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Sunday evening at the cancha

by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Saturday, May 11, 2019, 11:34 (165 days ago)

Now that the world has calmed down, is there anything going on at the Cancha on Sunday nights? Food available, street closures, anything?

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Sunday evening at the cancha

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, May 11, 2019, 12:27 (165 days ago) @ Talley Ho

Now that the world has calmed down, is there anything going on at the Cancha on Sunday nights? Food available, street closures, anything?

The food vendors will still be there although I strongly advise against eating there. Last week there were French flicks for free at the museum as part of a film festival. As far as I know Juan N. Álvarez street will continue to be closed each Sunday evening around 4PM and there will continue being cultural events except when there are basketball games. When the summer vacation period starts there will likely be some children's events at the zócalo as there have been during recent years. Unfortunately there's currently no way to know in advance what the events are since as far as I know there is no public schedule available to refer to. But the events have been much better during the current municipal administration than in past years.

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Sunday evening at the cancha

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, May 11, 2019, 12:33 (165 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

The Gobierno Municipal de Zihuatanejo's facebook page is the closest I've seen to a source of info about upcoming events including this run tomorrow.

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Sunday evening at the cancha

by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Saturday, May 11, 2019, 12:34 (165 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Avoid the food because it is taking business away from established restaurants or because of possible handling issues?

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Sunday evening at the cancha

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, May 11, 2019, 12:39 (165 days ago) @ Talley Ho

Avoid the food because it is taking business away from established restaurants or because of possible handling issues?

All of the above and more. All the vendors also use styrofoam cups and plates. No no no.

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Sunday evening at the cancha

by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Saturday, May 11, 2019, 12:45 (165 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Thank you for that, we'll not go there to dine.

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Sunday evening at the cancha

by hromero ⌂ @, Saturday, May 11, 2019, 13:47 (165 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

:megusta:

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Humberto Romero
www.casaarcoiriszihuatanejo.com

Sunday evening at the cancha

by Timole, Sunday, May 12, 2019, 18:00 (163 days ago) @ hromero

Oh come on, Last trip me and another person got food poisoning from 2 different resturants. I eat street food all the time and never had a problem.
So the little old lady selling tamales is using unsanitary practices for her customers and her family!

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Sunday evening at the cancha

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Sunday, May 12, 2019, 19:45 (163 days ago) @ Timole

Oh come on, Last trip me and another person got food poisoning from 2 different resturants. I eat street food all the time and never had a problem.
So the little old lady selling tamales is using unsanitary practices for her customers and her family!

They weren’t restaurants that I recommend, were they?
Zihuatanejo-Ixtapa Restaurants

Food poisoning is not the runs. I spent years suffering the consequences of what eating “the wrong food” can do to you, Not talking about Hep. While I’m certainly no medical expert, this is something I feel I know more about than the average person.

But there are other reasons many of us wish folks wouldn’t patronize the food vendors at the zócalo.

Sunday evening at the cancha

by h4Dan, California, Sunday, May 12, 2019, 19:53 (163 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

My wife got food poisoning at La Casa Vieja this last February, We'll still go there next time we come. It could happen to anyone.

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Sunday evening at the cancha

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Sunday, May 12, 2019, 20:41 (163 days ago) @ h4Dan

My wife got food poisoning at La Casa Vieja this last February, We'll still go there next time we come. It could happen to anyone.

It tends to happen some places more than others. Thus my comments.

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Sunday evening at the cancha

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Sunday, May 12, 2019, 21:05 (163 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

But by all means enjoy an ice cream.

Sunday evening at the cancha, correct info!

by midalake @, Monday, May 13, 2019, 09:47 (163 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Oh come on, Last trip me and another person got food poisoning from 2 different resturants. I eat street food all the time and never had a problem.
So the little old lady selling tamales is using unsanitary practices for her customers and her family!


They weren’t restaurants that I recommend, were they?
Zihuatanejo-Ixtapa Restaurants

Food poisoning is not the runs. I spent years suffering the consequences of what eating “the wrong food” can do to you, Not talking about Hep. While I’m certainly no medical expert, this is something I feel I know more about than the average person.

But there are other reasons many of us wish folks wouldn’t patronize the food vendors at the zócalo.


Very dangerous information. Especially with all of the elderly people in the area. I watched a person who did not get this treated get airlifted out this year because his kidneys were shutting down. The runs IS FOOD POISINING . This from the CDC:

Food Poisoning Symptoms
Español (Spanish)
Food poisoning symptoms may range from mild to severe and may differ depending on the germ you swallowed. The most common symptoms of food poisoning are:
Upset stomach
Stomach cramps
Nausea
Vomiting
Diarrhea
Fever
After you consume a contaminated food or drink, it may take hours or days before you develop symptoms. If you experience symptoms of food poisoning, such as diarrhea or vomiting, drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration.


]https://www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/symptoms.html


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Sunday evening at the cancha, correct info!

