Category Archives: Mexican

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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Some food notes from Mexico City

My favorite sandwich (ever) is the Hawaiiana, at “Tortas Chapultepec,” turn left out of the front of Hotel Camino Real in Polanco, and it is on the corner at Victor Hugo and Mariano Escobedo. They usually are open by 9:30 … Continue reading

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R&R Tacqueria – Gas station tacos

R&R Tacqueria, web site, 7894 Washington Blvd. (Rt.1), Elkridge, MD, 13 minutes north of the 495/95 intersection (I-95 Waterloo Road exit 41A), look for the Shell sign. 410-799-0001 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Google | Don Rockwell … Continue reading

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