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Mexican

From tacos to cochinita pibil, find the top Mexican restaurants around and share your favorite recipes and tips for cooking Mexican food at home.

11 of the Best Mexican Recipes to Grill This Spring and Summer

Since spring is in full swing, it's time to break out the barbecue, and grilled Mexican food sounds perfect for Cinco de Mayo (or any other occasion too). Margaritas optional, but encouraged. While...
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Chile soup in Sac area?

SimSportPlyr
by SimSportPlyr 5 days ago

I'd had a kick-a$$ Crema Poblano Soup a few times at Cielito Lindo Mexican Gastronomy in East Sacramento. I went there again recently, taste buds all primed, locked, and loaded, only to find tha...

Ok, what the heck are THESE things and how do I use them?

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by GeneClark 7 years ago

My GF got these in Mexico recently. I was able to determine that "azafran" is "saffron". It just doesn't look like any saffron I know. A Google search for brown saffron pods gave **nothing**. Even ...

1 Jar of Dona Maria Mole - help!

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by Lonewolfcub 13 years ago

So I've never cooked Mole before but have this jar of Dona Maria. I've read some other posts about using it, and look forward to it. But, I'm more or less cooking for 2. I've got 2 little ones who ...

Mexican Trio

Ilovetoeatso
by Ilovetoeatso 11 days ago

What’s the best Mexican Restaurant for my favorite trio? Looking for chili rellenos (stems cut off), cheese enchiladas, and beef hard shell tacos. For me it’s Mexican season. However I have to ask ...

Best mexican restaurant/food in SF?

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by MattEffinCameron 16 days ago

Looking for some amazing "mexican"ish food while in SF in a few weeks. In past years I feel like there has been more representation on the eater 38 or the heatmap (mescalito, flores, don pisto) bu...

El Valle Produce in Watsonville

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 15 days ago

On a warm day last summer, I dashed into El Valle Produce in search of a cool beverage. I grabbed this watermelon-mint-limeade from the self-serve case which did the trick. The store has an attrac...

How Tommy’s Mexican Restaurant highlights quality Tequila in its margaritas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 15 days ago

" . . . Bermejo creates his greatest alcoholic fresco, the Tommy’s Margarita, by using pure agave nectar and fresh-squeezed lime juice to highlight, not hide, his high-quality Tequilas. Restrained ...

Taco Temple | Morro Bay - SLOCo

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 23 days ago

Taco Temple in Morro Bay has been one of Chowhound's favorite destinations on the Central Coast, judging from the 150+ mentions on this site. It changed hands a couple years ago, and expanded to a ...

Menudo Mornings in Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Recently I've returned to the weekend ritual of menudo as the morning meal for its restorative powers and leisure time celebration in soup form. I'm starting this thread to collect recommendations ...

Cachanilla Chinese Restaurant: Comida China Estilo Mexicali in Pomona

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 28 days ago

One of the cool things about spending time in Ensenada is learning from a Mexicali-born chef about the influence of the Chinese in his home town. Mexicali has the highest per capita concentration o...

La Calenda, Yountville Report w/ PICS

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by hhc 10 months ago

We tried La Calenda for lunch on Sunday 3/17/19 and we liked it. It was about 1.5hr drive from Fremont so I was pretty hungry when I got there. They have some parking on the side of the restaurant,...

Fiesta Oaxaca | Santa Fe, NM

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 months ago

On the first day of my New Mexico vacation, I continued to Santa Fe after lunch #2 at Dog House Drive-In. https://www.chowhound.com/post/dog-house-drive-albuquerque-1085900 Our plan was to hav...

4 nights in Austin for couple who don't like barbecue

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by middleagedfoodie 3 months ago

It's a special bday for me and we've never been to Austin. We are very adventurous but we're not big fans of barbecue. We love haute Mexican and Southern, two underserved cuisines in our home city,...

Recipe for Mexican White Sauce (Salsa Blanca)

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by greggc 3 months ago

I used to dine at a long closed upscale Mexican restaurant that served a fresh roasted poblano seafood relleno ("naked" not battered and fried). It was served in a puddle of a rich and silky whit...

La Central Valle | Valle de Guadalupe - Ensenada

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

This summer, star chefs Javier Plascencia of Baja and Alejandro Ruiz of Oaxaca collaborated to create a seasonal pop up restaurant in San Antonio de las Minas serving Oaxacan cuisine. It's last day...

Calabaza en Tacha :: Winter Squash in Piloncillo Syrup

cristina
by cristina 6 months ago

A week or so ago, a fellow CHer on the Mexico board asked for the recipe for Mexican squash in brown sugar syrup. Here it is. Mari, the woman who spoils me by doing all of my housework, gave me...

What are enmoladas, entomatadas, and enfrijoladas?

Chowpatty
by Chowpatty 13 years ago

I encountered these on the menu of a local Oaxacan restaurant and wasn't sure the owner would be able to describe them all in detail -- how do they differ? Other words on the menu I didn't understa...

Merida Restaurants and Food

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by naick_berden 12 months ago

Hello fellow foodies! We just spent an awesome couple of days in the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico and we LOVED the food. We are a couple travelling for 6 months in Latin America and we share our ...

Does anyone remember Taco Viva from the '80s and '90s?

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by Big Bad Voodoo Lou 7 years ago

I grew up in Miami in the '80s, and back then there was a fast food chain called Taco Viva, but it wasn't nearly as ubiquitous as Taco Bell is today. (Neither was Taco Bell, on that note.) It was...

Fool-Proof Grilled Skinless/Boneless Chicken Thigh Recipe, Please

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by ninrn 4 months ago

Hi, I need to make dinner for a dozen family members visiting from all over and, since we have at least two strict vegetarians, my initial thought was to just order a large tray of amazing spin...