The taqueria we went to was on Mission near 24th street. Everything was fresh and delicious.
The Mexican food we have in Montreal is pure comedy compared to this. Here's what I had:
This is my new favorite drink. It's a perfect balance to the greasy, spicy goodness of the Mexican food. It's made with rice, water, and cinnamon bark, filtered, then flavored with sugar and vanilla. From the dots I could see floating in the liquid, I think that it was made with real vanilla bean, too.
Filled with pork, black beans, olives, avocado, cheese, sour cream, it was bigger than a kitten. I moaned at every bite. I could not finish it but it's sitting pretty in my hotel fridge right now and I can see a bright future for it as a breakfast item.
Meat, onions, fresh herbs... What more could you ask of life?
Cheesy beef quesadilla (I think?)
This, my friend, is what heaven is made of.
Later that day, I had the rest of the quesadillas with a Pocari Sweat I bought in Japantown (2 for $2.60)
For dinner, after realizing that my Alcatraz tour ticket was valid tomorrow and not today (oops), I headed to this retro looking crab restaurant near Peer 39: Franciscan Crab Restaurant.
Inside, you get a fantastic view of Alcatraz, pretty good food and décor that makes you feel like you are a star of yore on a holiday.
Crab and mashed potatoes I could not finish
The server removed the head of the crab so fast I could not take a picture of it. Grr... I also had mashed potatoes, but it seems I forgot to take a picture.
Dinner at Franciscan was $80 including tip. Crab is expensive, yo!
Later that day, I bought some Diet Cokes and chocolate - $5.30
Money spent on food today: $87.80