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Old 01-31-2007, 11:46 AM
 
Location: CRE
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Hello everyone,

I just moved to SA last month from San Diego. I am really missing Roberto's and Alberto's mexican food (San Diego transplants will know what I'm talking about). I can't seem to find fast food type mexican restaurants over here that are similar. The mexican food in SA are of the tex-mex variety and to me is kind of like eating at Taco Bell. I'm really craving for a carne asada burrito, carne asada chips and shredded beef tacos and (not ground beef with taco bell shells). If anyone knows of a place, please let me know!

BTW, I am in the north central area.

Thanks!
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Old 01-31-2007, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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Have you tried Las Palapas? Not from San Diego so I have no idea what the food you crave taste like but they are usually good for a try at least.
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Old 01-31-2007, 12:24 PM
 
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Las Palapas.

281/1604

Garcia's - FM 3009 in Schertz

Panchos - Marbach Rd. - West SA
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Old 01-31-2007, 12:37 PM
 
Location: CRE
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Thank guys. I will check out Las Palapas.
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Old 01-31-2007, 01:12 PM
 
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IF you are on the NW side Mama margies on the 10 frontage road at Wurzbach is pretty good also for drive thru.
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Old 01-31-2007, 01:22 PM
 
Location: CRE
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IF you are on the NW side Mama margies on the 10 frontage road at Wurzbach is pretty good also for drive thru.
I'm in the north central area at Borgfeld rd. across from Timberwood in a new subdivision called Canyon Ranch.

What is a frontage road? I see signs for it on the freeway, but I have no clue what it is. The roads and infrastructure in SA are confusing and are not designed very well in my opinion.
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Old 01-31-2007, 01:37 PM
 
Location: San Antonio. Tx 78209
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The frontage road is the road along side a limited access highway.
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Old 01-31-2007, 01:42 PM
 
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Frontage roads, or access roads as we refer to them locally, are the 2-4 lane roads that run parallel to the freeway and give 'frontage' or 'access' to the property along the freeway. They usually have a 45 mph speed limit and have driveways adjacent to them, giving direct access to businesses along the the freeway.
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Old 01-31-2007, 04:34 PM
 
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Default Oh I so know what you mean!

I'm from California too and was expecting the mexican food to be the same, but it's not. I haven't had much luck finding the California style Mexican food, no quick burrito bars. Las Palapas is pretty good and so is Salsalito Cantina but still just not the same. I found the ground beef a bit odd as well, I'm use to the shredded beef too. Watch out there is a lot of "tender beef" (aka ground beef) on the menus out here.

Oh and the Family Menu A,B,C found at all Chinese restaurants in California doesn't exist here...Also I'm not so sure if the local market realizes that selling sushi alongside sweet and sour pork is a bit odd and that Kung Poa chicken has no business on a Thai menu...

On the plus side, Texas BBQ is quite yummy and hard to find in California, never heard of Brisket until I moved here.
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Old 01-31-2007, 05:28 PM
 
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You're not going to get any real help with this kind of attitude. There's nothing worse than an outsider who has trouble adjusting to new places different from his own narrow environment. Haven't you ever heard the phrase, "When in Rome do as the Romans do."

Some people need get out more.

Expand your horizons.
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