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View Poll Results: What city makes the best Mexican food?
San Diego 46 8.27%
Los Angeles 133 23.92%
Pheonix 19 3.42%
Las Vegas 1 0.18%
Alburqurque 71 12.77%
Dallas 69 12.41%
San Anotonio 83 14.93%
Dallas/Fort Worth 10 1.80%
Houston 45 8.09%
Other 79 14.21%
Voters: 556. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-03-2014, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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The list sucks, no?
No idea - I've only had a handful of them, but the top spot for Chicago which I tried yesterday is actually quite awesome. I'd say the list is not complete basically. Every single one of these spots is known somehow whether it's been Zagat rated or on TV or some popular-ish publication/blog. I'm very sure there's even better places out there which haven't been discovered by non-neighborhood people yet in most cities with good Mexican food.
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Old 05-05-2014, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Under a bridge
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I voted Los Angeles. San Diego is at close 2nd for me. Awesome fish tacos is San Diego. I've never liked the Mexican food in Texas- either Sonora style or Tex Mex.

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Old 05-05-2014, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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None. It's all Tex-Mex food, and very few cities have even one restaurant that serves food that is primarily characteristic of what is eaten in Mexico.
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Old 05-05-2014, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Peoria, AZ
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Tucson, AZ has the best Mexican food I have ever eaten.
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Old 05-05-2014, 03:12 PM
 
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None. It's all Tex-Mex food, and very few cities have even one restaurant that serves food that is primarily characteristic of what is eaten in Mexico.
Maybe that was true twenty years ago, but it's not exclusively all Tex-Mex food these days. Not in major cities on the West Coast.

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Old 05-05-2014, 07:15 PM
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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None. It's all Tex-Mex food, and very few cities have even one restaurant that serves food that is primarily characteristic of what is eaten in Mexico.
Some NYC restaurants have mostly Mexican clientele (I went to one in The Bronx where the staff didn't speak English well and I was the only non-Spanish there at the time). I doubt there was anything "Tex" about the Mexican food. Probably similar in other Mexican immigrant communities.
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Old 07-20-2014, 09:21 PM
 
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San Diego since Mexico is part of the metro area. Seriously some good restaurants down in TJ.
The food scene in TJ is definitely improving. If you're ever in North Baja, or even just in the San Diego area, a trip to Mision 19 in Zona Rio, Tijuana is a must. Hands down the best restaurant I have ever been to. The drive can be rather daunting, but a dinner at Mision 19 is a must when in SD or Baja.
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Old 07-20-2014, 09:33 PM
 
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If by SF you mean the Bay Area then take your pick pretty much anywhere in Fruitvale or really just about anywhere on International Blvd. For some great tacos I recommend Taqueria 16 de Septiembre on 34th/International and La Torta Loca across the street for some great tortas, Mariscos La Costa on 37th/International has great seafood (along with pretty much everything else). If you're into taco trucks there's a lot of good ones to pick from, I recommend Taqueria Sinaloa on Fruitvale/E 12th. These are all a stone's throw outside of the Fruitvale BART station.
In the North Bay I'd also recommend Picantes and Mi Familia. I also love Three Brothers in East Palo Alto.

You can get great Mexican food all over the Bay Area. However, I have to agree that great Mexican food is lacking in San Francisco. That's not to say that there isn't great Mexican to be found in SF, but it's not at the level you'd expect. However, I am yet to have truly great Mexican food in San Diego.

All this being said, mediocre Mexican food in any major Californian city would be considered great Mexican food in most of the Mid West(excluding Chicago) and the entire East Coast.
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Old 07-21-2014, 12:16 AM
 
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All this being said, mediocre Mexican food in any major Californian city would be considered great Mexican food in most of the Mid West(excluding Chicago) and the entire East Coast.

The Mexican population throughout the Midwest has exploded in the last few decades. I think most would be shocked by the availability of decent Mexican food even in small Midwest towns these days. The agricultural and industrial economy of the region seems well suited to Mexicans.

Here's an article about Iowa's rapidly growing Hispanic population.

http://qctimes.com/news/local/iowa-s...cc4c002e0.html
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Old 07-21-2014, 12:33 AM
 
Location: Who Cares, USA
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Why the hell is Dallas leading San Antonio? That makes no sense. And why is there a separate column for Dallas, and Dallas/Ft. Worth?
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