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Old 02-09-2013, 12:57 AM
 
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Authentic implies authentic Mexican. Tex Mex is a hybrid of gringo and Mexican and not usually associated with the term "authentic".
Correct, I agree that traditional Mexican food is different, but I still think Tex-Mex cuisine can be "authentic" or "non-authentic".
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Old 02-09-2013, 01:00 AM
 
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Correct, I agree that traditional Mexican food is different, but I still think Tex-Mex cuisine can be "authentic" or "non-authentic".
I don't follow? What is authentic tex mex vs. non?
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Old 02-09-2013, 01:02 AM
 
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I don't follow? What is authentic tex mex vs. non?
Fajitas or a chimichanga at taco bueno vs what I get at Mia's. A place that has salsa that tastes like ketchup.
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Old 02-09-2013, 01:06 AM
 
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Of course.
The OP (who has disappeared!) is asking for authentic and I'm not sure if he means authentic Mexican or Tex-Mex. He's from Chicago, so you can never tell. For what it's worth, I've never heard the term "Hispanic food".
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Old 02-09-2013, 01:08 AM
 
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I don't follow? What is authentic tex mex vs. non?
On the Border! Blech. Went to one a couple of years back and can't believe how bad it is now.
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Old 02-09-2013, 01:15 AM
 
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The OP (who has disappeared!) is asking for authentic and I'm not sure if he means authentic Mexican or Tex-Mex. He's from Chicago, so you can never tell. For what it's worth, I've never heard the term "Hispanic food".
I agree. I've actually heard from a few Chicago transplants that Chicago has better traditional Mexican food than Dallas, but they prefer the Tex-Mex here over the the traditional Mexican food there. I'm not sure what "Hispanic" food is either.
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Old 02-09-2013, 02:20 PM
 
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stop it, just stop it.
Please, just please.
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Old 02-09-2013, 02:25 PM
 
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It's not "authentic"? Tex-Mex is authentic, but it's a different cuisine from Mexican food. I don't understand what your trying to say. Tex-Mex is just Mexican food, that uses higher quality meats, like Beef steak instead of beef skirt and white meat chicken breast instead of dark meat. Tex-Mex spices tend to be the same, and you see more cheese in Tex-Mex.

OP,
I second Mia's in Oak Lawn for Tex-Mex, and I highly recommend the brisket tacos. La Calle Doce in Oak Cliff for Tex-Mex seafood, my favorite dish is the Gulf Red Snapper, and I love their green salsa. If your down in the Arts District(Downtown), Jorge's has good seafood, and a good brunch. I like the ceviche at Jorge's.

For Hispanic non-mexican/Tex-Mex:

Zaguan bakery, La Duni, and Gloria's are all good and all 3 are located in Oak Lawn.

My favorite chain is, Uncle Julios. I like their swirl margarita, steak fajitas, tortillas, and the thin chips and salsa are very addicting.
Tex-Mex is not Mexican food. It's a regional take off of Northern Mexican dishes that have devolved after many years. And N. Texas' take on Tex-Mex is different than that. And Tex Mex uses spices/rubs and in N. Texas processed cheeses as well as pure heat to attempt to disguise the blandness of ingredients. And "quality meats" is not the only difference.
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Old 02-09-2013, 02:27 PM
 
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Authentic implies authentic Mexican. Tex Mex is a hybrid of gringo and Mexican and not usually associated with the term "authentic".
You can have "authentic" Tex-Mex, but N. Texas' version is a take off of that. A more true version will be found in the San Antonio area of Tex-Mex, but that's about as N. as it gets. After that it becomes more watered down and diluted to a more commercial version.
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Old 02-09-2013, 02:30 PM
 
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I don't follow? What is authentic tex mex vs. non?

If you've got a main dish were 50-55% of the contents are cheese, jalapenos, and a meat that has a rub, marinade or sauce on it...it's not "authentic" tex-mex. Or anything that comes out of a can.
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