OT - I'm Sorry

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  • 12-11-2012
    WilburKookmeyer
    OT - I'm Sorry
    On a not to recent trip to the Monarch Crest, I mouthed off about how great the Mexican food was in California and how horrible it is in the Denver area...

    I have been proven wrong. :thumbsup:

    I sincerely apologize to those (Full Trucker et al) who had to suffer through my shrill and mind numbingly ignorant rant.

    Tacos y salas to the rescue :eekster:

    Bonus broken leg update...
    Healing slightly better than expected... out of the wheel chair and now on crutches.. still targeting a March 1st come back.. :thumbsup:
  • 12-11-2012
    rmalling
    So, where did you go in Denver that changed your mind?
  • 12-11-2012
    Full Trucker
    Up on north Federal there? Been there, pretty decent. Glad you're coming around, buddy.
  • 12-11-2012
    xcguy
    El Taco de Mexico maybe?

    El Taco De Mexico - Southwest - Denver, CO

    I agree somewhat with Wilbur's assessment. I lived in SoCal for 6 years and got used to great real deal Mexican food that was unlike what passes for Mexican food here.

    I get back here and see "Spanish Rice" on the menus. What the heck is Spanish rice? And everything here is "smothered". Where's the chilaquiles and menudo?

    If you search hard enough here you can find decent stuff, like the above restaurant. But it sure isn't on every street corner like it is in SoCal.
  • 12-11-2012
    icegeek
    There are really good Mexican places around here, just like in California. And bad ones too, JLIC.
  • 12-11-2012
    SkaredShtles
    I sure wish Colorado was more like California. Especially Southern California. :(
  • 12-12-2012
    ironbrewer
    I lived in San Diego for 3 years. The only thing I really miss is the beach, especially from labor day to memorial day. It seems that people forget there is a beach then.
  • 12-12-2012
    rmac
    Finally made it to Casa Bonita, I see.
  • 12-12-2012
    HomegrownMN
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SkaredShtles View Post
    I sure wish Colorado was more like California. Especially Southern California. :(

    :nono:
  • 12-12-2012
    SkaredShtles
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by HomegrownMN View Post
    :nono:

    No - seriously. Colorado sucks. All these Californians come in and tell me how wonderful California is. We need to be more like California. :(
  • 12-12-2012
    joshh
    There is only one thing you need to know about good Mexican food. Hole in the wall. If it's a hole in the wall joint that probably wouldn't pass a health inspection and the waitress knows broken english at best, you got yourself good authentic food coming at you.


    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SkaredShtles View Post
    I sure wish Colorado was more like California. Especially Southern California. :(

    As someone that grew up in a state that has been taken over by californians (Washington), and lived for a decade in another state being taken over (Idaho), I gotta make 1 suggestion:
    If you want california, go back to california. Quit trying to california the rest of the west....
  • 12-12-2012
    SkaredShtles
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by joshh View Post
    There is only one thing you need to know about good Mexican food. Hole in the wall. If it's a hole in the wall joint that probably wouldn't pass a health inspection and the waitress knows broken english at best, you got yourself good authentic food coming at you.

    You forgot "and the meat is very likely stray cat and/or dog." :D
  • 12-12-2012
    joshh
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SkaredShtles View Post
    You forgot "and the meat is very likely stray cat and/or dog." :D

    Hey, what you don't know.... I've eaten in a few places considered hole in the wall for a 3rd world country, and not know what the meat was, I think a stray cat cooked up in America will be alright. :D
  • 12-12-2012
    SkaredShtles
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by joshh View Post
    Hey, what you don't know.... I've eaten in a few places considered hole in the wall for a 3rd world country, and not know what the meat was, I think a stray cat cooked up in America will be alright. :D

    Yep. *I* have no hang-ups on the edibility of dog, cat, horse... but there are a lot of people that do.
  • 12-12-2012
    UncleTrail
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SkaredShtles View Post
    Yep. *I* have no hang-ups on the edibility of dog, cat, horse... but there are a lot of people that do.



    Kitchen Nightmares has changed my views on almost every restaurant.
    No mas por me.
  • 12-12-2012
    rogerfromco
    Check out El Jaliciense in Wheat Ridge on Wadsworth too. It's a great little neighborhood gem. My favorite is the grilled shrimp wrapped with bacon and avocado!
  • 12-12-2012
    06HokieMTB
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SkaredShtles View Post
    No - seriously. Colorado sucks. All these Californians come in and tell me how wonderful California is. We need to be more like California. :(

    Doooood, if Cali is so rad... Then Brah, go back home.

    Growing up, we felt the same way about NJ. If it's sooooo great at home then go back. We like living here thankyaverymuch.
  • 12-12-2012
    SkaredShtles
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by hokiebrett View Post
    Doooood, if Cali is so rad... Then Brah, go back home.

