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    We the people ... "Best" NM Taco Stand

    If nothing else, we Nuevo Mexicano's are known for good chili and great taco's/burrito's and Mexican food in general....never mind great ST.

    Lets hear about your favorite NM eatery and why.

    My latest find for Taco's is El Parasol in Pojoaque, NM. You can get a six'er for about $5, I think. Located on the corner of the frontage rode to Cities of Gold casino.

    A great place to stop after a hard day at the Paj' Mahal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn. Biker123
    If nothing else, we Nuevo Mexicano's are known for good chili and great taco's/burrito's and Mexican food in general....never mind great ST.

    Lets hear about your favorite NM eatery and why.

    My latest find for Taco's is El Parasol in Pojoaque, NM. You can get a six'er for about $5, I think. Located on the corner of the frontage rode to Cities of Gold casino.

    A great place to stop after a hard day at the Paj' Mahal.

    They also have a place in Los Alamos and Santa Fe

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    El Modelo in ABQ as well as Stufy's!

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    mmmm....yes, El Modelo. The Carne Avada is to die for, good call.

    3rd ST downtown, just south of Avanida Ceasar Chavez....right?

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    As I stated before, Toribios in El Prado, Taos, hands down. I eat waaay too many burritos. 3 bucks and you are out the door with what is, for most, two meals.

    For pure bulk and good green Eske's is hard to beat. Also helps that is is within riding distance to many good trails.

    If people would get some coordinates next time they are at their favorite taco stand, I would love to put together a database of the best finds in NM. You know that feeling after a ride when you could really go for a burrito, but are out of town?
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    My sentiments exactly! Great idea...can we get a 'sticky'? Seems appropriate enough.

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    El Taco Tote

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn. Biker123
    mmmm....yes, El Modelo. The Carne Avada is to die for, good call.

    3rd ST downtown, just south of Avanida Ceasar Chavez....right?

    yeah, you cross the over pass on Ceasar Chavez, make the first left ( I think fourth st) and then you end up going back east for a quick second. Then right on 3rd.

    My favorite - the stuffed sopapilla and the tostada!

    There's also a good spot in Questa for breakfast I go to when I head up that way for fly fishing. Not sure of what the name is though, but it's good!

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    el modelo is good!taco tote is good! but for a good chile relleno meal so far my fav. is taco cabana,their chile rellenos rock!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn. Biker123

    My latest find for Taco's is El Parasol in Pojoaque, NM. You can get a six'er for about $5, I think. Located on the corner of the frontage rode to Cities of Gold casino.

    'Find'? That's the place I've been telling you had the best tacos I had ever eaten. I've not tried the one in Pojo...only the one in LA. I think the cooking is the same at all of 'em for the most part, outside of the original in Espanola which has a more diverse menu. I think there are stores in Espanola, Los Alamos, Pojoaque and Santa Fe.

    They make a pretty huge breakfast burrito as well. One of those suckers and I'm good till dinner.
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    ... and if we just ... Taco did you say Taco?

    Hell ya...MTNBIKE123 those tacos rocked!
    They where a bit more than $5 though...but not by much...who cares...I was just happy to eat!

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    Burrito Wagon-Santa Fe

    On Cordova, next to Big O Tires.

    There Be a Wagon with Killer Burritos, KILLER I tell Ye.

    However, if that doesn't do it for you, Head down to Rufina Circle and grab a chili reyeno burrito from Alicia's Tortillaria.

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    And Espanola

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    Here's another...

    If you find yourself in the vicinity of 2nd and Menaul, just north of the Wendys on the E. side 2nd st you will see a chuckwagon in the $ store PL. Seasonal mind you, she serves some fine authentic corn taco's. Cooks 'em up right there! Be prepared to wait 'cause if there is a line it could take up the 15mins, but the homemade, chunkier than Chucky's diaper, chips&Salsa served ala-carte will wet your whistle during the wait. Makes my mouth water just thinkin' about it

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    not sure if anyone goes to Elephant Butte, but Casa Taco has THE BEST taco I have ever had! Green chile brisket on corn tortilla, grilled slightly. It's on the main street in Elephant Butte, if you are there, go by and get some - you won't be sorry!

