Mega Snack Bar
(located inside the Mega supermarket)
Mega! Everytime I see the name or hear it I always add the ! and think of the lottery. LOL.
I LOVE Mega! I love walking up and down the gleaming aisles looking at all the interesting food that they offer. I would much rather browse the aisles and aisles of interesting food of Mega than shop at the stores in town for cheap knick-knacks that I have no need for.
We ended up at Mega on the Monday after being cooped up all day. The original plan was to go to El Morro, but we were a little worried about the street conditions and the possibility of flooded streets after all the torrential rain that day. So off we went to Mega! MEGA!!
None of the prepared foods at the deli caught our eye. We moseyed on over to the Bocatto snack bar towards the front corner to see what offerings they have to delight our palates with. It reminds us of the gourmet stations at Whole Foods or Wegman’s.
I was worried that we would end up with pizza or cold sandwiches from the Bocatto snack bar. I was not in the mood for either…
But wait, what do I spot thee, just below the counter? A bunch of paper with handwritten new menu offerings. Tacos! Score!
I recognize the beef tacos. We ponder the other choices… tacos alambre or something amongst others. We have no clue what that is…. is it a type of meat? … a part of the animal? … a special cooking method? Hmmm… who knows?!
I try to ask the young lady taking the order what the different taco choices are, but there is a bit of language barrier. I did catch that the alambre had cheese … mmmm quesssso… but also onions and green peppers. Did she say green peppers?? YUCK! Pass!
I stick with the beef tacos, while Hook decides he will give the tacos alambre a go.
Cooked to order and piping hot. They look yummy. Oops, I forgot to tell her we wanted them “to go”.
I ask…. in my broken Spanish… and my wild gestures – – two hands palm side up and flipping them over together — if she can cover them. She brings out two pieces of foil. See?! She understood my hand gestures!
I confidently stride back with the now covered plates to where Hook was sitting waiting for me. He says, “I knew it!”… “I knew you were asking for a cover when I saw your hands flipping over and down!”
Total damage for 6 tacos (3 in each order) was Mex$74 (roughly US$6).
We headed back to the hotel and enjoyed our tacos in the room with a couple of frio Sol cervezas. The meat was a little tough, but very tasty. For an inexpensive, quick meal, we ain’t complainin’. We would order out from here again.