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2013-04-04 11:32:09 AM
Mexican food: good.
Tex-Mex: Stop screwing up the Mexican food.
 
2013-04-04 11:32:51 AM

blatz514: This is my favorite place being stuck in Wisconsin.


Let's try this again.

http://www.textubbstacos.com/
 
2013-04-04 11:34:02 AM

I_Am_Weasel: Who else had to look up what "dee-de-deee" meant?


*raises hand*  i had know idea what she was implying by it.
 
2013-04-04 11:35:45 AM

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: Mexican food: good.
Tex-Mex: Stop screwing up the Mexican food.


Much like Italian food, what defines "Mexican food" varies greatly where you are in Mexico.
 
2013-04-04 11:40:09 AM
"We've found out consumer decisions are made by women," Santiago told Eater Houston. "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."

Well, to be fair, every time I've gone to a Mexican/TexMex place with other women it was margaritas all around before the menus were even cracked open.
 
2013-04-04 11:46:21 AM
I am old enough to have seen the Love Boat episode that this line is from.

String Bean Steubing.
 
2013-04-04 11:47:45 AM
What the hell man!

No EStoy Usando El Internet GIF


Savages!
 
2013-04-04 11:48:11 AM
grew up in Houston. Favorite Tex Mex places in no particular order: Taqueria Arandas, Rucci's Taqueria, Taqueria Cancun and El Gallo.
 
2013-04-04 11:50:57 AM
I teach my children to be patriotic and that includes not giving business to Mexico or any other country. Buy made in the US, eat american food and vacation here in the US. Why eat in mexican restaurants? No wonder china is taking over...
 
2013-04-04 11:51:27 AM
And yet it's okay for that fat slob to imply that EVERY PERSON at the restaurant is retarded.  Oh okay then.

/don't dish what you can't take, you fat slob
 
2013-04-04 11:53:21 AM

Donnchadha: [tvmedia.ign.com image 160x160]

Ho! Ho! Is funny because is Family Guy reference!


Ho! Ho! Is funny cause a restaurant owned by Carlos Mencia stole a Family Guy joke.

/Also, spell check wanted to correct Mencia to Mensa, which is pretty damn funny as well.
 
2013-04-04 11:56:11 AM
La Mexicana on Montrose

Spanish Flowers on Main

jaysus, there are about a milion delicious mexican food restaraunts in Houston....why Maggie Ritas?
 
2013-04-04 11:56:46 AM

KatjaMouse: "We've found out consumer decisions are made by women," Santiago told Eater Houston. "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."

Well, to be fair, every time I've gone to a Mexican/TexMex place with other women it was margaritas all around before the menus were even cracked open.


That's because biatches don't know good liquor.

/I jest...about the biatches part.
 
2013-04-04 11:57:11 AM

fireclown: thismomentinblackhistory: specifically Menudo

[api.ning.com image 376x303]????

/I keed.  Although I'm not sure I can find my way to eating stomach.


That's the Boy Band? I thought it was a poster add for NAMBLA
 
2013-04-04 11:57:37 AM

Nabb1: Japan doesn't export Kobe beef out of Japan


Out of Japan? I can't even get Kobe beef in Tokyo. It's in the same price range as those pills to give you golden shiat.
 
2013-04-04 11:58:01 AM

pkellmey: Louisiana_Sitar_Club: Mexican food: good.
Tex-Mex: Stop screwing up the Mexican food.

Much like Italian food, what defines "Mexican food" varies greatly where you are in Mexico.


God damn do I want to eat my way through Oaxaca. Mmm.
 
2013-04-04 12:00:46 PM

Pocket Ninja: When I was a kid, there used to be this old, blind, crippled Mexican woman who operated a one-wheeled cart in a back alley strewn with hypodermic needles and used condoms. She would cook Mexican food on a hot plate -- we would stand there for about an hour waiting for it to get warm enough to eat, and then she would give it to us in a torn paper bag and sob gratefully into her arthritis-twisted hands when we tossed her a few dimes as payment. I don't what there was about it, but that was the best, most authentic Mexican food I've ever had. It's a shame you never had the chance to try it (and you probably never will, Carmelita -- that was her name, Carmelita -- died a few years ago from exposure, at least that's what I heard), but that's why I'll never be able to eat Mexican food out of a chain restaurant. It's depressing, actually, that so many people have no idea what they're missing.


