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Post by slainte39 on Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:05 am

Pedro wrote:he cares about the restaurant and riding his moto. his wife wouldn't let him join los ocultos. who runs things?jaja!

But she lets him work in the restaurant.
I told her it was just a rumour that you belonged to the ocultos....she didn't believe me. LOL

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Post by Lady Otter Latté on Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:23 pm

I would feel remiss if I did not add to the Cheap Eats thread with the Chinese food outlet in Soriana´s. If you put aside any expectations for fine Chinese food and just judge it on its own merit, it is tasty. The young Chinese couple that run it cook on site so the food is fresh. The "grande" offers two choices of about eight different dishes and a choice of either fried rice or what I call Chinese spaghetti (both are very good) for 48 pesos from which I make two meals. As someone here once pointed out, the ambiance of eating there is lacking but take it home and you have two meals for about $3.75 US.
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Post by Go Solar on Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:00 pm

In Chapala on Pepe Guisar, great "hole in the wall" torta & taco place about 2 blocks down from the Pemex cross-street, on the west side. Lunch only, eat-in or take-out. Good quality, value, nice people. The torta sauce / gravy is especially good. Yum.

Mario's in San Antonio:
http://www.accesslakechapala.com/guide/restaurants/marios/

Elba as mentioned already, for sure. (after 7pm only)

Restaurant / Bar Tomas at the north end of the Chapala soccer field, sort of across from the Pemex and in 1/2 block on the west side of the carraterra. Great steak sandwiches.
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Post by hkrause on Wed Jul 31, 2013 6:18 pm

Hubby and I love a cheap breakfast at Rustica in Ajijic (North side of Carretera, building with triple brick arch on top). I get French toast & hash browns. Hubby likes their breakfast Mexicana (I think eggs, beans and chillaquillas?). Both are $35 pesos. The French toast comes with a nice side of fruit, made with raisin bread (I think) and sprinkled with powdered sugar... I never need syrup. We ate there this morning and my sister got enchiladas (either cheese or chicken) with beans for a very reasonable price, although I can't remember what it was.

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Post by CheenaGringo on Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:47 pm

A lesson in adjectives seems to be in order:

CHEAP: is a word most appropriately used to describe many of the NOB transplants who have moved to Mexico for no other reason!

INEXPENSIVE: is a word that should be used when comparing the relative cost of something in Mexico with NOB!

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Post by David on Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:19 pm

Well said. Cheap means low quality.
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Post by Lady Otter Latté on Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:36 pm

From wordreference.com
“When an item or service is perceived as costing the buyer less than is normally expected, the price or the item or service may be called either inexpensive or cheap.
This signals that it is relatively less than one would normally expect to pay for something of similar value. In this case, cheap is more a colloquial term, and inexpensive is of a higher register. The meaning is the same.
In other circumstances, cheap is used to describe quality, either in addition to a low price, or without reference to price. "Cheap merchandise" can mean poor quality merchandise.”
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Post by slainte39 on Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:41 pm

CheenaGringo wrote:A lesson in adjectives seems to be in order:

CHEAP: is a word most appropriately used to describe many of the NOB transplants who have moved to Mexico for no other reason!

INEXPENSIVE: is a word that should be used when comparing the relative cost of something in Mexico with NOB!

In Mexico, just say "barato"...means both words....well, maybe "codo".  lol!

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Post by slainte39 on Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:48 pm

Lady Otter Latté wrote:From wordreference.com
“When an item or service is perceived as costing the buyer less than is normally expected, the price or the item or service may be called either inexpensive or cheap.
This signals that it is relatively less than one would normally expect to pay for something of similar value. In this case, cheap is more a colloquial term, and inexpensive is of a higher register. The meaning is the same.
In other circumstances, cheap is used to describe quality, either in addition to a low price, or without reference to price. "Cheap merchandise" can mean poor quality merchandise.”

This is a debate between whether cheap applies to merchandise or people?...or do cheap people buy cheap merchandise?....I'm confused   Very Happy

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Post by Lady Otter Latté on Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:58 pm

Cheena is the one who brought the "people" vs. "merchandise" into the thread. Cheena wants "cheap" applied to the people and "inexpensive" to the merchandise. Good luck with that.
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Post by slainte39 on Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:59 pm

Go Solar wrote:In Chapala on Pepe Guisar, great "hole in the wall" torta & taco place about 2 blocks down from the Pemex cross-street, on the west side.    Lunch only, eat-in or take-out.    Good quality, value, nice people.    The torta sauce / gravy is especially good.    Yum.

This place sounds good but a little confused on the location. Pemex is on the corner of Madero and V.Carranza, not Pepe Guizar. If on Pepe Guizar, it's an E-W street, no west side.
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Post by CheenaGringo on Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:03 pm

SI!  It is easy to spot the ambassadors for this thought process on this and TOB.