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, May 13, 2019, 11:43 (163 days ago) @ midalake

Yes, thank you, Dave. I believe almost everyone except you understood my comments in the manner in which they were intended and no one’s health was endangered. Sorry about your friend. When I was affected by bad food here a couple of times 45 years ago one of the culprits was an oyster, the other a sandwich. The oyster had me writhing in pain on the floor for days. The sandwich had me on a strict diet and consuming medicines that looked like witches concoctions for most of a year, and every now and then it still drops me to my knees in pain. I don’t complain lightly about any pains, and I sure as hell don’t tell folks what to do without good reasons that may not always be obvious. Restaurants I list here work hard to prepare meals that are safe to eat. Oftentimes folks blame restaurants for bugs they pick up elsewhere, especially when they pass the day consuming alcoholic beverages. And most of the time it is not what should be called food poisoning. I didn’t intend to confuse anyone, much less make you feel it necessary to define food poisoning or consult the CDC.

Sunday evening at the cancha, correct info!

by cd69 @, Winnipeg,MB,Canada, Monday, May 13, 2019, 18:36 (162 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

:megusta:

Sunday evening at the cancha, correct info!

by midalake @, Monday, May 13, 2019, 19:52 (162 days ago) @ ZihuaRob
edited by midalake, Monday, May 13, 2019, 20:05

Yes, thank you, Dave. I believe almost everyone except you understood my comments in the manner in which they were intended and no one’s health was endangered. Sorry about your friend. When I was affected by bad food here a couple of times 45 years ago one of the culprits was an oyster, the other a sandwich. The oyster had me writhing in pain on the floor for days. The sandwich had me on a strict diet and consuming medicines that looked like witches concoctions for most of a year, and every now and then it still drops me to my knees in pain. I don’t complain lightly about any pains, and I sure as hell don’t tell folks what to do without good reasons that may not always be obvious. Restaurants I list here work hard to prepare meals that are safe to eat. Oftentimes folks blame restaurants for bugs they pick up elsewhere, especially when they pass the day consuming alcoholic beverages. And most of the time it is not what should be called food poisoning. I didn’t intend to confuse anyone, much less make you feel it necessary to define food poisoning or consult the CDC.

You should be a politician. If going to La Cancha on a Sunday I am eating there!

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Sunday evening at the cancha, correct info!

by Craig AKA the cruise ship guy @, Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 09:12 (162 days ago) @ midalake

Hate to say it Dave but I’m with Rob on this one, even though it kinda hurts to say that. Been at too many AI’s where they drink all day and write about food poisoning or tainted alcohol. What do you think is going to happen when you drink nothing but booze in the hot sun? Plus those pina coladas act as a natural laxative with the coconut milk.

Sunday evening at the cancha, correct info!

by cd69 @, Winnipeg,MB,Canada, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 14:50 (161 days ago) @ Craig AKA the cruise ship guy

:megusta:

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Sunday evening at the cancha

by Curly! @, Great Pacific Northwet, Monday, May 13, 2019, 12:50 (163 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Rob said:

But there are other reasons many of us wish folks wouldn’t patronize the food vendors at the zócalo.

But, but... tell me where I can get an hamburgesa that is that good, anywhere else.

Thanks.

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Curly!

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Sunday evening at the cancha

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, May 13, 2019, 13:09 (163 days ago) @ Curly!

Rob said:

But there are other reasons many of us wish folks wouldn’t patronize the food vendors at the zócalo.


But, but... tell me where I can get an hamburgesa that is that good, anywhere else.

Thanks.

You didn't really come to Mexico to eat hamburgers, did you? If you did try La Porteña or Mr. Lalo's or La Perla or Deborah's. Just tell them you want it flat and partly burnt with half the beef. B-)

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by cd69 @, Winnipeg,MB,Canada, Monday, May 13, 2019, 18:38 (162 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

To this day I don't get the attraction to any burgers in Zihua, aside if you live here permanent or a long, long time. Sorry but Mexico was never a top destination for their beef. Most places if not all of them use frozen meat/patties. Some places make decent ones but nothing comparable to the juicy, fresh meat burgers you get in Canada and in several parts of the US. There are so many way better type of food to be had in Zihua/Mexico...

Sunday evening at the cancha

by Aunt Chelada, Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 07:20 (162 days ago) @ cd69

I'd be willing to bet that not all those burgers are made with beef!

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Sunday evening at the cancha

by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 14:05 (162 days ago) @ Aunt Chelada

Horse meat is not easy to come by.

And, so what if they aren't all beef? Fillers are probably grains.

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by DGPMich @, Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 14:29 (162 days ago) @ Talley Ho

Does any one know for certain if Horse Meat is included in burgers or tacos in this region? I know we have had it in Italy and Spain, just wondering if it is in Guerrero? I have read where it is more so in the interior states, just curiosity .