On the outskirts of town? Alvarado street? By the Pioneer chicken stand?
 
2013-04-04 12:01:16 PM
Also - Lupe Tortilla's and Pappasito's(yes, overpriced but delicious) get passes.

Oh, I forgot - El Tiempo in Houston - filet mignon fajitas and lump crab meat nachos FTW
 
2013-04-04 12:01:46 PM

doglover: Non-chain tex mex food requires being in the area in and around the Texican and Mexican border.


I used to work in the south bay and there was a fantastic little hole-in-the-wall place right next to the 405 that was cheap and oh-so-good.  At least half the clientele were Mexicans.

Now I work in Irvine. :/
 
2013-04-04 12:03:05 PM

bunner: On the Mexican food thing, if you are in CLE, look into Luchita's and Mi Pueblo Taqueria.


...but try not to be in CLE
 
2013-04-04 12:05:01 PM

scottydoesntknow: UberDave: The only chain that gets a pass is Lube Tortilla's...

I'm assuming you mean Lupe Tortillas...unless their tortillas just slide down your throat.

But Lupe is pretty damn good. My favorite Tex-Mex place in Houston is Lopez Mexican Restaurant. It actually started as a little hole in the wall place about 40 years ago. Started making bank (my dad estimated they were pulling in $5 million a year, and they could only seat about 50 people at a time in the old restaurant). There would literally be a line an hour long wrapping around the shopping center.

They finally opened a free-standing location that's huge. Nothing changed about the food which is great, and they refuse to expand, since everyone still comes to them anyway.


I grew up walking distance from there (meadows place).  Lopez is great mexican food.  I am taking my son to see his grandparents tomorrow and maybe we'll go if the line's not too long.
 
2013-04-04 12:08:18 PM

loki see loki do: Pocket Ninja: When I was a kid, there used to be this old, blind, crippled Mexican woman who operated a one-wheeled cart in a back alley strewn with hypodermic needles and used condoms. She would cook Mexican food on a hot plate -- we would stand there for about an hour waiting for it to get warm enough to eat, and then she would give it to us in a torn paper bag and sob gratefully into her arthritis-twisted hands when we tossed her a few dimes as payment. I don't what there was about it, but that was the best, most authentic Mexican food I've ever had. It's a shame you never had the chance to try it (and you probably never will, Carmelita -- that was her name, Carmelita -- died a few years ago from exposure, at least that's what I heard), but that's why I'll never be able to eat Mexican food out of a chain restaurant. It's depressing, actually, that so many people have no idea what they're missing.

On the outskirts of town? Alvarado street? By the Pioneer chicken stand?


Warren Zevon frowns at your shenanigans.
 
hej
2013-04-04 12:15:02 PM
Where's that spiraling animated negative of the fat Mexican guy laughing & wearing a giant sombrero?

/And what the hell is the name of that meme?
 
2013-04-04 12:15:50 PM
I enjoy a Mexican restaurant in California called El Toreo.  If you're ever in the Antelope Valley (though I couldn't figure out why you would be), you should check it out.  Probably my favorite Mexican joint.
 
2013-04-04 12:17:27 PM

I_Am_Weasel: Who else had to look up what "dee-de-deee" meant?


Me.

Witty response to the tubby girl. F*ck these FB posters.
 
2013-04-04 12:18:56 PM
General Burkhalter is just a nasty old tub of lard.
 
2013-04-04 12:21:48 PM

AbbeySomeone: I_Am_Weasel: Who else had to look up what "dee-de-deee" meant?

Me.

Witty response to the tubby girl. F*ck these FB posters.



Me too.

