Waayyyy too much menu....

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  1. mkdaws32

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    Typical Mexican menu:

    Taco - meat, cheese and vegetables... in tortilla

    Burrito - meat, cheese and vegetables... in tortilla

    Fajita - meat, cheese and vegetables... in a tortilla

    Taquito - meat, cheese and vegetables... in a tortilla

    Seriously, I love Tex Mex (the food and the Fender Pickups!). I would have a hard time deciding on a menu that big.
     
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    I saw "way too much menu" and thought it was about Band-in-a-Box.
     
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    We were loyal customers of a great Mexican joint in our town. Then the owners divorced. Mr. kept the original eatery, & Mrs. opened her own just down the street. The problem was that Mrs. had a 15 page menu. The food was good, but the selection overload was not. Apparently, others felt the same way and she closed within a year.
     
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    If that's too much menu, you should never set foot in a Cheesecake Factory.
     
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    Typical up north maybe.

    Big menus aren't uncommon in Mexican restaurants, especially mom and pop/affordable places. Some places try to go pan-Mexican and offer two or three styles. Salvadoran as a menu side hustle is popular here.

    This is a lot even by those standards, but I've seen bigger menus.
     
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    *facepalm*

    The art is definitely Chicano-low rider inspired. I'm not an expert but a big fan. These kinds of images go back to muralists Siqueiros and Rivera, who reached into pre-Columbian roots for inspiration. Further back, actually. If anyone wants to really understand something before they trash it, try reading about Popocatepetl and Iztaccíhuatl first.

    The menu is fine, order your food, it's American anyways lol :)
     
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    Fair enough. Up here in Easter Canada, we don't see a huge swath of what I sure entails the breadth of Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine, for sure!
     
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    seal flipper pie might be good with some corn tortillas though!
     
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    Needs scrunchions!

     
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    Ima holdout for smoked walrus loin tamales...
     
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    I should of read the thread lol, you beat me to it, and not surprised either!
     
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    Seal flippers are gonna be quite a bit further north-west from here ;) We're bordering the east of Maine - deep in Lobster country. Mmmmm!
     
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    there is much irony in your correction.
     
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    I agree with the notion that a Chile Relleno is the standard for good Mexican food. I also use Carne Asada as a test. If that is good, its a good restaurant.

    Funny thing how naming works with Mexican food: Meat, cheese, etc. wrapped in a corn tortilla, enchilada, wrapped in a flour tortilla, burrito.
     
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    And tacos?
     
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    or taquito y flauta
     
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    dammit, you made me laugh really loud again.
     
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    ;) I think the further you get away from Mexico, the more this tends to be the case... mabye it's selective memory, but I recall the restaurants in Maryland and the Midwest were often like this. Texas, California, here... not quite as much.

    Great thing about Mexican is its modularity/simplicity. There was an old joke about all of it being four ingredients in different order, not entirely inaccurate at least for what most of us in the US normally get. It's an embarrassment of riches here... every style imaginable.

    I missed Bourdain completely, but he wrote this once as part of a much longer, better piece on the country. Not posting here bc it's a little political, but this part is 100% true:

     
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    I want to get christmas chile on everything at the train station in santa fe... and have lunch among the honey bees at Chimayo, and dinner at Orlandos in Taos... and lunch the next day at the little store outside town at the flashing light...

    (I have these kinds of thoughts about at least 43 cities and small towns.
     
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