I have been going to a convenience store or tienda around the corner from the Hotele Lerma. The owner, Jose has been very friendly and nice. I invited him out to lunch with me and he accepted. We went to La Copa de Leche on Olas Altas Beach and had a great lunch. Because it is in a tourist area prices are higher than you find around town but the location, the food and the service were excellent. Price for this fine meal and three cokes came to about $20.00 with a tip.
Jose moved to Mazatlan seven years ago from Mexico city. He learned English working with the tourists on the beach in the Zona Dorada. He has very good English and during lunch he taught me a couple more things in Spanish. He spoke very highly of Mazatlan. He’s very proud of his city and rightly so, it’s a beautiful place. He and I had a great day.