Also agree that if you post a sh*tty message on Facebook that you definitely shouldn't expect them to respond kindly.  What are you, an ignoramus?

Heh.
 
2013-04-04 12:23:13 PM

pkellmey: Louisiana_Sitar_Club: Mexican food: good.
Tex-Mex: Stop screwing up the Mexican food.

Much like Italian food, what defines "Mexican food" varies greatly where you are in Mexico.


And Chinese, and Indian...

It's always a treat to try and find the restaurants that are serving something more than "standard *country name* fare" which is made up of the same dishes everywhere you go and often ignores many regions. I know people who are huge Indian food fans who have only had the typical North Indian dishes you see on buffets and would need to travel hours to try a dosa.

Don't get me wrong, I love Pad Thai and Drunken Noodles and could eat both weekly, but the Thai place near my parents that does a weekend lunch of whatever dishes the chef feels like making, from his mother's recipes to his own stuff blending Thai with his classical culinary education, is much more interesting.
 
2013-04-04 12:25:26 PM

hej: Where's that spiraling animated negative of the fat Mexican guy laughing & wearing a giant sombrero?


puntonodal.files.wordpress.com

/It's called "Haha, I'm using the Internet."
 
2013-04-04 12:35:13 PM
What I love the most about California, beside the whole "hour away from snow skiing, then go home, change and hour the other direction to the beach" thing is the fact we have kickass authentic all kinds of food here. We also are not afraid to blend our cuisines. It's not unusual to find asian/mexican fusion cuisine here at all, and I'm even making my own little asian/mexican fusion cuisine later, cuz I can. When you are used to finding taco trucks serving up tacos that look like the tacos you'd find at a Mexican taqueria, but incorporate things like bulgogi in them - why would you live anywhere else? You'd be really, really sad, especially if you're a chubette like me. I hope you farkers who had to leave our great state have found other things to make up for the lack of things like fresh jackfruit at the farmer's market and a year round growing season, because I haz a sad for you.
:'-(

The My Little Pony Killer: And yet it's okay for that fat slob to imply that EVERY PERSON at the restaurant is retarded.  Oh okay then.

/don't dish what you can't take, you fat slob


I found it even more disturbing she's "happy" so many people are going to be out of work just because one person offended her. What a petty little biatch.
 
2013-04-04 12:43:16 PM

Nabb1: doglover: Pocket Ninja: so many people have no idea what they're missing.

Non-chain tex mex food requires being in the area in and around the Texican and Mexican border.

It's much easier to just eat some inauthentic Vagetas and wash it down with some Two X beer than to board a plane for the real thing.

Kind of like how Americans find it easier to eat American beef from a cow born and raised the American way that just happens to have ancestors that were cattle in Kobe and just pay 30% more for the "wagyuu" stamp because it's cheaper than going to Kobe.

As soon as you can email food, my man, we'll fix the whole damn planet up with the good eats.

Pre-Katrina, New Orleans had virtually no good Mexican food places, but afterwards, when we had a huge influx of HIspanic labor, taco trucks began springing up all over the place.  Some of those guys stuck around and opened restaurants.  There are some really, really good authentic Mexican restaurants here now, many of them holes-in-the-wall where you can walk in and hear 90% of the people inside speaking Spanish - both employees and customers.  It's probably not the same as being in a border town, of course, but there is some really good Mexican fare in this town now.

Also, American Wagyu beef is a freaking rip off.  Japan doesn't export Kobe beef out of Japan and only 3000 head of cattle per year get certified as "Kobe."  What sets Kobe beef apart is not only the breed, but the diet and methods by which the cattle are raised.  If you want to enjoy a top-notch American steak, find a butcher that deals in grass-fed beef.  It's not always as tender as grain-fed, water-logged mass produced beef, but the flavor is light years better.


Whether or not the food at this particular restaurant is good, I still got a laugh out of the obnoxious reply to the obnoxious woman. Funny shiat is funny shiat, even when it's coming from an asshole.

