Looks like lock down will continue for awhile

joester

2 salty dawgs
Groupo Modelo (Pacifico, Corona, Modelo) was fully bought by AB/INBev a few years ago. It's like the Coke/Pepsi thing, all about the deals. If you only carry one line, they get a better price. Higher-end bars/restaurants usually carry them both, but not always. We agree, Modelo Especial is our beer, has been since 2001. Used to be low-priced like tecate, but since they got bought out, advertised as high-end....... anytime under $1/per beer at stores, it's a fair price. I remember the $5.99 12 packs.........
 

brokenwave

Well Known Member
rplarry, Here's my take.
The distributor's for DosXX, Tecate Etc. have made exclusive agreements with many of the bars and restaurants in Penasco to stock
and serve only their products.
I know when I spoke to one of the owners of JJ's Cantina about getting rid of Corona products he said
the agreement he made with the DosXX, Tecate distributor helped save JJ's after the 2008 recession and it would be really
really, hard to step away from the extra $$ it brings in.
He knows he lost some customers by not stocking Pacifico, Modelo and Corona. (Me 90% of the time I'm in Cholla).
When I do go to JJ's I make sure I wear a Corona or Pacifico shirt, if Joe's there I stop to say hello.
10-12 years ago you could get Pacifico/Corona etc. most everywhere except Manny's, The Pink Caddy and many of the bars
along the Mirador when it was popular. I suspect that's where the DosXX/Tecate made their 1st deals to take over Penasco.
I'm surprised that Budwiser in Mexico (AmBev) which has the rights to Corona/Modelo etc) hasn't flexed their financial arm
to do the same thing.
When we go out to eat and I'm going to have a Cerveza here are the places I know have or had Pacifico/Modelo/Corona products.

The Cholla Oyster House, Playa Bonita Restaurant (Puesta del Sol), The Point, Mary's and a couple of others at the fish market
Any updates to this are welcome.
It may have changed in the past few years since we're not eating out as much since my wife went to a low carb diet.:mad:
 

brokenwave

Well Known Member
Groupo Modelo (Pacifico, Corona, Modelo) was fully bought by AB/INBev a few years ago. It's like the Coke/Pepsi thing, all about the deals. If you only carry one line, they get a better price. Higher-end bars/restaurants usually carry them both, but not always. We agree, Modelo Especial is our beer, has been since 2001. Used to be low-priced like tecate, but since they got bought out, advertised as high-end....... anytime under $1/per beer at stores, it's a fair price. I remember the $5.99 12 packs.........
Right before Semana Santa 12 packs of Bud Lite in cans go on sale for 99 pesos, others also on sale, $4.50ish, Amazing.
 

brokenwave

Well Known Member
Question regarding the spray tunnel... Are people still required to walk through it, or just the car? Would kids have to walk through it too?
I read yesterday, Everyone, kids and pets required to go thru the fog tunnel. No exceptions.
 

rplarry

Well Known Member
rplarry, Here's my take.
The distributor's for DosXX, Tecate Etc. have made exclusive agreements with many of the bars and restaurants in Penasco to stock
and serve only their products.
I know when I spoke to one of the owners of JJ's Cantina about getting rid of Corona products he said
the agreement he made with the DosXX, Tecate distributor helped save JJ's after the 2008 recession and it would be really
really, hard to step away from the extra $$ it brings in.
He knows he lost some customers by not stocking Pacifico, Modelo and Corona. (Me 90% of the time I'm in Cholla).
When I do go to JJ's I make sure I wear a Corona or Pacifico shirt, if Joe's there I stop to say hello.
10-12 years ago you could get Pacifico/Corona etc. most everywhere except Manny's, The Pink Caddy and many of the bars
along the Mirador when it was popular. I suspect that's where the DosXX/Tecate made their 1st deals to take over Penasco.
I'm surprised that Budwiser in Mexico (AmBev) which has the rights to Corona/Modelo etc) hasn't flexed their financial arm
to do the same thing.
When we go out to eat and I'm going to have a Cerveza here are the places I know have or had Pacifico/Modelo/Corona products.

The Cholla Oyster House, Playa Bonita Restaurant (Puesta del Sol), The Point, Mary's and a couple of others at the fish market
Any updates to this are welcome.
It may have changed in the past few years since we're not eating out as much since my wife went to a low carb diet.:mad:
Thanks the the info, very interesting.

I totally get now that if the establishments benefit financially, they will stay connected where their bread is buttered.

What is puzzling to me is where is the competitive business sensibilities from Groupo-Modelo ?

