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Old 07-20-2009   #1 (permalink)
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Xochicalco and what used to be 4 Vientos

In other threads I had mentioned "los 4 vientos" (the 4 winds) a road side eatery, finally after dreaming of it for some years, I paid a visit again, with some archeology visit stuffed in,

I wrote just the introduction, so you can do a Google search form more info if you are really interested on visiting.
Xochicalco was a major city near today's Cuernavaca (the city of the eternal Spring) with strong influences from the Mayas and Teotihuacan. It's located in a hill top and is enormous, just thinking about moving the stones up there with no wheels, no cargo animals, etc makes me dizzy and weak.

















And back to the main object of the trip, eating at 4 Vientos. Well, I knew the exact place and name, but got a small surprise, they changed their location a bit and so the name, now they are called "Km 107" because that is their new location, in relation to Mexico city's Zocalo (the starting point of highway 95 Mexico-Acapulco, remember, we normally don't use the number but the names of both cities).

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The main attraction here is Cecina = Dry salted beef meat.
Is almost as soft as arrachera but a different cut. Is salted to preserve it without refrigeration and is a must in the state of Morelos. In comparison with HC Arrachera (which I had never had the pleasure to eat), this huge amount is just $70 pesos, but has no avocado nor potato/onion and comes with huge tortillas (the normal ones in Mexico city and Riviera Maya are CD sized) this are a bit larger and handmade, yum.

They don't bring any menu to your table, the dishes and prices are posted on the wall

The restaurant holds about 30 large tables that seats 10 persons, like a camp place, and they were completely full this Sunday at lunch time, so we had to share with another family (totally normal here).

There were a lot of waitress and I can't imagine the number of cooks and related personnel, service was fast and efficient, they really know.




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Wow, Xochicalco looks amazing.... and los 4 vientos/Km 107 looks pretty good too! Thanks for the pics.
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Wow, Jesus! That all looks amazing! How far is this from where you live?
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Wow, Xochicalco looks amazing.... and los 4 vientos/Km 107 looks pretty good too! Thanks for the pics.
I have planed to go to Xochicalco for a long time, but was a bit lazy, and also wanted to eat the cecina again after so many years. Both very worth it.

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Wow, Jesus! That all looks amazing! How far is this from where you live?
From Smogcity is a daytrip, we left early in the morning and got to the ruins in about 1:45 h. is a very good toll highway and if you plan in right, can spend the afternoon in a waterpark or at a pristine spring called "Las Estacas" where you can enjoy the water that gets filtered from the Popocatepetl volcano area.
Return if late, takes longer as many people returns to the big city at dusk-night.
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That's awesome Jesus! I will be sure to make a trip to Xochicalco and Km 107 when I'm down in Cuernavaca this fall.
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Very nice site!
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Very nice site!
Indeed, one more reason for you to head inland on your next trip.
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when are you gonna tell them about xochimilco
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when are you gonna tell them about xochimilco
Sorry, I didn't see this question at the time.

Xochimilco, this days I'm not so proud of it, but totally depends on which day you go and what the crowd behaves, some days lonely and quiet is appreciated, other days you need people singing and laughing around to make it worth.

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