Lots of grass fed beef here on the north coast. Since it's raised locally, it's very reasonably priced too. Tri-tip slow-cooked with mesquite... Oh my...
 
2013-04-04 12:45:17 PM

I_Am_Weasel: Who else had to look up what "dee-de-deee" meant?


I'm assuming "dee de deee" is referring to Carlos Mencia's catch phrase. He would say it to point out something immensely stupid or obvious.

I think it might be the only thing he didn't steal from others, but the jury is still out on that.

If you can tolerate Mencia, here's a video that provides an explanation.
 
2013-04-04 12:46:29 PM

Cold_Sassy:   What are you, an ignoramus?


By the look of her, she's more likely to be in the hippopotamus family.
 
2013-04-04 12:56:14 PM
I've had "authentic" mexican food before.  It was freaking awesome and that place shut down.  It didn't even have a name, just said "La Taqaria" in the window.

That being said, I don't really care if I'm eating authentic mexican food.  Taco Spot in charleston, SC is no where close to authentic.  It is, however, the single most delicious guacamole I've ever had and dang tasty tacos.

/Guacamole wasn't as good the last time.  Almost edited that bit out.
 
2013-04-04 01:01:31 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: And yet it's okay for that fat slob to imply that EVERY PERSON at the restaurant is retarded.  Oh okay then.

/don't dish what you can't take, you fat slob


Hey man, give him a break.  This is all he's got.  His dick don't work, you know.
 
2013-04-04 01:06:22 PM

Langdon Alger: grew up in Houston. Favorite Tex Mex places in no particular order: Taqueria Arandas, Rucci's Taqueria, Taqueria Cancun and El Gallo.


So then you grew up on North Gessner ?
 
2013-04-04 01:10:01 PM

Dancin_In_Anson: When in Ft. Worth....

Sadly the velvet Jesus has been removed.


When I'm up in Ft. Worth visiting friends and family, there are only two Mexican restaurants I really want visit: El Azteca (which is out in the country near Joshua) and Esmerelda's (formerly Joe T. Garcia's), though I didn't get to go there last time. It might not be there anymore as it has been several years. Al Azteca is still the best Mexican breakfast I've ever had. Just fan-farking-tastic. The family that owns the restaurant has been cooking that food for 3 generations now, and their recipes are excellent. Plus, they have a Samurai Showdown arcade cabinet!!! How can you not want to go there right now and eat?!
 
2013-04-04 01:10:17 PM
They're not jolly?
 
2013-04-04 01:15:58 PM
"Newman was as shocked at the below-the-belt fat joke as she was at the fact that Maggie Rita's hadn't deleted the comment."

Is a "below-the-belt fat joke" a "gunt joke"?
 
2013-04-04 01:29:09 PM

jaybeezey: Langdon Alger: grew up in Houston. Favorite Tex Mex places in no particular order: Taqueria Arandas, Rucci's Taqueria, Taqueria Cancun and El Gallo.

So then you grew up on North Gessner ?


Grew up in NW Houston where El Gallo had its second location. Got Arandas through a radio endorsement and ate at the others when I worked in the Galleria area.
 
2013-04-04 01:34:49 PM
Please, the "I thought fat people were jolly" joke goes all the way back to an episode of "The Munsters".

I_Am_Weasel: Who else had to look up what "dee-de-deee" meant?


www.smashbros.com
 
2013-04-04 01:51:31 PM
scottydoesntknow:

But Lupe is pretty damn good. My favorite Tex-Mex place in Houston is Lopez Mexican Restaurant. It actually started as a little hole in the wall place about 40 years ago. Started making bank (my dad estimated they were pulling in $5 million a year, and they could only seat about 50 people at a time in the old restaurant). There would literally be a line an hour long wrapping around the shopping center.

They finally opened a free-standing location that's huge. Nothing changed about the food which is great, and they refuse to expand, since everyone still comes to them anyway.


I work less than a mile from Lopez. It's ok, but I never understood the hoopla about it. MAybe I've just never ordered the right thing. I prefer El Palinque.

