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Old 05-25-2014, 01:32 PM
 
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[quote=bad apples;34946043]Mexican food is awesome. My neighbors are Mexicans and the smell coming from their house at dinner time makes me jealous when I am eating my t.v. dinner. They bring me food occasionally and it's awesome. The BBQ that the man of the house fixed one time in this big metal pot with a fire under rivals any pork BBQ I have ever tasted in the U.S. I can't get enough Mexican food, need to find me a muchacha that can cook traditional Mexican.[/QUOTE

I went to Oaxaca Mexico last year during their Guelaguetza festival and it was the best Mexican food I have ever had and Oaxaca is known as having the best food in all of Mexico. I also saw many Americans marrying beautiful Oaxacans with big wedding celebrations in the streets. So if you want a a beautiful muchacha that can cook I suggest a girl from Oaxaca. Here is a link regarding Oaxaca.

Day of the Dead 2011 Oaxaca Mexico Guelaguetza 2011 Oaxaca Mexico

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Old 05-25-2014, 01:39 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Americans like bad Tex-Mex.

There is certainly good Tex-Mex, but it is not only rare, but hardly even the tip of the iceberg as far as the depth and breadth of Mexican cuisine as it exists from tropical Central America to the American Southwest.
 
Old 05-25-2014, 03:59 PM
 
Location: In my skin
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Americans like bad Tex-Mex.

There is certainly good Tex-Mex, but it is not only rare, but hardly even the tip of the iceberg as far as the depth and breadth of Mexican cuisine as it exists from tropical Central America to the American Southwest.
I agree. I don't know that I've had good Tex Mex. But I'm a snob. My Mexican food has to come from a mom and pop shack with Abuelita making tortillas by hand in the back.
 
Old 05-25-2014, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Western Oregon
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Mexican food and culture is already integrated into American culture, and has been for quite some time.
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You probably don't like Mexican food because you've had New Jersey "Mexican" food. I don't like that stuff either.
I agree with both of these. When my parents (in NJ) visit Oregon, they have to have some Mexican food here, just as I have to have pizza when I go there.
 
Old 05-25-2014, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Western Oregon
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"Real" Mexican food is not just one thing. There are so many regional differences. But I agree that a lot of so-called "Mexican" food in the USA isn't really Mexican.
 
Old 05-25-2014, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Currently living in Reddit
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Mexican food is awesome. My neighbors are Mexicans and the smell coming from their house at dinner time makes me jealous when I am eating my t.v. dinner. They bring me food occasionally and it's awesome. The BBQ that the man of the house fixed one time in this big metal pot with a fire under rivals any pork BBQ I have ever tasted in the U.S. I can't get enough Mexican food, need to find me a muchacha that can cook traditional Mexican.[/QUOTE

I went to Oaxaca Mexico last year during their Guelaguetza festival and it was the best Mexican food I have ever had and Oaxaca is known as having the best food in all of Mexico. I also saw many Americans marrying beautiful Oaxacans with big wedding celebrations in the streets. So if you want a a beautiful muchacha that can cook I suggest a girl from Oaxaca. Here is a link regarding Oaxaca.

Day of the Dead 2011 Oaxaca Mexico Guelaguetza 2011 Oaxaca Mexico
I'd agree that Oaxacan cuisine is probably the most diverse and interesting in all of Mexico.

Yet 95% or more of "Mexican" restaurants in the US/Canada primarily serve items eaten in the US border States (Sonora, Chihuahua, Sinaloa, Baja, Durango, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon).

Oaxaca is the epicenter for the seven traditional moles. Yeah, you'll find a token "mole" on many menus in the US (usually a poor mole poblano), but not much else from this amazingly vibrant state .
 
Old 05-25-2014, 07:49 PM
 
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Let's keep this thread on topic.
 
Old 05-26-2014, 02:19 AM
 
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Mexican food is awesome. My neighbors are Mexicans and the smell coming from their house at dinner time makes me jealous when I am eating my t.v. dinner. They bring me food occasionally and it's awesome. The BBQ that the man of the house fixed one time in this big metal pot with a fire under rivals any pork BBQ I have ever tasted in the U.S. I can't get enough Mexican food, need to find me a muchacha that can cook traditional Mexican.[/QUOTE

I went to Oaxaca Mexico last year during their Guelaguetza festival and it was the best Mexican food I have ever had and Oaxaca is known as having the best food in all of Mexico. I also saw many Americans marrying beautiful Oaxacans with big wedding celebrations in the streets. So if you want a a beautiful muchacha that can cook I suggest a girl from Oaxaca. Here is a link regarding Oaxaca.

Day of the Dead 2011 Oaxaca Mexico Guelaguetza 2011 Oaxaca Mexico
This may change my life.
 
Old 05-26-2014, 03:17 AM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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I like both tex-mex and traditional mexican food. To be honest, there are times that I crave the tex mex way more than the traditional mexican dishes.

However, I think too many people get way too worked up as to what is "authentic" mexican food and what isn't. Just enjoy food for what it is, something that is enjoyable to eat and will make you full. After dating a Mexican girl and seeing the traditional dishes, it makes me appreciate both tex-mex and the more traditional food... but I'm not going to be that guy at the restaurant pointing at every dish and saying "ohhh that's not actually mexican food".

One thing that is a bit funny is to hear people from outside of the US mispronounce the typical Spanish words that we know. Watch an Indian, British or Australian say Quesadilla or Tortilla.. bet they don't say it right I think the United States is more integrated with Mexico than most people think.
 
Old 05-26-2014, 04:00 AM
 
Location: Monnem Germany/ from San Diego
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One of the things I miss the most about living in San Diego is the Mexican food. San Diego has the best taco shops.

I remember parking at the boarder and going over just to eat Tacos from the street vendors, Fich Tacos at the fish market in Ensenada, Shrimps and Lobster in Rosarito....
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