Mexico Street Food

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    Baja Juice Stand

    Mexico Juice Stand photo
    ••• Mexico Street Stands, Mercados and Food Mexico Juice Stand. © Kathleen Crislip

    Mexico Street Stands, Mercados and Food, Food, Food

    Mexico food is reason enough to travel to the lovely land down south, and the street food is especially fine. Check out some food from Mexico mercados, street stands and restaurants, and start planning your Mexico travel to git you some.

    Do you know what the words mean? Look 'em up and dream...

    Baja Mexico juice stand -- because this stand is in Rosarito Beach, some of the signs are printed in partial English. Knowing what certain kinds of fruit are called in Spanish is crucial to a Mexico trip, though.

    Mexico Food Photo Index
    • 1. Baja Juice Stand
    • 2. Mexico Fruit at Roadside Stand
    • 3. Roasted Corn in Patzcuaro
    • 4. Fruit and Vegetables in Mexico Mercado
    • 5. Guadalajara Mercado
    • 6. Rosarito Beach Candy Store
    • 7. Acapulco Chile Merchants
    • 8. Guadalajara Churros
    • 9. Horno Stove in La Barra de Potosi
    • 10. Mexico Mercado Aisle
    • 11. Fish Tacos in Puerto Vallarta
    • 12. Zihuatanejo Fish Market
    • 13. Mercado...MORE Chickens
    • 14. Drinks by the Sea
    • 15. Mexican Cheeses
    • 16. Mercado Crabs
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  • 02 of 17

    Roadside Fruit Stand, Mexico

    Mexico Photos - Mexico Color - Photo Fruit in Roadside Mexico Grocery
    ••• Mexico Street Stands, Mercados and Food Fruit in Roadside Mexico Grocery. © Kathleen Crislip 2003

    A roadside grocery near near Patzcuaro, Urupuan and Morelia, in the state of Michoacan in Mexico. More info below the photo.

    If you get off Mexico's cuota roads, or toll roads, and take the libre (free) road, you'll get a chance to see the real country, just as you do on what author William Leastheat Moon called blue highways inthe US. In this instance, a lucky stop on a libre road in the phenonmenally beautiful Mexico state of Michoacan gave a glimpse into the life of a secret artist - who else would arrange food with such an eye for beauty?

    Click on the numbers in the gray tool bars above and below for more photos of Mexican food, Mexico street stands and Mexico mercados, or markets.Mexico Food Photo Index
    • 1. Baja Juice Stand
    • 2. Mexico Fruit at Roadside Stand
    • 3. Roasted Corn in Patzcuaro
    • 4. Fruit and Vegetables in Mexico Mercado
    • 5. Guadalajara Mercado
    • 6. Rosarito Beach Candy Store
    • 7. Acapulco Chile Merchants
    • 8. Guadalajara Churros
    • 9. Horno Stove in La Barra de Potosi
    • 10...MORE. Mexico Mercado Aisle
    • 11. Fish Tacos in Puerto Vallarta
    • 12. Zihuatanejo Fish Market
    • 13. Mercado Chickens
    • 14. Drinks by the Sea
    • 15. Mexican Cheeses
    • 16. Mercado Crabs
    Continue to 3 of 17 below.
  • 03 of 17

    Roasted Corn in Patzcuaro

    Street Food in Mexico - Roasted Corn Vendor in Patzcauro
    ••• Mexico Street Stands, Mercados and Food Roasted Corn Vendor in Patzcauro.

    Roasted corn is one of Mexico's special street stand treats. More info below the photo.

    Roasted corn at Mexico street stands is one of those things you must eat in Mexico. You can buy it by the ear or chow the shelled kernels from a cup with mayo and cream. Remember to step off the beaten path for often-memorable meals in Mexico (and an incredibly edible ear of street vendor-roasted Mexican corn, dosed with lime and chile powder, is memory-making indeed).

