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Old 12-26-2007   #46 (permalink)
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Is the old location on Calle 1 closed? I will be staying in Playacar, and love the short walk for quality food. Wondering if I will have to drive over to the new location.
It appears from what Heather said a few posts above that the old location was closed for a while and will not be an HC anymore when they reopen.
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Mmm...

FWIW, that sauce is not very hot, IMHO. There are joints all over playa with salsas that are MUCH hotter (essentially blended habanero).

If you are used to spicy food at all, the salsa at HC is pretty mild. I would say no more than 5000 or 8000 Scoville units, max.
This was no salsa. It was some kind of brown sauce served in a little plastic container. I don't know a thing about Scoville units, but this sauce was more in the millions than thousands. I've been coming down to PDC and shoving anything eatible that I could find into my mouth for many years ... this was freakin' 4 alarm HOT! But, it did not take away from the fact that the food was just excellent!
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This was no salsa. It was some kind of brown sauce served in a little plastic container. I don't know a thing about Scoville units, but this sauce was more in the millions than thousands. I've been coming down to PDC and shoving anything eatible that I could find into my mouth for many years ... this was freakin' 4 alarm HOT! But, it did not take away from the fact that the food was just excellent!
It's the salsa they always serve, and it's not hot, my friend. Admit it, FrankRN, you're a pansy when it comes to "hot" sauce.

(says the girl who had to have Pinche Gringos staff call the Bomberos tonight to put out the fire in her mouth from their rockin' habanero salsa.)
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The food was great last night. Had a harder time communicating with the waiter last night. He knew no english, and I knew no spanish. Through trial and error he got it right. We wanted the arrachera steak with baked potato, grilled onion and avocado. Definitley the best meal in Playa. The prices are a little higher after their move to the new location, but still a bargain.
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The food was great last night. Had a harder time communicating with the waiter last night. He knew no english, and I knew no spanish. Through trial and error he got it right. We wanted the arrachera steak with baked potato, grilled onion and avocado. Definitley the best meal in Playa. The prices are a little higher after their move to the new location, but still a bargain.
The prices are the same as they have been for the past few months at the old location, it wasn't a result of the move that raised them. But you're right, they are a bit higher than they have been for the last couple of years. Still a bargain!
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It's the salsa they always serve, and it's not hot, my friend. Admit it, FrankRN, you're a pansy when it comes to "hot" sauce.

(says the girl who had to have Pinche Gringos staff call the Bomberos tonight to put out the fire in her mouth from their rockin' habanero salsa.)
Comparing habanero salsa to the salsa roja served at HC is like comparing this:



to this:





Sorry FrankRN...

BTW, if you want to know what REALLY hot sauce is all about, I would suggest the habanero salsa at El Cejas. I had lunch there one day with a peep. He put a bit too much (i.e. more than one drop) on a chip, ate it, and ended up looking like this:

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OK, I'm confused. Is the original HC Monterrey still open or not?
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OK, I'm confused. Is the original HC Monterrey still open or not?
It's my impression that it is and that only the name will be changed - chain-wide, though. I think these new stores are in addition to the original, and not a replacement. Someone will surely correct me if I'm wrong, right?
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thanks....that's what I thought but wasn't sure.
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The food was great last night. Had a harder time communicating with the waiter last night. He knew no english, and I knew no spanish.
Remids me of the shirts they wear at Senor Frogs ---> "I don't speak English, but I promise not to laugh at your Spanish."

I always get a little chuckle in regards to tourists that become frustrated when a Mexican does not speak English. This is not to suggest that the above poster falls into this category. I save my frustration for people who live in the USA and do not speak English ... especially when thy think they are safe talking about you. Entiendo español imbécil.

Heather ... OK ... I'm a pansy.
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Remids me of the shirts they wear at Senor Frogs ---> "I don't speak English, but I promise not to laugh at your Spanish."

I always get a little chuckle in regards to tourists that become frustrated when a Mexican does not speak English. This is not to suggest that the above poster falls into this category. I save my frustration for people who live in the USA and do not speak English ... especially when thy think they are safe talking about you. Entiendo español imbécil.

Heather ... OK ... I'm a pansy.
Not at all Frank! I think the food served up in Baahstan is likely a bit more mild than what Heather gets in Playa and I get in Houston, that's all...

Actually, I find it MUCH more alarming that you know what the shirts say in Senor Frogs!!!

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[quote=FrankRN;1024136]Remids me of the shirts they wear at Senor Frogs ---> "I don't speak English, but I promise not to laugh at your Spanish."

I always get a little chuckle in regards to tourists that become frustrated when a Mexican does not speak English. This is not to suggest that the above poster falls into this category. I save my frustration for people who live in the USA and do not speak English ... especially when thy think they are safe talking about you. Entiendo español imbécil.


Was not frustrated, but thought I would share that communication might be difficult. What I have since done is look up the spanish translation for onion and potato to make it easier for my next visit later this week.
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Remids me of the shirts they wear at Senor Frogs ---> "I don't speak English, but I promise not to laugh at your Spanish."

I always get a little chuckle in regards to tourists that become frustrated when a Mexican does not speak English. This is not to suggest that the above poster falls into this category. I save my frustration for people who live in the USA and do not speak English ... especially when thy think they are safe talking about you. Entiendo español imbécil.


Was not frustrated, but thought I would share that communication might be difficult. What I have since done is look up the spanish translation for onion and potato to make it easier for my next visit later this week.
Franky wasn't talk about you, no worries! Thanks for taking the time to post your experience for everyone.
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That is definately very very good news!
I was trying to turn vegetarian and this will not help!
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Went back again last night, and dinner was as good as usual. The good news is that their new closing time is midnight. I know that it use to be around 7:00 pm. I thought you guys might like to know that. We were rushing around to get there in time to eat, and could have relaxed and drank a few more tequila shots before dinner. Instead we ate first, drank a bottle of tequila, and then kicked back with a good cigar. That is the exact grin I had on my face.
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