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netmover | | Mar 26, 2006 03:47 PM

Mexican! Authentic if you "know" what I mean? Texmex is not Mexican...there ain't no such thing as a Burrito in Mexico...unless of course you're talking about a baby jackass! So, if there's Burritos on the menu, make sure there's some real "RAZA" in the kitchen. BTW, 'Raza' is Mexican for Mexican!

Here go my top (3), I urge you to post yours all over this great Sunshine State. Not many people know this but the number one tourists in FLA are Floridians! I am from Miami-Dade, but travel to Pompano Beach in Broward for my Mexican...I still have not found much of the real thing down here. Homestead had it going on for a while, but my investigation has concluded that those places that claim to be, are not Mexican anymore.

1. Doña Raquels - BY FAR #1. You will feel like a gringo when you go to Doña Raquels and if you're after true Mexy food, that's a good thing! Dixie HWAY in Pompano. Be sure to check out the family's seafood and meat market in the same strip mall. They have all the Mexy spice and ingrediants you'll ever need to do it yourself.

2. La Fondita - just opened also in Pompano, also on Dixie. Warning, the only thing I have ever ordered here is Tacos al Pastor which they do outside swarma style on the weekends. My buddy, who is too intimadated to go to Doña Raquels solo for lack of español and feeling like he just got off the boat in Vera Cruz found this place. You can sit outside and on the weekends they roll out the mobile swarma style Tacos al Pastor. The place is an old Chicago style hot dog stand (SAL's) and definately is a work in progress. Pompano Beach, in addition to their big Brazilian population, now has a solid Mexican community. They have many authentic Mexy Markets and eateries. Please report back if you know of any other good ones I should try.

3. Burrito Grill - What can I say? There's an exception to every rule, even my own! This IS in fact authentic though, the owner is a Yucateco (Yucatan Peninsula). This place is on 125th St in NMB. My man works the griddle himself and does a nice job too.

That's all I got-how about your Top (3) ? ? ?

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