    This gringo teen is at a fiesta in the beautiful Mexico mountain town of Patzcuaro, where Day of the Dead (November 1) is another time to find the most fab street food around.Click on numbers in the grey bar above or below to see more photos of Mexico street food, Mexico mercados and Mexico roadside food stands.Mexico Food Photo Index
    • 1. Baja Juice Stand
    • 2. Mexico Fruit at Roadside Stand
    • 3. Roasted Corn in Patzcuaro
    • 4. Fruit and Vegetables in Mexico Mercado
    • 5. Guadalajara Mercado
    • 6. Rosarito Beach Candy Store
    • 7. Acapulco Chile...MORE Merchants
    • 8. Guadalajara Churros
    • 9. Horno Stove in La Barra de Potosi
    • 10. Mexico Mercado Aisle
    • 11. Fish Tacos in Puerto Vallarta
    • 12. Zihuatanejo Fish Market
    • 13. Mercado Chickens
    • 14. Drinks by the Sea
    • 15. Mexican Cheeses
    • 16. Mercado Crabs
    Continue to 4 of 17 below.
  • 04 of 17

    Mercado Fruit and Veggies

    Fruit and Vegetable Market in Mexico
    ••• Mexico Street Stands, Mercados and Food Fruit and Vegetable Market in Mexico. © Kathleen Crislip 2003

    I ate a fresh tamale in this hidden Zihuatanejo mercado that I'll never forget -- light as air, fresh, hot. The food dreams are made of. More info below.

    Step off the beaten path in Mexico, especially in the morning, and you may find small neighborhood street markets -- absolutely worth looking for.

    Clcik on the grey toolbars above or below for more photos of Mexico food, Mexico mercados and Mexico street stands.Mexico Food Photo Index
    • 1. Baja Juice Stand
    • 2. Mexico Fruit at Roadside Stand
    • 3. Roasted Corn in Patzcuaro
    • 4. Fruit and Vegetables in Mexico Mercado
    • 5. Guadalajara Mercado
    • 6. Rosarito Beach Candy Store
    • 7. Acapulco Chile Merchants
    • 8. Guadalajara Churros
    • 9. Horno Stove in La Barra de Potosi
    • 10. Mexico Mercado Aisle
    • 11. Fish Tacos in Puerto Vallarta
    • 12. Zihuatanejo Fish Market
    • 13. Mercado Chickens
    • 14. Drinks by the Sea
    • 15. Mexican Cheeses
    • 16. Mercado Crabs
    Continue to 5 of 17 below.
  • 05 of 17

    Guadalajara Mercado

    Guadalajara mercado, Guadalajara centro, Mexico
    ••• Mexico Street Stands, Mercados and Food Guadalajara mercado, Guadalajara centro, Mexico. © Kathleen Crislip 2006, licensed to About.com

    I got a piece of sugar cane here, freshly whacked off the stalk and doused with lime, sugar and chile powder, chased with a straw in a fresh coconut. See below.

    Check out some photos of a terrific Guadalajara hostel and its Nine Corners neighborhood, too.

    • Hostal de Maria, Guadalajara
    Mexico Food Photo Index
    • 1. Baja Juice Stand
    • 2. Mexico Fruit at Roadside Stand
    • 3. Roasted Corn in Patzcuaro
    • 4. Fruit and Vegetables in Mexico Mercado
    • 5. Guadalajara Mercado
    • 6. Rosarito Beach Candy Store
    • 7. Acapulco Chile Merchants
    • 8. Guadalajara Churros
    • 9. Horno Stove in La Barra de Potosi
    • 10. Mexico Mercado Aisle
    • 11. Fish Tacos in Puerto Vallarta
    • 12. Zihuatanejo Fish Market
    • 13. Mercado Chickens
    • 14. Drinks by the Sea
    • 15. Mexican Cheeses
    • 16. Mercado Crabs
    Continue to 6 of 17 below.
  • 06 of 17

    Rosarito Beach Candy Store

    Mexico Candy Store Photo
    ••• Mexico Street Stands, Mercados and Food Mexico Candy Store Photo. © Kathleen Crislip 2006

    Heading into a Mexico candy store is a dynamite treat. It may be even more fun if you can't speak Spanish -- just point, try and buy.

