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Old 03-17-2007, 02:36 PM
 
Location: The 719
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I'd rather have Carnitas from a roach-coach in Chatsworth or Canoga Park than some of these fancy Big Corporate Franchise places like Chipoltes or Del Taco Rio!
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Old 03-19-2007, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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I'm relocating in May to the springs and hope everybody is right about New Mexican food. I'm from Albuquerque, New Mexico and am wondering if there are any native new mexicans who have any input about the food up there.
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Old 03-19-2007, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Monument/ Colorado Springs
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You've got to try La Casa Fiesta in Monument! Great family owned Mexican restaurant that's been around for years- and cheap too. Most dinners are about $7.
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Old 03-19-2007, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Avondale, AZ
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I'd rather have Carnitas from a roach-coach in Chatsworth or Canoga Park than some of these fancy Big Corporate Franchise places like Chipoltes or Del Taco Rio!
You should try Albertacos on the corner of Academy & Woodmen. It's greasy Mexican food SoCal style. We used to eat at these in San Diego and it's exactly the same.
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Old 03-19-2007, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Nadine, real Green Chile has NO onions in it. A little tip I picked up from someone who makes the good stuff.

I'm from the San Fernando Valley, so I've had some of the best Mexican Food on the Planet. Jason, are you partial to Tex-Mex? Just my guess.

Pueblo-for sure has some awesome Mexican food, as does Denver.

If Colorado Springs has good Mexican food ( and no, that doesn't include Del Taco or your standard franchise place- although our 3 Margaritas in Pueblo has some awesome service and food) I'd like to know about it. I'm talkin about your mamma and papa type places that make Pueblo famous for it.

In Pueblo, you've got Mi Ranchitos (two-actually three locations; Mesa, Pueblo Blvd north of Thatcher, and Northern - place is called Mi Pueblitos at Route or Evans) if you want awesome Carnitas, green chile, and service. You've got Coors tavern, Star Bar, or the Sunset Grille if you want to try a slopper. You've got Burritos Betty or Arriba if you want an awesome breakfast burrito. Nachos for ambience. Rojas has awesome chips and salsa. Best Margaritas? I don't know. Help me out, Pueblo people.

Denver has a few gems scattered about. And just stay away from Casa Bonita and the Blue Bonnett. Gack!

I'm talking about El Tajadas (best seafood when the owner has it shipped in from Mexico) and Teppejuan (spelling?? Still there north of Hampton or is it Jefferson on Broadway?? They had the best Tacos al Carbon)

There was a place near Tennyson and 38th that had the best tamales.

There was a place near Applejacks Liquor that had the BEST Chile Rellenos. Lightly battered if battered at all, good green chile, and the chile itself- you could actually taste it. They served up an awesome Chocolate Malt, too. I wonder if it's still there.
That depends on who you talk to. Many of the Mexicans here would argue with you. I will not argue but Pueblo had many come in for the Steel Mills and Florence and Canon City had many come for the coal mines. I like the recipe we have from a full blood Mexican 5th generation and it has onions. Sorry but those Mexicans do not like TexMex. Most are about 5 generations removed and have developed their own that is a bit different. As you probably know lots of chili cook-offs around here too. Red and Green. The winners are not the TexMex unless a used to be Texans are the judges. Just in my little town we have 3 Mexico Mexican Restaurants -lots of seafood and green chili sauce not the soup type. 3 of the Americanize Mexican food with soup type green chili. These are Mom and Pops then there are several franchises. Yep plenty of good Mexican food to suit every ones tastes. I could not begin to count the good ones in Pueblo. We have some darn good Italian Resturants too. Mom and Pops.
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Old 03-21-2007, 01:24 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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I make a mean chile verde - McGowdog...oh yeah. Oddly it has onions in it.

How funny it is that people get so passionate over gastromical things.

Don't get me wrong, I love a great (which I make too according to my family) three cheese manicotti.

Anyhow, please do try La Casita. I actually had that for my lunch/dinner tonight. Their tortillas are the best in town in my opinion. I pretty much stick with the bean and cheese burritos with a bit of Americanizing them with guac and sour cream...but their salsa is so darn good. Their chile verde is much different than mine but it's totally loaded with pork. I like the chile verde closer to mine more though. If the pork is cut up enough, it's perfect for a smoothered burrito.

Anyhow, chile verde is a always a touchy subject around here.

One of these days I will high tail my **** to the Pueblo Green Chile Festival. I would love to pick up some seriously native green chiles and sample the local take on chile verde.

I am drooling just thinking about it.
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Old 03-21-2007, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I make a mean chile verde - McGowdog...oh yeah. Oddly it has onions in it.

How funny it is that people get so passionate over gastromical things.

Don't get me wrong, I love a great (which I make too according to my family) three cheese manicotti.

Anyhow, please do try La Casita. I actually had that for my lunch/dinner tonight. Their tortillas are the best in town in my opinion. I pretty much stick with the bean and cheese burritos with a bit of Americanizing them with guac and sour cream...but their salsa is so darn good. Their chile verde is much different than mine but it's totally loaded with pork. I like the chile verde closer to mine more though. If the pork is cut up enough, it's perfect for a smoothered burrito.

Anyhow, chile verde is a always a touchy subject around here.

One of these days I will high tail my **** to the Pueblo Green Chile Festival. I would love to pick up some seriously native green chiles and sample the local take on chile verde.

I am drooling just thinking about it.
It is something to behold, I'll tell ya. But be prepared for some Some are so hot you cannot taste for a mo. But oh my is it good!
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Old 03-21-2007, 10:24 PM
 
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You gotta try The Loop in Manitou.... they have great food and awesome margaritas...

Ewwwwwwwwwwww....Casa Bonita..... GACK!! hahaha

Well...no one goes there for the food anyway...hahaha
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Old 03-22-2007, 01:05 PM
 
Location: The 719
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I'd hope not. There's a TV dinner at the grocery store that has awesome Mexican food compared to the stuff they serve there. It has like the spanish rice, the refried beans, and a couple of enchilladas. They should just serve those there.

Oddly enough, the north side Pass Key in Pueblo serves a really good green chile. Problem is, they aren't always open.

How about a chile verde recipe?
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Old 03-24-2007, 12:08 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Fiesta Jalisco in Stetson Hills is excellent.
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