    I ain't from there.

    Quote:

    Growing up, we felt the same way about NJ. If it's sooooo great at home then go back. We like living here thankyaverymuch.
    Fvcking Easterners... :incazzato: ;)
  • 12-12-2012
    SkaredShtles
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by UncleTrail View Post
    <snip>
    Kitchen Nightmares has changed my views on almost every restaurant.
    No mas por me.

    Sack up, Nancy.
  • 12-12-2012
    06HokieMTB
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SkaredShtles View Post
    I ain't from there.


    Fvcking Easterners... :incazzato: ;)

    Hahaha... Yeup, I'm a transplant. Just like everyone else in Denver right?

    But, I'm a transplant who wanted to live here his entire adult life and am excited to be finishing my 4th year of CO residency. My gf had never been to CO until Feb 2010. She (finally) made the move out here a year ago. We both love it and are happy/proud to call Denver home :-)
  • 12-12-2012
    Hollyw00d
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by joshh View Post
    If you want california, go back to california. Quit trying to california the rest of the west....

    This. :thumbsup:
  • 12-12-2012
    TomP
    New.Mexico.
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by icegeek View Post
    There are really good Mexican places around here, just like in California. And bad ones too, JLIC.

    Colorado is better than Cali for Mexican food for exactly 1 reason: it's closer to New Mexico.

    Go to Hatch, NM. Espaņola, NM. Etc. Go into someplace that scares you just a little. You'll be spoiled forever.
  • 12-12-2012
    banks
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by joshh View Post
    There is only one thing you need to know about good Mexican food. Hole in the wall. If it's a hole in the wall joint that probably wouldn't pass a health inspection and the waitress knows broken english at best, you got yourself good authentic food coming at you....

    And if you have the balls, ask the biggest male employee/cook if his mother and grandmother approve of his food. If you get anything less then positive, leave quickly.

    Tex Mex, Azmex, CoMex, Cali Mex all different due to family.

    My fav local mex joint in Poncha Springs, Tony cooks differently then his wife.

    now I'm Hungry :p:p
  • 12-12-2012
    teleken
    Forget which state has the best mexican food ranting on a Monarch Crest ride is a buzzkill worth apologizing for.
  • 12-12-2012
    UncleTrail
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by TomP View Post
    Colorado is better than Cali for Mexican food for exactly 1 reason: it's closer to New Mexico.

    Go to Hatch, NM. Espaņola, NM. Etc. Go into someplace that scares you just a little. You'll be spoiled forever.

    We ate some great food in Taos last Spring.

    Highly recommended.
    Ranchos Plaza Grill - Ranchos De Taos, NM
  • 12-12-2012
    Full Trucker
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by teleken View Post
    Forget which state has the best mexican food ranting on a Monarch Crest ride is a buzzkill worth apologizing for.

    ^^^This.



    And not just ANY Crest ride, but a double-descent Crest ride. He made up for it by driving for the second lap... ;)
  • 12-12-2012
    Shytie
    See, you monkeys think northern NM has good mexican food? That's crazy talk. Go closer to Mexico. Las Cruces, specifically Mesilla has probably the best stuff. I've been in CO a few years and I have to say, the mexican food here is much better than the stuff they try to pass in TX. I grew up in southeast NM and it's good stuff there, but it's true mexican food with no meat, where you sit around your buddy's house while his mom makes tortillas and you pee in the yard because there is no indoor plumbing. That's mexican food! Once in a great while, we'd kill and roast a goat with green chiles and stuff.
  • 12-12-2012
    SkaredShtles
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by scottap2003 View Post
    See, you monkeys think northern NM has good mexican food? That's crazy talk. Go closer to Mexico. Las Cruces, specifically Mesilla has probably the best stuff. I've been in CO a few years and I have to say, the mexican food here is much better than the stuff they try to pass in TX. I grew up in southeast NM and it's good stuff there, but it's true mexican food with no meat, where you sit around your buddy's house while his mom makes tortillas and you pee in the yard because there is no indoor plumbing. That's mexican food! Once in a great while, we'd kill and roast a goat with green chiles and stuff.

    Kinda sounds like *New* Mexican food... not Mexican food. :D
  • 12-12-2012
    Shytie
    Are they *New* Mexican if they are here illegally?
  • 12-12-2012
    GIANTkiller
    Thanks to you all, I am going to go get some of my favorite - tacos alhambre at Las Palmas II - 72nd and Sheridan, right now. It's basically tacos al carbon WITH BACON.
    Es muy bien.
    Don't care whether it's Mexican, New Mexican, American Mexican, or whether you all think it's "real" mexican - all I know is it is dang good. Better than the other Las Palmas on/around 38th and Federal. (this dish is better anyway).
  • 12-12-2012
    Shytie
    I'm goin to Taco Bell. It's cheaper than a colonic.
  • 12-12-2012
    jugdish
    26ers ride way better than 29ers and your favorite band sucks.
  • 12-12-2012
    WKD-RDR
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by scottap2003 View Post
    i'm goin to taco bell. It comes with a free colonic.

    fify
  • 12-12-2012
    UncleTrail
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by scottap2003 View Post
    I've been in CO a few years and I have to say, the mexican food here is much better than the stuff they try to pass in TX.

