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From Old Mexico?

GinP Jun 3, 2010 03:33 PM

Since moving here a couple of years ago, I've found a lot of delicious Tex Mex. But after living in California and traveling to Mexico many times, I want to find good items from Mexico City and Oaxaca and Veracruz. Any chance of this in the Dallas-Fort Worth region?

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    ldascha RE: GinP Jun 3, 2010 03:40 PM

    For authentic Mexico City and Colonial Mexico; I would say Javier's and Cafe San Miguel, on Henderson. For seafood, mexican style, Agave Azul.

    Cafe San Miguel
    1907 N Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

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      GinP RE: ldascha Jun 16, 2010 09:21 AM

      Thanks for all the good tips! I'll keep checking and report back.

      Who has been to La Joya? Is it good or not?

      What about Trece?

      4513 Travis St., Dallas, TX 75205

      La Joya
      6450 N MacArthur Blvd Ste 100, Irving, TX 75039

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        air RE: GinP Jun 16, 2010 10:29 AM

        La Joya is a decent place but all in all not anything remarkable. We rotate between there and Via Real for business lunches when there are folks from out of town in the office (those two are certainly better alternatives for upscale Mexican around Las Colinas rather than Mi Cocina).

        Although I've never been to Lanny's in FW, the style at La Joya draws some similarity in the sense that the dishes have twists that put the food closer in line with New American rather than full on traditional Mexican. However, La Joya is certainly not priced anywhere near as high.

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          twinwillow RE: GinP Jun 16, 2010 01:42 PM

          Trece is a very upscale expensive, "see & be seen" kinda place. I've heard the food is just, so, so.
          And, it's valet parking only.

          I don't know anything about La Joya.

          4513 Travis St., Dallas, TX 75205

          La Joya
          6450 N MacArthur Blvd Ste 100, Irving, TX 75039

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            LewisvilleHounder RE: twinwillow Jun 17, 2010 05:02 PM

            Actually if you nab a spot around the back of Cafe Madrid you can make the walk to Trece.

            Of course I probably won't be going back. I thought the food was pretty bad for an upscale Mexican place.

            4513 Travis St., Dallas, TX 75205

            Cafe Madrid
            4501 Travis St, Dallas, TX 75205

      2. air RE: GinP Jun 3, 2010 03:41 PM

        Not gonna have much luck (if any) for true Oaxacan. You just don't see much of that style in Texas. Closest here would be Taqueria El Fuego.

        However as far as Veracruzan, the owners of what was La Palapa Veracruzana are planning to open a new restaurant called Mango's in the near future. If you can't wait, try Cafe Veracruz.

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          gavlist RE: GinP Jun 3, 2010 03:59 PM

          I'm not sure if the food represented the style of Mexico City, but the owners of Lito's were from that area, and the food was outstanding. Unfortunately, they've closed... but claim that they're going to reopen at some point... so keep your eyes peeled.

          1. LewisvilleHounder RE: GinP Jun 3, 2010 06:06 PM

            The owners of Taqueria El Fuego are from Mexico City.

            There is a taqueria/birrieria that hails from Colima here in Lewisville.

            It all depends on what items you are looking for. By the way what exactly are you after from Oaxaca? Tlayudas? Sopa De Elote y Chepil? Chile en Nogada (made with Chiles de Agua)? Nieves? Chapulines? Escamoles?

            El Fuego
            1891 N Plano Rd, Richardson, TX 75081

            1. twinwillow RE: GinP Jun 3, 2010 06:40 PM

              El Tizoncito in Oak Cliff serves real Mexican food such as pork Al Pastore sliced off a huge spit as done with lamb in the Middle East and Greece and, Mexico City (pork). This place is a real sleeper and the food is fabulous! I'm almost sorry about letting y'all know about this little gem.

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                lckeating RE: twinwillow Jun 5, 2010 06:25 AM

                I love El Tizoncito. The al Pastor tacos are delicious as are the bistec con queso. Even the grilled onions with lime and salt are so tasty. The only thing is I wish it was closer!

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                  twinwillow RE: lckeating Jun 5, 2010 07:51 AM

                  Don't forget their huge cheese crisp. I never saw that in a Mexican restaurant before. Makes a great appetizer!

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