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    Alicia's,BumbleBee's,ElParasol,Felipe's,Bajatacos, Burritostand,and any Roachcoach on the side of the road in SantaFe and you'll find it.
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    El pipirin. White green and red taco truck. You can find it in most large construction developements (ie Rancho Viejo) at lunchtime. Dope burrits.
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    Is this about Mexican food or New Mexican?

    For Mexican tacos (El Paso/Juarez style) you can't beat El Taco Tote.

    For New Mexican, my prefered after-ride feast is to feed at Los Cuates when I roll back into town.

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    I live in RR in work in SF near Rancho Viejo. I see the El Pipirin truck all of the time when I go run at the spur trail. Never tried it. There is a brand new location of El Parasol right by my office right where 14 (Cerillos) passes under I-25. It is right off of I-25 at the 14 S. Madird exit. You cannot beat the Red at Guadalupe. Very intense, smoky and full of garlic. Natures laxative

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    The best spot i know is Taqueria Mexico Numero Uno. (Lomas and Broadway) Only restaurant in my phone. Good and Cheap. El TAco Tote is not the spot. way overpriced for portions. not that good. sorry to step on your toes.... where is el modelo?

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    barefly gave a good description earlier in the thread. 3rd st disappears for a while and picks up again just past Avanida Caesar Chavez near downtown. You will find it just a few blocks south of ACC on 3rd st.

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    had the green chile brisket tacos tonight from Casa Taco in Elephant Butte - damn are they good.

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    Best burrito supreme ever after a ride in the Dona Ana mountains in Las Cruses is Alejandro's a little place right of the DA exit. They are amazing, mostly the burrito supreme asada, followed by some horchata.

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    Bourbons and Lacs

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    On Cordova, next to Big O Tires.
    There Be a Wagon with Killer Burritos, KILLER I tell Ye.
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    man - you guys are seriously making me hungry! thumbs up for El Modelo, Taco Tote and of course the TexMex Taco Cabana. i like to hit up Betos - Juan Tabo between Indian School & Constitution, right next to the old Sport Systems. cash only, excellent tacos, carne adovada and superb green chile stew (says "not for gringos" on the menu).

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    Thanks for bringing this one back!!

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    Did SBT today. The original El Parsol in Espanola really hit the spot on the way home. Chicken Guac Tac(o) - awesome.

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    taco stand...

    As someone who grew up in So-Cal and sometimes ate at taco shops 3x daily, I gotta go with Greg de Taos and suggest that Toribio's on the northside of Taos (my adopted hometown) is the best taco shop I've yet sampled in NM. Be sure to get guacamole and tomatilla salsa (verde) for the complete experience.

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    The McDonalds Menu

    While I don't think El Chile Toreado needs much more business, I'm posting this as delnorte suggested something and I couldn't remember what it was. I decided to take one for the team and stopped by while in Sante Fe.





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    mmmmm.........those are THE BEST BURRITOS that I have ever had.

    El Chile Torreado...FTW

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    Quote Originally Posted by notaknob
    While I don't think El Chile Toreado needs much more business, I'm posting this as delnorte suggested something and I couldn't remember what it was. I decided to take one for the team and stopped by while in Sante Fe.





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    Hells yeah. Luis (the owner) is the master. Fo sho the best burritos. The Carne al Pastor burrito is DA BOMB! I guess now they are Bando approved.

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    I second Alejandro's if you're down in Las Cruces. Just west of I-25 at the Dona Ana exit. Try the chile relleno burrito and some lemonade.
    What about the best places to get a beer after a ride? [for those times you drink all the beer you take with you on a ride....]

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    Anyone remember that thread?

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    What about the best places to get a beer after a ride? [for those times you drink all the beer you take with you on a ride....]

    I think that thread is about 4 years old

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    I can't find a link to that thread. You have a link?

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    I'm sure somebody remembers the title?

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    Quote Originally Posted by notaknob
    While I don't think El Chile Toreado needs much more business, I'm posting this as delnorte suggested something and I couldn't remember what it was. I decided to take one for the team and stopped by while in Sante Fe.

