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Alone in the Big Bend, January

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Offline 01ACRViper

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Re: Alone in the Big Bend, January
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2011, 02:46:00 PM »
Unless you just have a "need" to go to Mexico for some bizarre, 3rd world reason, you can get a much better taco on the Texas side.

better would be debatable

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Re: Alone in the Big Bend, January
« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2011, 03:29:37 PM »
IMHO and as someone who has traveled extensively in Mexico. You have to go deep, way past the border towns, to get good, authentic Mexican food. The border towns are mostly gateway tourist traps dealing out cheesy junk. 

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Re: Alone in the Big Bend, January
« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2011, 05:22:58 PM »
IMHO and as someone who has traveled extensively in Mexico. You have to go deep, way past the border towns, to get good, authentic Mexican food. The border towns are mostly gateway tourist traps dealing out cheesy junk.

  This too is very much debatable.
Stay thirsty, my friends.

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Re: Alone in the Big Bend, January
« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2011, 06:24:08 PM »
IMHO and as someone who has traveled extensively in Mexico. You have to go deep, way past the border towns, to get good, authentic Mexican food. The border towns are mostly gateway tourist traps dealing out cheesy junk.

  This too is very much debatable.

I agree with you Homero. Border food and interior food are different styles, but I've had great meals from Reynosa to Veracruz. Huachinango a la Veracruzana in Tuxpan was superb, but so was the Cabrito at the Motel Virrey in Reynosa on the Monterrey Highyway.
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Re: Alone in the Big Bend, January
« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2011, 08:51:28 PM »
Come to think of it the Matamoros market does have a pretty good cabrito stand.
But our man is talking Del Rio. Anything good there?

You have to go south a ways to get good tortillas de maize.

In my younger days, I once stayed on a Pacific beach near Punta de Mita for a few months. The village tortilla factory consisted of a couple of women hand grinding the parched corn with stones, hand patting  the tortillas and cooking them on a sheet metal grill over a wood fire. Talk about good!

The other food I really grew to like was the smoked mullet on the west coast.

 


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