One´s first visit to Tuxtla Gutierrez is destined to disappoint simply because this large tropical city´s charms are not easily discerned in a short initial visit. The city is a boom town and has the raw edges of a place that grew from a tiny cow town to a large metropolis in short order. The city sits in a broad valley with magnificent hills on each side providing splendid views but if one simply drives through the city on its northern or southern libramientos or through the central city, one will miss the city´s charming vistas and think that they have just driven through a big, congested city lacking grace. Well, maybe grace is not descriptive of Tuxtla one way or the other. Tuxtla is a rawboned, overgrown tropical city with many great restaurants, some with not only very good food but magnificent views from dining terraces but Tuxtla is a lot like Betty Sue Bogan - you have to explore patiently over time to discover her treasures.
I have yet to visit Tapachula so you´ve got me there. I understand the city has a large Chinese population and many Chinese restaurants but I´d be willing to bet there is not one you would return to after your first meal if you know anything about really good Chinese food.
(This post was edited by Hound Dog on Jan 6, 2010, 5:39 PM)
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(Veteran) on Jan 6, 2010, 5:39 PM