    Open 8-2 M-F, 8-1 S.
    I spent a year working in Santa Fe within stone throw away and never tried it.

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    El Chile Toreado is dayum good stuff!
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    Grilled Chicken?

    When I go through Taos, I usually stop at Guadalajara Grill, because that is the ONLY place I know of where they grill their chicken. The boiled chicken that is so prevalent here in NM just doesn't do it for me.

    Does anyone know of a place in Albuquerque where they grill the chicken?

    Thanks much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldmanjoe
    When I go through Taos, I usually stop at Guadalajara Grill, because that is the ONLY place I know of where they grill their chicken. The boiled chicken that is so prevalent here in NM just doesn't do it for me.

    Does anyone know of a place in Albuquerque where they grill the chicken?

    Thanks much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by notaknob
    While I don't think El Chile Toreado needs much more business, I'm posting this as delnorte suggested something and I couldn't remember what it was. I decided to take one for the team and stopped by while in Sante Fe.





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    So I hit up El Chile Toreado this week. I had to try the tacos - 4 tacos, in really nice corn tortillas. Two chicken, one pork, one beef - you dress them how you like. I like mine w/ the super hot mystery green sauce in the squeeze bottle. This place is a gem! Thanks for the tip!

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    C'mon Man

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    Are you kidding me Taco Cabana....Bry I know you have better taste than Taco Cabana...C'mon Man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcupach
    Are you kidding me Taco Cabana....Bry I know you have better taste than Taco Cabana...C'mon Man!
    You gotta know what to order, grrrringo

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    Chupacabra, Taco Cabana is the shizzle. You must be too tall to see the Relleno Tacos that are listed on the menu. They are about at my eye level - look DOWN.
    It's no El Chile Toreado, but Taco Cabana kills it with a huge menu of the best "fast food" style mexi-cusine I've ever had. Good salsa & chile bar to boot.
    I can barely drive by that place without being pulled in like I'm on a tractor beam.

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    how 'bout Viva Mexico on Wyoming (between Copper and Central.) Deschebrada tacos or even better deschebrada torta! Burritos are huge too, if you're into that kind of thing...

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    I'll chime in here.

    I've eaten breakfast burritos from El Chile Toreado the last two days. Sausage yesterday and chorizo today.

    YUM. that is a good burrito. infact, I'd say it's the second-best breakfast burrito in sfe.

    The first best?

    In my opinion, the breakfast burritos at California Pastrami are better. More NM style, with green chile instead of Jalapenoes and salsa. California Pastrami is a trailer on the corner of Alameda and St. Francis. The breakfast burritoes are great and the Pastrami sandwiches are like feeling the love of Jeebus. really really outstanding.

    They're close, but if it's after 9AM I'm heading to Cali Pastami.

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    Quote Originally Posted by delnorte
    Chupacabra, Taco Cabana is the shizzle. You must be too tall to see the Relleno Tacos that are listed on the menu. They are about at my eye level - look DOWN.
    It's no El Chile Toreado, but Taco Cabana kills it with a huge menu of the best "fast food" style mexi-cusine I've ever had. Good salsa & chile bar to boot.
    I can barely drive by that place without being pulled in like I'm on a tractor beam.
    i gotta agree, da Cabana is da shizznizzle fo sho. rellanos are good, but the beef fajitas are what i'm going for time and time again. TC is from my home town of San Antonio, so i find it nice to be able to get a dose of TexMex whenever i crave it. New Mexican food it ain't, but it's hard to beat fresh made tortillas, tender steak and hot as hell fresh jalapenos . the tortilla soup is nice on a cold day if they have it. oh and one tip - DO NOT go to the TC on Coors or the one on Central - you want to hit up the non-corporately owned establishments on either Wyoming & Montgomery or San Mateo - the difference in quality is very obvious (at least to me).

