Juan Mesa & Don Javier Delgado
Juan poses with Don Javier, 83, the owner of the small bar, Los Capalitos, in Tequila. Don Javier's grandfather opened the first bar in Tequila. It featured pool tables, and there was a photograph on the wall of the tiny bar of the original site.
Later, his father took over and moved locations. In 1940, Don Javier started working in the bar, and he's been there ever since. He loves the work, loves his customers, and was extremely gracious - and patient - with us.
The house drink was Patanga - a mix of cola, lime juice and tequila blanco (a mixto). Most of us were unable to finish one (rather too sweet for my palette). However, Don Javier brought out some dusty bottles of 100% agave from his back room - even going home to get a bottle of El Tesoro aņejo, just for us.