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Post by sm1mex on 15/07/19, 12:52 pm

A group of us went for lunch and everything was great including food, prices and service. Business is slow now so please give them your support. They are west of Ajijic on the lake side.

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Post by gringal on 19/07/19, 10:32 am

It's one of my favorite places: food fresh, healthy and well prepared. Nice people.
Yesterday, we had breakfast there: Delicious, well stuffed Denver Omelets with home fries and beans (don't order the hash browns). Three eggs. 75 pesos.
We also had a giant fruit plate to share: 40 pesos. Excellent strong coffee and good iced tea with endless refills.
We like to eat inside to get away from the road noise, and the chairs are very comfortable.
Highly recommended.

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Post by cypress on 21/07/19, 09:19 am

I've been there maybe a dozen times. Always a good meal.

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Post by Carry Bean on 21/07/19, 11:23 am

Their short ribs are glorious.

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Post by K2tog on 02/08/19, 04:52 pm

sm1mex wrote:A group of us went for lunch and everything was great including food, prices and service.  Business is slow now so please give them your support.  They are west of Ajijic on the lake side.

Spanish lession of the day: El Ankla, masculine
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Post by slainte39 on 02/08/19, 05:43 pm

K2tog wrote:
sm1mex wrote:A group of us went for lunch and everything was great including food, prices and service.  Business is slow now so please give them your support.  They are west of Ajijic on the lake side.

Spanish lession of the day: El Ankla, masculine

Nope, still feminine.

Sorry maestro, but when the first syllable of a noun is stressed and begins with an "A", you have to use "El".  If plural, you go back to "Las Anclas"
The gender of the noun doesn´t change…..you just can´t have two stressed "A" sounds back to back.
The same rule applies to "agua" but not "alBERca".
While we are on lessons or lessions?, no letra K in proper Spanish except for the metric system.

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Post by MexicoPete on 02/08/19, 05:56 pm

But my alberca as agua in it.Very Happy
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Post by gringal on 02/08/19, 06:30 pm

Next time you pass by, try paying attention to how THEY spell it on their sign.
Surprise !!! lol!

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Post by kiko on 02/08/19, 07:44 pm

slainte39 wrote:
K2tog wrote:
sm1mex wrote:A group of us went for lunch and everything was great including food, prices and service.  Business is slow now so please give them your support.  They are west of Ajijic on the lake side.

Spanish lession of the day: El Ankla, masculine

Nope, still feminine.

Sorry maestro, but when the first syllable of a noun is stressed and begins with an "A", you have to use "El".  If plural, you go back to "Las Anclas"
The gender of the noun doesn´t change…..you just can´t have two stressed "A" sounds back to back.
The same rule applies to "agua" but not "alBERca".
While we are on lessons or lessions?, no letra K in proper Spanish except for the metric system.

Como.... El alma de México está en Michoacán.
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Post by slainte39 on 02/08/19, 08:46 pm

MexicoPete wrote:But my alberca as agua in it.Very Happy



Well……..El la de da...….. lol!

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Post by slainte39 on 02/08/19, 08:51 pm

gringal wrote:Next time you pass by, try paying attention to how THEY spell it on their sign.
Surprise !!! lol!

When the "Wild Geese" fled Ireland to go to Spain many years ago, the Kennedys became Quennedys.  Still some around the country.

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Post by oatsie on 03/08/19, 07:17 am

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Post by slainte39 on 04/08/19, 12:13 am

gringal wrote:Next time you pass by, try paying attention to how THEY spell it on their sign.
Surprise !!! lol!

What´s surprising?.....looks correct to me? Just an anchor in place of a "L".

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Post by oatsie on 04/08/19, 07:07 am

ANCOR = ANCLA  -  see:
Google translate
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Post by gringal on 04/08/19, 08:24 am

slainte39 wrote:
gringal wrote:Next time you pass by, try paying attention to how THEY spell it on their sign.
Surprise !!! lol!

What´s surprising?.....looks correct to me?  Just an anchor in place of a "L".

The "surprise' is how long this thread went on before the photo was posted. DUH. Rolling Eyes

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Post by inthecolumbiagorge on 06/11/19, 08:10 pm

We have been doing a kitchen remodel on the house we are leasing here and have had to eat out quite a bit unfortunately. La Ancla is only 12 topes away from our house and we have eaten there 3 times in the last week I believe. The molcajete is really delicious and if you have not tried it you definitely should. I have a ceasar salad every time I go there and they make it in the traditional manner with service table side. The people that work there are very gracious and make you feel so much at home:-)
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Post by brigitte on 06/11/19, 09:28 pm

ANCHOR = ANCLA

there is also a brand of good embroidery thread called anchor and a Mexican brand of lousy thread called ANCLA

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Post by gringal on 07/11/19, 08:12 am

It is clearly on their sign: El Ancla.

We usually have lunch there once or twice a week. The salmon is extra good: flaky and perfectly prepared. A great sinful dish is their Chick Cordon Bleu; made from scratch and such a generous portion that I always take at least half home.
Highly recommended it, regardless of how you want to spell it! Beer

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Post by cerebrozo on 08/11/19, 08:24 am

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Post by slainte39 on 08/11/19, 06:26 pm

lol! It doesn´t!  Just a little play for your imagination.  That visual is for people who are illiterate, so everyone can find the restaurant.

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Post by sm1mex on 11/11/19, 01:11 pm

We went there for breakfast this morning. Huge 3 egg omelette with home fries and beans 75 pesos and delicious.

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Post by casi nada on 13/11/19, 10:36 am

gringal wrote:Next time you pass by, try paying attention to how THEY spell it on their sign.
Surprise !!! :lol!:

I don't think you are understanding what Slainte said.  They are spelling it correctly. It is the same as "agua".  It's el agua but las aguas.  Feminine nouns that begin with a stressed "a-" or "ha-" sound in Spanish use the definite article "el" in the singular.

Los marineros levantaron el ancla para zarpar.
The sailors raised the anchor to set sail.
 https://www.spanishdict.com/translate/ancla

Las anclas se usan mucho como tatuaje.
Anchors are often used as tattoos.

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Post by gringal on 13/11/19, 11:25 am

I understand what he said. I pointed out the spelling, according to the restaurant spelling it. What's the problem?
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