With this view, it’s hard to move, but we did do some good eating in town.
Breakfasts were great – fresh juices coming in at around a buck.
It was a little toasty, but Mrs. Nachojawn had a light breakfast
I had the breakfast tacos along with a couple of breakfast margaritas.
After one breakfast it was time to carb up at the pasteleria.
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.
After a solid few days eating around Mexico City, it was time for a street tamale, and to catch a plane to Zihuatenejo.
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?
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.
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.
Burrata in salsa verde
Some sort of terrine
This ash-crusted octopus was great. Served with piquillo pepper and Xcatic sauce.
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.
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
1347 Wilmington Pike, West Chester, PA 19382 (and a bunch of other locations)
Also, congrats to Nachojawn Jr. for the great season.
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.
We had our driver drop us of at Tamales Doña Emi for some sweet and savory tamales in the Cuauhtemoc District.
I think we got a huitlacoche and a guava tamale. Moist but not greasy, these were great.
Heading back to the hotel, we enjoyed some well-constructed and aesthetically pleasing cocktails at Fifty Mills.
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.
Classic guac with some panela cheese
A Nachojawn favorite, the tampiqueña was decent. Mrs. Nachojawn had a molcajete with steak and nopales.
Not our favorite meal in the city, but nice views and a solid dinner after a great night out at Arena Mexico.
Fried dough and hot chocolate
These churros are just flour, water, and salt. Have them dipped in sugar or cinnamon sugar before they go in their brown bag.