San Cristóbal de las Casas & the best fish tacos ever

San Christobal will always remind me of: churches, Mexican street corn, Andrew turning 26 and the best fish tacos ever. We arrived off the night bus from Oaxaca and were instantly struck by how cold it was (it was bound to be at 2200m above sea level!). The cooler weather was really nice for endless strolling.

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One of San Chris’ many churches

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Street art

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Beer & BBQ, what else could you need?

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Another church!

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Barbacoa tacos

Those tacos ^ were pretty darn good.

Every day we grabbed delicious street corn. You can get it in a cup (esquites) or on a cob (elotes) with mayonnaise, lime juice, hot sauce and cheese. It is just too good. Sadly I never got a photo.

There was an amazing artisan and textiles market out the front of yet another church, I wanted to buy everything but managed to hold myself back and bought only a cliched Mexican peasant top for $6.

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For Andrew’s birthday I organised to go zip lining. The day began with eggs and a beer for the birthday boy.

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Beer & huevos rancheros

Xaman Expediciones drove us to a park just out of the city. It was beautiful and smelt of pine trees.

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We took a hike and then flew along 3 separate zip lines (350 pesos each).

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Accidental matching tshirts

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The assistant instructor just missed catching me at the end of the first zip line, so I ended up going backwards stopping in the middle. I got to sit at the top of the tree tops for a while waiting to be rescued. It was cool but those harnesses get uncomfortable fast!

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Being roped back in

After zip lining we went to lunch at Tacos Y Cocteles El Bony. It was a recommendation for the best fish tacos in town. We were not disappointed. Although I didn’t love the micheladas (beer cocktails with lime juice, and assorted sauces, spices, and peppers). The other patrons were mostly Mexican people.

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Poor the beer in the glass; michelada!

Andrew had battered fish, I had battered prawns. It was 40 pesos ($3) for 3 tacos.

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Happy camper

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They were the best tacos I’ve had to date. Huge call, but warranted!

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Mmmm lime

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After lunch we wandered around and I got Andrew to take photos of me in front of pretty walls, Instagram Husband style.

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So natural. So candid.

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We had a few drinks at a tapas bar and later that night went for birthday cake (I forgot my camera).

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Definitely worth the trip.

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2 Responses to San Cristóbal de las Casas & the best fish tacos ever

  1. Fantastic pics…and I am a sucker for fish tacos, always looking for the most amazing one!!

  2. Pingback: The secret to easy (delicious!) fish tacos | My Bloggable Day

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