I'm, not much of a writer but this is the best I could do.
So I’ve been back for two weeks. I swear it takes about two weeks to recover from a Mazatlan vacation, physically, mentally, emotionally, and financially . Maybe even more than that. Anyhow this year for Samana Santa there were 8 of us total. We are all Mexican American guys speak pretty good Spanish and the gringos compliment us how well we speak English LOL. Pretty much we are some drunken fools most of the time, but it’s all good, Mazatlan is our Disneyland and Semana Santa is our honey-hole. How more people from NOB don’t know about this wonderful party is beyond me, but this was my 5th consecutive year and as always a great time.
Anyhow we arrived via USAir after having to run through PHX to catch our connecting flight. But the 11am arrival was nice. (More time to drink of course). We had a homie pick us up from the Airport, we stopped at the first liquor store we saw and started pounding some Pacifico Ballenones. We arrived at Playa and had a quick check in. By noon we had already hit up the ATM and were ready to hit town. Our first stop was for some mariscos. Our buddy took us to El Ancla de Oro. We at Camarones a la Diabla, aguachile, breaded shrimp , slurped down some oysters and drank about 10 buckets of beer (the beers were small). The service was great and the waitress must have really liked us because they gave us their phone numbers to hang out later. Man the people of Mazatlan are the nicest. (yes I know). Anyhow that night ended at Joe’s. I don’t remember the rest of the details but I called it a night early around 1am.
Monday was great. Chilled on the beach all day we finished 2 of our 11 1.75lt bottles of whiskey we brought to town. Want to make friends in Mexico, drink whiskey LOL. People loved our Johnnie Walker Black Label and our Jack Daniels bottles. Shout out to Humberto for being one of the best waiters ever. He has been at Playa forever and always greets us with a huge smile and provides great service. For dinner that night we ate at Terraza. Though out the week we spent a lot of time there. They have great music and the staff took good care of us. I may or may not have met my future ex-wife there too.
Tuesday was great. A highlight was we went to Dugout to watch the USA VS Mexico soccer game. Watching soccer in Mexico is unlike anything in the US. The fans are so passionate and even a game on a Tuesday can feel like the Super Bowl. The place was packed, standing room only, but again the service was great, the beer was cold and the food was delicious. That night we were at Terraza again, we hired a mariachi that escorted us back to the hotel and gave us a great performance for an hour right in front. Sorry to those we may have woken up.
Wednesday was great. We had a couple more friends fly into town and met us up. We had dinner at Panchos. Man how do I love those place. Had the mocahete tres amigos and really, after that, what more can I say. That is an absolute must have meal, if I ever need to pick my last supper, that would be it. But luckily. I lived to see another day..
Thursday and Friday are kinda blurry. I’m sure I ate great food, drank lots of beer and whiskey. Made new friends, met old friends coming into town for Semana Santa. Details still escape me.
Saturday was great. Hung out at the beach. We went to Christiys to watch a fight. They didn’t have the fight on, but the owner was super nice, found it for us. Set us up and the food and drinks were yet again great. I swear I ate the biggest burger of my life there. No complaints at all it was a wonderful experience. That night we hired a banda, sang and danced the night away in the street. The cops shut us down at about 4am. We went to the beach, watched the sunrise and ate breakfast and Panamas. It was a great way to end the vacation.