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2022-05-19 1:37:49 AM  
Grew up in So. Cal. with an Los Angelean Jewish mother who's best friend was Mexican. We went to Tijuana so regularly that the restaurant owners in the downstairs gallery on Revelucion Blvd. remembered Mom and greeted us by name. Best steak,frijoles/quesadillas/chile rellanos EVER! Moved north, hope that family still owns the place and is doing well!
 
2022-05-19 2:54:57 AM  

skybird659: Grew up in So. Cal. with an Los Angelean Jewish mother who's best friend was Mexican. We went to Tijuana so regularly that the restaurant owners in the downstairs gallery on Revelucion Blvd. remembered Mom and greeted us by name. Best steak,frijoles/quesadillas/chile rellanos EVER! Moved north, hope that family still owns the place and is doing well!


The best tacos and chicken quesadillas I've ever had were in Rosarito.
 
2022-05-19 3:06:09 AM  

make me some tea: skybird659: Grew up in So. Cal. with an Los Angelean Jewish mother who's best friend was Mexican. We went to Tijuana so regularly that the restaurant owners in the downstairs gallery on Revelucion Blvd. remembered Mom and greeted us by name. Best steak,frijoles/quesadillas/chile rellanos EVER! Moved north, hope that family still owns the place and is doing well!

The best tacos and chicken quesadillas I've ever had were in Rosarito.


Yum! Been to that beach too!
 
2022-05-19 5:45:10 AM  
Eh, around Dallas I just look for someplace with plenty of Mexicans and few white people in the dining area. I'll be the only white guy in the place, or truck que, and the lady behind the counter is always happy to see this gringo place an order. I think it conveys "this big white guy actually likes us". Which I do. Mexicans are great.
 
2022-05-19 8:40:42 AM  

skybird659: Grew up in So. Cal. with an Los Angelean Jewish mother who's best friend was Mexican. We went to Tijuana so regularly that the restaurant owners in the downstairs gallery on Revelucion Blvd. remembered Mom and greeted us by name. Best steak,frijoles/quesadillas/chile rellanos EVER! Moved north, hope that family still owns the place and is doing well!


wait it's not "tiajuana"?

(I keed, grew up in  San Diego, best Mexican food in the country)
 
2022-05-19 10:47:40 AM  

wildcardjack: Eh, around Dallas I just look for someplace with plenty of Mexicans and few white people in the dining area. I'll be the only white guy in the place, or truck que, and the lady behind the counter is always happy to see this gringo place an order. I think it conveys "this big white guy actually likes us". Which I do. Mexicans are great.


This. Go where the Mexicans go.

Several of the places around here also have a gringo menu, and one that is understood (secret, I guess) by the Mexican community. On several occasions, I've had to point to something someone was eating to get the dish ordered, as it wasn't on the English menu.
 
2022-05-19 11:38:26 AM  
As a taco aficionado, I can assure you this is absolutely not the case.
100% hit or miss, and don't even bother reading online reviews because traditional Mexican blows. Find a place that loves their food HOT and go there.
 
2022-05-19 1:28:16 PM  

eviljimbo: skybird659: Grew up in So. Cal. with an Los Angelean Jewish mother who's best friend was Mexican. We went to Tijuana so regularly that the restaurant owners in the downstairs gallery on Revelucion Blvd. remembered Mom and greeted us by name. Best steak,frijoles/quesadillas/chile rellanos EVER! Moved north, hope that family still owns the place and is doing well!

wait it's not "tiajuana"?

(I keed, grew up in  San Diego, best Mexican food in the country)


Lol! It ain't your 'Aunt Jane's' Roast beef 'n' 'taters! Ans I agree!
 
2022-05-19 1:43:43 PM  

Cortez the Killer: wildcardjack: Eh, around Dallas I just look for someplace with plenty of Mexicans and few white people in the dining area. I'll be the only white guy in the place, or truck que, and the lady behind the counter is always happy to see this gringo place an order. I think it conveys "this big white guy actually likes us". Which I do. Mexicans are great.

This. Go where the Mexicans go.

Several of the places around here also have a gringo menu, and one that is understood (secret, I guess) by the Mexican community. On several occasions, I've had to point to something someone was eating to get the dish ordered, as it wasn't on the English menu.


Best Chinese food in NYC is made by Mexicans and the best Mexican food in NYC is made by the Chinese.

I don't make the rules, it's just true.

Also when I ordered Indian food, I always would ask to make it like they would if they were going to eat it, not if a white guy was ordering it.
 
2022-05-19 1:59:28 PM  
Orange county, ca here. If a place has a line of mexicans out the door, that's the one you want. Tacos los reyes in orange is where you want to be. Dont let it stop you from trying every hole in the wall you can, also catch the taco trucks at lunchtime at the various workplaces, ive found some really outstanding food on the trucks.
Los reyes has been my favorite for over 20 years now...
 
2022-05-19 2:15:21 PM  
The bit in TFA about the strip mall with O'Brians pub next to Tofu House next to Ramen etc etc is spot on.  I work just off Convoy, the lunch options here are truly epic.

But the parking absolutely sucks balls, so better carpool with coworkers.
 
2022-05-20 12:30:34 AM  
Chick in TFA reminds me of the orcabillies in Los Angeles.  I always thought Tex Mex shiat all over Cali Mex.  Throughout California, with a few exceptions, the Mexican food is under spiced and under salted and they're shy about the gravy and sauces.  Must be my preference for the different regional Mexican influence.

My favorite style is Yucatán, then DF.  In USA, to me, Texas has the best Mexican chow, if bastardized.
 
2022-05-20 1:21:47 AM  
Hmmm. I have often said about Chicagoland "burrito joints" -if it's in a strip mall, gas station, or food truck, and at lunch time on a weekday is FILLED with dudes all speaking Spanish and mostly ordering huge delicious looking tortas- THEN you have found a great "burrito joint"!

🤣

But per TFA? This chef is probably a natural born food tabber! 👍

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filthy hedonists, most of us! 😜
 
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