    Mexico Food Photo Index
    • 1. Baja Juice Stand
    • 2. Mexico Fruit at Roadside Stand
    • 3. Roasted Corn in Patzcuaro
    • 4. Fruit and Vegetables in Mexico Mercado
    • 5. Guadalajara Mercado
    • 6. Rosarito Beach Candy Store
    • 7. Acapulco Chile Merchants
    • 8. Guadalajara Churros
    • 9. Horno Stove in La Barra de Potosi
    • 10. Mexico Mercado Aisle
    • 11. Fish Tacos in Puerto Vallarta
    • 12. Zihuatanejo Fish Market
    • 13. Mercado Chickens
    • 14. Drinks by the Sea
    • 15. Mexican Cheeses
    • 16. Mercado Crabs
    Continue to 7 of 17 below.
  • 07 of 17

    Acapulco Chile Sellers

    Senoritas in pepper stall, Mexico - Explorica Mexico Tour 2005
    ••• Mexico Street Stands, Mercados and Food Senoritas in pepper stall, Mexico. c Kathleen Crislip 2003

    Chile is what much of Mexico's food is about. These senoritas are selling chile in many forms in an Acapulco mercado -- more info below the photo.

    A little chile powder makes everything better in Mexico. I was given a piece of sugar cane at a Guadalajara market freshly whacked off the stalk and served with the options of more sugar, lime and chile powder. The taste combo made for what angels in heaven must eat.

    These senoritas are selling chile in just about all its forms in an Acapulco mercado -- roasted whole chiles, powdered chile, chile paste -- and two of Mexico's other finest flavors: canela (Mexican cinnamon, very light and fragrant) and piloncilla (cones of hard sugar).
    • About Acapulco Travel
    Click on numbers in the grey toolbars above or below for more Mexico mercados, Mexican food and Mexico street stands.Mexico Food Photo Index
    • 1. Baja Juice Stand
    • 2. Mexico Fruit at Roadside Stand
    • 3. Roasted Corn in Patzcuaro
    • 4. Fruit and Vegetables in Mexico Mercado
    • 5. Guadalajara...MORE Mercado
    • 6. Rosarito Beach Candy Store
    • 7. Acapulco Chile Merchants
    • 8. Guadalajara Churros
    • 9. Horno Stove in La Barra de Potosi
    • 10. Mexico Mercado Aisle
    • 11. Fish Tacos in Puerto Vallarta
    • 12. Zihuatanejo Fish Market
    • 13. Mercado Chickens
    • 14. Drinks by the Sea
    • 15. Mexican Cheeses
    • 16. Mercado Crabs
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  • 08 of 17

    Churros in Guadalajara

    Churros in Guadalajara -- Mexico Street Food
    ••• Mexico Street Stands, Mercados and Food Churros in Guadalajara. © Kathleen Crislip 2006, licensed to About.com

    Churros with a little sugar and cinnamon, served hot, are heaven. More on Mexico churros below.

    Try a churro at a street stand in mexico -- they're a little bit of heaven. Dough is squeezed from a ridged tube and fried and the result sprinkled with sugar and sometimes cinnamon; with luck, you may be able to dip them in chocolate. Oh man.

    This senorita is making churros near the Parque San Francisco in Guadalajara.
    • Great Guadalajara Hostel
    Click on numbers in the gray toolbar above or below to see more photos of Mexico food, Mexico street stands and Mexico mercados.Mexico Food Photo Index
    • 1. Baja Juice Stand
    • 2. Mexico Fruit at Roadside Stand
    • 3. Roasted Corn in Patzcuaro
    • 4. Fruit and Vegetables in Mexico Mercado
    • 5. Guadalajara Mercado
    • 6. Rosarito Beach Candy Store
    • 7. Acapulco Chile Merchants
    • 8. Guadalajara Churros
    • 9. Horno Stove in La Barra de Potosi
    • 10. Mexico Mercado Aisle
    • 11. Fish Tacos in Puerto Vallarta
    • 12. Zihuatanejo Fish Market
    • 13. Mercado Chickens
    • 14. Drinks by the...MORE Sea
    • 15. Mexican Cheeses
    • 16. Mercado Crabs
    Continue to 9 of 17 below.
  • 09 of 17

    Horno Stove in Barra de Potosi

    Horno stove in La Barra de Potosi, Mexico photo
    ••• Mexico Street Stands, Mercados and Food Horno stove in La Barra de Potosi, Mexico. © Kathleen Crislip 2003

    A horno is an old fashioned traditional Mexico cooking stove. This horno was built by a Guerrero native and produces some mighty good food. More info below.

