Many Mexican border towns are pretty Americanized and Las Flores is no different. However, a key difference is the smells. When we entered Las Flores I could immediately smell the tortillerias making fresh mouth-watering corn tortillas. If you’ve never had tortillas fresh from the maker, your missing out. A kilo of tortillas can be purchased for under $3.00 US dollars (depending on the vendor). You can open the package up, roll the tortilla, & eat it plain just like that. Trust me, they are delicious!
We love to take a kilo of tortillas and eat at the local food vendors. Like in China it’s advised to not drink the water. The food vendors have a variety of tacos they can make, from fish, steak, pork, to goat meat served with a garnish of cabbage and avocado. Yum! On this trip we also enjoyed a glass of fresh fruit garnished with powdered chili and lime including fresh prickly pear cactus.
No wonder I gained 6 lbs on this vacation, ha!
One of the many tasty snacks commonly found in Mexico is a glass of fresh fruit, spritz with some lime and sprinkled with chili powder. It’s mouth watering!
So many choices for a fruit snack including the mouth watering prickly pear cactus fruit.
My daughter loves to find a good bargain
These vendors are great at haggling. The rule of thumb, start with a quarter of the price and don’t pay more than 50% of the asking price.
For these taquitos, the slab is cooked whole and then it’s diced into tiny pieces, fat pieces included.
Fresh tortillas hot off the press. On a busy day they will have all 3 lines running to keep up with the demand.
This lady will either count or weigh, stack, & wrap each kilo.
When it comes to food there are plenty of choices to pick from. I would recommend the cabrito (kid goat) taquitos any day.
This vendor weaves his own bracelets and makes his own fishing nets. He also sells hammocks that are pretty sturdy. Although, I didn’t believe him when he said he made the hammocks too.
These vendors bike their way down the street and sell sweet coconut and milk candy. They also have snow cones and cooked corn on the cob. The corn on the cob is served with a spread of mayonnaise, spritz of lime, & sprinkled with powdered white cheese.