As some of you who follow my blog for educational purposes may already know, Zapata was quite the ladies man and also had a contingent of female freedom fighters who were known as Las Adelitas.
Saturday Night At Closing Time
You may also know that there is a restaurant here in Puerto Vallarta by the same name, one that I have visited before.
It is one of my friends Tom and Balla's favorites and is a bit off the beaten path. Several of us decided to hook up with Tom and Bella at their house and then go to Las Adelita's for dinner.
To get to Tom and Bella's we decided to take a bus. Bill thought we should take a cab but he was overruled by his wife Marcie.
Waiting For The Bus
Boarding The Bus
I know, not the most exciting pictures, but they are a plot device. See, we were supposed to take the bus to Walmart and then when it hooked up towards Pitilla, a former little town and now more of a suburb, we would get off after a couple of stops and meet Tom in front of his compound or housing complex. Well, little did we realize, there are now two Walmarts and we took the wrong bus.
After traveling for longer than we should have on a totally different route than normal we realized we had made a mistake and so had to get off the bus and take a couple of taxis. Naturally this lead to a bit of good-natured bantering between Bill and Marcie, but by the time we got to Tom and Bella's most of the swelling had subsided and the discoloration was barely discernable.
Before heading out to the restaurant we had a few cocktails and chatted a bit and enjoyed a most excellent quacamole dip made by Bella. Usually I find it to be too bland, but not when she makes it.
Bella And Michelle
Michelle is Iquana Pete's wife but you haven't seen a picture of him yet. Well, actually, he is the guy about to get on the bus right behind Bill. He got his name, or at least the Iquana part, due to an unfortunate incident that involved sitting underneath an iquana. I shall say no more, but I think you can get the picture.
Iquana Pete And Tom
They were actually enjoying themselves more than it appears, or at least I hope so. Iquana Pete's shirt looks kind of like it did after the incident that gave him his name.
Bill And Marcie
The Mysterious Chinese Woman was flitting around somewhere but apparently didn't land long enough for me to get a picture.
After hanging out for a bit we piled into a cab and Tom's car and headed to the restaurant where we had a mighty fine meal.
Checking Out Our Options
I really like their ribs and of course I am a sucker for skirt steak so I ordered the combo platter. Las Adelita's is also known for their lamb stew so seveal people, including the Mysterious Chinese Woman got that. A couple of chicken and rib platters hit the table as well along with a huge deep-fried onion loaf.
Digging Into The Onion Loaf
Michelle And Her Ribs
I think the Mysterious Chinese Woman was trying to stick her beer up her nose, for some reason.
Harder, Push Harder
Marcie was trying to make up with Bill by offering him her drink while Bella studiously avoided getting involved by feigning an unusual interest in the menu.
Nothing Happening Here, Just Move Along
The Mysterious Chinese Woman seemed a bit wary of her stew, but said it was very good indeed.
My rib and skirt steak combo was very good and there was more than enough so I am looking forward to a mighty fine snack later on this morning.
A Meal And A Half
And Bill and Marcie patched up their differences and shared what I believe was a rib and chicken platter.
Marriage Is All About Sharing
This is just a cute picture so I am throwing in for that reason alone.
Marcie And Bella
Everyone enjoyed themselves imensely and Bill was once again overruled when we all decided to take a bus back home instead of hailing a couple of cabs. Luckily we got the right bus this time and after the usual exciting ride (bus rides are always exciting unless they veer towards the terrifying) we arrived within a short walk of where we all, except for Tom and Bella, stay.
My friends Rico and Sandy arrive today so I am going to make a batch of frozen margaritas to greet them. Tomorrow evening we are having a little pool party and I will be making deviled eggs. I, or rather the Mysterious Chinese Woman, bought the eggs a week ago and I have been dutifully rotating them to try to get the yolks centered. I will be sure to let you know how they turn out.