    Noto Verboonen built this horno, or Mexico cookstove, without a blueprint but with a plan in his heart. Friends helped him construct the old fashioned stove in La Barra de Potosi according to his feeling -- he intuitively understood how it should be done, he said. I had the pleasure of eating a tremendous feast in Noyo's tiny Pacific coast village and the food tastes like it was made with love.

    Mexico Food Photo Index
    • 1. Baja Juice Stand
    • 2. Mexico Fruit at Roadside Stand
    • 3. Roasted Corn in Patzcuaro
    • 4. Fruit and Vegetables in Mexico Mercado
    • 5. Guadalajara Mercado
    • 6. Rosarito Beach Candy Store
    • 7. Acapulco Chile Merchants
    • 8. Guadalajara Churros
    • 9. Horno Stove in La Barra de Potosi
    • 10. Mexico Mercado Aisle
    • 11. Fish Tacos in Puerto Vallarta
    • 12. Zihuatanejo Fish Market
    • 13. Mercado Chickens
    • 14. Drinks by the Sea
    • 15....MORE Mexican Cheeses
    • 16. Mercado Crabs
    Continue to 10 of 17 below.
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    Mexico Mercado Food

    Mexico Mercado Market Aisle photo
    ••• Mexico Street Stands, Mercados and Food Mexico Mercado Aisle Photo. © Kathleen Crislip 2003

    Mercados offer just about everything -- food, coffee, trinkets, shoes, and a good place to meet folks and hear the gossip.

    Click on numbers in the grey toolbars above or below to see moe pictures of Mexico mercados and MExico street food.

    Mexico Food Photo Index
    • 1. Baja Juice Stand
    • 2. Mexico Fruit at Roadside Stand
    • 3. Roasted Corn in Patzcuaro
    • 4. Fruit and Vegetables in Mexico Mercado
    • 5. Guadalajara Mercado
    • 6. Rosarito Beach Candy Store
    • 7. Acapulco Chile Merchants
    • 8. Guadalajara Churros
    • 9. Horno Stove in La Barra de Potosi
    • 10. Mexico Mercado Aisle
    • 11. Fish Tacos in Puerto Vallarta
    • 12. Zihuatanejo Fish Market
    • 13. Mercado Chickens
    • 14. Drinks by the Sea
    • 15. Mexican Cheeses
    • 16. Mercado Crabs
    Continue to 11 of 17 below.
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    Fish Tacos in Puerto Vallarta

    Fish Tacos photo from Puerto vallarta
    ••• Mexico Street Stands, Mercados and Food Fish Tacos in Puerto Vallarta. © Kathleen Crislip 2006

    Fish tacos in Mexico -- eat 'em with pico de gallo, lime and a palm tree view, like this one on Puerto Vallarta's malecon.

    Click on numbers in the grey toolbars above and below for more photos of Mexican food, Mexico street stands and street food, and Mexico mercados (markets).

    Mexico Food Photo Index
    • 1. Baja Juice Stand
    • 2. Mexico Fruit at Roadside Stand
    • 3. Roasted Corn in Patzcuaro
    • 4. Fruit and Vegetables in Mexico Mercado
    • 5. Guadalajara Mercado
    • 6. Rosarito Beach Candy Store
    • 7. Acapulco Chile Merchants
    • 8. Guadalajara Churros
    • 9. Horno Stove in La Barra de Potosi
    • 10. Mexico Mercado Aisle
    • 11. Fish Tacos in Puerto Vallarta
    • 12. Zihuatanejo Fish Market
    • 13. Mercado Chickens
    • 14. Drinks by the Sea
    • 15. Mexican Cheeses
    • 16. Mercado Crabs
    Continue to 12 of 17 below.
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    Mexico Fish Market

    Zihuatenjo Fish Market in Zihuatenejo Mexico
    ••• Mexico Street Stands, Mercados and Food Zihuatanejo Fish Market. ©g Kathleen Crislip 2003

    A sweet chica staffs the family fish market in Zihuatanejo's mercado. More info below the photo.

