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Old 03-22-2007, 01:24 PM
 
Location: converse
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Tomatillo's Cafe y Cantina ... it's on Broadway.

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What's best in Central/downtown SA?
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Old 03-22-2007, 02:32 PM
 
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Tomatillo's?!

Not just no, but heck no. I was "treated" to dinner there last night. The food was not only not good, but was served luke warm. The service was fine, but the food was awful.

There is a better "hole in the wall" Mexican restaurant down broadway closer to DT. I believe it is called Carmelita's.
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Old 03-22-2007, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Both. Tex-Mex or Interior. Ya'll are on the ball. Too few people know the difference.
OK, I've only lived here for a year so bear with me. What is the difference between Authentic Mexican food and Tex-Mex? I take it Chimichunga's (MY FAVORITE ) are not authentic Mexican ? What about Burritos? Fajita's?

What about restaurant's? Is Mamacita's authentic? Las Palapas? Taco Bueno? Tiago's? Taco Cabana?
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Old 03-22-2007, 03:41 PM
 
Location: San Antonio. Tx 78209
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Authentic is interior, think rich mole sauce, and seafood. TexMex is more tortillas, enchiladas, steak, and Chili con Carne
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Old 03-22-2007, 04:05 PM
 
Location: converse
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Maybe you just happened to go on a bad night. Everytime I've gone they've been great and I've never been served lukewarm food there.

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Tomatillo's?!

Not just no, but heck no. I was "treated" to dinner there last night. The food was not only not good, but was served luke warm. The service was fine, but the food was awful.

There is a better "hole in the wall" Mexican restaurant down broadway closer to DT. I believe it is called Carmelita's.
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Old 03-22-2007, 10:57 PM
 
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mi tierra...no doubt about it
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Old 03-23-2007, 09:09 AM
 
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mi tierra...no doubt about it
Yuck. Add La Fonda to the yuck list also.
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Old 03-23-2007, 09:17 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Are you guys crazy? You should have just said go to Taco Cabana and order a Number 1. Want some real Mexican food? Downtown go to Mexican Manhattan located @ 110 Soledad Street San Antonio, TX 78205. North side I would recommend Guajillos located off Loop 410 at Blanco. Now those are some goooooooood choices.
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Old 03-23-2007, 10:37 PM
 
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What about the Blanco Cafe on(where else?) Blanco Rd? Are they still around? I remember they had some good Mexican comida.

I also remember going to eat Mexican Manhattan during lunchtime with my mom when I was little. The cheese in their enchiladas was very stringy, but they were cooked just right. Next time I'm in San Anto I need to have lunch there.
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Old 03-23-2007, 10:52 PM
 
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"Mexican" food anywhere in Texas is called Tex-Mex outside of the state. Even MiTierra and Manhattan are Tex-Mex. But nobody in San Antonio says Tex-Mex. They call it Mexican food.

Californians call their brand of Mexican food Baja Mex. But to anyone else it's California-style, or Cali-Mex. It doesn't resemble authentic dishes in Mexico (or Baja) because it's influence by Californian preferences.

The types of dishes that are made deep in Mexico are not made in the US unless it's a rare specialty restaurant. Every place has regional influence.

Just like Italian and Chinese restaurants in the US are probably not much like typical restaurants in Italy and China.
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