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Old 11-05-2009, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Morgantown, WV
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I think I'm hitting up Mexico City either Friday or Saturday, you guys have given me some high hopes...I better not be let down, haha.

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Old 11-06-2009, 12:21 AM
 
Location: Columbus, Ohio
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If you like Tex-Mex, I would highly suggest Mad Mex, located in both Robinson and Oakland.
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Old 11-06-2009, 06:39 AM
 
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I tend to think of Mad Mex as more Cali Mex then Tex Mex, but in any event I agree it is highly worth checking out if you like American variations on Mexican.
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Old 11-06-2009, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh area
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Mad Mex is definitely variations on Mexican, perhaps inspired by Mexican or, if you like, Mexican-fusion. Many of the items can be good depending upon your preferences, just don't expect authentic anything. There are several more locations than just Robinson and Oakland, including Cranberry, Green Tree area and McKnight Rd in Ross. Also Philly, State College and Columbus, OH. While it originated here, it's a true chain now, an unusual one, but still with many similarities to other casual theme chains.
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Old 11-06-2009, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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A coworker just told me that there's a newish Tex-Mex place in the Galleria in Mt. Lebanon. Called Amigos, I think? She said it was good.
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Old 11-06-2009, 12:41 PM
 
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In a twist of irony, Mexico City (on Wood St.) was out of rice this afternoon. Go figure.
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Old 11-06-2009, 02:35 PM
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Location: Crafton via San Francisco
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honestly i think most mexican food in the us is tex mex or americanized to me. maybe the closer you get to the border like in the southern states you might find the real thing. always remember this....ground beef tacos is not the real thing.
I live in a predominantly Hispanic (mostly Mexicans from Michoacan, in fact he area is known among Mexicans as "little Michoacan") neighborhood in the SF Bay Area and the restaurants here have the real deal authentic food. Not Americanized at all. Is there anything like it in Pittsburgh?
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Old 11-08-2009, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I live in a predominantly Hispanic (mostly Mexicans from Michoacan, in fact he area is known among Mexicans as "little Michoacan") neighborhood in the SF Bay Area and the restaurants here have the real deal authentic food. Not Americanized at all. Is there anything like it in Pittsburgh?
i haven't seen any. from what i've read mexicans in mexico eat parts of a cow that i consider weird like, muscles of the head, the brains, tongue, cheeks, lips and eyes. this is what they call tacos de cabeza or head tacos. since you live in cali i'm sure you might be familiar with this type of taco. the funny thing is i'm part mexican, but i would rather have americanized mexican food any day. lol
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Old 11-10-2009, 02:04 AM
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Location: Crafton via San Francisco
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i haven't seen any. from what i've read mexicans in mexico eat parts of a cow that i consider weird like, muscles of the head, the brains, tongue, cheeks, lips and eyes. this is what they call tacos de cabeza or head tacos. since you live in cali i'm sure you might be familiar with this type of taco. the funny thing is i'm part mexican, but i would rather have americanized mexican food any day. lol
You're right. I don't eat those parts myself anymore. However, I did when traveling in remote parts of Mexico and Central America. it was eat it or go hungry. Not a lot of dining options in tiny, poor remote towns in the middle of nowhere. I stick to the carne asada these days, but it's Mexican style, not the ground beef with orange cheese that passes for Mexican food in some places.

Tripa, lengua, etc are popular choices on the menus in my neighborhood. I'm hoping that when I move to Pittsburgh in a few years there will be some authentic options there to choose from. Authentic Mexican food has really become a big part of my diet from living in this neighborhood for over 20 years.
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Old 11-10-2009, 04:47 AM
 
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My understanding is that Fajita Grill has several dishes which are reasonably authentic versions of high-end Mexican cuisine.
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