    Zihuatanejo, Mexico, has much to offer in the way of food and folks in the charming former fishing village, now something of a tourist town on Mexico's Pacific coast near definite tourist mecca Ixtapa, still serve up some sweet fresh fish dishes.

    This sweet chica staffs the family's fish market in Zihuatanejo's downtown mercado, or market.Click on numbers in the gray toolbars above or below for more photos of Mexican food, Mexican mercados and Mexican street stands.Mexico Food Photo Index
    • 1. Baja Juice Stand
    • 2. Mexico Fruit at Roadside Stand
    • 3. Roasted Corn in Patzcuaro
    • 4. Fruit and Vegetables in Mexico Mercado
    • 5. Guadalajara Mercado
    • 6. Rosarito Beach Candy Store
    • 7. Acapulco Chile Merchants
    • 8. Guadalajara Churros
    • 9. Horno Stove in La Barra de Potosi
    • 10. Mexico Mercado Aisle
    • 11. Fish Tacos in Puerto Vallarta
    • 12. Zihuatanejo Fish Market
    • 13. Mercado Chickens
    • 14....MORE Drinks by the Sea
    • 15. Mexican Cheeses
    • 16. Mercado Crabs
    Continue to 13 of 17 below.
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    Mercado Chickens

    Chickens in Mexico mercado
    ••• Mexico Street Stands, Mercados and Food Chickens in Mexico mercado. © Kathleen Crislip 2006, licensed to About.com

    Buying food from a Mexico mercado requires rethinking refrigeration and relaxing.

    Click on numbers in the gray toolbars above and below to see more photos of Mexico mercados, Mexico street stands and Mexican food.

    Mexico Food Photo Index
    • 1. Baja Juice Stand
    • 2. Mexico Fruit at Roadside Stand
    • 3. Roasted Corn in Patzcuaro
    • 4. Fruit and Vegetables in Mexico Mercado
    • 5. Guadalajara Mercado
    • 6. Rosarito Beach Candy Store
    • 7. Acapulco Chile Merchants
    • 8. Guadalajara Churros
    • 9. Horno Stove in La Barra de Potosi
    • 10. Mexico Mercado Aisle
    • 11. Fish Tacos in Puerto Vallarta
    • 12. Zihuatanejo Fish Market
    • 13. Mercado Chickens
    • 14. Drinks by the Sea
    • 15. Mexican Cheeses
    • 16. Mercado Crabs
    Continue to 14 of 17 below.
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    Drinks by The Sea

    Pina Colada in Puerto Vallarta photo
    ••• Mexico Street Stands, Mercados and Food Pina Colada Photo in Puerto Vallarta. © Kathleen Crislip 2006

    A pina colada in Puerto Vallarta -- because foo foo drinks are one of those tourist must do's in Mexico. More below the photo.

    Foo foo tourist drinks are one of the things a tourist simply must do in any area where palm trees wave and sea breezes soothe -- rum runners in the Florida Keys, margaritas in Mexico. And the drinking age in Mexico is 18. Puerto Vallarta offers bottle service in popular clubs like Collage -- that means an entire bottle and all the fixings are brought to your table.

     

    Click numbers in the grey toolbars above and below for more photos of Mexican food and drink, Mexico street stands and Mexico mercados.

     

    Mexico Food Photo Index

     

    • 1. Baja Juice Stand
    • 2. Mexico Fruit at Roadside Stand
    • 3. Roasted Corn in Patzcuaro
    • 4. Fruit and Vegetables in Mexico Mercado
    • 5. Guadalajara Mercado
    • 6. Rosarito Beach Candy Store
    • 7. Acapulco Chile Merchants
    • 8. Guadalajara Churros
    • 9. Horno Stove in La Barra de Potosi
    • 10. Mexico Mercado Aisle
    • 11. Fish Tacos in Puerto Vallarta
    • 12. Zihuatanejo...MORE Fish Market
    • 13. Mercado Chickens
    • 14. Drinks by the Sea
    • 15. Mexican Cheeses
    • 16. Mercado Crabs
    Continue to 15 of 17 below.
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    Mexican Cheeses and Hot Sauce

    Mexican cheeses and hot sauce photo
    ••• Mexico Street Stands, Mercados and Food Mexican Cheeses and Hot Sauce. © Kathleen Crislip

    Mexico cheeses change substantially from region to region, just as does cheese from Wisconsin or Iowa. Check out the hot sauces on the wall, too.

