Wednesday we were off to Puravida at the south end of the Golden Zone. This restaurant is noted for it’s healthy food and drinks.
Linda is trying to find something on her phone I think!
Off we go out of the park. Large group today.
When we arrived Connie was already there and ready to eat her lunch. She wanted to go to Friends to play cards at 1pm so she wanted an early start. This is a teriaki chicken wrap and it looks good.
That’s Pam explaining something to Helene. Maybe belly dancing as she’s an expert at that.
Everyone is perusing the menu and on the rear right you can see Connie enjoying her lunch.
While we waited Ruth had Linda order for next week. First draw was a bust as the restaurant didn’t open till 6pm.
Second time around and it’s Mimin’s which everyone was happy with.
First order of business was to order drinks but guess what…no alcohol! There was a fair bit of whining from all of us and we wondered who picked this restaurant. Helene fessed up that it was her choice but said “ I didn’t know they didn’t have alcohol!” Certainly not going to kill us for one week and the choices for drinks were very good. Here you can see a raspberry lemonade which I tasted and it was very delicious. All quite funny!
This is my drink called a barata and I think it had mango, pineapple and raspberry in it…but…don’t quote me! Delicious too.
So lunch starts to arrive with a shrimp caesar.
Now for Bonnie’s Greek salad and it doesn’t look like any Greek salad she or I had ever seen. She didn’t say much while she ate but in the end she said it was swimming in dressing and was like a soup. Strange and she really should have complained.
Pam has a hamburger on Helen’s recommendation.
Looks great and look at all those seeds on the bun.
I asked Helene what kind of burger she was having and she said “ beef!” She does eat vegetarian a lot but she says this is the best burger in Mazatlan and it has to be beef. Pretty large and she and Pam could have shared.
My lunch this week was good. Three skewers…one with shrimp, one with chicken and one with portebello mushroom. I liked the mushroom one the best. I couldn’t even eat half of the peppers so the other ladies helped me out. Thanks!
One of today's pizza’s. Looks yummy.
I see a lot of mushrooms in this one. The meals were very generous in size and really reasonable with most things around 100 pesos. Mine was the most expensive at 119 pesos so it was a very economical lunch…even with the drinks.
Ruth’s enchilada’s in poblano cream sauce. She insisted that I try the sauce as she said it’s the best poblano cream sauce she’s ever tasted. I would agree.
Anita had shrimp tacos.
So here we are all chowing down and enjoying ourselves.
One more pizza is delivered and new cutlery is needed here.
Sandi and Marilyn are sharing a wrap which was a good idea.
So…a good time was had by all and the restaurant gets a thumbs up except for Bonnie’s strange Greek salad. Helene wanted to take half her burger home and other people had meals to take as well. She was disappointed that they are still using styrofoam containers here as they are a healthy restaurant. In the end she got wax paper and had a reusable bag in her purse. Mazatlan and perhaps other parts of Mexico have started to make you pay for plastic grocery bags which can actually be reused. It would make more sense to focus on fast food containers such as plastic straws and styrofoam. I pack my reusable grocery bags with me to Mexico and have two nylon purse size bags with me for shopping.
Next week Mimin’s ….stay tuned.