Why haven’t they stepped up to the plate to regain some market share and by not doing so, thus allowing a virtual monopoly by their competition ?
 

tortolita

Junior Member
Quaternary ammonium compounds, probably hundreds of different ones in industrial use, are not what I would pick for this (Ph.D. In chemistry and hundreds of publications here). Probably won’t do worse than give you skin irritation. Hold your breath going through and take a shower as soon as you get home. It’s a completely useless disinfectant if someone is infected and shedding virons.
I really wish someone, like the Mayor perhaps?, could provide a clear answer on why this is still being done. I seems to make no sense and it just makes a lot of people uncomfortable. So it's a money maker? We really want to come to our condo. My wife is a cancer patient and isn't very mobile so inhaling this crap just doesn't seem like a great idea unless they can convince me it's some good chemo.
 

brokenwave

Well Known Member
Thanks the the info, very interesting.

I totally get now that if the establishments benefit financially, they will stay connected where their bread is buttered.

What is puzzling to me is where is the competitive business sensibilities from Groupo-Modelo ?

Why haven’t they stepped up to the plate to regain some market share and by not doing so, thus allowing a virtual monopoly by their competition ?
I am very surprised that Budwiser-AmBev (Corona) hasn't gotten aggressive like Heineken (DosXX) did. But then we don't know about
the deals they offered, lending/payment options etc. Having less of a selection is easier to manage from a business point of view.
It's all about $$.
 

Idyllwild

Active Member
I am very surprised that Budwiser-AmBev (Corona) hasn't gotten aggressive like Heineken (DosXX) did. But then we don't know about
the deals they offered, lending/payment options etc. Having less of a selection is easier to manage from a business point of view.
It's all about $$.
A year ago it seemed like Tecate was the only beer I could find in town, but now I can find Pacifico in most places I frequent. To be fair, I don’t always drink beer....
 

brokenwave

Well Known Member
A year ago it seemed like Tecate was the only beer I could find in town, but now I can find Pacifico in most places I frequent. To be fair, I don’t always drink beer....
Care to share some of the places. I want to try the New Mexican, hoping they serve Pacifico. Thx
 

MIRAMAR

Well Known Member
According to The Guardian from an article about Nogales spraying: "
The Mexican border city plans to install five sanitizing tunnels to disinfect people arriving through its two main ports of entry from Nogales, Arizona. A sanitizing tunnel is also stationed outside a hospital in Nogales, Sonora, where visitors must brush open or duck through clear plastic curtains to be washed with the disinfectant mist.

News reports identify the cleansing solution as biozinc. "
 

mexicoruss

Lovin it in RP!
Nobody is going to make you go through the tunnel. It is however a requirement to coming to Peñasco so it is your choice at the end of the day.
 

JoseAz

Well Known Member
Forum Supporter
We came through Friday. Its no big deal. The people working the checkpoint were delightful and helpful. The tunnel is a very light misting. Smells like windex. They also spray the drivers seat and steering wheel. It was refreshing to see people taking it seriously.
 

rplarry

Well Known Member
Nobody is going to make you go through the tunnel. It is however a requirement to coming to Peñasco so it is your choice at the end of the day.
And there goes cheerleader Russ with his defensive and apologetic dogma on Rocky Point.

He’s never seen a problem in Rocky Point, and never will, regardless of the lunacy or danger involved.

Per your unnecessary reply, let me translate for the rest of us knuckle draggers and fear mongers

“They won’t put a gun to your head and force you, by way of splattering your brains all over the roadway, to go through the sanitization tunnel. They are so kind and considerate that they will give you a choice to go through or not go through. “

Thank you Russ. I know so many of us are eternally grateful for you sharing that urgent and profound information.

We can always count on you having the best intel and inside information on everything Puerto Peñasco. Gracias.
 

brokenwave

Well Known Member
El Buzo for one. Maybe La Curva. I drive by the Mew Mexican a lot, but have never stopped. I hasn’t been open since the shutdown as of last week.
La Curva has been a DosXX/Tecate place for a long time now, they used to serve Pacifico. I'll look into El buzo
 

mexicoruss

Lovin it in RP!
I suggest not wearing a mask and refusing to have your temperature taken before going into Sam's Club too. Oh and Larry - thanks for your kind words....
 

playaperro

El Pirata
La Curva has been a DosXX/Tecate place for a long time now, they used to serve Pacifico. I'll look into El buzo
I like to keep it frugal sometimes go to the little Mexico on a side street malecon, get the shrimp tacos, really like the point for shrimp cocktails and view, just eat at on the water places going back 20 years I was into the playa bonita. I don't know why they talk down casa Capitan but the breaded shrimp were just as good as friendly dolphin. Black dog had the best beer on tap, forget the can and bottle.
 

ben21

Well Known Member
Nobody is going to make you go through the tunnel. It is however a requirement to coming to Peñasco so it is your choice at the end of the day.
Since you're well connected down there, is there any way you could spread the word that this tunnel is going to scare away tourists as long as it's up? I totally understand locals wanting to protect themselves, so if they feel strongly about the tunnel, then I respect that. However it's possible they might not realize it's a big deal to prospective tourists. Especially those that are older or have small children.

The fact that it's apparently run by volunteers makes it even more dangerous. There's no way I could send my small children through a mystery tunnel composed of who knows what and no clue what the concentration level is.
 
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