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Old 10-28-2018, 06:38 PM
 
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I love Mexican food. It's fast, and inexpensive and our local place is really nice to our little one. I usually get chile rellanos or vegetarian quesadillas or something spicy to eat in a soft tortilla.



A similar cuisine is from Uruguay and there is a local shop here that we love. The pastries and empanadas are all scratch made and delicious. It's a favorite spot to eat.
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Old 10-28-2018, 06:48 PM
 
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Tamales at Xmas.
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Old 10-28-2018, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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I love all Mexican foods. I most often eat:
Chimichangas
Enchiladas
Quesadillas
Tortilla chips & salsa
Chimichangas aren't actually mexican. They were invented by somebody who dropped a burrito in the deep fat fryer at El Charro restaurant in Tucson, AZ. (Although the owner of Macayos restaurants in Phoenix says he invented them in the late 1940's). I never saw them on a menu when we lived in mexico.
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Old Yesterday, 03:19 AM
 
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Yeah those are gringo taco "shells". When I go to a Mexican restaurant that uses soft, corn tortillas, I know I'm in the right place.
Tacos dorados are quite popular in Mexico. Sometimes they come rolled up, other times they come in a format very similar to what is popular in Tex Mex places in USA.

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Old Yesterday, 04:01 AM
 
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I like many of the things above (when well made in a restaurant...I haven't cooked Mex at home. Here is a fav that's a little different than those mentioned...Huevos Del Rancho for lunch/brunch

Two eggs sunny side up served over soft corn tortillas, one covered with green tomatillo sauce and the other with red ranchero sauce. Served with rice and beans and more warm corn tortillas in foil. Started with chips and salsa. All with iced tea.
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Old Yesterday, 05:05 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Chimichangas aren't actually mexican. They were invented by somebody who dropped a burrito in the deep fat fryer at El Charro restaurant in Tucson, AZ. (Although the owner of Macayos restaurants in Phoenix says he invented them in the late 1940's). I never saw them on a menu when we lived in mexico.
It is like so many foreign foods: what we call Mexican, Italian or Asian are foods with just a slight hint of authentic. Thanks for telling us what they really are.
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Old Yesterday, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Many immigrants to this country were faced with making the food they cooked at home with ingredients new to them. That is why I very rarely use the terms authentic and traditional. Those terms I associate with the individual household and what they make as family tradition.
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Old Yesterday, 06:00 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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I'm not a fan of Mexican food except for genuine cheese enchiladas with authentic Mexican cheese. We have a restaurant nearby that uses mozzarella cheese!
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Old Yesterday, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I'm not a fan of Mexican food except for genuine cheese enchiladas with authentic Mexican cheese. We have a restaurant nearby that uses mozzarella cheese!
What kind of sauce?
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Old Yesterday, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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I'm not a fan of Mexican food except for genuine cheese enchiladas with authentic Mexican cheese. We have a restaurant nearby that uses mozzarella cheese!
Yes, mozzarella is a substitute for Oaxahan cheese if one cannot obtain the 'real' stuff. It's Not The same flavor, but both have a mild flavor and melt well. Though mozzarella is usually more 'stretchy".

In mexico, Oaxahan cheese is frequently used in quesadillas (maybe only certain regions?). It's a pain to work with, especially when it's fresh - like the 1.5 pounds of it sitting in my fridge waiting for me. tonight's neighborhood party entrees: chicken enchiladas with hatch green chili sauce and chicken enchiladas suiza with a creamy tomatillo sauce. (I've never made the suiza before. Wish me luck!)
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