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Do you think we live in a society where $80 at a Mexican Restaurant is a good deal?

Old 03-02-19, 09:18 PM
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A random bump, but I thought I'd share. These were from the same grocery store I posted about earlier in this thread. Three tacos and a can of coke cost me about $6.

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Re: Do you think we live in a society where $80 at a Mexican Restaurant is a good deal?

^ That's what I'm talking about. The price is roughly the same due to the coke. Out here they range from $1 on up.
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Thanks man I knew you would approve. The tacos were $1.50 each. As I said here before sometimes the workers don't always speak the best English and one time I tried a beef tongue taco by mistake.
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Re: Do you think we live in a society where $80 at a Mexican Restaurant is a good deal?

Originally Posted by Bluelitespecial View Post
Thanks man I knew you would approve. The tacos were $1.50 each. As I said here before sometimes the workers don't always speak the best English and one time I tried a beef tongue taco by mistake.
Beef tongue (Lengua) is great. That one is complemented with the green sauce. Usually Asada (steak) , Carnitas (pork), Suadero (brisket), and al pastor (spit-roasted shwarma styled) are red sauce. Cabeza (head), Buche (pork stomach) are also complimented with green sauce.

$1.50 is about right per taco out here, too.
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Re: Do you think we live in a society where $80 at a Mexican Restaurant is a good deal?

Those are two barbacoa tacos and one chicken above, I'll try to remember the sauce pairings for next time.
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Re: Do you think we live in a society where $80 at a Mexican Restaurant is a good deal?

I love me some al pastore tacos.
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Re: Do you think we live in a society where $80 at a Mexican Restaurant is a good deal?

Isn't "al Pastor" the same as "barbacoa" ?
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In terms of the universal usage, yes. Barbacoa should be slow cooked meat; almost "pulled". Al Pastor should be fire cooked; specifically on a spit, similar to gyro meat or kabobs.
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Re: Do you think we live in a society where $80 at a Mexican Restaurant is a good deal?

oh wait now i remember I usually order "Adobada" which i think is the "Al pastor" and has a pineapple barbecue sauce
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Re: Do you think we live in a society where $80 at a Mexican Restaurant is a good deal?

Barbacoa is fine. Not my traditional go-to choice but it's alright.
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Re: Do you think we live in a society where $80 at a Mexican Restaurant is a good deal?

Originally Posted by nando820 View Post
Isn't "al Pastor" the same as "barbacoa" ?
Barbacoa is, colloquially, shredded beef. Though technically it can be any kind of meat prepared a certain way (it is where we get the term barbecue) and specifically refers to meat from the cheeks of cattle. Though in practice itís usually just a fancy way of saying shredded beef.

Al Pastor is, generally, seasoned pork grilled with onion and pineapple.
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yeah Al Pastor is fucking amazing
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Re: Do you think we live in a society where $80 at a Mexican Restaurant is a good deal?

Out of curiosity, anyone here who likes tacos with grilled pineapple but is against pineapple on pizza?
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Re: Do you think we live in a society where $80 at a Mexican Restaurant is a good deal?

Originally Posted by Noonan View Post
Out of curiosity, anyone here who likes tacos with grilled pineapple but is against pineapple on pizza?
It wouldn't be my first choice for either, but I don't think I would turn down either option. Just not in love with pineapple unless it's done in a Mongolian style restaurant in a bowl. Or I eat it with a cup of fresh fruit.
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Re: Do you think we live in a society where $80 at a Mexican Restaurant is a good deal?

Originally Posted by Noonan View Post
Out of curiosity, anyone here who likes tacos with grilled pineapple but is against pineapple on pizza?
I like both.
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I like both and I prefer pepperoni and pineapple over ham and pineapple on a pizza.
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For comparison, Matt Stonie (the guy on the left) is a professional competitive eater, and he eats $20 of Mexican food in this video. I've watched a lot of his videos, and this is the first time that I've ever seen him get up and walk off screen in the middle of while he was eating. Without knowing what he did when he was offscreen, I would speculate that this was the most difficult eating challenge that I've ever seen him do.

If the two of you each managed to eat $40 worth of Mexican food, you should both enter the next world championship eating contest.

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Re: Do you think we live in a society where $80 at a Mexican Restaurant is a good deal?

Originally Posted by Noonan View Post
Out of curiosity, anyone here who likes tacos with grilled pineapple but is against pineapple on pizza?
I'll eat either but I do not gravitate towards pineapple on a pizza. I do on the taco because the al pastor itself is complemented by the pineapple and isn't just some stupid topping that someone thought would be cool if it was on a pizza.

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Re: Do you think we live in a society where $80 at a Mexican Restaurant is a good deal?

Originally Posted by Noonan View Post
Out of curiosity, anyone here who likes tacos with grilled pineapple but is against pineapple on pizza?
Pineapple on pizza isnít my favorite thing. It doesnít really go well with bread and cheese and pizza sauce.

As far as pineapple on a pizza goes, I think itís best with chicken and a sriracha sauce, rather than the traditional hawaiian. I like all of the components ó bread crust, sauce, cheese, ham, and pineapple, but in combination they donít really work. Iíll eat it, but there are others pizzas I prefer.

The difference between pineapple on a taco and pineapple on a pizza is the al pastor taco doesnít have cheese or tomato sauce; or if it does have cheese itís a bit of cojita cheese.
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Re: Do you think we live in a society where $80 at a Mexican Restaurant is a good deal?

The new Taco Bell in my neighborhood finally opened and I've sampled some items from its menu. The Chicken Bowl listed on the "Power Menu" and selling for $6.95 total may be the best thing they offer. It's only 500 calories and is pretty tasty, a good low-calorie alternative to comparably priced diner food and Chinese food in the neighborhood. You get chicken, rice, black beans and some salad and stuff.

I tried the sausage breakfast burrito (400 calories) and it's 95% burrito (bread) and 5% sausage, egg and cheese. I'll stick with McDonald's sausage biscuit with egg, a much better buy for the price and right across the street.

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^ You're doing it wrong, Ash, but I guess it's a start.
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Re: Do you think we live in a society where $80 at a Mexican Restaurant is a good deal?

Is there even Latin food in the Bronx?
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Is there even Latin food in the Bronx?
There's a Dominican restaurant in my neighborhood and there are Mexican restaurants elsewhere in the borough, although I haven't been to any. Also, many Chinese takeout places have "Spanish" menus, with various dishes listed in Spanish, although I'm not sure how authentic any of it is.
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Re: Do you think we live in a society where $80 at a Mexican Restaurant is a good deal?

Random bump but I have a related question that feels relevant to this thread. I made a pot of chili today to eat for the rest of the week. I went to the grocery store and bought two serrano peppers to cut up and put in my chili. This was late this afternoon and I feel like my hands are burning from handling the peppers. Are there any remedies to help get rid of the warm feeling?
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Re: Do you think we live in a society where $80 at a Mexican Restaurant is a good deal?

The only thing that really removes chili pepper residue from fingertips is pubic hair. Good luck!

But seriously, stop touching your phone or keyboard or whatever because you'll still have residue on them.

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