Good eats Mexico

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  1. Grynch

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    Place location, photos, price, and review for all your favorite places in Mexico, from fantastic street food, to sit down high end.
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    My first place is called Finca de Altozano, it is in Valle de Gaudalupe, north of Ensenada, in the Baja.

    http://fincaltozano.com

    A little spendy but worth it, reservations recommended.
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    I tend toward street food or taqueria's more so than sit down restaurants as in Mexico the higher end the place, the more meat heavy the menu. Noteworthy street food has been in Delores Hildalgo, both food and ice cream & sit down style, Oaxaca same thing with emphasis on ice cream at the plaza there. The old ladies who set up their tortilla stone next to the old church in Oaxaca had a line for very good reason. It wasn't just that huge handmade tortilla or the refrios that had simmered on a wood fire-it was the whole! thing! and added up to a burritto worth remembering.
    I gotta say this- we cook seriously at my house and I really don't have to go to Mexico to eat their style food as I like it. Every ingredient to make great Mexican food is readily at hand. I did sort of go lazy on growing my own tomatillo's (they are much easier to grow than tomatoes but cheap to buy at wally's and have been buying Hatch green sauce at Wally world or Trader Joes. I do like the tortilla selections found in western states more so than here in KY. All summer long we eat fresh salsa made from homegrown tomatoes, fresh peppers and onions with cilantro from our raised bed. No secret recipes, just good healthy stuff and cannot say as I've eaten any that matches what's easily done right here in Mexico. Often eaten with Guacamole made from Mexican avocados, yep, eaten right here! I used to work with this guy who they raved at his canned salsa. I've canned lots of it too but fresh is best, period. Several state universities have the recipes online for canning red & green, I use vinegar for my acid to can but have tried lemon juice too. I lean toward the green sauces canned.
    Several very good Mexican eateries near me that are a solid bet for fajitas, call,it Tex-Mex, whatever, but good stuff.
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    Well known stop Ojos Negros.

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    Across from Starbucks and Calimax in Playas TJ there is a morning taco truck
    Called tacos Aaron. Real good.
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    Can't wait to try some authentic Mexican (trip this march/april)!!!
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    The best enchiladas I've ever eaten in a restaurant anywhere is Abuelo's , a Texas chain. I like their spinach and the guacamole style for something different. After many years of eating this stuff I know what I like. I grew up in Topeka, KS and ate the stuff from early on. We go to the one in Amarillo when visiting our son.
    Picture #9 might be some peoples delight but has way too much meat for my taste. Also has enough cilantro for an army.
    To point out the variances of taste, we had a friend, Larry Valverde from NM who we had family affairs with his bunch. He'd bring what he called his famous version of NM chile and it consisted of some meat on the bottom of the pan and about 85% red juice & spice made up the rest. If that's authentic then I'm going with the other Tex-Mex version with lots of peppers, beans, onions, tomatoes and meat. Not something I ever seen in Mexico so my fave versions of authentic Mexican tend toward Tex-Mex.
    I also am no fan of goat or sheep meat which they eat a lot of in certain areas in Mexico.
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    Hands down the. Best. Food. I've had in Mexico.

    Sadly it was closed a coupla weeks ago when we stopped by.
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    Baja California and Baja California Sur are the two states that make up Baja. No such thing as Baha (sic) California Norte, just like there is no East Virgina!

    Moma's in El Rosario has killer lobster soup.
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    Perfecto ! I'll be through there tomorrow .

    Any other good places through Creel to Durango would be good :dukegirl

    Street food is great but I do like nice sit down restaurants .

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