Bienvenido, loyal reader. Bruce and Mary have been so caught up with their Cupocity coupons which have taken them to some pretty nice restaurants that they have neglected the bread and butter of their typical hospitality experience in Mexico, and that is the comida economica, the juggernaut of the Mexican hospitality scene, where all the working class eat.
Mary’s Huevos Mexicanos come. She loves this quintessential Mexican breakfast staple of scrambled eggs with tons of chopped peppers, tomatoes and onions. It is a lot of tasty food and a good deal of it ends up being dessert for me.
And my Jamon y queso, ham and cheese, omelet. Man there are so many places to get a really good omelet in Old Town and you can definitely put Fondo Flor on that list. BTW, all the breakfast choices here at Fondo Flor are 40P, but unlike fancier restaurants, what you see is what you get, there is no unlimited coffee or juice included.
We’re here for a late lunch this day and all lunches include soup of the day and this day it is sopa de pasta. Oh, BTW: They don’t have a beer license here, so they tell you to go to the corner to Johanna’s place to buy your own beers. NP!
And my Bistek en Salsa Pasilla comes. It looks great, but I must tell you that about a third of the meat is pretty grizzly (what is not, is very tasty however) but then, to be honest, we’ve known for a long time that res, beef, is always chancy in a comida economica.
Mary’s Taquitos de Coliflor (sin carne) come and she is delighted. These huge cauliflower florets are dipped in batter, quickly fried then bathed in a simple but delicious tomato sauce. And believe it or not, she ate it all, no doggy bag this time!
My filete de pescado empanizado, breaded fish filet has come and all I can say is WOW! It is the largest and tastiest breaded fish fillet I have ever had. It is so juicy and flavorful, I ask que tipo pescado and am told, Basa.
The muy amable Miriam has been our mesera on every visit.
Miriam is a hard worker, now she is taking care of kitchen duties.
On our way out the door we bump into Johanna, friend and proprietor of our beer store, Licoreria Pinto, a few paces away on the corner of Caranza y Insurgentes. Johanna tells Mary that on some days, she takes her breakfast, lunch and dinner here at Fondo Flor. Who can blame her!?
Thanks for visiting, gentle reader. Bruce and Mary welcome any and all stories of other PV comidas economicas. And of course comentarios of any nature are always most welcome. Hasta proximo Domingo!