I reached out for my pint and took a deep gulp of house bitter cream. Not bad at all for a home brew. Warmth quickly found its place on me. I guess this is what happens when you drink a pint of beer after a long day with nothing but three cups of coffee. The waiter came by and replaced my empty pint with a cold one. I am now working on my second pint. A pilsner, I think. Lightest pilsner I’ve ever tasted.
The bar is filling up. To my right sat a big table of locals. Some sort of a collegiate reunion I bet. And to my left, sat white guy and his escort – a sight too common around here – a mid-life crisis and a gold-digger. In this messed up universe they found each other. He could use someone to talk to, and she could use some cash.
At night Bangkok reeked of exhausted pipes and skewed meats of lonely men and ambitious women. You could smell it even from the inside of this air-conditioned lounge.
I took another sip of the pilsner, and waited.
A replica of the doodle thing I made in High School. I’m liking this the more I look at it.
To me, MexiCali is like a low-budget film. It is just so bad, it’s good.
MexiCali could easily be featured on one of those Restaurant makeover shows on Food Network. The restaurant enjoys a tacky all season decor (Christmas dolls, Cinco de Mayo hats, plastic vines, palm trees wallpaper). They also cook most of their food items using a microwave…
But somehow, someway, it just works! MexiCali is one of my favourite places in Vancouver, because it is cheap, fast, and extremely delicious. I come here at least once a week, because I love it so much. For only $6 you can score yourself a beef redondo and a tray of mexi-fries. Yes, it is NOT an authentic Mexican place, but should you care if real Mexicans call tater-tots mexi-fries when the stuff tastes like Magic?
"What’s in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;”
MexiCali truly redefines my perspective on what 2 people and 2 microwave ovens can achieve.
When you do come to MexiCali, it’s best to order anything they suggest on the counter for the best deals. Don’t forget to ask for the house special lime slushy as well. That stuff is golden.