday with families. This place is also known to have the best sweet bread ('conchos') in Mexico, freshly baked there. I have to admit it was amazing. I also tried some other stuff the names which I sadly cant remember.

We then headed down 'Reforma', which is one of the main roads of this city, and passed the 'Angels of ..' at the crossroads, which are one of the highlights of the city. We then drove past tall towers and malls and museums until we reached the main downtown with the Palace of Arts, the National Palace, the Cathedral and the Plaza. Parking the car at a multi-storey lot we moved to the newest thing in town, the Downtown Hotel - one of the finest examples of renovation for leisure and entertainment that I have seen. An old building converted into a hip place for boutique shops, terrace bars, restaurants, chocolate shops, and what not. We had lunch in a courtyard restaurant for 3 hours catching up on the past and talking about life, moved out to walk through the streets, took pictures around and then went back to Pollo's parents house for drinks with family members. It also included playing a dice game and losing some tequila shots.

Much later around 11 or so we moved out to go to a trendy bar owned by Juan Pablo's friend (called Obelisk). Stayed there for a bit, followed with some more shots and alcohol and then moved to what Pollo says is the 'best gin and tonic in the world' - a place called Mixology to natives and otherwise had a fancy name. They apparently spent a lot of time on each of the drinks they made. It was indeed the best gin and tonic I had - or atleast the freshest and purest - whatever thats supposed to mean. It even had cucumber slices in it. Stayed here for a bit and moved back to Condesa for some super tasty, incredibly delicious tacos by the corner. These apparently are also one of the best tacos in town with a variety of fillings in chicken, beef and pork.

Thus ended our amazing alcoholic evening at half past 3, mainly cos i was falling asleep in the car - else pollo had plans to get strippers at home - this was proposed to Paloma and she said we could have as many strippers at home as we wanted so long as she got her tickets to India for my wedding!

Amazing day with Amazing Mexicans!

NIKON D90 1/60 second F/4.2 ISO 1000 34 mm

AMH from Buenos Aires, Argentina

Nitin a photo that says too much, I see that these conosiendo mexico beyond belief and I like that. enjoys and then tell us about the trip. a big kiss. Alejandra

7 Oct 2012 11:36pm

k@ from Paris, France

Amazing is the word, superb !

8 Oct 2012 7:47am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Conchos?
Don't think I've ever bumped into them in the Uk, are they green?
Interesting shot.

8 Oct 2012 9:24am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Nothing like a little cactus for starters ; ] best…jf

8 Oct 2012 1:39pm

NIKON D90
1/60 second
F/4.2
ISO 1000
34 mm