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Eating at Din Ho tonight (Austin)

What do you like at Din Ho? The menu is enormous and I haven't been there in a while. A little advice to help focus would be appreciated.


Aug 17, 2006
woodrow in Austin

Guanajuato and San Miguel

As it turns out, I just returned from a visit to both towns. Earlier chowhound posts suggest that there's better eating in Guanajuato than in San Miguel. If that's true, my experience did not corroborate it. I had good and mediocre in both cities.

As for San Miguel, perhaps my two favorite items were next door to one another. Apolo XI on Mesones serves only carnitas, either as a torta or a taco. Order them at the counter downstairs, apply onions, peppers and salsa verde, then go upstairs and eat. Next door is a grocery called Bonanza. Get a container of any flavor of their yogurt. We tried both the peach and strawberry.

Bugambilia has a wonderful carnitas plate of its own. The perfectly cooked pork is surrounded on the plate by roasted serranos, guacamole, caramelized onion and pico de gallo. Served with excellent corn tortillas.

Ole-Ole features fajitas. We also had a tasty mushroom and garlic appetizer there. El Buen Cafe is a good spot for breakfast. Ten Ten Pie provides a good lunch or snack. Both are just down the hill from the jardin on the Parroquia side.

In Guanajuato, we enjoyed a little place near the jardin called Truco 7. It's open for breakfast. I had a very nice rendition of Cochinitas Pibil at another restaurant named El Abue.

If you pass through Dolores Hidalgo, you must have the ice cream at an outdoor stand on the main square. I don't remember its name, but if you're facing the cathedral from the center of the square it would be on the corner to your left and behind you. I had the vanilla with prunes and pine nuts. Sensational. Ask for tastes. There are many strange and wonderful flavors. I tried but did not order the shrimp.

Jul 15, 2006
woodrow in Mexico

Guanajuato and San Miguel

Any commentary on dining in these two cities will be very much appreciated.

Jun 30, 2006
woodrow in Mexico

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I used to like to search through a page for the postings and replies of some of my favorite regulars. Is that now impossible? If so, this is a big negative for me. It feels like the conversation is hidden.

Jun 30, 2006
woodrow in Site Talk