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    Quote Originally Posted by LSC Fan View Post
    That is very much true! Why? Because those who were either in school back then or running businesses were second or third generations from their roots south of the border and their grandparents and parents put priority in them learning English first.

    What was and is still spoken down there is what we call Tex-Mex. People will make english words sound like spainish like calling a pickup truck an el truckque. We used to tick off one of my high school spainish teachers with that to the point she sent a few guys to the Principals office where the Principal just laughed and sent the guys back to the classroom. Tex Mex is damn good REAL border style Mexican food too, not some of this stuff they serve at places that have Taqueria in front of their names. Tip. The best Tex Mexican food places often are generational and are known by the orginal owners first or last names. Most still have family operating them.
    Where in Corpus Christi is there good Tex mex? I’ve been there too many times to remember and have never been impressed with the Tex mex or much of any restaurant regardless of type of cuisine in Corpus. One Tex Mex restaurant there didn’t even know what sour cream chicken enchiladas were.

    I’m sure I’ll be back so enlighten me where to eat there. So I don’t end up at the marina Whataburger.

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    Where in Corpus Christi is there good Tex mex? I’ve been there too many times to remember and have never been impressed with the Tex mex or much of any restaurant regardless of type of cuisine in Corpus. One Tex Mex restaurant there didn’t even know what sour cream chicken enchiladas were.

    I’m sure I’ll be back so enlighten me where to eat there. So I don’t end up at the marina Whataburger.
    If you are in Corpus and not eating seafood, you are doing it wrong.

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    [QUOTE=LSC Fan;2325841]As in the world famous Mexican Buffets?

    Now that place had a purpose when I was in high school. Medicore food, but it was affordable and you got enough quantity for sure and a couple trips to the bathroom when you got home where you could read the entire newpaper twice! [/QUOTE

    I can remember eating at Pancho's Buffet when my dad was stationed at Ft. Bliss in El Paso, circa, 1961-62. It was a revelation to an 8 year old kid whose mom could cook frozen fish sticks and hot dogs but not much else!

    Funny, what you remember years and years later. I remember most every Sunday afternoon. We'd (my parents, little sis, and I) drive across to Juarez and pick up a wooden crate of bottled Cokes and stop at a roadside stand where we'd buy fresh-made tamales. Here it is 58 years later and I've yet to find a tamale that compared to those. They had the finest blend of spicy-hot shredded pork you could imagine. 58 years ago and I still lust after those tamales!
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    New mexican is where its at! Chile not chili!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LSC Fan View Post
    As in the world famous Mexican Buffets?

    Now that place had a purpose when I was in high school. Medicore food, but it was affordable and you got enough quantity for sure and a couple trips to the bathroom when you got home where you could read the entire newpaper twice! [/QUOTE

    I can remember eating at Pancho's Buffet when my dad was stationed at Ft. Bliss in El Paso, circa, 1961-62. It was a revelation to an 8 year old kid whose mom could cook frozen fish sticks and hot dogs but not much else!

    Funny, what you remember years and years later. I remember most every Sunday afternoon. We'd (my parents, little sis, and I) drive across to Juarez and pick up a wooden crate of bottled Cokes and stop at a roadside stand where we'd buy fresh-made tamales. Here it is 58 years later and I've yet to find a tamale that compared to those. They had the finest blend of spicy-hot shredded pork you could imagine. 58 years ago and I still lust after those tamales!
    There is a place in a Pasadena near Houston called Los Toritos. It’s a hole in the wall, but all’s they do are tamales. About 5 or 6 different kinds. If you ever get near Houston it will satisfy your craving. The brisket ones are the bomb. They have the spicy pork also. But, the small pouches of green sauce they give you are a taste of h3ll they are so hot. I usually bypass those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LSC Fan View Post
    As in the world famous Mexican Buffets?

    Now that place had a purpose when I was in high school. Medicore food, but it was affordable and you got enough quantity for sure and a couple trips to the bathroom when you got home where you could read the entire newpaper twice! [/QUOTE

    I can remember eating at Pancho's Buffet when my dad was stationed at Ft. Bliss in El Paso, circa, 1961-62. It was a revelation to an 8 year old kid whose mom could cook frozen fish sticks and hot dogs but not much else!

    Funny, what you remember years and years later. I remember most every Sunday afternoon. We'd (my parents, little sis, and I) drive across to Juarez and pick up a wooden crate of bottled Cokes and stop at a roadside stand where we'd buy fresh-made tamales. Here it is 58 years later and I've yet to find a tamale that compared to those. They had the finest blend of spicy-hot shredded pork you could imagine. 58 years ago and I still lust after those tamales!
    Good stuff, BC. I can relate growing up in the RGV as far as trying to find the real deal in regards to Mexican food in another part of the state. There are only a small handful of places here in the Coastal Bend which I can find what is genuine Tex Mex or what have you. Austin probably has more choice to get it than here.

    BTW. If you want some good Tamales, there is a place in the RGV who might be that find for you and they ship nation wide. Too late for Christmas, but give it a try. You won't be disappointed.

    https://deliastamales.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by JakeTAMUC View Post
    If you are in Corpus and not eating seafood, you are doing it wrong.
    Landry’s last time I was there. Average

    Besides, living in Southeast Texas I get my fill of Seafood, Cajun cooking and Tex Mex.

    Too many awesome Tex Mex places in the area. That’s why I won’t eat Tex mex in north Texas because I know it won’t compare.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BuffaloChip View Post

    Good stuff, BC. I can relate growing up in the RGV as far as trying to find the real deal in regards to Mexican food in another part of the state. There are only a small handful of places here in the Coastal Bend which I can find what is genuine Tex Mex or what have you. Austin probably has more choice to get it than here.

