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Old 02-10-2013, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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So...you do know that Mexican food is regional...just like American food. Mexican food in various cities is greatly dependent on migration patterns from Mexico into the US. That's why Californians are often disappointed in our Mex or Tex-Mex offerings around here.

The absolute best Mexican I have had can't even be called Mexican because it was Yucateco. And *that* is something we don't have around here. But I'm not going to complain and force the issue that there is no good Mexican food....when there is...it's just more or less in style of Nuevo León, etc...
I wasn't disappointed. I expected it to be different and it is. The primary reason is that Mexicans in this area come from a different part of Mexico for the most part. They bring a different regional flair with them.

Still, LA is going to have the best offerings of authentic Mexican food because they have the largest and most diverse Mexican community in the US.
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:44 AM
 
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Authentic or not, some of the terminology used for Mexican food in TX is strange. It confused even the most Mexican of my friends. Yes, I have authentic Mexican friends. They couldn't wrap their heads around "fajita beef" rather than Carne Asada at taquerias. My friend's family is from Durango for reference, not baja. I think picadillo was another one. And why is it so hard to find a decent burrito?
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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And why is it so hard to find a decent burrito?
Burritos are more Tex-Mex in origin as opposed to Mexican. The burrito has its origin in the Rio Grande area straddling both sides of the border.
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Southlake
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If you like tacos, check out El Paisa.
We went to the one in Grapevine and they are very close to the real Mexican deal. Great stuff!!
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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(From an outsider's viewpoint, do understand...) Why all the parsing of words and elitism regarding Mexican or Tex-Mex fare? Either it tastes good or it doesn't. I for one do appreciate "authentic", but really LOVE food that just freakin' tastes good more! ;-)
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:39 PM
 
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And why is it so hard to find a decent burrito?
Because 'burritos' have become a way restaurants to serve a nickel worth of rice and beans for $8, and that's across the entire US even in the self-proclaimed burrito capital of the world, San Francisco.
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:49 PM
 
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Burritos are more Tex-Mex in origin as opposed to Mexican. The burrito has its origin in the Rio Grande area straddling both sides of the border.
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Because 'burritos' have become a way restaurants to serve a nickel worth of rice and beans for $8, and that's across the entire US even in the self-proclaimed burrito capital of the world, San Francisco.
I never found a decent burrito in Texas so how is it considered Tex Mex? I think I ordered a burrito at Mi Cocina once and it was a flour tortilla with some ground beef rolled over once.


CA has awesome burritos. That is just a fact. Freebirds was the only burrito place I found in TX, don't like it. I generally don't pay over $5 or $6 for a big ass burrito stuffed with carne asada, beans, rice, salsa, onions, guacamole.

"A burrito is just a sleeping bag for ground beef." - Mitch Hedberg.


I guess I don't care about authentic vs. tex mex. I prefer CA mexican food over both. It just so happens that I have authentic Mexican friends in CA so that is where I get my authentic Mexican food.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:08 PM
 
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I'm hopeful that a grilled fish taco craze will happen here. So readily available on the West coast, but you really have to seek them out in Texas.

The new Herrera's in Mockingbird station has opened - heading there for lunch tomorrow!
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:39 PM
 
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I just thought of a place for tacos. It's a gas station on Harry Hines near Northwest Highway. Totally sketchy neighborhood, great tacos.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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El Si Hay in Oak Cliff has good tacos.
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