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Old 10-02-2008, 08:40 AM
 
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Sax - be sure to let us know after you visit. I am very interested to hear what you think of it!
Will do
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Old 10-02-2008, 01:17 PM
 
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I don't think I have seen anybody mentioning Carlos Miguels at Cheyenne Mountain Blvd.? Surprising. My hubby is pure Mexican and he likes that place a lot. We've been there now about 3 times and really enjoyed the food. Love to sit outside on their patio area and watch them making us fresh guacamole right there on our table Prices are good too!

@Mike
We just went 3 weeks ago to Leonela's Carniceria. My hubby raved about their breakfast tacos. I stuck with the safe bet and had a egg burrito though
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Old 10-02-2008, 02:21 PM
 
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Someone may have already mentioned them, but I like Poblano's in Falcon. Their food and service is great.
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Old 10-02-2008, 02:49 PM
 
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Sax - be sure to let us know after you visit. I am very interested to hear what you think of it!
I went there for lunch today. I was actually pretty good. I had carne asada and even got some tamales from the store side. Albertacos on HWY 85/87 in Security has very good Mexican fast food as well. But just so you know this is not the kind of Mexican restaurant I was talking about. I was talking about the kind you go in and sit down and have Mexican-American food. Leonela's Carniceria and those kinds of places are "Mexican" Mexican places. I know that sounds silly, but there is a significant difference. I guess I got spoiled as a kid. My family owned and ran a resaurant called La Paloma. It was on Colorado Ave right under the I25 overpass. Now that was some good Mexican food................
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Old 10-02-2008, 03:51 PM
 
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Well, Mexican-american is not the real deal. That's like some people here serving me a bratwurst in a hot dog bun and calling that German food My hubby always laughs about places like Taco Bell and all the other ones that serve in his words "psyeudo mexican food", that no one in Mexico would actually really eat
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Old 10-02-2008, 04:44 PM
 
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Well, Mexican-american is not the real deal. That's like some people here serving me a bratwurst in a hot dog bun and calling that German food My hubby always laughs about places like Taco Bell and all the other ones that serve in his words "psyeudo mexican food", that no one in Mexico would actually really eat
I hate to tell you this but Mexican-American is VERY real. I was born here, not Mexico. And while a lot of ingredients are similar, the preparation, taste, and dishes can be very different. Another thing you need to know, is that Mexican food prepared here, New Mexico, Texas, Arizona, are all very different as well. I'm not talking about Taco Bell, that shouldn't even be considered food. But please, don't disrespect my culture if you know nothing more than what your husband says about it. Is your husband Mexican from Mexico or is he even Hispanic at all? Have you or your husband ever been to Mexico? Do you know what they eat in the different provences there? Probably not. Well I do, so please don't tell me about NOT being the real deal. They eat differently in northern German than they do in Bavaria (southern Germany) so which of them are not the real deal? Are people of German decent born in America any less proud or less German? Would you like for someone to make a statement like you did about your heritage?

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Old 10-02-2008, 11:12 PM
 
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Woho, do you always take things that personal?? I do not know where I disrespeted your culture/heritage because than I would have also disrespected my own since I am German/Hispanic....but ok. For your information, my husband was born in Guanajuato and lived up til 2 years ago all his life in Mexico. So I'd say that makes him a real Mexican, don't you? I've lived with him for over a year in Reynosa, the state of Taumalipas...I've traveled with him to the State of Veracruz and been visiting his family in his home state many times....often eating and trying the local, real deal. It doesn't get more real than that, does it?
My Mother maybe German and I might have grown up most of my life in Germany, BUT my father, his family and my half siblings are as hispanic as it gets..live close by Corpus Christi. I've lived with them for more than a year 4 years ago...so I'd say, I can make myself a pretty good picture about what's Hispanic, what's Mexican and what is German. Hispanic food has nothing to do with it coming from different provences..we are talking about 2 whole different countries here! It's just a fact that certain things they eat here in the hispanic culture and that is sold as mexican food is not known like this in Mexico itself. I myself like many hispanic dishes, so what's the big deal? But as far as I see this whole thread was more about authentic mexican food...sorry for stepping on your feet

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Old 10-03-2008, 10:40 AM
 
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Woho, do you always take things that personal?? I do not know where I disrespeted your culture/heritage because than I would have also disrespected my own since I am German/Hispanic....but ok. For your information, my husband was born in Guanajuato and lived up til 2 years ago all his life in Mexico. So I'd say that makes him a real Mexican, don't you? I've lived with him for over a year in Reynosa, the state of Taumalipas...I've traveled with him to the State of Veracruz and been visiting his family in his home state many times....often eating and trying the local, real deal. It doesn't get more real than that, does it?
My Mother maybe German and I might have grown up most of my life in Germany, BUT my father, his family and my half siblings are as hispanic as it gets..live close by Corpus Christi. I've lived with them for more than a year 4 years ago...so I'd say, I can make myself a pretty good picture about what's Hispanic, what's Mexican and what is German. Hispanic food has nothing to do with it coming from different provences..we are talking about 2 whole different countries here! It's just a fact that certain things they eat here in the hispanic culture and that is sold as mexican food is not known like this in Mexico itself. I myself like many hispanic dishes, so what's the big deal? But as far as I see this whole thread was more about authentic mexican food...sorry for stepping on your feet
Knowing all of that, for you to make a statement like you did, is even worse. And yes, when someone makes a statement that Mexican-American isnt the real thing, I take it personal.
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Old 10-03-2008, 10:52 AM
 
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Blessed be...
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Old 10-03-2008, 12:21 PM
 
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Blessed be...
Pogo, I may have taken what you said out of context and if that's the case I do apologize. In my defense tho, I would like you to understand that much has changed over the years. When I was growing up it wasn't "cool" to be of Mexican decent. Americans shuned us for being Mexican and the Mexican had nothing to do with us because we were American, not "real" Mexicans. So with saying that, us old Mexican Americans some times get touchy on the subject.
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