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Old 02-01-2015   #16 (permalink)
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Charly's

Thanks for the photos. I'll be in the area in three days, but PDC on the 9th. Charly's looks great!

I'll have to check that out.

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Great pictures! Glad you decided to go, looks like a great trip so far!

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Loved seeing all your food photos. We are in the same neighborhood. I had no idea that El Fogon had soup! Wish I'd known as I am just getting over a terrible cold, and soup would have been SO GOOD.

Also nice to see the photos of PapaCharly's breakfasts. We have only been there for dinner (HIGHLY recommended!), but it looks like a breakfast is in order!

Enjoy your time in Playa, and thanks for sharing.

Just order frijoles charros ( their version of bean soup)


Kaxapa factory,




I had a Cachapa which is like a meat filled pancake





I forget the name of these cheese balls




If that wasn't enough for one day... after drinking some cervesas with some Spaniards, and the Dona Mary being open late and right next door... Well you get the idea.

Dona mary is at 30 ave and 28 street and is a popular place amongst locals for low cost fast food. Nothing fancy there, but satisfying. Try the Caldo if you get by. My picture of the menu didnt come out but I'll try next time, maybe tonight.

The "special caldo"



Empanadas with lettuce and cream I think... was a bit foggy






A blurry Tamale, like the camera operator.




Nothing there is expensive and there are frequent visits by traveling "musicians". Best keep a few coins handy for them...

The Caldo is probably the meatiest chicken soup I've ever had. Just the thing if your feeling a bit off. All their products are chicken cooked fresh each day.

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Great report. We will be arriving Feb 10 and are on a budget. Would love to see some prices along with your food pics
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Next day decided to rent a car, had checked out the various rental options and went with Tulum rent a car, same as American, Caribbean etc. with an idea of doing some exploring. But still managed to get a couple of meals in the mix.

Went to La Bamba Jarocha a mexican seafood place.

So I tried the cammarones al mojo, prawns with or in a garlic sauce. they were served with a nice sauce but only split down the middle so you had to peel them making for messy fingers.



The other item tried was prawns with rice which came as a large portion in a tomato sauce with pineapple chunks.



Had some ice cream at a corner place... they seem to be all over.




Checked out this burger stand near the hotel at the corner of 30 and 30, only open at night but very popular with cabbies and even the guys that push the belt and hat sale carts around.




Burgers cooking, more about this place later.

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Love the TR Gary. Are you going to be around in May? Take care.
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Maybe I missed this but where is Papa Charly's? Is it by Util?
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Great report. We will be arriving Feb 10 and are on a budget. Would love to see some prices along with your food pics
I'll post them up if I can remember them. I also like to travel at low cost so set your budget and check the menu and dont be afraid to leave if the price seems high. Food is way cheaper than in B.C. and tax is included in the price you see.

Seafood is the most expensive thing here
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Maybe I missed this but where is Papa Charly's? Is it by Util?
Sorry.. should post locations, Papa charley is at the corner of calle 28 and avenida 25, along with the gelato place and a lavendieria
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We walked by and looked at the menu and customer's meals at La Bamba Jarocha, but we were on the hunt for some shrimp tacos, and it didn't look like they were on the menu. Is that correct? (We ended up at La Floresta). Peeling the shrimp would be somewhat annoying for me, but both the shrimp and prawn dishes looked very good. Were you happy with them?
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Maybe I missed this but where is Papa Charly's? Is it by Util?
cm util and papa charly,s are the same place as far as I know, they had a name change to honour papa

Thanks for the report Gary looking forward too it , enjoy your trip
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We walked by and looked at the menu and customer's meals at La Bamba Jarocha, but we were on the hunt for some shrimp tacos, and it didn't look like they were on the menu. Is that correct? (We ended up at La Floresta). Peeling the shrimp would be somewhat annoying for me, but both the shrimp and prawn dishes looked very good. Were you happy with them?
I have been to bamba Jarocha in previous years and liked it better then. There are a couple of other places I liked better coming up but I should report stuff in the order I did it or I will be confused
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Next day was Sunday Jan. 8th and Sundays there is the flea market on calle 54 and used stull on calle 56 between Avenida 30 and 10. Rubio must go every Sunday and this was no exception. A group will meet up at the Mega parking lot and take the city bus (5 pesos) along to the 52 street stop and do the market. This time was only 5 of us so went in the rental car.

Dodge Journey, not the cheapest car to rent but was very nice and had lots of room in it.



Flea market is stall after stall.





I like the carnita stand for brunch




Meat is boiled in this big vat



Chopped up and ...




Served into tacos. Stuffed full of meat and then you add your own toppings etc. 42 pesos for the three. next time I will only have 2... its a lot of food.
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So one of us didn't eat any tacos so we had to stop at Loco Joes for a Hamburgeusa. This is another inexpensive place, probably around 40 pesos for a burger, coffee always extra say 20 pesos.




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And then off to Puerto Morales!
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