Today we were thirteen for lunch so Jeannette ordered a couple of aurigas to take us downtown. The buses don’t get close to the restaurant and we could have walked from the market but….we didn’t. On that note apparently the buses are once again picking up behind the market so you can catch a bus home. The street behind the market was being redone and is now finished. Many, many streets downtown have been torn up and redone over the last year.
25 pesos each for a ride to the restaurant….peso up everyone!
It’s 11:30 and the trucks are ready to go.
Everyone pays and ….
we’re off. The truck behind us doesn’t know where we are going so he stays tight behind us.
Look…they’ve finished a bit of the new malecon construction just south of Valentino’s. As you can see there is a sidewalk, two lane bicycle path, a curb and two lanes of traffic. No parking in the middle anymore. Unless you can park on a side street and cross over four lanes of traffic to get to the sidewalk you will be taking the bus! I’m guessing the restaurants on the beach aren’t going to be too happy. In the past you would see carloads of Mexican families parking in the middle and walking down to the beach to eat….what now?
We are at the very south end of the malecon where we will turn left (east) and go up the street to Angelina’s Kitchen. They have redone the sidewalk area up this way but I wonder if they plan to tear up this end too.
Heading up the street and the truck with the other half of our party is right behind us.
We are seated at one table of six and one table of seven. The light isn’t good but you get the idea. Jeannette and Sandi are looking at the specials board.
Perusing the menu.
They have a very extensive bar in this restaurant. It is also very colorful and and has lots of artwork on the walls.
Wow….look at Marilyn’s drink. Doesn’t that look special.
Bonnie just got her mango margarita and she seems to be looking at it suspiciously!
That looks very tasty….and it was.
Many different things were ordered…this is a Greek salad along with another mango margarita.
Sandi ordered clam chowder and it arrived in bread bowl. A meal in it’s self.
I took a quick look in the kitchen where Angelina’s chef was busy preparing all 13 meals. Luckily we were the only people in the restaurant so he could concentrate only on us! When I went to Angelina’s cooking course last winter Carlos did the cooking. See Feb. 8, 2017 post for a look.
That is Angelina’s daughter and the chef’s helper.
Everyone has a drink and Sandi and Cathy are eating clam chowder.
Fish and chips….and not just any old ones. Home cut fries and dorado for the fish. It was apparently yummy.
Anita had a shrimp pasta and she was hungry. By the time I got a picture half of it was already gone. It must have hit the spot.
Connie looks sad….where is her food?
Sue and Robyn both have fish and chips and Pat and I are still waiting.
My lunch. Tuna carnitas on a guacamole covered tosdada. I thought I couldn’t eat it all but I did! I am a sucker for tuna and will always order it if I can. Delicious but a bit salty.
Happy Connie! She has her tacos.
Pat was the last to eat and she had a stuffed poblano. (I almost ordered that.) It was stuffed with vegetables and cheese with a red pepper sauce over it. Pat said it was very good.
While we finished eating the flower vendor tried to sell calla lilies. Very beautiful and a couple of bunches did go home with a couple of the ladies.
I think I’ve taken pictures of this beautiful old building across from the restaurant before. Imagine it in it’s glory days!
Some of the ladies drifted off after lunch to do this and that and the rest of us went home in one truck.
Back down towards the malecon….anyone need a tattoo!
A lovely ride home and once again you can see part of the newly renovated malecon.
So…a good time was had by all. Food got a thumbs up and everyone was happy.
Next week…..? Stay tuned as the cruise director a.k.a. Ruth will be in town tomorrow and we will pass the reins to her. We thought she should get to choose where we go next week.