Jan 12, 2015

Mazatlan was calling our name

Last Friday was a scheduled day in town.  We wanted to get some shrimp.  For some reason we still have not had anyone coming door to door to so we headed into town to buy some.

TIme to paint the buoys. What you can't see is that in addition to the one painter and the two supervisors there is yet another person in the boat, the driver!

First stop was to see the flower ladies. This is a special area that just sells flowers.

Some very lovely work and all so inexpensive. This is a very tiny area unlike the flower area in Acapulco which is half the size of the mercardo here in Mazatlan, in other words huge.

I assume that the heart shape is in anticipation of Valentines Day. Although I was tempted, we only looked. I couldn't see myself carrying an arrangement thru town.

The shrimp ladies were just down the road a few blocks on Aquiles Serdan. These ladies are there 12 hours per day every day of the year so they say. They are known are "las changueras" and have become a Mazatlan landmark.

Wild from the ocean or farmed in seawater ponds ( which you can see on the road to the Isla ), heads on, head off. large or small.

We decided to buy from Angel ( his stall is right in front of the tienda/grocery store ).

He even offered to clean them for us. It was a slow day.

All that shrimp shopping made us hungry so we walked another 6 -7 blocks to the mercardo where we got some romaine and Chihuahua cheese and then stopped at Tony's lunch counter.

We had a shrimp burger. What else would we have? So very very yummy and addicting. One per month is my limit.

Passed this old thing on the way to the panga dock. Does it even run??

There go Janet, Grant and Boo, back home after the last walk of the day.

Now that was a fun day in town. Always glad to bet back to the beach.

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8 Responses to “Mazatlan was calling our name”

  1. Rae says:

    Can I ask how much the shrimp was? I keep meaning to come home with some but always forget. I have been to the shrimp market; saw some of the biggest ones of my life!

    • contessa says:

      Hola Rae…..the prices vary depending on size and if wild or farmed. We heard prices from 90 pesos to 200 pesos per kilo. We paid 115 pesos for a kilo of what I consider perfect size with the head and tail off and being cleaned was a huge bonus at no charge. We will go back to Angel…you are welcome to join us.

      Sandy…. I had brought an M&M cold bag with a few bottles of frozen water just in case but was pleasantly surprised. They put the shrimp in a bag with a large piece of ice and then into another plastic bag and then those two bags went into another plastic carry bag. That piece of ice was still solid six hours later. Good deal. So when do we get to see you this year?

  2. Sandy says:

    Contessa, do they pack them in ice for the trip back to the Isla? Or maybe you carry a cooler?

  3. I remeber getting from shrimp from those ladies too, always a good deal and so fresh.

    • contessa says:

      George…..very very nice shrimp.

      Kelly…..things are very fresh and easily accessible. We are just not wanting to go into Mazatlan too often.

      Rae….de nada.

      Carol….they are just two blocks up from the shrimp ladies on the opposite side of the street.

  4. Kelly says:

    Love all the color there and what a fun way to shop for food. So much fresher than our grocery store here.

  5. Rae says:

    Thanks for the info about the shrimp! Glad to know I don’t have to bring my own ice. The shrimp sounds like a good deal.

  6. Carol and Bill says:

    just wondering where is the flower area – always wanted to go there

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