    Mexico Food Photo Index
    • 1. Baja Juice Stand
    • 2. Mexico Fruit at Roadside Stand
    • 3. Roasted Corn in Patzcuaro
    • 4. Fruit and Vegetables in Mexico Mercado
    • 5. Guadalajara Mercado
    • 6. Rosarito Beach Candy Store
    • 7. Acapulco Chile Merchants
    • 8. Guadalajara Churros
    • 9. Horno Stove in La Barra de Potosi
    • 10. Mexico Mercado Aisle
    • 11. Fish Tacos in Puerto Vallarta
    • 12. Zihuatanejo Fish Market
    • 13. Mercado Chickens
    • 14. Drinks by the Sea
    • 15. Mexican Cheeses
    • 16. Mercado Crabs
    Continue to 16 of 17 below.
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    Crabs in Zihuatanejo Mercado

    Crabs in Zihuatanejo Mercado, copyright Kathleen Crislip
    ••• Mexico Street Stands, Mercados and Food Crabs in Pacific Village Mercado. (c) Kathleen Crislip

    Crabs in a seaside mercado (market). More info below the photo.

    These crabs are being sold in a small morning market off the beaten path in Zihuatanejo, a beautiful town on Mexico's Pacific coast. Just up the road is tourist mecca Ixtapa -- if you stay in Ixtapa, be sure to hit Zihuatanejo (and take the bus twenty minutes south to La Barra de Potosi for a margarita, too).

    Click on numbers in the gray toolbar above or below to see more photos of Mexican mercados, Mexico food and Mexico street stands.Mexico Food Photo Index
    • 1. Baja Juice Stand
    • 2. Mexico Fruit at Roadside Stand
    • 3. Roasted Corn in Patzcuaro
    • 4. Fruit and Vegetables in Mexico Mercado
    • 5. Guadalajara Mercado
    • 6. Rosarito Beach Candy Store
    • 7. Acapulco Chile Merchants
    • 8. Guadalajara Churros
    • 9. Horno Stove in La Barra de Potosi
    • 10. Mexico Mercado Aisle
    • 11. Fish Tacos in Puerto Vallarta
    • 12. Zihuatanejo Fish Market
    • 13. Mercado Chickens
    • 14. Drinks by the Sea
    • 15. Mexican Cheeses
    • 16. Mercado Crabs
    Continue to 17 of 17 below.
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    Street Corn and Cream

    Street Corn and Cream, Mexico street food photo
    ••• Mexico Street Stands, Mercados and Food Street Corn and Cream, Mexico. © Kathleen Crislip 2003

    Corn at Mexico street stands is offered boiled or roasted with lime and, basically, mayonnaise, chile powder or cream.

    Corn at Mexico street stands is served on the ear or as kernels shaved into a cup. Add cream, mayo, lime and chile powder or hot sauce and die happy.

  • 1. Baja Juice Stand
  • 2. Mexico Fruit at Roadside Stand
  • 3. Roasted Corn in Patzcuaro
  • 4. Fruit and Vegetables in Mexico Mercado
  • 5. Guadalajara Mercado
  • 6. Rosarito Beach Candy Store
  • 7. Acapulco Chile Merchants
  • 8. Guadalajara Churros
  • 9. Horno Stove in La Barra de Potosi
  • 10. Mexico Mercado Aisle
  • 11. Fish Tacos in Puerto Vallarta
  • 12. Zihuatanejo Fish Market
  • 13. Mercado Chickens
  • 14. Drinks by the Sea
  • 15. Mexican Cheeses
  • 16. Mercado Crabs