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Old 03-22-2007, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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Hello,
I'm coming to visit Ruidoso on the 4th and 5th of May and I was wondering where I can go there for the BEST authentic Mexican food. I've read alot of threads about the Green Chili Pepper, and I can't wait to eat the food that has it. From what I've read, it's the best pepper for your health, also. I love Mexican food, but up here in Minnesota, I doubt it's very authentic. Also, my stomach can't handle extremely "hot " food (for example, I like spicy buffalo wings, but not nuclear, or toxic). Any help would be appreciated!
I will also be in Albuquerque for 2 nights also. Any good authentic Mexican places close to the airport? Thanks for your help!
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Old 03-23-2007, 01:58 AM
 
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Hello...I will also be in Albuquerque for 2 nights also. Any good authentic Mexican places close to the airport? Thanks for your help!
Well I like Little Anita's Mexican Food at 3041 University Blvd SE, which is close to the Sunport. They make great enchiladas. Google it and you will see it is close to the Sunport (airport).
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Old 03-24-2007, 05:54 AM
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Location: Cruces
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Si Senor's would be the best Mexican food in Ruidoso IMO.
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Old 03-28-2007, 12:31 AM
 
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
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I hope you all are talking "New Mexican" and not "Mexican".

Can't imagine visitng New Mexico and eating Mexican food!
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Old 03-28-2007, 09:20 AM
 
Location: McKinney, TX
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New Mexico was part of the Spanish colonial empire for centuries and after Mexican independence it became part of Mexico. The Gadsden purchase did not stop centuries old custums and did not get rid of food habits. I'm sure that green chilis and Blue corn also grow on the Mexican soil. Carne adobada means "Carne en adobo". Adobo in Spanish is a form of marinade and it's a very common dish all over Latin America because it was introduced by Spaniards to the Colonies. The Pilgrims only introduced English to New Mexico but the Spanish/American Indian influence in New Mexico is still very deep.
The Spanish and Indian names of multiple towns and regions in NM speak for themselves. Food in the Northern part of Mexico and in New Mexico is very similar.
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Old 03-28-2007, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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One thing id like to point out is that you get New Mexican food here in New Mexico. Not Mexican. I once offeneded two Mexican ladies by saying Mexican food and New Mexican were the same! They cooked for me and it wasnt the exact same! Not gringo at all.
One thing is for sure, you will love Ruidoso, i went there for the Gov Conference on Tourism last year and had a blast!
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Old 03-28-2007, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Tito ~ This is probably not a good topic for you to be on the wrong side of when you move to New Mexico.
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Old 03-28-2007, 11:24 AM
 
Location: McKinney, TX
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It's a trivial issue, but it's entertaining. "Mexican Food" is not the same everywhere in Mexico, it's like saying that Chinese food is the same in all of China. In Mexico, being a relatively large country, the food of the South is different from the food in the North and the food in the Pacific Coast is different from the food in the Atlantic Coast. In Mexico there is Yucatan Food, Veracruzan Food, Northern Food, Oaxacan Food, Mexico City Food and so on. The food differs in several ways, but mainly by the ingredients that are native to each zone and the ancestral roots plus the Spanish influence. In the North flour tortillas are more common because corn does not grow as abundantly like in the South and Central parts. In the South bananas are used a lot in cooking and tamales are wrapped in banana leaves rather than corn husks. In Yucatan the food derives from the Mayan tradition and is very different from the food of other regions, by the way Yucatan food is very delicious. Food from Veracruz has a lot of Spanish influence. In the North they prefer flour tortillas that were introduced by the Spaniards and beef jerk. New Mexico for being the most Northernst part of the Spanish
empire had some of the features of Northern Mexican food plus the addition of local products. Remember that when we say Mexican food, we are using it as a cultural term and not as a political/geographical one. To me New Mexican Food is Mexican food with a local touch. Don't tell me that the tribes of Indians that inhabited NM are totally different from the ones that lived in the Mexican side; particularly during the times when the white men were trying to exterminate them, many Indians went South running away from the danger and carried with them their customs and traditions. I'm sure that tribes from Mexico also ventured into the North. Let's try not to become oversensitive with this culinary issue and let's enjoy it whatever we call it.
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Old 03-30-2007, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Alamogordo
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It's like saying European food. Right. As if German and Italian food were the same.
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Old 04-01-2007, 07:20 PM
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Location: Central New Mexico
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Got a freak storm friday evening in Ruidoso. Dumped about 8 inches of snow. Fun stuff.
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