Ladies lunch destination today was to be at the Water’s Edge downtown and that was my choice. Too many of us for a red truck so we all hopped on the green bus.
Our group got on the bus and there was already a large group of young Hispanic guys on the bus and we got a cheer as we sat down.
The first question from the guy in white who spoke English was ….are any of you ladies single. Too funny. I told Jeri (in the sun glasses) to tell him they were all puppies! A big laugh and he told the guys that they were chico peros or small dogs. I looked puppies up and it is actually cachorros. They are all from San Diego and are staying at the Riiu a really nice all inclusive hotel in Cerritos. Most of them did not speak English but they hooted and laughed at everything. When a very pretty senorita got on the bus they roared and she didn’t know what to do. There was a seat next to the guy in white so Sandi scooted over to sit with him and gave the young lady her seat. That also got a huge laughing roar.
We got off at Constitution to walk down to the Water’s Edge and….the “Cachorros” got off too.
Apparently they saw a photo op when they saw my camera so here they all are.
I’m not in either picture but I am on one of their cell phone pictures. I explained I did a blog and they would be on the internet and they really liked that. They left in a different direction and we continued on for lunch. Look out Mexico!
Heading down Constitution toward the Plazuela Machado and on to the Water’s Edge.
They are decorating the Plazuela Machado for Christmas.
Off to the right there was a group of rapping break dancers performing. Very good!
The centre of the square has been replanted since I was last here and is very beautiful and green.
There were large present boxes with lights on. I need to come downtown in the dark in a couple of weeks and take pictures.
Problem. The Water’s Edge doesn’t open until 4pm….now what. We have eaten there before for lunch but they have no hours posted. Usually our fearless leader Ruth calls ahead and checks and makes reservations but she left us on our own for one week and look what happened!
Down the street toward Olas Altas and the restaurants on the water….someone will feed us there. I spied this Harley Sportster from Alberta and took a picture because it is so colorful….very Mexican!
Here we are at La Fonda de Chalio.
We start with chips and salsa and then order drinks.
Ocean view from the restaurant.
While we were waiting for lunch the puppies all went by in Pulmonia’s heading north along the malecon. I was too slow with the camera.
Lunch was ordered and it was a long wait. This is Marion’s shrimp salad that she was already eating before I got my camera out. Jeri, Marion and I had ordered Chili relleno con camarone and….they were out of chili relleno’s….what’s up with that.
Sandi had red snapper.
Anita had fajitas.
Okay…they had one chili relleno left con queso or with cheese and Diane got it. That’s fair because last week at Pancho’s they forgot to bring her lunch. Looks good!
My second choice Taco’s gobernado. One meat, one shrimp and one smoked marlin. Good but I didn’t care for the meat one and left it. Beef machaca or shredded beef…not my favorite.
The meal is done and everyone is deciding where they will go next. Some off to the quilt shop, some home on the bus and me back towards the market and the dulcerias or candy shops. It is much cooler now and the walk back won’t be a problem for me. A week ago it was so hot I wouldn’t have walked anywhere downtown.
So how do we rate the lunch. Well…the food was very good but it was very slow coming, the service was mediocre and trying to get a bill to pay was painful. Maybe we just hit them on the wrong day.