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(Houston Press)   "Why would anyone want to go to a Carlos Mencia restaurant? The recipes are just going to be stolen and not as good as the originals"   (houstonpress.com) divider line 72
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2012-08-16 04:39:22 PM
Guatemalan-German food passing as Tex-Mex?
 
2012-08-16 05:35:56 PM
I wonder if they serve fishticks?
 
2012-08-16 05:36:35 PM
That's pretty sad. Ninfa's always had good food, and I loved the little $.25 machine with a monkey that craps an egg with a prize in it (not at all locations).

Ohh well, if you want good Mexican food in Houston, go to Lopez. It's in the southwest part (59 & Beltway). Family owned, one location, and always great. Used to go there when it was a literal hole in the wall, now they've grown into a huge freestanding building.

Plus their habanero margaritas are insanely good.
 
2012-08-16 05:42:02 PM
ftfa: "We've found out consumer decisions are made by women," Moreno told Sandler. "When we track what makes a woman decide where to eat Mexican food, it has to do with margaritas. It has nothing to do with food."

scottydoesntknow: Plus their habanero margaritas are insanely good.


wife-like typing detected
 
2012-08-16 06:02:15 PM
That was BRUTAL!

God I love the Houston Press.
 
2012-08-16 06:23:36 PM
Too bad he was beaten to death by Kanye West's posse
 
2012-08-16 06:24:35 PM
I do not live in the area, but a long time ago I was pointed to the Houston-Press food blog for the good writing. Once again, they come through.
 
2012-08-16 06:25:37 PM
How do you steal a recipe?
 
2012-08-16 06:25:51 PM
How long until someone pops in to say Mencia is funny

I'll hazard that this person also likes Leno and bbt
 
2012-08-16 06:27:09 PM
There used to be a place in Factoria called Torrerro's. I may be using an incorrect number of 'r's in the name.

It was the worst Tex-Mex place I've ever been. But it was close to the office and it had a large dining area, so without fail it was used for company functions.

Now it's a Brazilian steakhouse.
 
2012-08-16 06:27:22 PM
Jay Leno and Carlos Mencia are comedy gods.
 
2012-08-16 06:28:22 PM
I was pleasantly surprised that the quote in the headline was actually in the article.
 
2012-08-16 06:30:23 PM
Mencia is in therapy because of the accusations? He blatantly ripped people off, his version of Cosby's joke about teaching your son to play football was only different in very minor details, and of course his delivery sucked. There's no way he could have not stolen that joke. Perhaps he's never been tried in a court of law, but using the word "accusations" is way too kind.
 
2012-08-16 06:30:41 PM
hijole. I bet his culo hurts after reading that... I know mine does...
 
2012-08-16 06:33:11 PM
Wow, that was brutal.
 
2012-08-16 06:35:51 PM
I lol. And want tacos.
 
2012-08-16 06:36:21 PM

BigJake: How long until someone pops in to say Mencia is funny

I'll hazard that this person also likes Leno and bbt


Hey, I like Carlos Mencia, but I hate Jay Leno and... bbt? Who the hell's that? Anyway, he's not as awesome as Dane Cook, the greatest comedian of our age, but Mencia's okay in my book.
 
2012-08-16 06:38:11 PM

BalugaJoe: How do you steal a recipe?


1. Go to some Third World God-forsaken Hell Hole.
2. Learn to speak a mixture of Spanish, native languages and broken Englsih.
3. Make your way North to the Mexico-US border.
4. Swim the Rio Grande.
5. Get a job in the restaurant kitchen as a dishwasher.
6. Memorize the recipe and have your fellow dishwashers tattoo it on your head, a little at a time.
7. Grow and comb your hair over the tattoo (a mohawk that starts on one side of your head and shifts slowly to the other side of your head, leaving behind thick curly hair is effective for concealing secret recipes, maps, plans for super weapons, etc.)
8. Quit your job as a dishwasher and offer the recipe on the web to the highest bidder.
9. Profit.
 
2012-08-16 06:38:53 PM
Subby, Dude! It's Mexican Food!

It's almost like real food, but with a funny accent.
 
2012-08-16 06:44:26 PM
Maybe he can hire Dane Cook to cook.
 
2012-08-16 06:45:24 PM
"This place is taking over a bunch of Ninfa's restaurants"

Fark you, Carlos Mencia.

/grew up on Ninfa's, when it was really Ninfa's.
 
2012-08-16 06:46:37 PM

One of my favorite places for Mexican in Houston:


www.29-95.com
 
2012-08-16 06:47:23 PM
I don't understand why celebrities continue to invest in restaurants. They are a risky venture to begin with, and few celebrities have done anything in their life that makes me think: You know what, I'm hungry. I wonder what Hulk Hogan eats".
 
