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Old 02-25-2010   #1 (permalink)
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There is a little open air restaurant on Ave. 10 and Calle 64 or so. It is right across the street from the Montessori School, the tope and the crosswalk are the landmarks to look for. They have the best comida corrida that we have found. And at only 35 pesos for the complete meal it's a bargain besides. They usually start with either a sopa or a cold pasta dish, a drink, Jamaica, tamarindo or such and then they have 5 specials each day to choose from. I had the best chili rellenos that I have tasted here (I'm going back next Wednesday in the morning and they are going to teach me how to make them) They were filled with a beef mixture that had cubes of potatoes, carrots and chaote, perfectly cooked. Their pozole de pollo was also the best. My husband has had a beef stew type of dish that reminded us of goulash only with Mexican spices and they had a pork dish that was so delicious we went back on another day to order it but it wasn't on the menu that day. The owners are a lovely husband and wife team and many of their family work there. It is always very busy and they even do delivery. They served breakfast but the main meal begins at 1:00 PM.

We happened upon this place on our way back from the beach and for those willing to go a little off the beaten path this is a real find.
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There is a little open air restaurant on Ave. 10 and Calle 64 or so. It is right across the street from the Montessori School, the tope and the crosswalk are the landmarks to look for. They have the best comida corrida that we have found. And at only 35 pesos for the complete meal it's a bargain besides. They usually start with either a sopa or a cold pasta dish, a drink, Jamaica, tamarindo or such and then they have 5 specials each day to choose from. I had the best chili rellenos that I have tasted here (I'm going back next Wednesday in the morning and they are going to teach me how to make them) They were filled with a beef mixture that had cubes of potatoes, carrots and chaote, perfectly cooked. Their pozole de pollo was also the best. My husband has had a beef stew type of dish that reminded us of goulash only with Mexican spices and they had a pork dish that was so delicious we went back on another day to order it but it wasn't on the menu that day. The owners are a lovely husband and wife team and many of their family work there. It is always very busy and they even do delivery. They served breakfast but the main meal begins at 1:00 PM.

We happened upon this place on our way back from the beach and for those willing to go a little off the beaten path this is a real find.

Thanks for the heads up! This is the sort of place I love to eat at!

The stew - was it like a carne guisada or something?
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Thanks for the heads up! This is the sort of place I love to eat at!

The stew - was it like a carne guisada or something?
It had larger chunks of meat, more like a beef stew in a thick reddish brown gravy. The pork dish was similar , large tender chunks of very lean pork in a very nice gravy. I had a dish of stewed chicken in a salsa verde that was also delicious. We haven't been disappointed once, they really put out some great food for such a little place. But if they have the pozole or the chilies rellenos on the menu, try either or both, they are the best.
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It had larger chunks of meat, more like a beef stew in a thick reddish brown gravy. The pork dish was similar , large tender chunks of very lean pork in a very nice gravy. I had a dish of stewed chicken in a salsa verde that was also delicious. We haven't been disappointed once, they really put out some great food for such a little place. But if they have the pozole or the chilies rellenos on the menu, try either or both, they are the best.

Sounds like good authentic cooking. I'm looking forward to it!
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There is a little open air restaurant on Ave. 10 and Calle 64 or so. It is right across the street from the Montessori School, the tope and the crosswalk are the landmarks to look for. They have the best comida corrida that we have found. And at only 35 pesos for the complete meal it's a bargain besides. They usually start with either a sopa or a cold pasta dish, a drink, Jamaica, tamarindo or such and then they have 5 specials each day to choose from. I had the best chili rellenos that I have tasted here (I'm going back next Wednesday in the morning and they are going to teach me how to make them) They were filled with a beef mixture that had cubes of potatoes, carrots and chaote, perfectly cooked. Their pozole de pollo was also the best. My husband has had a beef stew type of dish that reminded us of goulash only with Mexican spices and they had a pork dish that was so delicious we went back on another day to order it but it wasn't on the menu that day. The owners are a lovely husband and wife team and many of their family work there. It is always very busy and they even do delivery. They served breakfast but the main meal begins at 1:00 PM.

We happened upon this place on our way back from the beach and for those willing to go a little off the beaten path this is a real find.
That sounds like a real find. I'll have to keep my eyes open for it the next time I am in the colosio!! Thanks for the tip!
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Ceviche?

Anyone know of a good place in Playa for ceviche? I just love it!

Thanks!
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Try Pirata on calle 40 between AV. 5 and 10. Fresh and delicious.
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Anyone know of a good place in Playa for ceviche? I just love it!

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My favorite is at Veracruz on 10th behind the Paseo de Carmen mall.
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Try Pirata on calle 40 between AV. 5 and 10. Fresh and delicious.
We ate here on our last day! Great! Lots of locals, the shrimp ceviche was not only beautiful but wonderful! They give you lots of chips to go with it too!

Don't wait till evening though, they are closed in the evening.
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My favorite is at Veracruz on 10th behind the Paseo de Carmen mall.
Yo tambien Orange building 'Cockteleria Veracruz'.
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Thanks everyone, just thinking about it makes me so hungry!!
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Cheap Eats Off 5th!!

We're just back from our 3rd trip to Playa. Most of our journey this year was just hanging about the town, relaxing on our private patio at Luna Blue, and heading out to eat.

Great cheap eats:

Billy The Kid's on Calle 4 and Avenida 15. No English spoken, no beer, but great tacos for just fifty cents, and seemingly family-owned.

Las Casuelas on Calle 26, across from Luna Blue Hotel. Owner/chef is classically trained in Spain and prides himself in his hospitality and daily menus. The prix fixe dinner each night is a three course meal and usually around 75.00 pesos (approx. 7.00 USD). Miguel, the chef, does not speak English, but even so, it's worth a try. Bring a dictionary, if necessary.

Los Chilotes: Way down on Avenida 30, there is a small, open air taqueria. We were drawn to it when we saw a woman making tortillas on a small grill just at the entrance, then handing them over to the cook, who used them for fresh-grilled meats and seafood. Tacos were about 75 cents each. No beer, but they did offer freshly made salsas with their meals. A nice exchange!

Restaurante Cactus on Avenida 30 and Calle 20. Owned and operated by a french woman, this place is fantastic. Food is offered in two styles of preparation: traditional Mexican, or International. Great, open air atmosphere, quiet decor, wonderful for dinner or a date. Meals cost about 15.00 USD.

Serape: On Avenida Juarez, around Calle 15. One night, while sitting at Luna Blue, we asked the bartender where we should go for dinner. Knowing our tendency to head away from Avedina 5, he suggested the place he takes his own family when they eat out. Wow. Food was not only good, but it was clearly The Choice for local families out for dinner. The service counter area, where orders were picked up by waiters, was built from cinder blocks. Bright graphics and artwork abound on the walls, and the lighting florescent and bare bulbs. Food was very good. English is marginally spoken, but you can make yourself easily understood if you stick to the menu and don't ask too many questions. Dinner for two, with drinks and a starter, was 20.00 USD.
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5th and 38th just west of old mini mart small counter four barrels on side walk maybe 12 stools, cheese burger fries and coke 6 us dollars great cook, no alcohal go into mini mart get cold one ask for glass get rid of can, owner of resteraunt,s suggestion, you will go back again
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5th and 38th just west of old mini mart small counter four barrels on side walk maybe 12 stools, cheese burger fries and coke 6 us dollars great cook, no alcohal go into mini mart get cold one ask for glass get rid of can, owner of resteraunt,s suggestion, you will go back again
Sounds like La Porteña. Hope its still argentinian food and hasn't switched to be a burger joint La Portena was great food when we were there with original owners.
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