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Suggestions for Mexican Food?
« on: July 24, 2018, 03:38:31 PM »
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  • Hi all,

    So I am going out to lunch with some friends who wanted to go to a Mexican restaurant.  I'm not big on Mexican type food, so I rarely eat it.  Could you give me ideas on what to order?  I'm not a fan of spicy/hot and messy and I try to steer clear of garlic/onion....if that helps.  It's also not on a Friday so I can go meat.

    Thanks!
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    Re: Suggestions for Mexican Food?
    « Reply #1 on: July 24, 2018, 03:42:01 PM »
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  • Just about anything at Taco Bell!   :D


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    Re: Suggestions for Mexican Food?
    « Reply #2 on: July 24, 2018, 04:15:44 PM »
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  • Whatever Vermont and all of its two Mexicans have that isn't spicy. 

    Typically, it's Tex-Mex food that's very spicy because it's more Americanized and influenced by people there. But food from deeper in Mexico is not that at all.
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    Re: Suggestions for Mexican Food?
    « Reply #3 on: July 24, 2018, 04:24:23 PM »
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  • Whatever Vermont and all of its two Mexicans have that isn't spicy.

    Typically, it's Tex-Mex food that's very spicy because it's more Americanized and influenced by people there. But food from deeper in Mexico is not that at all.
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    Re: Suggestions for Mexican Food?
    « Reply #4 on: July 24, 2018, 04:31:34 PM »
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  • There is a Mom and Pop Mexican restaurant in Santee, Ca. called Coteja's that is the best in all of San Diego (and that's saying a lot!) 

    Then there are a few really good Mexican restaurants in Laredo, TX - yummsy!

    The best I ever had was in Mazatlan, Mexico and a friend who was born and raised in Mexico was taking me to places I wouldn't be able to find on my one.  The best of them all!!!

    I hope 2Vermont is close to one of these locations...  ;D


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    Re: Suggestions for Mexican Food?
    « Reply #5 on: July 24, 2018, 07:11:14 PM »
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  • Try for something with chicken and cheese.  Stay away from the hot sauce and jalapeño peppers.  Most restaurants will adjust the food to your dietary needs.  
    The best Mexican food I ever ate was some kind of shrimp cooked by Bp. (then, Fr.) Zendejas when he was Prior in Ridgefield, Connecticut.  He cooked it and served it with rice.  It was spicy, but not so hot that you couldn't taste the flavor.  Delicious, authentically Mexican!

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    Re: Suggestions for Mexican Food?
    « Reply #6 on: July 24, 2018, 07:17:06 PM »
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  • I'm not big on Mexican type food, so I rarely eat it.  
    :o I didn't know that was possible!  :P
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    I'm eating a taco salad right now.  :ready-to-eat:
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    Re: Suggestions for Mexican Food?
    « Reply #7 on: July 24, 2018, 08:10:39 PM »
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  • :o I didn't know that was possible!  :P
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    I'm eating a taco salad right now.  :ready-to-eat:
    Tex-mex.
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    Re: Suggestions for Mexican Food?
    « Reply #8 on: July 24, 2018, 10:29:43 PM »
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  • I like the Poco Pollo.  It is a crisp burrito(?) stuffed with chicken some cream cheese, and cheese melted on top.  Served with rice, refried beans with cheese melted on top.

    Carne Asado is steak strips, ranch beans in a small bowl, which my husband loves, and rice, refried beans with cheese.

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    Re: Suggestions for Mexican Food?
    « Reply #9 on: July 24, 2018, 11:41:02 PM »
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  • How about roast chicken.

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    Re: Suggestions for Mexican Food?
    « Reply #10 on: July 24, 2018, 11:50:25 PM »
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  • How about roast chicken.
    Roast chicken is the best Mexican food. Tremendous.
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    Re: Suggestions for Mexican Food?
    « Reply #11 on: July 25, 2018, 12:01:49 AM »
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  • A Mexican friend told me that Burritos are not actually Mexican. She said they are an American invention  :confused:

    Anyway, everytime I go to a Mexican Restaurant (my favorite by far is Azteca Restaurant) I order Carnitas Burritos. Love them!

    I also like the Salsa & Chips and the Margaritas  :ready-to-eat:
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    Re: Suggestions for Mexican Food?
    « Reply #12 on: July 25, 2018, 02:39:27 AM »
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  • tacos, enchiladas, and for dessert, pastel de tres leches, maybe some chongos.

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    Re: Suggestions for Mexican Food?
    « Reply #13 on: July 25, 2018, 06:04:49 AM »
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    A lot depends on what area you're talking about. Are you in Texas or California?
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    If you can find an El Pollo Loco restaurant, you won't be disappointed. I think they're only in California so far.............
    Their marinade makes for the tastiest chicken anywhere IMHO. I think they use Spanish saffron, which is $200 an ounce.
    But for Fridays, they also have a number of shrimp offerings that are very good, too.
    And their salsa bar has some of the best Pico de Gallo you'll find. That might be a little spicy for you though.
    The avocado-green salsa (looks pale/white green) is not spicy at all, but very delicious.
    And don't forget to ask for some CREAMY CILANTRO at the register. You have to ASK for it.
    (Creamy cilantro salad dressing is very popular with people who don't like spicy or onion or garlic!)
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    If it's some other Mexican place you go to, if you like shrimp, I recommend getting the Shrimp Cocktail, which is not alcoholic.
    Some restaurants don't offer the "coktel camarones" like El Pollo Loco doesn't.
    And it might not be on the menu, but if you ask for it, they can do it anyway. (Not at EPL - must not have the ingredients)
    It's a tall, heavy glass (usually) filled with something like V-8 Juice, cooked shrimp, cilantro, and a few veggies, but it's amazing.
    It's usually served with saltine crackers, which are entirely optional. You might be able to get corn chips instead of the saltines.
    Otherwise, any fish (or shrimp) cooked "al mojo de ajo" (sautee'd in garlic butter) will be sure to please.
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    Just noticed you steer clear of garlic/onion.
    So the roast chicken is probably your best bet. I know onion-opposed people who really like the roast chicken.
    Also, pico de gallo salsa has diced onion in it.
    Actually, the guacamole salsa at EPL also has diced onion.
    You might like some of the salsas, but you'll have to ask for which ones are NOT SPICY. They have a few (very few!)
    The Mexican restaurants in the USA are very accustomed to having people ask for no spicy food. It's a challenge but they can do it.
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    Re: Suggestions for Mexican Food?
    « Reply #14 on: July 25, 2018, 06:52:59 AM »
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