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Old 02-12-2012   #31 (permalink)
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We budget our lives away. Once in a while it's important not to care.
I agree to a point. If you or anyone else goes to Playa after budgeting all year and you dont want to worry or care about what anything costs, thats great! For many others, thats not how we work. I would have a difficult time paying $50 for a steak at John Grey's when I can eat a steak at the HC Monterrey for $12. I would enjoy the steak at John Greys more but I enjoy the steak at the HC an awful lot.

Its all in where you place your individual priorities and there is not "wrong" answer in it. There are countless examples of this in each of our lives but heres one for ya! I had a friend who used to make fun of me because about once a month, I'd buy a book to read. He thought it was the dumbest thing he'd ever heard of! Yet if you went to his house, you'd see on his end tables magazine subscriptions to hunting, fishing, golfing and baseball......I bet he paid more each month for those subscriptions than I did for a book and in the end we each got our own enjoyment out of it. Jeez I feel like Ryberg here so I am going to stop.
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We budget our lives away. Once in a while it's important not to care.
Exactly!
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Carlito's Way the Northend of 5th around 32 right on the west side corner had really nice beef.

I had the Chorizo and another the steak and we all really enjoyed our food as well as the atmosphere.
Is that what replaced Manolos? They had closed just before we got there last October.Any info on the new Manolos that was to open further inland?
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Is that what replaced Manolos? They had closed just before we got there last October.Any info on the new Manolos that was to open further inland?
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Manolo's Argentina Parilla on AV. 115 a block or two south of Constituyentes on the east side of 115 - look for palapa on the corner.

Manolo's on calle 8 nearby the SE corner of AV.15 by Plaza Pelicanos.

Best steak for the money IMO is at El Diez (AV. 5 and calle 30)....the Basceo (sp?) cut. better with a 20% discount card for locals.
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Manolo's Argentina Parilla on AV. 115 a block or two south of Constituyentes on the east side of 115 - look for palapa on the corner.

Manolo's on calle 8 nearby the SE corner of AV.15 by Plaza Pelicanos.

Best steak for the money IMO is at El Diez (AV. 5 and calle 30)....the Basceo (sp?) cut. better with a 20% discount card for locals.
Tell ya what wittle buddy, when Deb and I come down next month you can take us to El Diez for steaks and show off your locals card and get your 20% discount eh ? ! ....your paying of course ! jajajaja
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I agree to a point. If you or anyone else goes to Playa after budgeting all year and you dont want to worry or care about what anything costs, thats great! For many others, thats not how we work. I would have a difficult time paying $50 for a steak at John Grey's when I can eat a steak at the HC Monterrey for $12. I would enjoy the steak at John Greys more but I enjoy the steak at the HC an awful lot.

Its all in where you place your individual priorities and there is not "wrong" answer in it. There are countless examples of this in each of our lives but heres one for ya! I had a friend who used to make fun of me because about once a month, I'd buy a book to read. He thought it was the dumbest thing he'd ever heard of! Yet if you went to his house, you'd see on his end tables magazine subscriptions to hunting, fishing, golfing and baseball......I bet he paid more each month for those subscriptions than I did for a book and in the end we each got our own enjoyment out of it. Jeez I feel like Ryberg here so I am going to stop.
I agree 100% It's all in your values. I have friends and co workers that can't understand how I can afford Mexico every couple of years. These same people spend more money on Oregon Ducks football tickets and tailgating. I mean, I LOVE my Ducks!, but priorities please! A week in Mexico, or season football tickets. Given only one choice, it's Mexico every time for me. And all the money I want to spend while I'm there.

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I agree 100% It's all in your values. I have friends and co workers that can't understand how I can afford Mexico every couple of years. These same people spend more money on Oregon Ducks football tickets and tailgating. I mean, I LOVE my Ducks!, but priorities please! A week in Mexico, or season football tickets. Given only one choice, it's Mexico every time for me. And all the money I want to spend while I'm there.
That's a close call Uno mi amigo !
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Tell ya what wittle buddy, when Deb and I come down next month you can take us to El Diez for steaks and show off your locals card and get your 20% discount eh ? ! ....your paying of course ! jajajaja
I am paying but only if roasted "DUCK" is on their menu.
Or maybe Jan and Eric might want roasted "BEAST".......or is the BEAST just toast.
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We budget our lives away. Once in a while it's important not to care.
That's so true for some of us!
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Here is a first. I expect a lot of negative response.... I`ve eaten at El Fogon and HC Montereys , both were good. But the best steak I`ve had in the Riviera Maya was at Catalonia Royal Tulum. It was a rather smallish Filet that was grilled to perfection every day for 14 days in a row. I`m pretty sure it was the Quality of the steak. Lightly marbled and a perfect crispy sear without overcooking. Not overseasoned so that you could still taste the beef flavor.
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Here is a first. I expect a lot of negative response.... I`ve eaten at El Fogon and HC Montereys , both were good. But the best steak I`ve had in the Riviera Maya was at Catalonia Royal Tulum. It was a rather smallish Filet that was grilled to perfection every day for 14 days in a row. I`m pretty sure it was the Quality of the steak. Lightly marbled and a perfect crispy sear without overcooking. Not overseasoned so that you could still taste the beef flavor.
You had a steak 14 straight days.How is your cholesterol? Might be time to have that checked.
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I do take lipitor. I don`t eat steak every day normally...... and I didn`t plan to eat it every day on vacation. I just couldn`t resist........ it was that good!!! It was very surprising because up until then I hadn`t had a decent steak at an all-inclusive! I had gotten used to ordering fish instead!
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That is funny.....I just posted somewhere else that I just had the best steak I have ever had in Mexico a couple weeks ago- at an All Inclusive a la carte ....the French one at the Brasserie at the Barcelo Palace.

It was a bacon wrapped filet mignon and done perfectly, melted in my mouth like butter...and it was AAA and imported from the US. I only had two steaks in ten days though (I had to go back for another one). They also had amazing beef at the Brazilian a la carte there too.

Sure beat the gristly, tough arrachera at El Fogon hands down (never been a fan, me ).
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That is funny.....I just posted somewhere else that I just had the best steak I have ever had in Mexico a couple weeks ago- at an All Inclusive a la carte ....the French one at the Brasserie at the Barcelo Palace.

It was a bacon wrapped filet mignon and done perfectly, melted in my mouth like butter...and it was AAA and imported from the US. I only had two steaks in ten days though (I had to go back for another one). They also had amazing beef at the Brazilian a la carte there too.

Sure beat the gristly, tough arrachera at El Fogon hands down (never been a fan, me ).

Honestly, why would any North American want to eat steak in a foreign country like Mexico when you guys have tons and tons of steak houses of all kinds and nationalities? Or even hamburgers for that matter?

I am not talking about arrachera. I meant regular steak cuts like filet mignon, porterhouse, ribeye etc.

Just curious about that.....
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Honestly, why would any North American want to eat steak in a foreign country like Mexico when you guys have tons and tons of steak houses of all kinds and nationalities? Or even hamburgers for that matter?

I am not talking about arrachera. I meant regular steak cuts like filet mignon, porterhouse, ribeye etc.

Just curious about that.....
Do you eat Chinese, Thai, Mexican, Indian, etc. where you live?
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