Category Archives: Mexican

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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Alegria

Alegria, web site, 111 Church Street Northwest, Vienna, VA, 703-261-6575, their hours seem to be in flux but don’t count on them being open at lunch. (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | WaPo | Washingtonian | … Continue reading

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Fuego Cocina y Tequileria

Fuego Cocina y Tequileria, web site, 2800 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington, VA, 571-970-2180 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [WaPo | Washingtonian | City Paper | NoVA Mag | Don Rockwell | Yelp] A few years ago I would … Continue reading

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Ricos Tacos Moya II

Ricos Tacos Moya II, 10901 Main St., Fairfax, VA, 703-383-0009, and they are often open for breakfast too. (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Yelp] A real, honest-to-goodness Mexican tacqueria in Fairfax! With a real Mexican crowd. It’s … Continue reading

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Mama Chuy

Mama Chuy, web site, 2620 Georgia Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 202-667-6262 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [WaPo | dishtip | Washingtonian | Don Rockwell | Yelp] This place is really good. Mom and pop. The chef is … Continue reading

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Is Africa the next big food trend?

Josh Schonwald says yes: One night, after reading about sugar-cane drinks and fresh lobster skewers, I started cooking. I made a spicy okra salad, grilled shrimp piri piri and steamed vanilla pudding. The next night, Zanzibari pizzas–chapati stuffed with eggs, … Continue reading

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