Today were off to the Golden Zone for ladies lunch. Today’s pick is Veintecho which is just off Gaviotas on Boca del Mar across from the Holiday Inn. It would be hard to find this restaurant if you didn’t know where it was. A few ladies had gone with Ruth in her car and the rest of us went on the bus. After we got off the bus and were walking south on Gaviotis we saw Eddie standing on the sidewalk waiting to show us where to go. We turned left on Boca del Mar and ended up right about where the capital M is at ….28 Boca del Mar…..get why it’s called Veinteocho!
When we arrived lots of women were already seated and the rest of us joined in by putting three tables together. Connie had four friends with her and Pat had a friend with her and in the end we were two tables totalling about 15.
Drinks have been served. (pictures today courtesy of Jeannette’s cell phone as my cameras are out for repair.)
The waitress has a great big pitcher in her right hand and those glasses are really being filled up.
On the net they are known for their good pour on the wine….that’s obvious don’t you think!
Ruth, Eddie and Anita snack while they wait for food. The waitresses were gringo in this restaurant and the one pouring the wine was actually born in Vancouver, B.C., grew up in Washington and then ended up here married to a Mexican.
Sharen’s shrimp avocado salad.
Anita had chicken fajitas….looks delicious.
Cathy had a burger that had ham and cheese and she had potato salad with it which is not usually offered as a side here in Mexico. A nice change.
Shrimp chimchangas….apparently delicious.
Sandi and Jeannette are still waiting for the lunch that they will share.
I’d ordered fish and chips but…they ran out of fish! Second choice and a really good one was a tuna burger with fries. A really nice piece of tuna on it.
Sandi and Jeannette are divvying up their lunch and before I could get a picture it was all gone! They’d waited quite a while, as had I and we were all busy eating.
Ruth and Eddie’s seafood tower was served last although they did have a big plate of guacamole first. Not sure if it’s cooked or done ceviche style.
That’s Connie on the right, and her visiting friend Melanie from home in Oregon standing and Melanie’s friend sitting. There had been tadoo because Melanie’s sunglasses were missing and she’d gone back to the last place they’d been to look for them. Turns out her friend had accidently put them in her own sunglasses case and they weren’t actually missing. Lots of yelling and laughter about that!
Dessert was a Kahlua and cream cocktail served gratis. Delicious….in small doses.
So…what did we think. Good service, good prices, generous wine pour and delicious food. The food came out slowly and in their defense we overwhelmed the kitchen. There were only a couple of other tables occupied so I would guess this is not their busiest time of day. Ruth had given them a heads up but it had only been that morning.
A really good place to stop for lunch any day of the week and since it’s fairly new and out of the way the cruise ship traffic hadn’t filled it up which was good for us.
At this point I was off to pick up my watch from the repair shop and then off to the tents which are over in the what used to be Mega and is now Sorianna’s parking lot. The tents come every year and offer hand made goods from many of the Mexican states. Lots of interesting stuff from mole to pottery, clothing and everything in between.