2012-08-16 06:48:23 PM

malaktaus: he's not as awesome as Dane Cook, the greatest comedian of our age


1.5/10
 
2012-08-16 06:51:33 PM
Aieee! That review was the equivalent of a painful fisting. Could it really be THAT bad, or did he go in with an agenda? In any case...wow...great review! So much for the ol' soft-shoe we get in the paper here in Florida - where they don't want to offend a future advertiser.
 
2012-08-16 06:53:17 PM
The best worst review I've ever read.
 
2012-08-16 06:57:36 PM

maniacbastard: One of my favorite places for Mexican in Houston:

[www.29-95.com image 400x314]



You know it's good when the place has bars on the windows. That means it's in the hood and mostly locals go there. I'm guessing gringos stay away after dark though. There are many places like that in SoCal and mostly they rock.
 
2012-08-16 06:59:04 PM

Ed Willy: You know what, I'm hungry. I wonder what Hulk Hogan eats".


Get to the naan-naaaan-nom-nommm-nom-nom-nomm!!!

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
Biv
2012-08-16 07:01:55 PM

AverageAmericanGuy: There used to be a place in Factoria called Torrerro's. I may be using an incorrect number of 'r's in the name.

It was the worst Tex-Mex place I've ever been. But it was close to the office and it had a large dining area, so without fail it was used for company functions.

Now it's a Brazilian steakhouse.


Just go to Tapatios in Newcastle instead :)
 
2012-08-16 07:10:31 PM

MrEricSir: Maybe he can hire Dane Cook to cook.


I liked Waiting. :-/
 
2012-08-16 07:14:28 PM
~CSB 1

I once went to a Mexican comedy show at Irvine Meadows with the sole intent of heckling Mencia and getting kicked out. Had to sit through Fluffy and Cheech and Chong (the are gawd awful these days) to get to Carlos' act but I made it.

After his first joke I stood up and made eye contact with him and yelled, "That was great Carlos, who'd you steal that one from?" I must have been sitting in relatives section because some old bag with boobs like half filled water balloons stood up and started berating me. I met security at the aisle and walked out happily.

/CSB 0
 
2012-08-16 07:15:07 PM

brantgoose: Guatemalan-German food passing as Tex-Mex?


+

MrEricSir: Maybe he can hire Dane Cook to cook.


= Carlos Mencia "Guatemalan-German food passing as Tex-Mex? Maybe he can hire a Danish cook too. Eh? These are the jokes, folks!"
 
Biv
2012-08-16 07:17:39 PM
That was delightfully brutal
 
2012-08-16 07:18:47 PM
Didn't steal anything you say? waylandstudentpress.com
 
2012-08-16 07:19:26 PM
Picking on Latinos is racist.

/except for the ones being beaten senseless by Trayvon Martin. please keep picking on those.
 
2012-08-16 07:19:56 PM
If you're in Texas, going to any chain tex-mex place is akin to going to a Red Lobster when you're at the beach. There is great mexican food every ten feet.
 
2012-08-16 07:32:40 PM

Psycoholic_Slag: maniacbastard: One of my favorite places for Mexican in Houston:

[www.29-95.com image 400x314]


You know it's good when the place has bars on the windows. That means it's in the hood and mostly locals go there. I'm guessing gringos stay away after dark though. There are many places like that in SoCal and mostly they rock.


Yup. And every sign in the neighborhood should be in Spanish. The only problems being...

a) the guy taking your order doesn't understand you and after 10 frustrating minutes you just point at some random thing and give money

b) if you're driving near Irvington and Fulton in a car worth more than $1000, there's an 80% chance you're getting pulled over cause HPD thinks you're out there trying to score.

I've lived here too long not to know Spanish. Rosetta Stone, here I come!!
 
2012-08-16 07:32:57 PM

CruJones: If you're in Texas, going to any chain tex-mex place is akin to going to a Red Lobster when you're at the beach. There is great mexican food every ten feet.


There's a solid difference between Tex-Mex and Mexican food. Both have a place in the world. Sometimes you just really want lots of greasy cheese.
 
2012-08-16 07:34:38 PM

Dancin_In_Anson: That was BRUTAL!

God I love the Houston Press.


They have some of the best investigative journalism in the country.

As an aside, we went to the Maggie Ritas when they built one just up the street from us.

It was meh. But, I tried a bacon-laced white russian. Surprisingly good.
 
2012-08-16 07:37:42 PM

alwaysjaded: Psycoholic_Slag: maniacbastard: One of my favorite places for Mexican in Houston:

[www.29-95.com image 400x314]


You know it's good when the place has bars on the windows. That means it's in the hood and mostly locals go there. I'm guessing gringos stay away after dark though. There are many places like that in SoCal and mostly they rock.

