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Transplanted Texan Apr 1, 2009 02:44 PM

Can someone recommend a restaurant in Hyattsville/Kenilworth/College Park area that offers as close as possible to Tex-Mex food? Not Salvadorean, Gautamalan, interior Mexican, etc., but Tex-Mex? Thank you in advance.

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    4X4 RE: Transplanted Texan Apr 2, 2009 06:17 AM

    The only place I can think of is Chevy's in Greenbelt. The last time I went there it wasn't very good.

    A little further away is Gringada, in Laurel. I haven't been there in years, but I've heard that it has reall gone downhill.

    I think there's still a Don Pablo's in Laurel, and for a chain it's not bad.

    I have to edit this because I forgot about the Alamo in Hyattsville. They have Tex-Mex and Salvadorean. And a very impressive tequila menu.

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      DiningInDC RE: 4X4 Apr 2, 2009 06:40 AM

      How about El Gavilan (8805 Flower Ave. Silver Spring/Takoma Park, MD)
      or La Palapa Too (Laurel)

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        Transplanted Texan RE: 4X4 Apr 3, 2009 11:54 PM

        The Alamo -- now that's a propitious name for a Tex-Mex place! Thanks very much. I'd definitely pass on Don Pablos and Chevy's -- you get either inedible food or iffy service and sometimes both.

        Thanks for the recommendation, 4X4!

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          Transplanted Texan RE: 4X4 Apr 3, 2009 11:56 PM

          El Gavilan is too Salvadorean for my taste, but thanks!

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          Mer_Made RE: Transplanted Texan Apr 4, 2009 06:40 AM

          There's a new Mexican place on Rte 1 in Hyattsville beside the Ethiopian coffeehouse house. I want to say it's called the Rio Grande, but I'm not sure if it's Tex-Mex though.

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            tfbrennan RE: Mer_Made Apr 6, 2009 10:33 AM

            Sounds like Rancho Grande, 6100 Baltimore Ave.
            http://www.allmenus.com/md/riverdale-...

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              Mer_Made RE: tfbrennan Apr 6, 2009 12:42 PM

              That's it! I drove by Saturday evening and went 'd'oh!' when I saw the sign.

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