Tummy Thursday: Me gusta la cocina mexicana

Earlier this week I told you about our trip to the Sagrada Familia and that we wanted to see it at night time. This meant that after we left the cathedral we went for dinner. Of course a tourist city like Barcelona has restaurants galore, many of them trying to push the menu into your hand while you’re walking past them and for me that’s the most failproof way to make me avoid a place. Yet still you find lots of small places that offer good food, especially if you love international cooking. For this meal we found a nice Mexican place where we ate while it got dark.

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Starters: Frijoles refritos (mushed baked beans) and nachos with cheese.

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My main course: marinated grilled beef, cactus, pumpkin flower and sweetcorn, guacamole and stuffed habanero, served with tortillas.

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Dessert: Guayaba marguerita. I love guavas and they’re so rare here that I consume them whenever I can find them or their derivates. It was delicious.



  1. DonDueed says

    What sort of salt was on the rim of the margarita glass? Looks like there might have been some chile involved.

  2. says

    Reading this has made me hungry again although the odds are I would not like it. I have tried Mexican food during my travels in the USA and it is not my cup of tea.

    I share your dislike of pushy sellers. But it is a tactic that still manages to sell said products to more people than it manages to dissuade because I have seen quite successful businesses to engage in it (in the measuring equipment manufacturing industry).

  3. says

    Great. I’m sitting here while my dinner date messes with her hair, and I’m drooling all over myself.

    Joking aside -- lovely dinner. Food is, as Epicurus said, one of the great joys in life! I hope you got to enjoy it with the other great joy: good company.

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