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    Quote Originally Posted by dynagroove
    i gotta agree, da Cabana is da shizznizzle fo sho. rellanos are good, but the beef fajitas are what i'm going for time and time again. TC is from my home town of San Antonio, so i find it nice to be able to get a dose of TexMex whenever i crave it. New Mexican food it ain't, but it's hard to beat fresh made tortillas, tender steak and hot as hell fresh jalapenos . the tortilla soup is nice on a cold day if they have it. oh and one tip - DO NOT go to the TC on Coors or the one on Central - you want to hit up the non-corporately owned establishments on either Wyoming & Montgomery or San Mateo - the difference in quality is very obvious (at least to me).

    mmm....beef fajita burritos morning, noon, or night for me. Fresh guac and sour cream..delish! The salsa bar is great too if you got time. Add some fresh pico and your good to go!!!

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    1. Chorizo, Potato, Egg Brkfst burrito at Garcia's Kitchen on Indian School
    2. Simple Green Chile Brkfst Burrito at trailor on campus.
    3. I want some Los Cuates Carne Adovado ... badly

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    Sadies also has a bigass killer taco. Now that they've opened a restaurant in the heights they will definitely be seeing more of me.

    Tacos and riding bikes don't mix.

    I do better eating a burrito while riding and they travel nicely in the backpack.

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    I know there are only two official places in our fair state, but the El Metate in Gallup would be a revelation to most of yall. Also fruit tamales.
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    I live across the street from el pinto (boo for food, yay for drinks)
    Tacos mmm. Stuffys on 12th, barelas, garcias brisket tacos (nothing else there, nothing)
    El Pollo Rincon on 4th s Alameda
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    Quote Originally Posted by bsieb
    I know there are only two official places in our fair state, but the El Metate in Gallup would be a revelation to most of yall. Also fruit tamales.

    mmm fruit tamales. I haven't had a good one in a while.

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    I usually get a fatty at Twisters

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn. Biker123
    If nothing else, we Nuevo Mexicano's are known for good chili and great taco's/burrito's and Mexican food in general....never mind great ST.

    Lets hear about your favorite NM eatery and why.

    My latest find for Taco's is El Parasol in Pojoaque, NM. You can get a six'er for about $5, I think. Located on the corner of the frontage rode to Cities of Gold casino.

    A great place to stop after a hard day at the Paj' Mahal.

    Awesome thread!

    The prize for the best "homemade" burrito here in The Burque has to go to the The Burrito Lady; located in the shopping mall at the NE corner of Eubank and Lomas. She's in the corner suite. Everything is handmade, even the flautas, and prepared on the spot. The Carne Adovada is to-die-for, but be sure you've got somethin' to chase it with.....youza!

    Here's a snippet from an OOter who "reviewed" The Burrito Lady from the link above..



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    Have eaten a few times since i moved here, Decent burritos that are decently portioned. If nothing else, Quality ingredients. Have to be weary of the"will top with chili" option on the menu.Maybe its a New Mex. thing but the burrito came normal just piled with a heap of roasted green chiles, not a big deal i had just assumed the description meant like Texas style chili. Other than that zero complaints.Final verdict: Wouldn't go out of my way but if i was in the area again i would def. hit this little joint up for a serviceable snack. 3.5 out of 5 for what it is and it is good,
    *who else but a Texan would smother a BB in Texas chili????*

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    I wish I had a decent taco stand in my neck of the woods: Alamogordo.

    100 miles from the border and not a single decent taqueria, or even a restaurant for that matter.

    Nothing but white bread tex-mex.

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    The taco truck across the street from the flying J truck stop on 98 th st.
    A.K.A. The Blood Orange.

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    The taco truck across the street from the flying J truck stop on 98 th st.
    I'll be sure to hit that up the next time I buy some crack

    Seriously, I'd do anything for a good burrito. Can I borrow yer gun?!

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    Bryans thread. Quick Delete it before he spreads the propaganda

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    Quote Originally Posted by barelfly
    not sure if anyone goes to Elephant Butte, but Casa Taco has THE BEST taco I have ever had! Green chile brisket on corn tortilla, grilled slightly. It's on the main street in Elephant Butte, if you are there, go by and get some - you won't be sorry!

    Yep, Casa Taco kicks arse!

