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GOING TO PIO MAYA TODAY: WHAT TO GET?

Really cool, wickedly cool, cooly cool bon apetit! (ex machina), Tuesday, 12 September 2006 15:44 (sixteen years ago) link

TACOS.

I LIKE WILLIAMSBURG SAN LOCO. THE SMALL CHILI (2.50) IS A GREAT DEAL CUZ IT COMES WITH A LOT OF CHIPS AND IS SUCH A DELICIOUS DIPPING SNACK>

disappointing goth fest line-up (orion), Tuesday, 12 September 2006 15:46 (sixteen years ago) link

Arglarglarg. I was just talking up Cuban food w/ colleague but not aware of any to be had within a distance I'm willing to walk for lunch.

Laurel (Laurel), Tuesday, 12 September 2006 15:50 (sixteen years ago) link

fuck that shit

TACO CHULO.

cutty (mcutt), Tuesday, 12 September 2006 15:54 (sixteen years ago) link

http://www.tacochulo.com

cutty (mcutt), Tuesday, 12 September 2006 15:54 (sixteen years ago) link

YUM

Really cool, wickedly cool, cooly cool bon apetit! (ex machina), Tuesday, 12 September 2006 16:05 (sixteen years ago) link

i'm hungry >:(

gbx (skowly), Tuesday, 12 September 2006 16:07 (sixteen years ago) link

http://www.acapulcodeliandrestaurant.com/

autovac (autovac), Tuesday, 12 September 2006 18:05 (sixteen years ago) link

acapulco's breakfast burritos... omg

cutty (mcutt), Tuesday, 12 September 2006 18:19 (sixteen years ago) link

Awww, we used to go to Acapulco when Ben lived on Manhattan Ave. Then when he lived in Prospect Heights we went to Elora's, which I luuuuuuuuuurve.

Laurel (Laurel), Tuesday, 12 September 2006 18:33 (sixteen years ago) link

Elora's is okay, but just hop over a few avenues to fifth and your options increase and the prices decrease; Mexican bakery on 5th & 21st has perhaps the most delicious chicken tacos I've ever had. Also very good is the rotisserie chicken from the place on 23rd and 5th.

disappointing goth fest line-up (orion), Tuesday, 12 September 2006 19:01 (sixteen years ago) link

But Elora's has margarita happy hours! And outdoor seating. And pollo guisado yummmmm.

Laurel (Laurel), Tuesday, 12 September 2006 20:04 (sixteen years ago) link

STARVED

gear (gear), Tuesday, 12 September 2006 20:06 (sixteen years ago) link

man i could really go for a margarita right now

john cougar thornton melloncamp (dubplatestyle), Tuesday, 12 September 2006 20:11 (sixteen years ago) link

this, combined with my txt message addiction, makes me wonder if i'm not a 20-year-old coed in a 28-year-old slob's body.

john cougar thornton melloncamp (dubplatestyle), Tuesday, 12 September 2006 20:11 (sixteen years ago) link

You're only 28? Huh. I didn't think that, for some reason.

Laurel (Laurel), Tuesday, 12 September 2006 20:14 (sixteen years ago) link

old soul.

john cougar thornton melloncamp (dubplatestyle), Tuesday, 12 September 2006 20:14 (sixteen years ago) link

When will taco chulo go out of business? My g-friend loves it there so we used to go all the time and it was always totally dead.

BUT BEST TACO IN NYC IS MY LOCAL TACO TRUCK!

Taco Trucks all over queens, no idea why they don't drive the 5 minutes down to williamsburg (or do they?)

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Tuesday, 12 September 2006 20:17 (sixteen years ago) link

haha, this confirms my theory that queens and l.a. are actually the same place.

ruddy raleigh and the rickets (Jody Beth Rosen), Tuesday, 12 September 2006 20:23 (sixteen years ago) link

six years pass...

http://i.imgur.com/7cldfZH.jpg

乒乓, Saturday, 31 August 2013 00:07 (nine years ago) link

sure why not

del griffith, Saturday, 31 August 2013 02:20 (nine years ago) link

did that all the time growing up

een, Saturday, 31 August 2013 02:23 (nine years ago) link

is that a life hack

1 P.3. Eternal (roxymuzak), Saturday, 31 August 2013 02:46 (nine years ago) link

http://www.sanfords.net/Spots_free_graphics/Wizards/wizard14.gif

markers, Saturday, 31 August 2013 02:51 (nine years ago) link

one year passes...

I made some Mexican food for a holiday gathering this weekend and one of the guests put soy sauce on the rice. Disgusting savage or new way?

how's life, Tuesday, 7 July 2015 13:56 (seven years ago) link

food laboratory innovation?

how's life, Tuesday, 7 July 2015 15:25 (seven years ago) link

eleven months pass...

i am addicted to mexican food

marcos, Thursday, 9 June 2016 16:44 (six years ago) link

it is the best food

marcos, Thursday, 9 June 2016 16:44 (six years ago) link

two years pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8t_NjbmIdw

del griffith, Sunday, 23 September 2018 18:42 (four years ago) link

Revisited an old haunt in Jersey City recently, taqueria downtown. Food is as good as I remember and apparently the place has blown up in popularity, expanded, and opened manhattan locations (not sure if they have the same name). Best Mexican I’ve had in a long time.