If you want some authentic mexican, there's a taqueria/mexican market call Garcias, in Missouri City, that can't be beat. You can get 3 street tacos and a Mexican Coke (made with real cane sugar) or one of the different fresh squeezed juices they have on that particular day, all for around $6. It helps to speak spanish, but there's usually at least one worker there, who speaks english well enough that you can communicate. lol
 
2013-04-04 01:56:04 PM
Jumbo wasn't a customer there subby.  She just came by to revel in their misfortune.  She went out trolling and was SHOCKED when they hit back.  She'll just have to continue being fat somewhere else.
 
2013-04-04 01:56:20 PM
I'll try them once just because of the comment.
 
2013-04-04 02:04:13 PM

Nabb1: doglover: Pocket Ninja: so many people have no idea what they're missing.

Non-chain tex mex food requires being in the area in and around the Texican and Mexican border.

It's much easier to just eat some inauthentic Vagetas and wash it down with some Two X beer than to board a plane for the real thing.

Kind of like how Americans find it easier to eat American beef from a cow born and raised the American way that just happens to have ancestors that were cattle in Kobe and just pay 30% more for the "wagyuu" stamp because it's cheaper than going to Kobe.

As soon as you can email food, my man, we'll fix the whole damn planet up with the good eats.

Pre-Katrina, New Orleans had virtually no good Mexican food places, but afterwards, when we had a huge influx of HIspanic labor, taco trucks began springing up all over the place.  Some of those guys stuck around and opened restaurants.  There are some really, really good authentic Mexican restaurants here now, many of them holes-in-the-wall where you can walk in and hear 90% of the people inside speaking Spanish - both employees and customers.  It's probably not the same as being in a border town, of course, but there is some really good Mexican fare in this town now.

Also, American Wagyu beef is a freaking rip off.  Japan doesn't export Kobe beef out of Japan and only 3000 head of cattle per year get certified as "Kobe."  What sets Kobe beef apart is not only the breed, but the diet and methods by which the cattle are raised.  If you want to enjoy a top-notch American steak, find a butcher that deals in grass-fed beef.  It's not always as tender as grain-fed, water-logged mass produced beef, but the flavor is light years better.


Poncho's in Metairie used to be decent, but that's not really New Orleans.  I liked the little flags,
 
2013-04-04 02:30:23 PM

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: Mexican food: good.
Tex-Mex: Stop screwing up the Mexican food.


Amen.
 
2013-04-04 02:36:24 PM

doglover: scottydoesntknow: This is Carlos Mencia's shiatty chain restaurant.

Oh. I wonder who he stole the joke from, then.


Earliest reference I found was this, although google is your friend, apparently that joke has been recycled more times than can be counted:

The Munsters (1964)
Herman Munster: Marilyn, I ask you, am I too fat?
Marilyn Munster: Well...
Herman Munster: Never mind!
Grandpa: What are you yelling at Marilyn for, I mean don't you know that fat men are supposed to be jolly?
 
2013-04-04 02:44:00 PM

I_Am_Weasel: Who else had to look up what "dee-de-deee" meant?


When I found out she was quoting Carlos Mencia I suddenly found myself siding with the shiatty restaurant.
 
2013-04-04 02:47:40 PM

Gabrielmot: Earliest reference I found was this, although google is your friend, apparently that joke has been recycled more times than can be counted:


I distinctly remember it being used on The Love Boat.  They probably translated it from the original Latin.
 
2013-04-04 02:59:34 PM

thismomentinblackhistory: That said, Mexican soups are underrated, specifically Menudo.


fireclown: Although I'm not sure I can find my way to eating stomach.


Best hangover cure evar.

mooseyfate: When I'm up in Ft. Worth visiting friends and family, there are only two Mexican restaurants I really want visit: El Azteca


Haven't tried it but will do. If you haven't tried El Asadero, give them a whirl. Their small menudo will feed a small army. Righteous salsa too.
 
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