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Jun 2, 2009 10:45 AM

Chihuahua Recommendations

Heading into Chihuahua for a few days in July, wondering if there's anything I shouldn't miss. I'll be hitting the city of Chihuahua as well as some of the small towns around Ciudad Delicias.

Looking for: traditional Norteno style restaurants in this area as well as what you consider the best Sotol to buy.

Also let me know what you would consider a traditional Chihuhua dish.

Thanks in advance for any help, it's been years since I've been to Chihuahua.

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  1. Hacienda is the only brand of Sotol.There best offering is the new 5 year aged, otherwise the anejo will do just fine.

    Of course, mennonite cheeses.The nortena cuisine, the quesadillas in Villa Ahumada, the local stews,great steak and machaca, and the burritos nortenos.I will be there for two days in June and report back.

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    1. re: streetgourmetla

      Thank you so much! I remember when we'd drive to Chihuahua as a kid. We would always stop in dusty Villa Ahumada for tortillas de harina and some queso asadero. I'll have to do that again.

      You've really got my memory going about what to expect. I can't wait to hear your report back from your trip.

    2. Any restaurants in the city of Chihuahua that have classic norteno cuisine?

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      1. re: sazcuy

        We will be looking for cenadurias, loncherias and some established restaurants. Steak houses in Chihuahua should also do a Chihuahuanense presentation and feature some traditional sides and plates on their menus.

        I'm working on this since all the other times I've been to Chihuahua I didn't really look very hard.I will share, for shure.