Lady Otter:
Where did I use the word, merchandise?

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Post by Lady Otter Latté on Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:58 pm

You didn´t. The reference did. "Not people but services or merchandise or anything purchased" was too cumbersome so I took a short cut. Very Happy 
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Post by Rosa Venus on Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:37 pm

Before we get lost in some kind of pointed CheenaGringo semantic bullshit....

I like the Sopa Azteca at Danny's in Ajijic. Giant bowl...delicious....with bread....fills me up.

Another place that's worth putting on the list is Frida Azul in West Ajijic. Almost "spendy" at 60/70 pesos or so for comida, but there's a lot of love coming out of that kitchen.

Other than that, anybody know if there's a place in our area that serves something like a "Lonches Gemma"? It's a Guadalajara thing, and I'd love to know if there is a local source. I know the chain doesn't have any outlets here, but maybe there's a good hole-in-the-wall serving something similar?

I need no help finding Tortas Ahogadas.

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Post by Lady Otter Latté on Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:59 pm

It is important to note that Frida Azul´s price includes soup, garlic bread AND dessert with all meals.
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Post by slainte39 on Thu Aug 01, 2013 12:44 am

Lady Otter Latté wrote:You didn´t. The reference did. "Not people but services or merchandise or anything purchased" was too cumbersome so I took a short cut.  Very Happy 

I get it Lady...
A slave would be merchandise...A prostitute...services.  Not sure if you want to go "cheap".

Back on topic...
I'll give you something that will make everything "cheap eats". Was at the Vincent restaurant in Plaza Andares the other day...an entrèe order of jamon serrano...630 pesos, but they slice it off the whole ham at your table.
Settled for a 100 peso bottle of Ciel...no postre.lol!

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Post by casi nada on Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:46 am

slainte39 wrote:
CheenaGringo wrote:A lesson in adjectives seems to be in order:

CHEAP: is a word most appropriately used to describe many of the NOB transplants who have moved to Mexico for no other reason!

INEXPENSIVE: is a word that should be used when comparing the relative cost of something in Mexico with NOB!

In Mexico, just say "barato"...means both words....well, maybe "codo".  :lol!:

You can't use barato when talking about human beings (unless you're actually selling people at a great price).

With people it's codo, tacaño, etc..... But never barato in the sense of being stingy.

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Post by slainte39 on Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:19 am

casi nada wrote:
slainte39 wrote:
CheenaGringo wrote:A lesson in adjectives seems to be in order:

CHEAP: is a word most appropriately used to describe many of the NOB transplants who have moved to Mexico for no other reason!

INEXPENSIVE: is a word that should be used when comparing the relative cost of something in Mexico with NOB!

In Mexico, just say "barato"...means both words....well, maybe "codo".  lol!

You can't use barato when talking about human beings (unless you're actually selling people at a great price).

With people it's codo, tacaño, etc..... But never barato in the sense of being stingy.

You are absolutely right Casi. That's what I was trying to say about both words when being used in the same context, not the apples and oranges argument of goods/services vs. people values. Cheap people are never barato, but what they purchase, might be.  Very Happy

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Post by Smartalex on Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:26 am

WTF! "Cheap Eats" sounds perfectly clear to me.
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Post by slainte39 on Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:44 am

Smartalex wrote:WTF! "Cheap Eats" sounds perfectly clear to me.

Unless, of course, you are CG.
Then again, there are those people called "cannibals", with low income.  Rolling Eyes

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Post by CheenaGringo on Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:56 am

If I were a restaurant owner, a waiter or a bartender, I certainly wouldn't want my establishment to be known as cheap! Reasonable or moderately priced - yes.

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Post by Smartalex on Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:58 am

slainte39 wrote:
Smartalex wrote:WTF! "Cheap Eats" sounds perfectly clear to me.

Unless, of course, you are CG.
Then again, there are those people called "cannibals", with low income.  Rolling Eyes

Yeah...and they run the risk of acquiring "mad man disease."
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Post by Pedro on Thu Aug 01, 2013 12:33 pm

CheenaGringo wrote:If I were a restaurant owner, a waiter or a bartender, I certainly wouldn't want my establishment to be known as cheap!  Reasonable or moderately priced - yes.  
you aren't and we aren't any of those persons. cheap can be good like those 7 peso tacos i had again yesterday at a table set up on the road. you know what you can do with yer symanticrals. in the overall scheme of things,who gives a rats ass,in any even!-SNORK!
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Post by viajero on Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:35 pm

Lonches Ruben,Colonia San Andreas ,Guadalajara.Best lonches de pierna that I've had anywhere,35 pesos.

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Post by Pedro on Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:18 pm

is that pork hock? or leg a la abq?
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Post by viajero on Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:05 pm

Pedro wrote:is that pork hock? or leg a la abq?
Pierna de puerco, slow cooked til it's like pulled pork.

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