I am visiting my friends Larry in Viny in Tepotzlan and not (blissfully) getting much work done but looking at beautiful things in the real and cyberworld. I do have a new poem memorized, but I don’t seem to be able to get it on video in this relaxed state.
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The video is a lovely work by Canadian artists Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett.
I was a waiter for about twenty years. One thing waiters do is eat out.
Felipe was also a waiter and when we lived in Chicago we dined at some of the finest restaurants in the U.S.
So I believe the extensive time I have spent in restaurants as a guest and behind the scenes makes me a very qualified restaurant reviewer.
Most of my dining experiences in Mexico have been dismal, laughable, or on a good day, mediocre. I have allowed the standard to become; satisfied if I don’t feel I would actually be happier if I had burned the money spent. I have eaten in scores of small towns and many major metropolis including, Mexico City, Jojutla, Tepoztlan, Cuernavaca, Taxco and Tequesquetengo. And though I’ve had a few lovely meals shared with friends in some of these places, I have yet to enjoy a truly stellar dining experience.
Now that you know the range of my knowledge of dining in Morelos, I proclaim Tankes Botanera my favorite restaurant in Mexico.
Tankes is a tumbledown 24- hour kitchen on a gravel road next to a public water tank for livestock, thus the name. Its structure is made of sticks, tarps, scrap metal, tarpaper, chicken wire, and sundry objects stuffed into holes (the uniform feedbag siding is a recent renovation). Plastic Corona beer tables, fleeced tree posts, and various tarps comprise the dining area. For years the restroom was behind your truck.Continue reading →
This week, Larry Prater, a kind, interesting and generous man, brought both Felipe and me a pair of black rubber boots. Larry owns Tepozspa, a day spa for men in Tepoztlan, he discovered us through vsvevg and came for a visit. What a treat it was! He brought some friends and took us to lunch. We enjoyed sharing experiences of moving to, and living in Mexico, and getting to know each other. Anticipate a future post about the splendors of Tepozspa. We will be visiting soon.
Larry’s recommendation of vsvevg has put me in contact with many expats in Mexico, and others who share our interest in self-sustainability. It is a great encouragement to learn of their diverse experiences, challenges and triumphs, and also of more of Mexico’s beauty, culture and comforts that we have not yet had an opportunity to explore.