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Monday, 24 September 2018 00:38 (four years ago) link

you know the kind of 'mexican' place that bills itself as a 'family restaurant', is solely for white people, has the servers dress up in olde mexico drag, features like twenty drinks with 4 kinds of alcohol in them, serves truly almost unbelievably bland tex-mex food at an average of $17 a plate, has a weirdly gargantuan square footage? that place still exists, 30 years after 1988, in grand junction, colorado, and it's called 'fiesta guadalajara"

macropuente (map), Monday, 24 September 2018 02:03 (four years ago) link

also, if you are ever in Sonoma, CA, I highly recommend this place: http://www.elmolinocentral.com/

And this one is also good, in spite of looking slightly bullshitty in its marketing: http://www.lahaciendasonoma1.com/

if it were up to me I would have eaten mexican every meal in CA.

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Monday, 24 September 2018 02:17 (four years ago) link

Revisited an old haunt in Jersey City recently, taqueria downtown. Food is as good as I remember and apparently the place has blown up in popularity, expanded, and opened manhattan locations (not sure if they have the same name). Best Mexican I’ve had in a long time.

― Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive)

yeah it's still good but not the whole in the wall it used to be for sure .

(•̪●) (carne asada), Monday, 24 September 2018 13:21 (four years ago) link

Yeah. It did have a little more, uh, flair than it used to as well. My first thought on walking in was "oh fuck, the owners sold it." But the food was A+

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Monday, 24 September 2018 14:21 (four years ago) link

one year passes...

https://www.instagram.com/p/CFfQCrjDbPl/

the burrito that defined a generation, Wednesday, 23 September 2020 18:36 (two years ago) link

that's my kinda ASMR

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Saturday, 26 September 2020 08:41 (two years ago) link

one year passes...

Great: East Beach Tacos in Santa Barbara, CA
Very Good: Tacos El Patron in SF (almost as good but I am partial to a balanced rather than an overstuffed taco, and these were overstuffed)

Question: is there some kind of current thing where Mexican food is played out for bougie white people in California, sort of like Chinese food seemed a little played out in NYC at one point? Several people I asked for recs on my trip told me "I don't know, I don't really eat much Mexican food," whereas for me Mexican food was priority #1 going to California

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 16 August 2022 15:26 (three months ago) link

I recently moved to Savannah from Houston and the mexican food situation is dire.

Cow_Art, Tuesday, 16 August 2022 16:39 (three months ago) link

If you didn’t have tacos at Lilly’s, then you did not have the best tacos in Santa Barbara. East Beach tacos are bougie tacos and if that’s your thing then Corazon Cocina is the best bet.

I am in CA and eat Mexican all the time, as does everyone else I know!

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Tuesday, 16 August 2022 16:58 (three months ago) link

Well dang. I would have tried every taco place in every town we stopped in if I could have, but my family had other ideas. I love both bougie and non-bougie tacos.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 16 August 2022 19:22 (three months ago) link

Me too!

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Tuesday, 16 August 2022 20:56 (three months ago) link

How is Mony's? I actually tried to go there too but didn't realize it was closed for dinner. My older one shares my love of tacos, while my younger one does not generally like Mexican food.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 16 August 2022 21:02 (three months ago) link

In LA I tried Hugo's but was not impressed at all (it actually wasn't my choice - my as it turns out non-taco-eating brother picked some up).

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 16 August 2022 21:02 (three months ago) link

it’s not played out, it’s just omnipresent. mexican food is not like “event” food for me, it’s just what i get whenever i’m too lazy to cook or go to an actual restaurant. there’s gotta be 100 hole in the wall taco shops (tiny places with 4-6 booths open all hours) within a 10 mile radius of me, i just pick one and go. the cheaper and grittier the better. in fact if it’s an occasion to go out i purposely won’t get mex food, because i know within a week it’ll be past 11 pm and i won’t have eaten dinner and only taco shops will be open, so i’ll be eating mex food soon enuff

the exception is if it’s margarita happy hour time, which at my advanced age is a blessedly rare event. but then you’re picking the spot for the drinks / ambience, not the food

the late great, Tuesday, 16 August 2022 23:50 (three months ago) link

the cheaper and grittier the better.

There were so many layers to the Mexican food experience when I lived in San Diego. Cheap and gritty like anything ending in -bertos, eaten at 2:30 am while staying alert for the signs of a fight breaking out. Upscale places with fancy seafood and moles, like El Agave. More middle-of-the-road sit-down restaurants with traditional staples. Surf-centric taco shops in the beach towns...

peace, man, Wednesday, 17 August 2022 01:18 (three months ago) link

you may be pleased to learn that thanks to 30 years of steady population growth and resulting increase in density, these two zones of the venn diagram

“cheap and gritty like anything ending in -bertos, eaten at 2:30 am while staying alert for the signs of a fight breaking out … surf-centric taco shops in the beach towns...”

overlap much more neatly than they used to

the late great, Wednesday, 17 August 2022 04:02 (three months ago) link

I bet they fuckin' do!

peace, man, Wednesday, 17 August 2022 11:23 (three months ago) link

newer place near my workplace has excellent birria tacos and idk why I'm not on my way there right now

mh, Wednesday, 17 August 2022 15:50 (three months ago) link

My daughter was super into the birria, it was her first one. It made me happy.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Wednesday, 17 August 2022 15:56 (three months ago) link

Good birria with consume is so excellent

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Wednesday, 17 August 2022 19:36 (three months ago) link


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