Some of us at MenuPages are taking a vacation in Mexico this week — Mazatlan, to be exact — and thought we’d share a few photos of what we’ll be consuming. These are all from other people’s Flickr photostreams, but they give you a good idea of what’s going down the gullet in the Pearl of the Pacific.
There will definitely be plenty of these:
Shrimp abounds in the waters near Mazatlan and is huge, cheap and soooo good.
It’s especially delicious with a couple of these:
Photo: The Blissful Glutton [Flickr]
Order local brew Pacifico “michelada” and you’ll get it served with a chilled glass with lime juice, salt and chili powder. It’s not just for breakfast anymore!
More jealousy-inducing photos after the jump:
You have to be careful of the dangerous and apparently cannibalistic wildlife:
But seafood in Mexico isn’t always cooked. Just throw some lime juice on there, marinate and you’ve got a wonderful ceviche:
You don’t always have to eat seafood in Mazatlan. These people got to go to a party back in 1986 that included puerco, a whole roast pig (though they do still make this today). Check the classic apple in the mouth of the dinner and the extra-classic sta-prest pants on the diner.
If you need a bite on the run, you can stop by a taco stand for a snack that will likely cost less than a dollar and taste a million times better than almost any fast food in the U.S.
Photo: Strange Bird
Finally, for dessert or maybe breakfast, there’s got to be a stop at the Panederia. These pan dulces are super good and not too sweet:
There’s just barely time to catch the last rays over the Pacific. Awesome: