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Sep 4, 2007 07:46 PM

your favorite americanized mexican resturant?

I was just curious to hear what everyones fave americanized mexican resturant is? mine is el cholo and marix

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  1. Fast food, Taco Bueno,oh and the old Taco Box in Roswell,New Mexico, awesome burritos,salsa, and tacos

    1. Barragan's

      Barragan's Mexican Restaurant
      1538 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

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      1. re: ipsedixit

        Don't forget Barragans $1 taco night...Mondays after 4pm. Chicken or ground beef.

        1. re: monku

          Concur on Monday's @ BARRAGAN'S but, opt for the far more flavorful chicken (add the guac) than the flavorless beef and potato. Similarly, SUPER MEX in Belmont Shore and Lakewood and ARTURO'S in Harbor City/Lomita are as old school as they come and, as the multiple extensions of their restaurants can attest, have fed generations on their gringo-ized, SoCal-exican offerings. For burritos, the discussion begins and ends with RAMONA'S but be advised: It's almost exclusively take-out.

          16300 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, CA 90504

          25720 Western Ave, Harbor City, CA 90710

          Super Mex
          5254 Faculty Ave, Lakewood, CA 90712

          Super Mex
          4711 E 2nd St, Long Beach, CA 90803

      2. If you are re: southern California, have to go with El Cholo esp. the original one on Western Ave. The fluffy omelette style chile relleno with refried beans and fideo have held me a captive audience since my early years.

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        1. re: timsmom

          I second El Cholo, because it reminds me most of my beloved Tex-Mex without being cookie-cutter chain restaurant or just downright disgusting à la El Coyote. (The dead giveaway to its Tex-Mex inclinations: the pecan pralines at the end.)

          1. re: timsmom

            El Cholo on Western for Green Corn Tamales when in season.

            1. re: Emme

              the Green Corn Tamales are to die for! I eat at El Cholo every time I'm in LA, and I've never been disappointed!!!

          2. El Tepeyac (California Mexican)
            812 N Evergreen Ave
            Los Angeles, CA 90033

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            1. re: monku

              Barragans is Great! Especially the Margaritas....... And Who can forget El tepeyac? Give me a Manuels special to go but an order of taquitos for here. Plus free taquilla or brandy shots with Manny!

            2. Paco's on Centinela near Washington.