As has been previously mentioned, Mexican food and drink is hotter in Manly than a habanero milkshake laced with extra hot tabasco. New mexican restaurants, mexican menus replacing old menus at old restaurants, burrito shops and tacquerias. I reckon the coolest and most authentic is Chica Bonita. Back of the Ferry has told you about Chica Bonita a couple of times in the past, here and here. The other day I popped in with my brother, whose visiting from the US. I ordered a “Crusty Beer”, which I thought was a euphemism for a tin of average beer like Rio Bravo or Corona. What I received was a Rio Bravo, but was accompanied it was the surprise. Chilli Salt encrusted the top of the can and a wedge of lime was inserted in the mouthpiece. It actually wasn’t so bad. Interesting texture and it made it an above average experience. I’d go it again – and bravo to Chica Bonita for introducing me to something new.