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Old 05-23-2014, 11:39 PM
 
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I think that's been obvious since Tex Mex became a term. Mexican food is great, and America is lucky that it seems to be the only other country outside of Mexico that seems capable of doing it right, or at least riffing off of it well.
Tex-Mex is centuries old.

 
Old 05-23-2014, 11:48 PM
 
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Agreed. There are plenty of good Mexican restaurants in California and I do love it. I have heard the same about Texas and especially about San Antonio. I would guess Arizona and New Mexico have some good choices as well.
Yep, though there might be (somewhat) less options in Arizona and/or in New Mexico due to their smaller populations.

But Yes, going to a Mexican eatery in any U.S. state which borders Mexico in order to try the various Mexican food there appears to be a very good move if you ever have the chance to do this.
 
Old 05-23-2014, 11:58 PM
 
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Go to Texas and/or to California for this if you will have the chance.

And if you get ten Texans together and serve their versions of Mexican food to Californians, you will have ten Californians complaining that it is not real Mexican food. The reverse will also be true.
 
Old 05-24-2014, 02:54 AM
 
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I have a love hate relationship with mexican food. I hate that it takes so long to figure out what everything is but i love the fact that everything is going to taste the same (like mexican food).
 
Old 05-24-2014, 09:32 AM
 
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What's not to love about Mexican food? Yum!
 
Old 05-24-2014, 09:57 AM
 
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Agreed. There are plenty of good Mexican restaurants in California and I do love it. I have heard the same about Texas and especially about San Antonio. I would guess Arizona and New Mexico have some good choices as well.
I've worked from the NE to West coast and there are good Mexican restaurants almost everywhere. Some of the worst Mexican food I've had was in Dallas Texas.
 
Old 05-24-2014, 10:21 AM
 
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I went to Taco Bell once. didnt like their food so i guess i dont like Mexican food.
 
Old 05-24-2014, 10:29 AM
 
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Agreed, and for many, many years.

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Mexican food and culture is already integrated into American culture, and has been for quite some time.
 
Old 05-24-2014, 10:31 AM
 
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Taco Bell is about as close to quality Mexican food as Jack-In-The-Box is to a fancy restaurant.

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I went to Taco Bell once. didnt like their food so i guess i dont like Mexican food.
 
Old 05-24-2014, 10:46 AM
 
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I like taqueria tacos, which is more Mexican than state-side. I also like Tex-Mex tacos, which isn't anything like taqueria tacos.

Tex-Mex tacos generally involve lettuce and cheese, maybe sour cream, guacamole, tomatoes, salsas of various types, hard shell tortillas, olives, and so on.

A typical taqueria taco consists of:

a pair of heated soft-shell tortillas, stacked on top of each other.
a spoonful of marinated skirt steak, known as carne asada.
a sprinkling of chopped onions and cilantro

That's it. The meat can be substituted for cochinita pibil (a specialty Yucatan marinated shredded pork), or fish, tongue, beef head, or shredded chicken. There's no cheese or guac or sour cream or lettuce or anything like that - you could sprinkle some lime over it (that's how I like it), and add a few drops of hot sauce, and some taquerias offer pico de gallo as a side relish.

It's simple, inexpensive, flavorful, filling, and not entirely unhealthy. It's also only spicy if the customer adds the hot sauce. Other than that, the only "spice" is the onion.
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