Yup. And every sign in the neighborhood should be in Spanish. The only problems being...

a) the guy taking your order doesn't understand you and after 10 frustrating minutes you just point at some random thing and give money

b) if you're driving near Irvington and Fulton in a car worth more than $1000, there's an 80% chance you're getting pulled over cause HPD thinks you're out there trying to score.

I've lived here too long not to know Spanish. Rosetta Stone, here I come!!


It's delicious, but try explaining to that waiter what exactly it is that your vegan girlfriend can't eat. That's hard enough for some folks to grasp when everyone's fluent in the same language.

We don't go out to eat much...
 
2012-08-16 07:41:34 PM

I May Be Crazy But...: alwaysjaded: Psycoholic_Slag: maniacbastard: One of my favorite places for Mexican in Houston:

[www.29-95.com image 400x314]


You know it's good when the place has bars on the windows. That means it's in the hood and mostly locals go there. I'm guessing gringos stay away after dark though. There are many places like that in SoCal and mostly they rock.

Yup. And every sign in the neighborhood should be in Spanish. The only problems being...

a) the guy taking your order doesn't understand you and after 10 frustrating minutes you just point at some random thing and give money

b) if you're driving near Irvington and Fulton in a car worth more than $1000, there's an 80% chance you're getting pulled over cause HPD thinks you're out there trying to score.

I've lived here too long not to know Spanish. Rosetta Stone, here I come!!

It's delicious, but try explaining to that waiter what exactly it is that your vegan girlfriend can't eat. That's hard enough for some folks to grasp when everyone's fluent in the same language.

We don't go out to eat much...


You need to do a trade-in for a better girlfriend.
 
2012-08-16 07:44:30 PM

I May Be Crazy But...:
There's a solid difference between Tex-Mex and Mexican food. Both have a place in the world. Sometimes you just really want lots of greasy cheese.


My omelettes aren't Tex-Mex!!
 
2012-08-16 07:44:36 PM

I May Be Crazy But...: CruJones: If you're in Texas, going to any chain tex-mex place is akin to going to a Red Lobster when you're at the beach. There is great mexican food every ten feet.

There's a solid difference between Tex-Mex and Mexican food. Both have a place in the world. Sometimes you just really want lots of greasy cheese.


That's every twelve feet
 
2012-08-16 07:45:51 PM

umad: You need to do a trade-in for a better girlfriend.


Why? It's a lot cheaper to eat at home and she's a good cook. Dating the woman you love is worth the couple days a year when you think "I wish we could go out for ________ ."
 
2012-08-16 07:47:10 PM
Pappasitto's is a chain in Houston and is delicious.

Not authentic as Tacos Bell, but good
 
2012-08-16 07:52:24 PM

I May Be Crazy But...: umad: You need to do a trade-in for a better girlfriend.

Why? It's a lot cheaper to eat at home and she's a good cook. Dating the woman you love is worth the couple days a year when you think "I wish we could go out for ________ ."


STFU NOT ALL OF US HAVE WOMEN THAT LOVE US
 
2012-08-16 07:55:40 PM

I May Be Crazy But...: alwaysjaded: Psycoholic_Slag: maniacbastard: One of my favorite places for Mexican in Houston:

[www.29-95.com image 400x314]


You know it's good when the place has bars on the windows. That means it's in the hood and mostly locals go there. I'm guessing gringos stay away after dark though. There are many places like that in SoCal and mostly they rock.

Yup. And every sign in the neighborhood should be in Spanish. The only problems being...

a) the guy taking your order doesn't understand you and after 10 frustrating minutes you just point at some random thing and give money

b) if you're driving near Irvington and Fulton in a car worth more than $1000, there's an 80% chance you're getting pulled over cause HPD thinks you're out there trying to score.

I've lived here too long not to know Spanish. Rosetta Stone, here I come!!

It's delicious, but try explaining to that waiter what exactly it is that your vegan girlfriend can't eat. That's hard enough for some folks to grasp when everyone's fluent in the same language.

We don't go out to eat much...


Engineer recommends Bacon Enema!
 
2012-08-16 07:56:18 PM
He opened up his own version of Chevy's and Carlos O'Kelley's.
 
2012-08-16 08:06:06 PM
Reading that Ned Holness is buying out Ninfa's gave me a sad.

Reading that being called out by Joe Rogan and others for stealing jokes put him in therapy gave me a happy.
 
2012-08-16 08:09:09 PM
If you're heading out towards Katy, you should swing by El Jarrito's. The owner used to be the head chef for Lupe Tortilla, but left to start his own place, and it's grown from a hole in the wall to a pretty nice restaurant. I've had them cater on several occasions, and the food's always excellent. I'd honestly go there just for the charro bean dip.
 
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