- 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.
- Awesome Music: 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. Helped by Antonio Banderas doing both his own singing and guitar playing.
Awesome / Desperado