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El Paso, ABQ recs for Mexican as it's known in those areas

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El Paso, ABQ recs for Mexican as it's known in those areas

foodiegal71 | Jun 13, 2014 11:46 AM

Hi from an Austin Hound! I'm going to be passing through El Paso and ABQ in August and was looking for lunch and early dinner recs.

For El Paso, I'm looking for real, El Paso style Mexican food. I hear about it all the time here in Austin but I don't think I've ever had it. The place that keeps popping up in my searches is L&J cafe. Is it the real deal or is this more of a "Food Network" type of stop? I don't do that kind of place as not one has ever lived up to the hype of their PR machines.

For ABQ, I'm looking for "green chile" New Mexico style food. I feel like I read about New Mexican style food a lot but I'm not sure I'm clear on what it is. I do love hatch season here in Austin when we get the tons of chiles from Hatch. Recs for places that serve the best of this style are greatly welcomed.

I'm not picky about hole in the wall, fancy, fast-casual, whatever, just looking for the absolute best food. Thanks!

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