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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 07-25-2014, 11:04 PM
 
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This is how we do in LA: Traffic on the 5 freeway was at a standstill today because some idiot climbed up one of the freeway signs. So some enterprizing taco vendor stuck in the traffic jam set up shop and started making tacos in the middle of the freeway. I love this city


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That's pretty cool, what a nice guy.
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Old 07-26-2014, 07:05 PM
 
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After LA I'd have to give Oakland the second spot for best Mexican food in California.
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Old 07-26-2014, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
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The best Mexican food I had in the U.S. Was in Santa Fe. Boy were those tacos good.
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Old 07-27-2014, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Columbia, MD
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The best Mexican food I had in the U.S. was in Santa Fe. Boy were those tacos good.
No city can claim grand prize for "best Mexican" cuisine as taste and preferences often vary by individual. Believe it or not, I don't equate Mexican food (must less tacos) with Santa Fe. However, I believe Santa Fe did contribute to the popularity of Southwestern themed restaurants across the country. Hence, all the aptly named "Santa Fe" burritos, tacos, burgers, you find across mainstream america in both American and Mexican-style restaurants.
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Old 07-27-2014, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
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No city can claim grand prize for "best Mexican" cuisine as taste and preferences often vary by individual. Believe it or not, I don't equate Mexican food (must less tacos) with Santa Fe. However, I believe much of what later has become to be popularized as "southwestern-style" influenced cuisine from mainstream restaurants (ie. Chili's) had their start in Santa Fe kitchen and restuarants. Hence, all the aptly named "Santa Fe" burritos, tacos, burgers, you find in restaurants all over the country.
True, I can agree with the points you made. I but no means a foodie or cuisine critic. All I can tell you is that I had some of the most delicious squash beans tacos, made with homade tortillas and it was yummi. Somehow the flavors brought memories of my childhood, my grandma and a way of life no longer exist.


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Old 05-23-2015, 04:55 PM
 
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I heard San Diego's is good

Albuquerque's Mexican food is different cause its called New Mexican food, its a mix of Mexican/Native American/European influence. It is more flavorful than Mexican food and usually hotter, you can get red chile enchiladas with blue corn tortillas and a batch of sopapillas with it, you can even get a fried egg on top of your enchiladas like alot of people do,damn good too. New Mexican food uses red and green chile and ground beef more and fried potatoes while Mexican uses more steak meat,green and red sauces or salsas and rice, we use alot of rice here too though.


You can still find Mexican food here too ,there are plenty of down south food joints here,some with the Northern Mexico(Juarez) cuisine and a few with the coastal Mexican cuisine(Aacapulco,Mexico City).

I think New Mexico and Louisians are the only states that have their own food and type of music.

Here is a link to it-[SIZE=4]New Mexico Foods, Foods of New Mexico, New Mexico Restaurant[/SIZE]
Texas has Tex-Mex cuisine, which was made here by Tejano People, whom had created Tejano Music.
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Old 05-28-2015, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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I heard San Diego's is good

Albuquerque's Mexican food is different cause its called New Mexican food, its a mix of Mexican/Native American/European influence. It is more flavorful than Mexican food and usually hotter, you can get red chile enchiladas with blue corn tortillas and a batch of sopapillas with it, you can even get a fried egg on top of your enchiladas like alot of people do,damn good too. New Mexican food uses red and green chile and ground beef more and fried potatoes while Mexican uses more steak meat,green and red sauces or salsas and rice, we use alot of rice here too though.


You can still find Mexican food here too ,there are plenty of down south food joints here,some with the Northern Mexico(Juarez) cuisine and a few with the coastal Mexican cuisine(Aacapulco,Mexico City).

I think New Mexico and Louisians are the only states that have their own food and type of music.

Here is a link to it-[SIZE=4]New Mexico Foods, Foods of New Mexico, New Mexico Restaurant[/SIZE]
This. New Mexican food is NOT the same as Mexican food. In Albuquerque and Santa Fe there is a clear difference between Mexican restaurants and New Mexican restaurants. Other than surface similarities, the overall makeup of the cuisine really isn't that similar. Like you mentioned, green chile in particular is pretty endemic to New Mexican cuisine (which also includes green chile cheeseburgers, green chile pizza, green chile beer, etc.).

The further south in the state you go though, where there is more of a Mexican immigrant population (as opposed to the Northern part of the state which is more Spanish in descent), the lines get a little bit more blurred and you would be more likely to find real "Mexican" food, but ABQ is a little bit too far north for that.

That being said, San Diego gets my vote for best Mexican food in the U.S., and Albuquerque gets my vote for best regional cuisine.
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Old 05-29-2015, 08:05 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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El Tiempo in Houston was my favorite. Great Tex Mex!!!
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Old 05-29-2015, 08:18 PM
 
Location: worldwide
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New Mexico of course hands down. No other state can compete.

New Mexico food is a Mexican food + Red Chilis + Green Chilis + Indian mix

Here are some examples of what variety is in New Mexico.

New Mexican cuisine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

California also does good with their guacamole they have.

Tex Mex does good to an extent, but nothing comes close to New Mexican!

Visit Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Northern NM or anywhere if you want a taste.

Check out these photo's of Sadies in Albuquerque to get an idea :

https://www.facebook.com/SadiesofNew.../photos_stream
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Old 05-29-2015, 10:02 PM
 
Location: So California
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^^^Sadies food looks like Dennys does Mex

I dont care for New Mexico food at all. Its more of a regional thing, not real mexican food.

California, Texas and Arizona win.
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