Wednesday, September 10, 2008
La Comida de Mexico
I feel that whenever traveling, the most important part that will determine how you view the country and your trip is the food. If you find it delicious, filling, exotic and even a bargain, then you are bound to enjoy yourself immensely.
In this aspect, Mexico delivers on all counts. Although Sayulita suffers from the universal curse of beach side restaurants with so-so food, it also sports more authentic (and far more delicious) street food and other restaurants right on the plaza.
Our now favorite breakfast spot is located just off the plaza and sports some of the tastiest iced mochas we've ever had. Yes, it is true that we don't usually have our mochas after three hours of paddling and that might bias our opinion, but they really are something else.
Of course, the drinks are only part of the equation, and this same restaurant also sports delicious breakfast items. Yesterday Eric discovered their awesome Huevos Rancheros, and today Jen sampled their Mexican eggs which were both pretty darn tasty.
As good as the food is, and as nice as the waitress is to us, I must comment on one particularly funny little trick they keep playing on us. Somewhere near the end of our meal, she will come by with a little bite of something or another. Yesterday, a side of pan fried potatoes, today a pancake with fruit on the side. She usually says something about it being extra from the kitchen or whatnot, and for whatever reason I always seem to be the target.
Today we thought this was pretty funny, second time around, she must like us or something. But of course we are hopelessly gullible gringos, and these little extras really aren't free, but options one must refuse. That extra pancake (which we all agreed was insanely yummy BTW), 15 pesos on the bill. How.. how.. dare they!? And we thought they were our friends!
But we ARE going back tomorrow regardless, that pancake (and the coffee) is too good to pass up. Now just wait until we tell you about the street food at night..