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A Mistake

by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 17:25 (161 days ago) @ Aunt Chelada
edited by Talley Ho, Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 22:19

OOPS! Bad Links. Sorry about that.

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Mystery Meat

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 17:49 (161 days ago) @ Talley Ho

From 2019:

https://www.ontheroadin.com/mexican-horse-slaughterhouses/

And: https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/mexican-horse-meat-a-gourmet-product/

Sheeet! Y'all still thinking like first worlders. Ever wonder why sometimes there seem to be lots of street dogs and cats and then they seem to disappear? Used to happen every time one of those circuses with tigers and lions and bears came to town. Now I tend to worry more than ever about street vendors and oriental restaurants and their mystery meat.

¡Provecho! :snicker:

Mystery Meat

by Aunt Chelada, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 07:31 (161 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

"taste like chicken", Not really!

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Mystery Meat

by Curly! @, Great Pacific Northwet, Thursday, May 16, 2019, 14:05 (160 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Might be why the zocalo cart burgers are so good.

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Curly!

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Sunday evening at the cancha

by Curly! @, Great Pacific Northwet, Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 11:56 (162 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

You know me, I love pretty much all things Mexican, including those cart burgers. I cannot find anything like them here in the PNW. And as far as the beef goes, I think it has a big part to do with why I like them. The beef in Mexico may be tough, stringy, whatever, but it tastes like beef. U.S. beef, not so much.

There are a few things I make sure I have during a Zihuatanejo stay; pozole at Ricomar, chilaquiles at the Catalina, an ice cream from that joint over by the church, and one of those cart burgers. No trip is complete without all of them (not at the same time, of course). If that makes me ignorant, too Americano or something, I apologize, but my guess is that I won't stop :-)

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Curly!

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The Great Burger Hunt

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 12:16 (162 days ago) @ Curly!

You know me, I love pretty much all things Mexican, including those cart burgers. I cannot find anything like them here in the PNW. And as far as the beef goes, I think it has a big part to do with why I like them. The beef in Mexico may be tough, stringy, whatever, but it tastes like beef. U.S. beef, not so much.

There are a few things I make sure I have during a Zihuatanejo stay; pozole at Ricomar, chilaquiles at the Catalina, an ice cream from that joint over by the church, and one of those cart burgers. No trip is complete without all of them (not at the same time, of course). If that makes me ignorant, too Americano or something, I apologize, but my guess is that I won't stop :-)

Ha ha ha! No problema, amigo. We should go on a HUNT for The Great Mexican Burger! After a few healthy shots of mezcal, of course.

Lookee what I found!
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The Great Burger Hunt

by svenobs, Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 13:47 (162 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

My favorite topic. Rubens is salty. Captains daughter gets a three out of ten. La pearla is pretty good. Poco loca has a pretty good burger. La valartis. (Chuys). Is my favorite

The Great Burger Hunt

by needshendy @, Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 16:32 (162 days ago) @ svenobs

We tried "El Carbon" last season. BBQ on the street but also table and chairs, which I appreciate. A block or two inland from Super Pizza.
Their burgers were great and French fries HOT! Gotta have papa fritas with my burger.

Sunday evening at the cancha

by Susan G @, Zihua/La Ropa, Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 19:40 (161 days ago) @ Curly!

I'm with you, Curly. Love the chilaquiles at the Catalina Hotel, especially when Blanquita serves them!

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Catalina dining

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 19:48 (161 days ago) @ Susan G

I love everything about dining at the Catalina. It's always been a favorite spot for my family.

www.Catalina-Beach-Resort.com

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Catalina dining

by Aunt Chelada, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 07:37 (161 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Not only is the food good there, but the place has a great staff and still maintains the ambiance of old fashion Mexican hospitality. Something lost when Ixtapa was created.

Catalina dining

by Susan G @, Zihua/La Ropa, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 11:07 (161 days ago) @ Aunt Chelada

I'm with you, Aunt Chelada. Catalina staff excel in every way, from Miguel at the front desk, to owner Dona Eva and her secretary Ana, business manager Lucy to the restaurant Blanquita. Great lending library, too! Before moving here, we stayed there tons of times.

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Sunday evening at the cancha

by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Sunday, May 12, 2019, 22:51 (163 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Because we live here and want to encourage good practices, we purchased fish and had a lovely dinner at home without plastics.

We also found lychees at one of our favorite places and are loving them.

It's good living in paradise and doing what we can to keep it that way!

Sunday evening at the cancha

by Timole, Monday, May 13, 2019, 15:45 (163 days ago) @ Talley Ho

Just don't take away my juice and tamale ladies! (You can keep the armadillo napkin holders and chiclet vendors)

Sunday evening at the cancha

by cd69 @, Winnipeg,MB,Canada, Monday, May 13, 2019, 18:40 (162 days ago) @ Timole

That is a couple items I am guilty of buying at La Cancha and have not seen in the evening in too many other restaurants where I go.