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    Were getting an El Bruno in the old Gardunos

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_owl
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    Were getting an El Bruno in the old Gardunos

    As in "El Brunos" from Cuba? If so, hellz yeah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric B
    As in "El Brunos" from Cuba? If so, hellz yeah!
    Yes.. the Old Gardunos on 4th

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    Perea's in Corrales has some good stuff. Miss that secret spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the_owl
    Yes.. the Old Gardunos on 4th
    Have you hit this place yet?

    Probably need to post a condensed version of this in the NM Read this First sticky with all these listed by area.

    Having a Dos Hermanos "Dos" with bacon right now. They're on Jefferson near the Journal so an easy waddle from my office. It's worth it.
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    Maka chuck nailed my favorite, Baja Tacos. The taquitos are my favorite. Also if you live in albuquerque and haven't been to El Modelo slap your self then get some pesole.

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    Updates?

    BTW, Stay the hell away from El Patron on Montgomery. Way overpriced, and the tacos are terrible.

    I guess my wife liked the hamburger, tho.

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    Heard it was owned by the same peeps as Nick & Jimmy's.
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    El Taco Tote on Central has a great salsa bar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBNate View Post
    Heard it was owned by the same peeps as Nick & Jimmy's.
    I left a review on urbanspoon. It was terrible.

    Thanks for the heads up. I will avoid that place as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBNate View Post
    El Taco Tote on Central has a great salsa bar.
    Yes. But so does Taco Cabana, and they are cheaper.

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    If you want a sit down restaurant with good NM food, you know you should eat at Los Cuates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBNate View Post
    If you want a sit down restaurant with good NM food, you know you should eat at Los Cuates.
    Neg'd

    I used to deliver for a restaurant supply place. After taking a gander in their kitchen, I wouldn't even let my dog lick the floor.

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    The old place on the south side of Lomas is long gone bro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biklophile View Post
    The taco truck across the street from the flying J truck stop on 98 th st.
    Yes!

    Burritos/Tacos by day, Crack by night.

    They get you comin' and goin'!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBNate View Post
    The old place on the south side of Lomas is long gone bro.
    Yeah, they moved to the heights.

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    The old Godfather's.

    But I generally go to the one across Lomas from the original.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBNate View Post
    The old Godfather's.

    But I generally go to the one across Lomas from the original.
    Yeah, That is the one I'm talking about. The original was actually pretty good...quaint and good service. Hopefully, they cleaned the other place up a bit. Admittedly, it's been a while since I've eaten there. First impressions go a long way.

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    I forgot that El Chili Torreado was closed on Sunday, and I found the Burrito Spot was a decent substitute for an on-the-go burrito.

    *I'd still give up a few early runs at Paj to stop at El Chili Torreado for the traditional style burrito, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b_mann View Post
    Yes. But so does Taco Cabana, and they are cheaper.
    When me and my wife first started dating we went to taco cabana alot. I gave myself the runs loading up a spare tortilla with nothing but salsa chile and jalapenos it was good but i wouldn'tdo it again. A ddifferent time i drove into the drive through back wards and made her order through her window.

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    BURRITO SPOT is fair at best. Their beef tacos are the bomb. Their salsa is good too. I've been disappointed in everything else I've ordered there.
    I was in there 2 summers ago eating some of those damn good tacos, while watching the manager meet with food supply vendors about new products. The vendor was showing him everything from seasoned meats to french fries that could be ordered a variety of ways, in order to piece together an "original & unique" menu. The foods were being marketed to "appear home-made". I was shocked at what I overheard. Burrito Spot food quality has suffered a sad decline over the years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onetwothree View Post
    I forgot that El Chili Torreado was closed on Sunday, and I found the Burrito Spot was a decent substitute for an on-the-go burrito.

    *I'd still give up a few early runs at Paj to stop at El Chili Torreado for the traditional style burrito, though.
    Be careful about missing the early morning chairlift runs. Gotta beat the frequent afternoon lightning & get your runs in during the morn! El Chile Torreado might be the only thing that makes being late worth it!

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    The Carnitas burrito hit the "spot," as did they breakfast with bacon for the lads. We went to the new one at Cerrilos and Cordova.

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