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Old September 22, 2018   #256
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I noticed that about it when I made it, I left out the allspice and cloves. I thought it came out awesome for the first time but I need to try a few different recipes. I noticed many variations looking for recipes.
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Old September 23, 2018   #257
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i use to live in Dallas in the late 80's early 90's. I miss the food. Never went to a
bad restaurant. Sooo good!
Now Virginia is a different story. Can't find good Mexican food. Actually it's
hard for me to recommend a good restaurant here.
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I am working with a feller from the rural part of Virginia not the DC area.
For those of you in the area you know what I mean.
It is the same in Texas too.

This guy has no idea nor does he know anything about Mexican food not a clue.

Hands down for people in the know and I know a lot of people in the know.
The best tacos come from south Texas and the coast not central Texas and beyond.
All of us complain about how small and crappy they are here.
People that haven't experienced the tacos and food from that area are missing out big time.
All of the so called complainers are Latino and from the Brownsville area.
All in their early 20's
For some stupid reason Austin is known for the breakfast taco.
I have no idea why because the big percentage of them are wee things over priced and suck.
There are places that make their own tortillas, 'corn and flour, but they are far and few between.
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i use to live in Dallas in the late 80's early 90's. I miss the food. Never went to a
bad restaurant. Sooo good!
Now Virginia is a different story. Can't find good Mexican food. Actually it's
hard for me to recommend a good restaurant here.
These aren't Mexican but were my favorites when I lived in Norfolk.

Philly Style Steaks & Subs. They had the best Philly cheesesteaks. They actually used thin sliced ribeyes and you couldn't beat a hot off the grill sandwich.

Azalea Inn & Time Out Sports Bar was another place I loved. Best pizza and Greek/Italian food in Hampton Roads. They make everything from scratch. I could live on their Greek salad, pizza and Spanakopita.

I also ate a bunch of Cal'z while I was there. I see Duck Inn is closed now but they had awesome stuffed flounder. I can't remember eating Mexican food when I was there but I know I did.
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These aren't Mexican but were my favorites when I lived in Norfolk.

Philly Style Steaks & Subs. They had the best Philly cheesesteaks. They actually used thin sliced ribeyes and you couldn't beat a hot off the grill sandwich.

Azalea Inn & Time Out Sports Bar was another place I loved. Best pizza and Greek/Italian food in Hampton Roads. They make everything from scratch. I could live on their Greek salad, pizza and Spanakopita.

I also ate a bunch of Cal'z while I was there. I see Duck Inn is closed now but they had awesome stuffed flounder. I can't remember eating Mexican food when I was there but I know I did.
Thanks Rajun. I haven't been to either one of those, and I've been here over 20 years
now. Is Louisiana your home state? I was born in New Orleans, but raised in Southern
Calfornia, so I have some Cajun Blood in me from my fathers side.

Worth, I remember passing through el paso on the way to California, late 80's. My
mother and I stopped at a Mexican restaurant off the 10 freeway. It was a Sunday
and lots of people at the restaurant. It was very cheap in price and the food was
delicious. The owners greeted you as you left. Very nice atmosphere. Everybody
was Mexican, including the owners. I blended right in because I'm half Honduran.
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Yes, Louisiana is home, born and raised in the heart of Cajun Country. Lafayette which is also called the Hub City.

I tried some Cajun dishes at a few restaurants while stationed at NAS and they were so spicy I couldn't eat it so I can't recommend any to try.

One of the best prime rib steaks I have ever eaten was at Tidewater park. I went to see Darryl Strawberry play and sat in the clubhouse, I couldn't resist the smell coming from the kitchen.


It's bugging me that I can't remember eating Mexican there so I had to do some searches. I think it was El Azteca on Little Creek rd.

I lived on Tulane Rd in Norfolk if you can believe that, HA! But I always stayed around that area because there were so many restaurants that you didn't need to drive far looking.

This one sounds so much better and authentic compared to the chain restaurants. You have to take comments with a grain of salt, if people have only had Taco Bell then they expect taco bell grade. Read some of the comments and maybe give it a try, it can't hurt but once, LOL!!
https://www.yelp.com/biz/taqueria-la...nda-chesapeake
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I use to work at NAS Norfolk. This weekend was Oceana’s air show..
Thanks for the suggestions. El azteca is a chain restaurant, not that good.
I may check out the one in Chesapeake, that might be good.
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