I need to send out a huge "thank you" to whoever(s) it was on this forum that recommended the Ley's grocery store deli, prepared hot food bar, and bakery. That was one excellent piece of advice. Cheap, fresh, delicious, and very handy.
I had a frig and kitchen to store and reheat things, but would work for single meals even for someone in a hotel room.
From the deli I got sliced ham and cheese. From the bakery rolls and pieces of cheese pie. From the hot cases (self-serve) on different days a chicken stew, beef stew with carrots, shredded spiced beef for sandwiches, even a breakfast scramble one morning with eggs, onion, ham. Prices for a serving were only 10-25 peso. soooo... muchas gracias, from suze