Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Lunch At Pipi's

Ah, the ever festive Pipi's, you can see it from blocks away.

Always A Celebration

As I said before, this is a bit of a touristy place, but then, I guess, in a way most of the places in Puerto Vallarta are touristy. Hell, most of Puerto Vallarta is touristy. But this place is a bit more touristy than most. Still, a lot of fun and good value for your money.

You get free salsa and chips, no biggie, but then you get free guacamole made to your specification right at your table.

Guac To Spec

Pick Your Poisons

Now Bar Man is not a big fan of avocados, but for guacamole I make an exception. You may be surprised to know that the word "avocado" derives from the Spanish word "aquacate" which, in turn, is from the Nahuatl word "ahuacatl" which means, drumroll, please, testicle. You may never look at an avocado, or even a testicle, the same way again. On the other hand, then next time you are offered one, either an avocado or a testicle, you will be able to liven up the conversation. Well, if you were offered a testicle the conversation was probably pretty lively already.

The one nice thing about Pipi's is that even real men can enjoy a pink drink.

My Big Pink Drink

Okay, now how many of you, after reading about avocados and testicles, subconsciously read the caption of the above picture as something slightly different?

The Ladies Enjoying Their Big Drinks

I think Dennis was showing Marcie the proper way to dunk a taco chip.

Always Scoop Towards You

They have a fairly standard menu here, but still a lot of selections are available.

Marie Studying Her Options

Getting Help From Hubby Peter

They made a joint decision and got the combination platter which seemed to have a bit of everything.

A Mexican Fiesta On A Plate

Bar Man opted for a spicy stew of beef tips, whatever they are, and it was spicy indeed. I broke a sweat and needed a tissue when my nose began to run. Thank goodness for the big pink drink.

Here's A Tip, Try The Beef Tips

The specialty of the house seems to be the fajitas, your choice of chicken, shrimp, or steak. The Mysterious Chinese Woman opted for the shrimp and the portion was large enough so that we had leftovers for lunch today.

They Don't Skimp On The Shrimp

Others opted for the steak fajitas and the chicken fajitas. Equally large portions and quite tasty.

Steak Fajitas

The chicken fajitas were down at the other end of the table so I didn't manage to get a picture of them. I did get a picture of the whole table though. Well, except for Marie, who was hidden behind Peter and Bill who was hidden behind the Mysterious Chinese Woman.

Almost The Whole Table

These are a bit better.

Half The Table Plus Bar Man

Half The Table Minus Bar Man

Okay, so how many people were at the table? Got to try to keep your minds active.

Across the street was a store sellng masks that was having a going-out-of-business sale. I think the only thing left for them to sell was the mask above the door.

Mascara se Vende

A bit down the street towards home was a little gallery and this cheerful picture caught my eye. It is how I like to imagine flying down to Puerto Vallarta would be.

A Fun Filled Flight

On the way home and across a couple of wooden bridges we stopped in a bar where ordering a pink drink would definitely not be the thing to do. But more on that another time. Now I am off to make deviled eggs for a poolside party we are having tonight.

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