- The entire opening scene. Exaggerated, second hand story that manages to scare the shit out of dozens of bad guys.
- The shootout at the Tarasco Bar, which manages to be even more over-the-top than the opening scene.
- Salma Hayek. Out-awesomes everybody else. Causes car crashes just walking down the street. With her clothes on, no less.
- Crowning Music of Awesome: The theme song, of course, complete with El Mariachi taking a few moments to come to the rescue of one of the bar patrons. All while his backup musicians follow him to continue playing.