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California Mexican vs. Tex Mex?

I hear ya. I lived many years in Owensboro, Kentucky, and we always eat "burgoo" over there when we go back. It's a soup with mutton and vegetables and is oh soooooooo GOOD!! You can order some from Moonlight BBQ in Owensboro in case you're curious. It's the country music BBQ version of beef stew. When in Southern California, we eat the special quesadillas, which is a cotija cheese filled empenada on steroids. It is VERY large and tasty yet fattening. And of course, when we go back to the Dominican Republic, we 1) eat sancocho and 2) I make them enchiladas and tacos and they eat them all up. None leftover hardly. lol

Apr 05, 2012
SoCalnative74 in General Topics

California Mexican vs. Tex Mex?

BTW, the text mex brisket absolutely kicks butt! It's very similar to the machaca found in San Diego and at San Diego tacos shop. Never had brisket till I came to DFW. Wish we had more of that on the west coast.

Apr 05, 2012
SoCalnative74 in General Topics

California Mexican vs. Tex Mex?

True, good point. I will agree to that, although I have consistently received comments from people as well as experienced having lived in Mexico that the food from Arizona and California is more consistent to what is found in Mexico. I like some of the Tex Mex foods, don't get me wrong. And when everyone says "let's go get some mexican", we're all running out the door to the next best place here in Fort Worth to go eat. But the comments on the tortillas I've heard are very consistent. My co-worker said that they were more like what was found in his home state of Zacatecas and he never really could acquire a taste for the tex mex variety. Another one of them always liked this bakery in Lewisville until I brought him some of Otay Farms. Now he always asks me when I'm going back to San Diego and bringing back some more. I always eat at and promote San Diego Tacos Shop in Irving and always eat there. People I sent there absolutely loved it and went back. I eat their carne asada and machaca burritos all the time. Like you said, regional preferences. Valid point. I eat anything good here in DFW but will always bleed San Diego. That said, Go Mavs!

P.D. When on the east coast, how did you survive away from all the good food? I suffered during my half year in Orlando without my home cooking. lol

Apr 05, 2012
SoCalnative74 in General Topics

California Mexican vs. Tex Mex?

I can respect that, and that's cool and all, but I'm just the opposite. I go for Calmex hands down, no contest any day. The flour tortillas in California are so much better tasting than the thicker smaller Tex Mex variety. I always go to Otay Farms Market in Chula Vista in California and bring back tons of dozens of flour tortillas to DFW where I live, and my friends who tried them absolutely loved them. The flour tortillas in DFW are not that good in my opinion.

Apr 04, 2012
SoCalnative74 in General Topics