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Mexican food

Tonight the Hubz took me out for a much-needed respite of Mexican food and margaritas. The great thing about living in Texas is that there is Mexican food anyplace you go, and most of it is fantastic - the smaller and more Mom-and-Pop, the better.

The place we go in our small town has frozen margaritas for $3.50 each - they're strong and tasty. One is enough to make you tipsy.

The entree we are both addicted to is a fajitas platter that combines a carne asada steak atop carmelized onions next to two Monterrey Jack enchiladas. The enchiladas are served in the sizzling platter and by the time you eat them the bottoms are crusted in baked cheese. It's...amazing.

I'm also addicted to chips and salsa.

I won't say that Mexican food is my absolute favorite; I think Asian food is ultimately my favorite (most notably, Thai), but I do crave Mexican food often. Blame my Texan upbringing, perhaps. I've eaten a lot of Mexican food in a lot of states, but the stuff we can find in Texas is always the best (and not necessarily because it's Tex-Mex - this restaurant is more traditional).

Do you like Mexican food? If so, what's your standby (mine is enchiladas)?



Oct. 28th, 2010 12:49 pm (UTC)
I lurrrvvvve Mexican food, especially crispy tacos of any kind, and flautas verdes, with Negra Modelo to wash it down. I can't do it very often at a restaurant (too much fat and salt), and my efforts at home are pretty limited to turkey tacos with lots of veggies and goat cheese and salsa verde. And Negra Modelo to wash it down.

We lived in Panama City years ago (FL) and frequented a bar called "D's" which was operated by this man (D) who was Mexican I think, shucked oysters all day long. He made the best cheese and onion enchilada you could ever imagine. Along with fresh flan and sopapilla to die for!

Our somewhat healthy alternative these days is Willy's, and i always get a taco charolita style, no beans, slaw, salsa verde, lime, etc. Yum!
Oct. 28th, 2010 04:53 pm (UTC)
You reminded me that my Grandad made cheese and onion enchiladas too. That's one of my clearest memories of him. :)