My stay gave me a free margarita at the bar/restaurant next door with the purchase of food. I wasn’t super hungry since I had a late lunch, but I was peckish enough to order an appetizer so off I went. I was asked a question about the margarita and it took me a second to figure out that the server wanted to know if I wanted it on the rocks or slushy (frappé). I replied the latter and the resulting drink was what I expected. Not a big one, but plenty.
I decided to order a single taco for dinner and requested ‘pulpo con queso.’ The server did a double take and repeated my order to make sure he had understood me correctly. I nodded and repeated my order. I’m guessing not many gringos order octopus around here?!
The taco was wonderful, full of melty cheese and sweet tender bites of octopus! I’m sure the locals add hot sauce, but I didn’t need it. Someone ran to my table to give me chips, salsa, and lime as I was taking my first bite, so I did squeeze a quarter of a lime over the taco to give it an extra burst of freshness. I am tempted to have a couple more for lunch tomorrow, it was that yummy!
I can’t wait to try out the taco carts the locals eat at. Wonder if I’ll do like Croft’s wife, Norma, and find myself munching on goat… 😀