Like Broccoli Only White

28 Feb

This week was my birthday. We went out to dinner Friday night to one of the new little restaurants popping up in Bacalar. Per a recommendation by our local residential list serve, we heard they had vegan options and good prices,. We dandied up a bit and headed the three miles into town.

A Xolo is a hairless Mexican dog which dates back to the Aztecs.

I am a person who would almost always choose to eat at home, but Lisa needed a break, and Alice insisted on paying, so off we went.

Happy birthday to me.

When I asked the waiter, in Spanish, what was in the vegan tacos, he replied, “cauliflower, it’s like broccoli only white “. I thought I would fall off my chair laughing. He clearly doesn’t have a lot of experience with vegetables! The tacos were delicious with their hecho a mano, handmade blue corn tortillas. I would definitely go back. The music wasn’t too loud. The food was tasty and I’m still laughing.


11 Responses to “Like Broccoli Only White”

  1. Karen Hodgens February 28, 2021 at 11:55 am #

    Happy Birthday! I learned about xolo dogs, Frida Kahlo, and Dia de Muertos in the movie Coco. I watch it every year. Sure do miss hand made tacos.

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 February 28, 2021 at 12:05 pm #

      Coco was fun. We occasionally see a xolo. Funny looking dogs. I’ve been to the FK museum in Mexico City. Well worth it.


  2. midwife87505 February 28, 2021 at 1:30 pm #

    Happy birthday! Wishing you a fabulous year!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Karen February 28, 2021 at 7:07 pm #

    Happy birthday Alex. I can recall a couple you spent with us in the Tulum jungle. Thinking of you all. Many happy wishes!


  4. Karen February 28, 2021 at 7:07 pm #

    Happy birthday Alex. I can recall a couple you spent with us in the Tulum jungle. Thinking of you all. Many happy wishes!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Emilie March 1, 2021 at 7:33 am #

    Happy Birthday! And I’m glad you had the opportunity to learn what cauliflower is.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Jack Scott March 2, 2021 at 4:38 am #

    Many happy returns! 😀

    Liked by 1 person

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