what i don't understand, is why la choza isn't on your list? i always take folks there and have NEVER been disappointed. i never order from the menu...i ask for the specials of the day when i go during lunch or late lunch hours. their breakfasts are also great. the specials are about 45 pesos and include the drink, soup, tortillas, the meal and of course their famous sauce with chips. and for such a cool treat, the avocado pie. the afternoon hours are always filled with a nice mix of tourists and locals, and they have a parking lot on calle 3 just before you get to 10 on the left hand side. free parking. their coffee is delish too.
La Choza is on my restaurant rec.'s list in the static section of the website under moderately priced places. I'm updating these four categories as I write this and they will continue to be covered there. I like the place a lot. However, I don't mention them for the lunch time comida corrida which they do have because they do not offer this to tourists unless you specifically ask for it in Spanish. And then they don't bring you a menu with the lunch specials. They just rattle off the entrees in fast Spanish that even I who have been here 10 years and am, well, decent at Spanish -- low decent -- can only catch a word or two.
So what I'm saying is they really don't appear to want to give anyone except locals the comida corrida -- the cheap, filling lunch plate special offered so many places in town. They'll only give it to tourists that earn it by conducting their total conversation in idiomatic Spanish.
While I understand and respect their sentiments I don't want to send people here for cheap eats only to be presented with a large menu that is in English but def NOT in the cheap eats cat which in my book needs to come in around $7 or less per person not including booze.