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Dependable Mexican eats (I think) in Tucson

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Dependable Mexican eats (I think) in Tucson

Canon John C. Fowler | Aug 22, 2000 04:42 PM

Dear Lovers of Mexican Food: In consultation with a knowledgable Tucson friend (and Chowhound), I give you this brief list of eateries in Tucson to which I would go myself:(1) Cafe Poca Cosa, owned and operated by a Mrs. Davila(a good name for Tucson). I do not know where it is.(2) Pico de Gallo, a take-out operation on South Sixth Avenue (the street on which I ate my first Mexican food nearly 75 years ago in a fabulous place long gone). There are a few tables, I am told.(3) El Minuto, in what's left of the City Center, still going after about 50 years of operation, with Sonoran tendencies. I have not eaten there for many years but I have good reports.(4) The Anita Market on Anita Street on the west side, I think.(5) Finally, the much-mentioned Mi Nidito. It is on South Fourth Avenue, an area that bodes well.DO NOT EAT AT any of the Casas Molinas, touristy without authentic flavors; NOR El Charro, downtown, once the Queen of Sonoran Foods, until the old owners and older cooks died and left it in younger hands who would rather sell you gifts than good food.WARNING: I can make no guarantees about these places, though I have friends that are habitues of some of them. Good luck. CANON FOWLER

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