    BTW. If you want some good Tamales, there is a place in the RGV who might be that find for you and they ship nation wide. Too late for Christmas, but give it a try. You won't be disappointed.

    https://deliastamales.com
    Meanwhile I'm in the middle of nowhere. At least the BBQ is good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Techster88 View Post
    Where in Corpus Christi is there good Tex mex? I’ve been there too many times to remember and have never been impressed with the Tex mex or much of any restaurant regardless of type of cuisine in Corpus. One Tex Mex restaurant there didn’t even know what sour cream chicken enchiladas were.

    I’m sure I’ll be back so enlighten me where to eat there. So I don’t end up at the marina Whataburger.
    Kikos and Dos Comales are pretty darn good. There is also a local chain if you will called La Playa and depending on the location, it fills the need.

    Seafood... Water Street, Doc's on the Island, Railroad Station. Rockport up the coast has some good places too. Now if you want to get you want to take a road trip from Corpus and get some good stuff and quantity, the Kings Inn which is south of Kingsville on Baffin Bay is legendary. It's a drive but worth it.

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    Meanwhile I'm in the middle of nowhere. At least the BBQ is good.
    Pinkerton bbq in Houston is pretty awesome.

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    Meanwhile I'm in the middle of nowhere. At least the BBQ is good.
    Where is that at? My goal is to take a BBQ road trip here one day. So spill the beans.

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    Where is that at? My goal is to take a BBQ road trip here one day. So spill the beans.
    Well I'm biased on BBQ. Restaurant style always comes in overrated. However, imho the best BBQ in Albany is Wounded Owl.

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    Pinkerton bbq in Houston is pretty awesome.
    When I get enough courage to drive in Houston, I'll remember that. Also an excuse to make that trip

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vulpes88 View Post

    Well I'm biased on BBQ. Restaurant style always comes in overrated. However, imho the best BBQ in Albany is Wounded Owl.

    Yes! The hole in the wall places are the best. You know the ones that have decades of smoke on the walls!

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    Yes! The hole in the wall places are the best. You know the ones that have decades of smoke on the walls!
    Well it's a food truck but yeah, started out as a hole in the wall.

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    Good stuff, BC. I can relate growing up in the RGV as far as trying to find the real deal in regards to Mexican food in another part of the state. There are only a small handful of places here in the Coastal Bend which I can find what is genuine Tex Mex or what have you. Austin probably has more choice to get it than here.

    BTW. If you want some good Tamales, there is a place in the RGV who might be that find for you and they ship nation wide. Too late for Christmas, but give it a try. You won't be disappointed.

    https://deliastamales.com
    7 or 8 years ago, we bought several dozen tamales online from a vendor in the Valley. They were pretty good, red chile pork, green chile chicken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boohaha View Post
    New mexican is where its at! Chile not chili!
    Without doubt. Good NM food is the best. Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Espanola, Las Cruces, all have unbelievable great NM style restaurants. You can't beat a great flavorful medium/hot NM green chile based sauce. I also love great carne adovada. My son buys his chile thru the reliable Chile Connection in Santa Fe. He makes a fantastic carne adovada.

    In fact we're doing a NM Christmas dinner this year. Carne adovada, green chile chicken enchiladas, spicy red chile pork tamales, posole, roasted corn, NM style green chile potatoes au gratin, fruit empanadas, refritos, freshmade thick flour tortillas right off of our cast iron platter, big thick fluffy sopapillas with honey for dessert, and several sublime salsas. Margaritas, cerveza! Mmmm!

    The great thing is that much of this can easily be prepared a day or two ahead of time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Techster88 View Post
    Landry’s last time I was there. Average

    Besides, living in Southeast Texas I get my fill of Seafood, Cajun cooking and Tex Mex.

    Too many awesome Tex Mex places in the area. That’s why I won’t eat Tex mex in north Texas because I know it won’t compare.
    TOO funny.

    One of the best Tex Mex I had in my life is a place called El Rio Grande on E. 38th in Manhattan. Thats a little north & east of North Texas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LSC Fan View Post
    Kikos and Dos Comales are pretty darn good. There is also a local chain if you will called La Playa and depending on the location, it fills the need.

    Seafood... Water Street, Doc's on the Island, Railroad Station. Rockport up the coast has some good places too. Now if you want to get you want to take a road trip from Corpus and get some good stuff and quantity, the Kings Inn which is south of Kingsville on Baffin Bay is legendary. It's a drive but worth it.
    I tried Dos Comales and La Playa close to downtown. Neither was that good to me. I asked a local about Tex Mex in CC and he told me unless it was someone’s momma it wasn’t that good. He told me to go Franks Spaghetti House. This place looked scary but I gave it a go anyway. Glad I did. Really good Italian food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Techster88 View Post
    I tried Dos Comales and La Playa close to downtown. Neither was that good to me. I asked a local about Tex Mex in CC and he told me unless it was someone’s momma it wasn’t that good. He told me to go Franks Spaghetti House. This place looked scary but I gave it a go anyway. Glad I did. Really good Italian food.
    I'm surprised about Dos Comales. I haven't been in a few months, but in past it's been good.

    You hit the nail on the head about Frank's. It's in an older, more industrial part of the city but they've made it through the years. Another place that is close by if you like good home style cooking as far a diner type food is Snapkas. It's a former 50's style drive in style place that still has car hops, but has a dining area too. They have good Mexican food too along with great burgers.

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