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Old 03-23-2007, 11:46 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I haven't been here long but I like Los Barrios on Blanco Road.
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Old 03-24-2007, 02:54 PM
 
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I haven't been here long but I like Los Barrios on Blanco Road.
Tommi.....I haven't been there, but it keeps coming up in conversations so it must be good. It's on my list.

I know I posted this somewhere, but I had a long converstation with out very educated waiter at Paloma Blanca not long ago. He was from Monterrey and said the chef there was also from Monterrey and had three restaraunts....in addition to Paloma Blanca, one in Monterrey and one in Vegas.

He said that they don't have "chile con carne" as named such, but do a similar brown gravy sauce with meat in it. Ground beef is hardly used on the Mexican side of the border. He also said "sopapillas" were brought to Texas with Hemisfair. Authentic Mexican sweets are Tres Leches cake, flan and baked cakes and cookie type breads like Mi Terra has. Benuelos are also authentic Mexican desserts.

As far as fast food.....Las Palapas is probably as close to more "authentic" ....but still Tex Mex. All the other chains are morphed fast foods with Mexican flavors.

Even Papasitas is very Tex Mex. If you go to Pappadeaux's you will find a very similar menu, only with Cajun spices instead of Mexican.

Mexican flavor is all about the spices.....but the menu and style varies according to location.

I judge a good Mexican restaruant by the cheese they use. I usually try cheese enchiladas first. If it's "cheese food" or anything resembling "velveeta" I won't go back! But that doesn't mean it's not authentic, that's just my preference.

It's sort of like "Southern" cooking. A lot of the ingredients, and even the names overlap, but that where the similarities stop. Ask two people in the south about barbeque or fried chicken.....there are a million "real" Southern recipes!

Taste it all and decide what you like! That's what I do!!!
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Old 03-25-2007, 02:49 AM
 
Location: In God
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Best Mexican food in San Antonio?? Go downtown...or you could just go to Taco Bell.
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Old 03-25-2007, 12:32 PM
 
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Hello,

Los Barrios is great.

Who cares what you call it, it is good food, consistently great service.


crazedchef
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Old 03-25-2007, 01:09 PM
 
Location: In Christ
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I love Salsalito's! Yum!
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Old 03-25-2007, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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Has anyone eaten at Girasol ? I heard it is the new resturant of the orginal owner of La Fogata before being bought out.
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Old 03-27-2007, 01:05 PM
 
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or you could just go to Taco Bell.
I think NOT

-Steve
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Old 03-27-2007, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Helotes. TX
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Default Mexican food in SA?

Nope.
Sorry, still looking.
All I can find is Tex-Mex.



(the caveat being hurray for good fajitas!)

B.
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Old 03-28-2007, 08:56 AM
 
Location: In God
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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.
I thought that Tex-Mex and Mexican food were two different things.
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Old 03-28-2007, 08:59 AM
 
Location: In God
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I think NOT

-Steve
Um, I think so, sir. Don't even act like people don't eat at Taco Bell more than anywhere else in the city. And you're not going to go anywhere else in America and find a Taco Bell like in San Antonio. It might be fast food, but it's good food.
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