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Tex-mex in LA?

Cybernaut | Oct 17, 2009 01:37 PM

I moved here from Tulsa several years ago, and frequented restaurants in Dallas, Texas. Since moving to LA, I've found many a wonderful new cuisine here, but am deeply missing some of the food from back home, where the style of Mexican is different from here.

Maybe it's tex-mex, sonoran, southwestern, etc., but it's similar to what I had on my trips south of the border. Personally, I care not if it's authentic mexican, I just crave it! I've noticed the styles of 'mexican' vary greatly from what you get in Texas, Arizona, and California, and I'm partial to the first two. Presumably, they all inherit their flavors from the areas they are just north of in Mexico. Someone care to enlighten me?

Prime examples of what I'm on a mission to find in LA:
Uncle Julios (of Dallas): I only ate here once, 7 years ago, and I can't get it out of my mind. Best fajitas, guacamole, and tortillas in my life. The steak wasn't typical LA "whatchamacallit", but top grade. (I've actually found equally good homemade tortillas here at Paco's Tacos - a very kind little old lady makes them in the corner of the restaurant while you eat, but the rest of the fajita here leaves something to be desired)

Maybe the closest thing I've found here is the chain, On the Border Grill, and Cozymel's, both of which are not up to par.

Please tell me this exists here? I've seen similar threads that seem to end up with the inevitably aweful suggestions of Tito's Tacos, some Taco stand, El Torito, Del Taco, etc. Pllllleeease. Not even in the same category or quality.

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