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View Poll Results: best mexican food?
San Diego 27 39.71%
Tucson 7 10.29%
El Paso 19 27.94%
Houston 15 22.06%
Voters: 68. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-27-2010, 09:08 AM
 
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I think it's San Diego. The fish tacos are amazing, the mexican shops have real authentic food. just my opinion though.
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Old 06-27-2010, 09:10 AM
 
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I forgot to add "other" as an option so feel free to suggest another city not on the list.
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Old 06-27-2010, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Houston shouldn't be on there. While it has great Mexican food- it mostly specializes in Tex-Mex.

San Antonio should have been on here instead- underrated city with better Mexican food (didn't say Tex-Mex!) than Houston.

San Antonio has both great Tex-Mex & Authentic Mexican Food.

If I could I would vote for that or San Diego. I truly have loved what I've seen/ate/done/experienced/imagined in San Diego!
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Old 06-27-2010, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Ohh and it's weird, I clicked on Tucson and voted for it on the poll but my vote went to "El Paso" instead... and I know and saw that I pressed Tucson.... so weird.
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Old 06-27-2010, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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Both San Antonio and Austin KILL Houston for Mexican food. Houston destroys then in pretty much everything else though (I might give austin the edge for pizza).
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Old 06-27-2010, 11:19 AM
 
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Isn't most of the mexican in Texas that isn't close to the border actually Tex-Mex? To me that is not "MEXICAN". LA has really good mexican food, so I will nominate that...I would imagine El Paso would be really good.

TexMex is good too, but that isn't Mexican to me.

Houston is the odd ball out in this thread.
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Old 06-27-2010, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Isn't most of the mexican in Texas that isn't close to the border actually Tex-Mex? To me that is not "MEXICAN". LA has really good mexican food, so I will nominate that...I would imagine El Paso would be really good.

TexMex is good too, but that isn't Mexican to me.
In that case I will nominate the city of Mexico City for best Mexican food. It will blow away your mind- and you thought catfish was good. You are in for a treat all up in that country.

I wonder what is to happen if you take Mexican chille con queso and combine with catfish. I think the Guinness Book of World Records needs an update to the newest recipe.
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Old 06-27-2010, 11:23 AM
 
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I meant best US cities for mexican food...lol
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Old 06-27-2010, 11:27 AM
 
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El Paso, easy.
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Old 06-27-2010, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Northridge, Los Angeles, CA
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Some of the best Mexican food I've ever had......

is at my friend's house here in LA. Nothing EVER beats home cooked food, especially for dishes like mole, tamales, carne asada, ceviche, etc etc where its really the individual cook that determines how good the food will taste. After a while, you realize that most restaurants use the same mix of "limon y sal" over and over again as a marinade. Not that is a bad mix or anything, but I've developed a good sense of taste that makes me detect it right away.

There's this hole in the wall near my place that sells dope Mexican food. The cooks actually make their own tortillas, but the place kind of comes off as Mexican fast food. Still good though. I just wish they didn't stuff their burritos with so much rice (like most places do).
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