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Old 07-12-2009, 05:46 PM
 
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Yuck. Why would anyone ever create a restaurant called China Latina???!! I think I heard of that place.
I'm sorry but that's gross. Hispanic food and Chinese food in the same room is just unacceptable and don't mix. Period.
Actually, there was a fairly famous restaurant in San Antonio with just that concept - the Maverick Cafe. They had an "East Meets West" concept, where they would offer Mexican (Tex-Mex) dishes as well as Chinese dishes on the same menu (not fusion cuisine, but separate items) - so you could order up a plate of enchiladas with a side of chop suey if you so desired. By the time I moved to San Antonio in the eighties, it was already an institution - I don't know the details, but I believed it was operated by Maury Maverick Huey (long-time owner of Hung Fong Restaurant). It disappeared some years back, sometime between 1998 and 2008 when I was living in California.

However, on the other end of the reputation scale, I remember another restaurant that tried the Mexican/Chinese combo in the form of a buffet back in the nineties called...wait for it...Wok-a-Mole. Ehhhh.
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Old 07-12-2009, 05:49 PM
 
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I believe that House of Pizza does this sort of thing with Italian, Chinese, Mediterranean and American. Don't know how good it is though.


fourcuisines.com - Italian, Chinese, Mediterranean, & American (http://www.fourcuisines.com/menu.htm - broken link)

I'm pretty sure it's on Tezel near Timberpath.
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Old 07-12-2009, 05:53 PM
 
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China Latina is not a combination of Mexican/Chinese food. It's a regular Chinese restaurant.
Then why do they call it "China Latina"??? Was it a restaurant started by Latinos? Strange...
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Old 07-12-2009, 05:54 PM
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There was also a Chinese/Mexican mix place off Hot Wells....don't know if it's still there. It was the cheapest lunch you could get--and a huge plate of it. The fried rice magically became the Spanish rice if you ordered Mexican food. LOL
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Old 07-12-2009, 05:58 PM
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There was also a Chinese/Mexican mix place off Hot Wells....don't know if it's still there. It was the cheapest lunch you could get--and a huge plate of it. The fried rice magically became the Spanish rice if you ordered Mexican food. LOL
La Chinita! I remember that place!
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Old 07-12-2009, 05:58 PM
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I believe that House of Pizza does this sort of thing with Italian, Chinese, Mediterranean and American. Don't know how good it is though.


fourcuisines.com - Italian, Chinese, Mediterranean, & American (http://www.fourcuisines.com/menu.htm - broken link)

I'm pretty sure it's on Tezel near Timberpath.
Believe it or not, they are hit and miss. When I get something bad there, I swear I'll never go back and I don't.....till the next time. Then I'll get something pretty good--had a gyro there that was actually really good last time I gave them "another chance"....not brave enough to do chinese again, though....have had a couple of not-so-good experiences with that.

It's just too close to home, that's why I go. They have live music, too, which makes up for some of the heartburn.
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Old 07-12-2009, 05:59 PM
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I think Asia Kitchen on Culebra is good and their other place New Asia on Eckert and Bandera is good as well.
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Old 07-12-2009, 06:00 PM
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La Chinita! I remember that place!
Yes, thank you! I couldn't remember the name. Are they still there? They were always packed at lunchtime when I worked on the SS. I just hated to stand in line to pay at the end.....that took longer than ordering and eating (combined) some days!
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Old 07-12-2009, 06:08 PM
 
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Pacific Moon on 281 and Brook Hollow. Not only is it good, they have some really healthy dishes as well
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Old 07-12-2009, 06:28 PM
 
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Then why do they call it "China Latina"??? Was it a restaurant started by Latinos? Strange...
Honestly, I'm not exactly sure. Maybe because it's from San Antonio? It's owned by the same people as Tai Pei. Same exact menu even.
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