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HELP!!!! Does anyone know where I can get great TEX-MEX? [Long Island]

I am searching for a great REAL Tex-Mex restaurant on Long Island. Does anyone know of any?
Let me be very clear.... Taco Bell is finished. They used to be great back in the 1980's. They are no more. Nothing is fresh or natural any longer. Now I have tried Meson Ole' and it is bland. Chipolte is nothing special. Seems it tastes identical to every other item on their menu. Cookie cutter burritos with black beans and rice don't cut it for me. And the Spanish slant to the food makes it worse. I don't like Spanish food. Chilis is BS too. Every Tex Mex place I tried tastes bland or crappy. What do I want?

I want a REAL Tex-Mex place that uses WHOLE MILK CHEESES, REGULAR Sour Cream, Lard, Coconut oil, etc. I don't want gluten free, sugar free, salt free, this free or that free artificial garbage. I am human, and I eat natural. I am not a palsy and eat everything and anything God made. So if anyone knows of a genuine Tex-Mex establishment that is Food Police Free? Let me know and I will spend the big $ !!! Because my taste buds are more important than the nonsense of worrying about natural ingredients. I am a super taster.

I am looking for a place that makes burritos, enchiladas, nachos, tacos, and the like using mountains of cheese, sour cream, full fat guacamole and the rest of the heavenly ingredients like green onions, black olives, etc. and NO DIET ANYTHING on the menu please !!!! Just eat less if YOU - yes YOU are on a diet. Sheesh!

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      1. re: HUNGRYMAN8

        We love Meson Ole and all of it's cousin restaurants. Excellent salsa and chips. The service is amazing!
        That being said: Try Senor Taco and Cabo Fresh.

        1. re: Motosport

          It's so easy to get Senor Taco and Senor Nacho mixed up, Motosport. Mr. Nacho has the cheese melted all over his head...

          1. re: emarcus

            There you go!! It's Senor Taco in Mt Sinai!!

            1. re: Motosport

              As a Queens kid from the 70's whose first Mexican food experience was at Taco Bell, I understand you. Try Senor Nacho in Great Neck. They actually have some good food but they will also satisfy your cravings.

              http://senornachony.com/menu.html

              1. re: stuartlafonda

                Thanks my friend. Appreciate the lead.

      2. re: Motosport

        We liked Meson Ole. Good salsa and chips, food was not that bad. Best drink, say margarita.
        We were so sorry to see the one in Southampton close

      3. I think this is a going to be a heavy lift here on Long Island. We have a number of authentic Mexican restaurants, many of them owned, operated and frequented by Mexicans. But the Tex Mex places tend to cater to folks who don't actually know what Mexican food is, let alone the singular cuisine of Mexicans in Texas. If you'd like authentic Mexican, suggest you try Taqueria Mexcio in Riverhead or LIttle Mexico in Westbury.

        1. If you are willing to travel to the Nassau Queens border, you might want to try K-Pacho on Union Turnpike. A little pricey but served with all the cheese and sour cream, pico de gallo , etc. The chicken Enchaladas and pretty good

          It, IMO at least a whole flight of steps above TB....

          1. Good to know. I will try those. Hope they have nacho chips fried in proper healthy coconut oil. This is what Glenn Bell used years ago, instead of the rancid tasting and toxic vegetable oils.

            1. If you want a taco bell type of place but much better try Moe's southwest grill
              They used real meat and you can watch them make it. And tell them what you want on it