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A visit back to Texas always means a chance to sample great food that is quite frankly not available anywhere else in the world.  I’m specifically thinking about Tex-Mex.  I have searched high-low for a good substitute for the past 10 years and have learned that it’s hard to find anything quite like it outside of the state.  
Tex-Mex shouldn’t be confused with Southwest fare, it’s in a class all of its own combining Texas-style cooking with traditional Mexican cuisine (think chili, cheese, fajitas).  A true Tex-Mex connoisseur has a ritual when eating this deliciousness and it goes something like this…

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Every meal must start with queso.  Queso means cheese in Spanish, but to the Tex-Mex lover, it means the cheesy, spicy, warm dip that will make that basket of tortilla chips disappear in a flash.  You will tell yourself you need to save room for the main course but you won’t…it’s that addicting.

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Next comes the main course which will be either tacos, enchiladas, fajitas, or a burrito.  In any case, it will be in a form of a flour or corn tortilla with grilled meat and shredded cheese.  This is also where a wide array of salsas and hot sauces will be at your disposal.  The habanero sauce is really hot so choose wisely. It will be fantastic.

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Because good Tex-Mex is hard to come by, those that have been successful in providing a good product will branch out to multiple locations within and across different cities.  To keep it real, you will try to eat at the original establishment and there will be a two hour wait.

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…And if your favorite place only exists as a food truck, that’s even better!

8 thoughts on “For The Love Of Tex-Mex

  1. That looks so good.. yumm! In Holland it is so hard to find Mexican food. Which sucks cause I’m a sucker for Mexican food. When I’m visiting the US, I’m a regular costumer a Chipotle. Can’t get enough of it. But If I will ever visit Texas I’ll keep your post in mind!

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