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Black Hawk
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SunSeeker mentioned this subject so thought I would pose the topic...

After the wife and I had wonderful breakfast this AM at Panama Cafe, I have to ask "why are the eggs in Mexico so much better than in the "ultra sterile" USA"? Here they have white whites and nearly orange yolks... And they have flavor! Yummy....

And don't get me started on the amazing taste of the chicken and beef.... What have we done to ourselves "up north"?

Calgary, Alberta
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1. Re: Eggs....

Hi JerryDani,

Are you kidding me? Have you never tried Alberta beef?. Best anywhere.

As for the eggs and chicken, I grant you that it is quite tasty. You know they don't refrigerate their eggs here.

Sylvan Lake, Canada
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Best eggs ever!!

Went in to Panama today to order a cake for a party tomorrow night and it was packed!! We'll have to try there for breakfast. Went to Allegro Café today and was surprisingly disappointed. I ordered Eggs Benny (as usual there) with my eggs soft. The eggs came hard. The potatoes were under cooked. I didn't get a glass of ice water and our side of bacon never showed up. So for anyone who's keeping score I had a terrible dinner last night and a terrible breakfast this morning - and you know how much I love my food!! We have early dinner reservations with friends tonight (we generally enjoy eating quite a bit later) but seeing as we're going early I denied my instincts to head down the beach to Pancho's for some lunch! I gotta tell you though - wine time is starting early today as a result! 2:30 pm and I'm pouring my first wine.

Sorry I was supposed to be talking about eggs!

Edited: 5:26 pm, April 02, 2013
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We have eaten at Panama's several times over the years for breakfast and we have always had great meals. It is always packed so that is a pretty good sign the food is good and they deliver a good value. Everyone should try a breakfast there!!!

Mazatlan, Mexico
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In answer to your question Jerry Dani, ....the chickens are corn fed and not grain fed and maybe even free range. So the eggs and chickens have much different flavour than what we are used to. Also, I have researched this and the eggs are not washed so they still have a protective coating on them therefore can be left unrefridgerated for some time. In Canada and U.S. they undergo a chemical wash to remove the protective coating that makes them very smooth to the touch.

Carson City, Nevada
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I'll give you the eggs and maybe the chicken but the beef I eat NOB is far better than anything I have ever had in Mazatlan. As one example; I had fillet mignon and shrimp at Panchos a couple of years ago and I couldn't believe what they call fillet. I don't go to Mazatlan for beef though, I go for the Mariscos.

Edited: 8:49 pm, April 02, 2013
Carson City, Nevada
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PS sorry my edit timed out. I love Panchos and eat there often.

Mazatlan, Mexico
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The chickens are far from free range. The egg 'factories' are just like the US, but smaller. The also feed the chickens dandelions for bright yellow yolks.

As to steaks, try the 'Black Burro' at Il Mosto, or ANY steak at Hacienda Bracamontes on the Malecon. It is new, pricy, but fabulious!

And another great steak place, 2 doors north of Bracamontes, is La Parrilliada. Simple, basic, but delicious T-Bones. Had a great staek there Sunday.

Edited: 11:13 pm, April 02, 2013
Mazatlan, Mexico
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I've been told that the pink cartons of eggs are from the free range chickens. As for amazing steak Texas and Australia have it covered.

Mega has a great T-Bone every time I've cooked it and its only about $5 US each, nice and thick too.

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A few years ago good steaks were very hard to find, which is why many of discovered Henderson's. Then we discovered Mary's, in the mercado just inland from the Fisherman's monument, where the filete is still excellent. Recently, we have had good luck at both Mega, and particularly Soriana's, where we bought the t-bones every week this winter. Someone once told me that the problem was that Mexican butchers cut the meat "differently" than we are used to....whether or not that was the problem I don't know, but the improvement in the stores meat came at about the same time Mega moved and Soriana took over. Gigante.

We can all believe whatever story we hear, but nowadays we enjoy very good steaks in Maz. In restaurants....well we never order steaks in restaurants, too much else on the menu!

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