    Dude seriously. What are you talking about? Saying Colorado has good
    mexican food is like saying Huffy makes the best DH bike... :D
  • 12-12-2012
    Shytie
    At least in CO, you guys know a green chile is not a jalapeno. That's a great first step.
  • 12-13-2012
    WilburKookmeyer
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by GIANTkiller View Post
    tacos al carbon WITH BACON.

    :thumbsup:

    Best quote of this totally hijacked thread!!! LOVE IT my friends... totally love it.
  • 12-13-2012
    SkaredShtles
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by scottap2003 View Post
    At least in CO, you guys know a green chile is not a jalapeno. That's a great first step.

    But a jalapeno *is* a green chile. Or red... depending on ripeness.

    How is that for confusion for the general population? :D
  • 12-13-2012
    Shytie
    It's all about the length, sir. Size matters.
  • 12-13-2012
    WKD-RDR
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Full Trucker View Post
    And not just ANY Crest ride, but a double-descent Crest ride. He made up for it by driving for the second lap... ;)

    Something tells me we shuttled about 100 yards too far

  • 12-13-2012
    frntrngcactus
    Try Chelly's
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by WilburKookmeyer View Post
    On a not to recent trip to the Monarch Crest, I mouthed off about how great the Mexican food was in California and how horrible it is in the Denver area...

    I have been proven wrong. :thumbsup:

    I sincerely apologize to those (Full Trucker et al) who had to suffer through my shrill and mind numbingly ignorant rant.

    Tacos y salas to the rescue :eekster:

    Bonus broken leg update...
    Healing slightly better than expected... out of the wheel chair and now on crutches.. still targeting a March 1st come back.. :thumbsup:

    Wilbur Hope the leg gets better.

    The wife and I live in the neighborhood near Tacos y Salsas and it is excellent. If you are feeling adventurous try Chelly's, it is a little plywood shack painted neon green. The food is great but it takes a little guts to walk in the place. It is located on Federal between Louisiana and Mississippi, I would bet this food is as good as any other Mexican food. Also, Torres is a great family place, the food is spicy but they will cater to Gringos tastebuds, I take my parent there and they are from Wisconsin so they dont like any spice. It is located on Federal just south of Florida.
  • 12-13-2012
    UncleTrail
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by frntrngcactus View Post
    Wilbur Hope the leg gets better.

    The wife and I live in the neighborhood near Tacos y Salsas and it is excellent. If you are feeling adventurous try Chelly's, it is a little plywood shack painted neon green. The food is great but it takes a little guts to walk in the place. It is located on Federal between Louisiana and Mississippi, I would bet this food is as good as any other Mexican food. Also, Torres is a great family place, the food is spicy but they will cater to Gringos tastebuds, I take my parent there and they are from Wisconsin so they dont like any spice. It is located on Federal just south of Florida.

    Isn't Bluebonnet over there also? edit: nvrmnd lincoln/Tennesee area
  • 12-13-2012
    WilburKookmeyer
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Full Trucker View Post
    Up on north Federal there? Been there, pretty decent. Glad you're coming around, buddy.

    Actually over in Commerce City. East of 76 off of 72nd and Quebec. Also on 72nd is La Casa Del Rey.
    :thumbsup:
  • 12-13-2012
    WilburKookmeyer
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by WKD-RDR View Post
    Something tells me we shuttled about 100 yards too far


    HAHAHAHAHA
    yeah we did... whoooops
  • 12-14-2012
    frntrngcactus
    Bluebonnet
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by UncleTrail View Post
    Isn't Bluebonnet over there also? edit: nvrmnd lincoln/Tennesee area

    The Bonnet is off Broadway but the same general location. I like the "m" plate it is a classic Denver haunt.
  • 12-16-2012
    zukrider
    haha! to funny. just got back from ABQ todayt. if you are ever in that hell hole, make every effort possible to go to The Frontier, near UNM. central and Cornell to be exact. make sure you order your favorite dish( for comparison ) with the green chili stew!

    see, NM "green chili" is chopped up green chili's! to get CO style "green chili"- wet the way we know it- you must get the stew! i just brought 112 oz. back with me! winning!


    otherwise, stay the **** out of NM. **** hole.