Ah, Puerto Vallarta. Time for lunch, let's just wander down the beach a bit and have a delicious one at another old authentic Mexican restaurant on the beach.
Cuates y Cuetes
I mentioned this place the other day when I posted about Langostino's. It is right next door and just a bit closer to the pier. I am not sure what the name means, so if anyone can help me out, be sure to send me an email or post a comment.
This isn't a fancy place, by any stretch of the imagination. But it really is everything a beachside restaurant should be.
I have always been attracted to their large mural of a festive group of skeletons serranding the customers.
A Rocking Good Time
And we actually were serranded by some one playing the bones. At least I think the xylophone is sometimes referred to as "the bones."
Playing The Bones
We started out with a bucket of beers. Actually, just three beers in a bucket of ice, but just right for the Mysterious Chinese Woman and me.
Sharing A Bucket Of Beers
Two For Me And One For You
You can see a jewelry salesman right over the Mysterious Chinese Woman's shoulder. One of the joys, or nuisances, of eating right off the beach is the parade of vendors trying to sell you everything from chewing gum to silver rings. They are generally polite though, and a lot of people do like to haggle for a bargain as they have a beer or eat their lunch. The women at the table next to ours bought a bunch of jewelry from this guy.
The Mysterious Chinese Woman ordered cheesy, mushroom tortillas and they were very good. The tortillas were nicely crisped on the outside and the melted cheese and mushrooms were a good combination. It came with refried beans, of course.
Chewy And Mushroomy
Bar Man loves octupus and remembered it being very good here. I was not disappointed. Nice and garlicky, although you can have it in a number of different ways. A good grilled crispy exterior and just the right chew once you bite through that crisp.
Delicious, If You Are Into Octopods
The food is great, the prices are reasonable, the service is friendly, and the view is to die for. A perfect little seaside restaurant and just a couple of minutes away from where I stay.
Your Luncheon View
Just Steps From The Pier
As I stopped by the banos on the way out I saw that they were preparing a new mural. I will be sure to check on the progress.
A Work In Progress
I will try to get the gang together, one gang or another, and hit this place for dinner. It is fun to sit here and watch the sun set and the people returning from their day trips disembarking at the pier. They often have live music too, which can be a plus or a minus depending upon quality and volume.