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Sep 13, 2008 07:35 PM

Durango recs?

I'll be in Durnago for two weeks coming up here in October on a romantic reconnaissance mission. Figure with all the interpersonal drama that might entail, I'm going to work up quite the appetite, and this board seems strangely mum when it comes to this northern city. Any recommendations? I'm an adventurous eater open to anything good. Thanks!

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  1. I can't help you with reccomendations of restaurants but I can with dishes typical of the region that you should be on the look out for.

    Foremostly you should be looking for Caldillo Durangense - which is THE dish of Durango and famed favorite meal of Pancho Villa - the state's own son. You may come across versions made with carne seca even.

    Enfrijoladas made with vallarta beans and beef chorizo.

    Asado de Venado
    & the sweets and cajetas of the region

    Interested to hear why Durango of all places?


    1. The LP Mexico Guide lists the Cremería Wallander, at Independencia Norte # 128 for "extraordinary tortas made with special German cold cuts, and Mennonite cheeses on fresh-baked rolls".

      Seems a bit anomalous, yet attractive. As I've never been there, I can't comment further.