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Old 02-15-2011, 06:26 PM
 
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I am another one of those Cali-people going through Mexican food withdrawls. It has been a very disappointing search for good Chile Colorado and good chips and salsa. Also, what is american cheese even doing on the property unless toasted cheese sandwiches are on the kids menu? If you are from So-Cal, you know what I mean. If there are any other transplants out there that have already found shredded beef tacos, thick hot salsa and home made chips, please let me know where it is?
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Old 02-15-2011, 08:48 PM
 
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Old 02-16-2011, 05:29 AM
 
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I am another one of those Cali-people going through Mexican food withdrawls. It has been a very disappointing search for good Chile Colorado and good chips and salsa. Also, what is american cheese even doing on the property unless toasted cheese sandwiches are on the kids menu? If you are from So-Cal, you know what I mean. If there are any other transplants out there that have already found shredded beef tacos, thick hot salsa and home made chips, please let me know where it is?
The best mexican restaurant anywhere around here is Abuelo's in Myrtle Beach.I know it's further away than you wanted,but believe me it's well worth the drive. You can make a nice day trip out of it and go to other attractions or shop in Myrtle Beach.
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Old 02-16-2011, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Swansboro, NC
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La Finca's in Swansboro

Camino Real' in Richlands id FANTASTIC...

El Zarapes' in Emerald Isle is a favorite...

El Zarapes' next to Gold's Gym in Morehead City has good food, and the BEST interior setting of any Mexican joint I have ever seen around here...Very Upscale and prices are good...
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Old 02-16-2011, 11:25 AM
 
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if you want fresh mexican, without all that cheesy refried sick, i would recommend Flaming Amy's Burrito Barn in Wilmington, or maybe Tower 7 in Wrightsville Beach if you want to spend more.
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Old 02-16-2011, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Jacksonville
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If you are looking for authentic mexican food in Wilmington there are only four options:

El Agave
El Cerro Grande
La Costa
La Plaza Mariachi

Those are the only places where you can get freshly made chips, salsa verde, real queso blanco and the entire staff speaks better Spanish than English. Tower 7, K-38 Baja Grill and Flaming Amy's have good food but they are not authentic Mexican restaurants.
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Old 02-16-2011, 12:07 PM
 
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eh.. i don't know about that. i don't think either style is "authentic," any more than Chinese food here is the authentic food of the Chinese, or Sbarro is authentic Italian.

i did find an "authentic" one a while back on Carolina Beach Road, called La Fondita, but it closed down about a year ago. I walked in, the door was plastered with spanish-language local events; literally every customer was hispanic, and speaking spanish; everything on the menu was written in spanish; the people who worked there didn't speak a word of english, and i had to make hand motions to describe what i wanted. No nachos, no burritos, no chips and queso dip -- the lady just handed me a few tacos with shredded beef, lettuce, cilantro, tomatoes, and a lime.

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Old 02-16-2011, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville
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La Fondita = diner food. The mexican version of Whiteys. I don't think that is what the OP had in mind.
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Old 02-16-2011, 03:21 PM
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Why don't you try bar-b-que. Or Seafood. That is what we do best.
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