Category Archives: Mexican

Taco Ssam

Taco Ssam, 6017 Leesburg Pike, Baileys Crossroads, Culmore Shopping Center, Falls Church, VA, 703-347-6969 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google+ | Arlington Mag | Ylp] Mostly Mexican, with some Korean mixes, such as fusion tacos with bulgogi … Continue reading

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Espita Mezcaleria

Espita Mezcaleria, web site, 1250 9th Street NW, Washington, DC, 202-621-9795 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google+ | WaPo | Zagat | Washingtonian | TripAdvisor | City Paper | Ylp | Gayot] South Mexican, this is probably … Continue reading

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El Sol Restaurante

El Sol Restaurante, web site, 1227 11th Street NW, Washington, DC, 202-815-4789 (there is another branch in DC at 3911 14th Street NW, 202-545-0081) (the 11th Street location is open mornings, there is conflicting information on exactly when, it is … Continue reading

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Tacqueria Habanero

Tacqueria Habanero, web site, 3710 14th St., Washington, DC, 202-722-7700 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google+ | WaPo | Ylp] This place is pretty good, Washington now has a tacqueria it doesn’t have to feel ashamed of. … Continue reading

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Birrieria Zaragoza

Birrieria Zaragoza, web site, 4852 S Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL. 773-523-3700 [Google | TripAdvisor | Chicago Reader | Ylp | Chicago Food Chat] This small, family-owned Chicago Mexican restaurant specializes in barbecued goat. It is the best barbecued goat I … Continue reading

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How to dine well in Yucatan and Quintana Rios

Go to the mercado in Valladolid, right off the main square, and sample as many dishes as possible. Don’t hesitate to use the spicy black sauce. That is the single best introduction to Yucatan cuisine I know of. Mérida offers … Continue reading

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Bleg for Cancun, Mexico

Your answers here will help everyone at APEE, so please tell us what else should one do besides the usual? Where is the truly good food to be had, including cocina economica? I thank you all in advance for your … Continue reading

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Bleg for Merida, Mexico

I haven’t been there for thirty years, what do you all recommend for a short stay? And where can we find good marquesitas, pib x’catik, caballeros pobres, pucheros, and chancletas? Among other delicious treats. Originally posted on Marginal Revolution – … Continue reading

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The Aztec diet was more nutritious than it may seem at first

Colin M. MacLachlan, in his splendid Imperialism and the Origins of Mexican Culture, reports: 1. Corn gruel and tamales were reinforced with fish, seeds of various kinds, fruit, and honey. 2. Beans were supplemented with meat from iguanas, armadillos, and … Continue reading

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Taco Bamba

Taco Bamba, web site, 2190 Pimmit Drive, Falls Church, VA, 703-639-0505 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [FCNP | City Paper | Don Rockwell | Yelp] Suddenly NoVa has a real tacqueria! It’s not up to par with … Continue reading

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