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

13 of the Best Mexican Recipes to Grill This Summer

With coronavirus making travel a tricky and even potentially dangerous prospect this year, we're embracing the summer staycation. All week (and all summer) long, we'll bring you transportive flavors...

Recipe for Mexican White Sauce (Salsa Blanca)

by greggc 1 year 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...

Estrada's Spanish Kitchen, Daly City Recipes needed-

by alameda fats 14 years ago

Apparently the Estrada's branches in Fresno and Visalia are kaput, and I have acquaintances there that are now suffering from acute tostada compuesta, enchilada and Mexican macaroni deprivation...

MOLE - December 2020 Dish of the Month

by MelMM 2 months ago

In a nail-biter of a voting round, we chose MOLE as our Dish of the Month for December. This is kind of special for me, as I often make mole around Christmas. We have a lot of variety to choose fro...

Tamales Maná | Santa Rosa - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 28 days ago

Last month I had a chance to try Tamales Maná at its main location on Petaluma Hill Road. While it has its own street cart vending on the sidewalk in front, I went inside. The kitchen is open to vi...

chicharron prensado- how do I make it?

by churchka 13 years ago

I recently had something called chicharron prensado at a local Mexican restaurant. It was served as a gordita filling, but was available as a meat for all their tasty treats. It states it is pork...

Chicharrones from Los Piños in Cloverdale

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 12 years ago

What is it about chicharrones that gets people so excited? For a 5 de Mayo weekend wine-tasting, I picked up some chicharrones and queso fresco from Los Piños market in Cloverdale for the occasion...

Asiento in San Diego?

by DiningDiva 1 month ago

Has anyone in San Diego seen asiento? Asiento - from the Spanish verb asentar, to settle - is what's left over in the bottom of the pot after you've made carnitas and/or fried off a bunch of c...

Mi Dulce 97 th street Queens

by stuartlafonda 3 months ago

Eh. last month I tried 'em. Despite them telling me on the phone they had chilorio, upon my arrival at 4 p.m. they did not. Nor did they have taco arabe. The pollo enchilado was white as a ghost...

All Natural Paleteria y Neveria | Gilroy

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

In August I took a cold beverage break in Gilroy on my way south at All Natural Paleteria y Neveria. This was a first visit for me, and apparently it also has a small branch at the outlets. No ...

La Michoacana Plus Paleteria | Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

Open for four months when I tried it in September, La Michoacana Plus is the latest ice cream parlor and paleteria to open in Salinas. Really colorful interior and good COVID-19 practices with soci...

Carnitas / Tacos / Pizza Hwy 140 Merced

by Agrippa 2 months ago

If you find yourself trekking to Yosemite through Merced on Hwy 140 I recommend a few places along the way. Carnitas Barajas Hwy 140 Planada They have excellent carnitas and chicharron, but I ...

Zacatlán Restaurant | Santa Fe, New Mexico

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

Opened in July, Zacatlán Restaurant in Santa Fe earned a thumbs-up from my friend today based on her outdoor brunch there. It bills itself as Southwestern and Mexican with a chef/owner from Zacatec...

Sonoma Eats

by Malcolm Ruthven 3 months ago

I was driving through Sonoma yesterday, headed north on Hwy 12, and saw the "Sonoma Eats" sign, "Latin Fusion" and "Oaxacan Cuisine", which intrigued me enough to stop, especially because I saw th...

Tacos al Pastor in Carpinteria, Montecito, Santa Barbara Area

by ninkat 5 months ago

I have arrived for a month of R&R and stopped at Los Arroyos in Montecito for my favorite (in memory) tacos. Neither they, nor the accompanying guacamole or salsa were as I remembered. I'm lookin...

Best way to preserve Tomatillos when limited season?

by borisabrams 4 months ago

Hi there, I am living in the UK and have limited access to fresh Tomatillos. I am not sure the best way to preserve them through the year. I make a lot of different salsa but primarily a Sa...

Torta - Who's the best?

by buttdrunk 4 months ago

I've been going to a place called King Torta out in El Sereno for a couple of decades now. I've moved away from LA and now reside in north Orange County. I am wondering about a couple of things. ...

Who remembers Arriba's in West L.A.? (It was called Arriba's, right?)

by PaulF 6 years ago

The La Barbera's thread reminded of Arriba's. Does anyone else remember a Mexican restaurant in West L.A. named Arriba's? I'm pretty sure it was called Arriba's, anyway. (I'm bad with names.) ...

Dried hominy weight

by JeroenSteinfort 5 months ago

I bought some dried hominy but for the recipe I need to soak and drain it overnight. I have found that the hominy increases in volume when soaked (about 3 times) but I can't find anything about how...

Molcaxitl Kitchen pop-up | Sunset District - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 months ago

Molcaxitl Kitchen continues its farm-fresh preview as it tests from scratch recipes for an October launch. Next pop-up is Aug 25, noon to 9pm. "With fresh produce sourced from local farmers mark...

Desperately Seeking Cookies

by omgalletas 10 years ago

Well, one particular kind of cookie I recall from my childhood. I grew up in the bordertown of El Paso, Texas with my very, very Mexican family. It wasn't unusual to find Mexican food products in...