Los Baños Mexicanos
|Where is the toilet?||¿Dónde está el baño?|
Here is the toilet, sink, and tub in a room at Hotel Isabela, a nice place to stay in central Mexico City just a few blocks from the Zocalo.
Isabel la Catolica No. 63
Mexico, DF, 06000
+1-55-18-12-13 y +1-55-18-12-17
Yes, this picture makes it look like an abbatoir. We hadn't just slaughtered a bull in here, honest. My US$ 10 camera was leaking a bit of light.
Calle Aldrete 83
Tecate, Baja California del Norte
This is the toilet, shower, and sink in a room at Motel Paraíso, a nice place to stay in Tecate.
And talk about clean! The bathroom was a bit stark, but it was very clean. Even the air — a very pungent waxy block of air freshener hung from a hook above the bathroom vanity. It fumigated the bathroom, and also the bedroom if you forgot to keep the bathroom door closed.
Here you see the shower and sink in a room at Hotel Plaza Fiesta in Ensenada.
Hotel Plaza Fiesta
Avenida López Mateos 542
On a trip to Mexico in the mid 1990s I went to the Pulqueria de las Duelistas in Mexico City, before the hipsters rediscovered pulque.
The door on the left led into the small "family room" with just a few seats. It connected to the main room through a small window the bartender used to pass drinks to those customers. A lady could sit in there (accompanied by a man, of course) and have pulque without seeing or being seen by the main room.
The main room was for men only. There was a urinal fastened to the middle of one wall. In the corner opposite the "family room" was a toilet mostly enclosed by a stall.
By the mid 2010s pulque in general and this pulqueria in particular had been discovered by the hipsters. But the sanitarios publicos was still next door.