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best mexican food in NOLA

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I realize there is an older thread about Mexican food in the area, but I really think this restaurant deserves it's own post. 'Salsas por el Lago', located at 124 Lake Marina Drive, was incredible. The place is owned by a couple and made everything fresh for us. The cost was unbelievably reasonable and the food was top-notch. This was very authentic Mexican food, not Tex-Mex nor an Americanized version. The chicarones, pastor, carne desebrada, camerones and enchiladas were all delicious. They made the chips fresh when we got there and you absolutely have to try the 6 or so seven salsas they have. We ordered the mild (which was fresh and good), but we also got the 'hurricane' which was an amazing hot, green salsa.

I just want to see this restaurant make it. In talking to the owners they said they've been open for a year and a half. Right now it's a hassle to get up there with the construction going on along Lakeview, but totally worth the trip.

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  1. I'll give them a try before going to Da Track on Friday afternoon

    1. Sounds interesting thanks for the heads up.

      1. Thanks so much for this! Being south Texas natives, my family and I are constantly on the prowl for Mexican, both the authentic and the Tex- variety... I will definitely let them know about this place so we can make an excursion. Few things are more worth a drive to Lakeview than the prospect of 7 different salsas to choose from! Yum.

        1. What would you recommend that a first-time visitor order if she really likes Tex-Mex but has had limited opportunities to eat "real" Mexican food? I'm pretty adventurous but a little conservative when it comes to unusual meats.

          1. We stopped in this spot while cycling about 2-3 wks. ago. Absolutely agree: good people, good food. Even caught some sort of Tex-Mex surf music on the juke.