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    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.

    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

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    Healing slightly better than expected... out of the wheel chair and now on crutches.. still targeting a March 1st come back..

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    So, where did you go in Denver that changed your mind?


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    Up on north Federal there? Been there, pretty decent. Glad you're coming around, buddy.
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    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.
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    There are really good Mexican places around here, just like in California. And bad ones too, JLIC.
    Since when did Need have anything to do with this?

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    I sure wish Colorado was more like California. Especially Southern California.

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    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.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by HomegrownMN 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.

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    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....

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    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."

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

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

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    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.

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    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!

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hokiebrett View Post
    Doooood, if Cali is so rad... Then Brah, go back home.
    I ain't from there.

    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...

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleTrail View Post

    Kitchen Nightmares has changed my views on almost every restaurant.
    No mas por me.
    Sack up, Nancy.

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


    Fvcking Easterners...
    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 :-)

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    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.
    Not what you think.

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

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    Forget which state has the best mexican food ranting on a Monarch Crest ride is a buzzkill worth apologizing for.

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    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. Española, 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.
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