Eating around Zihua

With this view, it’s hard to move, but we did do some good eating in town.img_4175

Breakfasts were great – fresh juices coming in at around a buck.img_4176img_4177

It was a little toasty, but Mrs. Nachojawn had a light breakfastimg_4180

I had the breakfast tacos along with a couple of breakfast margaritas.

img_4181

 

After one breakfast it was time to carb up at the pasteleria.

img_4185img_4183img_6161

Sweet Taco – Willow Grove, PA

Horrible.

img_8352

These were the “ground beef” nachos. Chips with a cut up hamburger on top. Tons of lettuce. I couldn’t find any cheese. My tacos had pools of oil on them. One of my least favorite meals ever. Garbage.

.48/5 pickled  jalapeños. (Easily a new record low score) Do not eat these, there have to be better options.

It’s in Willow Grove but I’m not giving you an address because I don’t want you to go.

Mexico City to Zihuatenejo

After a solid few days eating around Mexico City, it was time for a street tamale, and to catch a plane to Zihuatenejo.img_6152

 

Dear Red. If you’re reading this, you’ve gotten out. And if you’ve come this far, maybe you’re willing to come a little further. You remember the name of the town, don’t you?

Zihuatanejo.

img_4097

Do you know what the Mexicans say about the Pacific? They say it has no memory. That’s where I want to live the rest of my life, a warm place with no memory.

img_4108

 

img_4113

Mezcal and Tacos Arabes – Mexico City

After one of the better meals of my life, it was time for a couple beers.img_6141img_6142img_4091

 

After a couple hours, it was time for another of the best meals of my life. We had seen tacos de arabe on Ugly Deliciousa and I had to have this taco/gyro hybrid.img_6143img_6145img_4093img_4094

 

Mrs. Nachojawn almost missed out, but since we are still talking about these like 10 months later, it’s safe to say she does not regret ordering one up.

img_6146img_6150

Mexico City – Sud 777

While it looks like it’s just outside the center of town, it was a solid half-hour ride down to Sud 777. The restaurant has a terrace and patio, although it was raining when we got there.img_3855

 

Burrata in salsa verdeimg_3852

 

Some sort of terrineimg_3853

 

This ash-crusted octopus was great. Served with piquillo pepper and Xcatic sauce.img_6102

P.J. Whelihans – West Chester

It’s been a while since a legitimate Nachojawn nacho review.

After a Nachojawn Jr. tournament game, we drove over to P.J. Whelihan’s in West Chester and ordered up the Wicked Chicken Nachos. These come with cheddar jack, queso, scallions, and chicken with your choice of sauces. I went with the signature Hot ‘N Honey.

58C4000E-7B32-4BE2-B9ED-E706F7995B22

These nachos were just a vehicle for the chicken, which wasn’t bad, but there are superior methods to transmit this type of chicken to your mouth. The shredded chicken was concentrated in the middle, there’s a whole pile of untopped chips there at the bottom right, and the nachos as a whole were lacking in toppings.

3.12/5 pickled jalapeños – Eat these in wing or tender form

P.J. Whelihans
1347 Wilmington Pike, West Chester, PA 19382 (and a bunch of other locations)

Also, congrats to Nachojawn Jr. for the great season.

img_7585img_0053

Teotihuacan, Tamales and Cocktails

We took a half-day trip out to Teotihuacan, an ancient city on the northern outskirts of Mexico City. It’s a standing subject of debate as to exactly who built this city, but the UNESCO Heritage site is incredible.

img_6133-effects

We had our driver drop us of at Tamales Doña Emi for some sweet and savory tamales in the Cuauhtemoc District.

img_4061

 

I think we got a huitlacoche and a guava tamale. Moist but not greasy, these were great.img_4062img_4063

Heading back to the hotel, we enjoyed some well-constructed and aesthetically pleasing cocktails at Fifty Mills.

img_4066img_4067img_4065

Mexico City – Cabrera 7

Nachojawn is back after a significant layoff. I’ve had some content in the pipelines and am going to do my best to get it out to you. We’re back to last summer’s Mexico City trip.

Sunday night in Mexico City sees a lot of restaurants closed – but after a night at lucha libre we walked over to Cabrera 7, off of Plaza Luis Cabrera in the Roma Norte district.

img_6126

Classic guac with some panela cheese

img_6123

A Nachojawn favorite, the tampiqueña was decent. Mrs. Nachojawn had a molcajete with steak and nopales.

img_6124img_6125

Not our favorite meal in the city, but nice views and a solid dinner after a great night out at Arena Mexico.