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    Default Mexican food restaurants near South Beach and Miami

    Me gusto comida Mexicana. Translation: I like Mexican food.

    This week, Critical Miami spotlights: Los Tres Amigos; an authentic Mexican restaurant near Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. Alesh makes the food and restaurant look great!

    For those who don't know, Jackson Memorial Hospital is just a hop, skip, and and jump from Downtown Miami; which is only a stone's throw from Miami Beach. Translation: it would take about 15 minutes to drive to Los Tres Amigos from South Beach.

    I look forward to visiting this place.

    My other favorite Mexican restaurants in Miami are: Roberto's, El Rancho Grande, San Loco, Baja Fresh, and Poquito Mas. (See: menus and reviews)

    You can also find good Mexican food out in Homestead, but I can't remember any of the restaurant names.

    Te gusto comida Mexicana? Translation: Do you like Mexican food?

    What are the Mexican dishes you order the most?

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    My favorite Mexican food are chicken quesadillas and enchiladas. I will definitely try this place. I love the decoration, at least it looks more Mexican than those restaurants in Cancun.

    The Mexican Restaurants that I like in Miami Beach are:
    1- Lime, everbody can say this is not Mexican Food, but It's close enough and cheap.
    2- Rancho Grande, specially on May 5. They do know how to celebrate.
    3- San Loco, for a quick lunch.

    Viva Mexico!

    :-)

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    Indeed, Alesh does great food reports, often of restaurants off the beaten path. I am so craving Mexican food since I read his post and definitely want to try Tres Amigos. (There's a naughty joke in there ... ) %-P

    Locally, I only know Rancho Grande. They serve Americanized Mexican food but also some traditional dishes. I like to combine the two, ordering the chicken chimichanga with green mole. It's not on the menu, but they've always accomodated my unusual request. I have also enjoyed the cochinillo pibil (roast pork marinated in citrus) as well as the chicken with any of the three mole sauces (brown, green or red). Chips are also served fresh with excellent salsa.

    The margaritas are also the best I've had on South Beach. They don't use mix, but rather squeeze their own limes. And boy do they pack a punch! :lol:

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    My VERY favorite place to eat Mexican, besides my own house, is Baja Fresh. Their Steak Baga Burritos rock. The pico di gallo and chips are good too.

    My other favorites are Lime, Paquitos on Biscayne and 163rd Street, and Robertos in Hialeah.

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    I LOVE Mexican food* - give me a chimichanga any day and I'm a happy girl!

    I agree with Mirna - Rancho Grande is GREAT. LOVE it. I also like Cancun Grill in Miami Lakes (in the shopping center off the Palmetto and NW 154 St.), and I've heard that Rosita's in Florida City is really good, too.

    But my favorite Mexican place is --- Guadalajara, 8461 SW 132 St. The food is so fresh and delicious I want to cry (and real Mexicans own it, and, I don't know, that makes me feel better somehow). And the best part is how affordable it is. Entrees can be as low as $6.99.

    If any of you ever go, you best invite me along! LOL

    * - all right, I'll admit it - I also eat Taco Bell. When I'm PMSing, there's nothing better than their Mexican pizza.

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    Hi, Tere, thanks for the honesty...

    * - all right, I'll admit it - I also eat Taco Bell. When I'm PMSing, there's nothing better than their Mexican pizza.


    I'm always down for a Buritto Supreme from Taco Bell.

    If you're ever out West, Del Taco is a great fast food Mexcian restaurant chain.

    C'mon, it's okay to keep talking about Mexican food.

    What are three rolled tacos called..?

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    Will Michelle post her quesadilla recipe? :)

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    Rocky, that is the most fattening sounding recipe I have ever read for quesadillas. You can brown the quesadillas in a non-stick pan without using any oil.

    Manola, I'll post that recipe for you today. Thanks for reminding me.

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    "Rocky, that is the most fattening sounding recipe I have ever read for quesadillas."
    LOL... I was thinking the same thing.

    Hey, Rocky, congratulations on becoming a Junior Member. I like the new avatar. Thanks for the recipe.

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    Rancho Grande is South Beach's King of Mexican as far as I am concerned. A must try and authentic favorite is the queso/churizo appetizer. Tastes so yummy, I cant wait until my next bowl!

    -Bryan

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    Is Rocky_Balbozo the last word on ...Mexican Food?

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    No, Rocky is not the last word on Mexican food. To answer my question "what are three rolled tacos called?" They're called taquitos, and they're usually topped with guacamole. Yum!

    Michelle, where's your quesadilla recipe?

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    Parmesan cheese on a Mexican quesadilla? That's crazy talk! :gulp:

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    So sorry it took so long to post my new favorite quesadilla recipe. It mixes 2 of my favorite cuisines, Mexican and Asian. Jim try this one - watch out Martha!

    Sesame Ginger Chicken Quesadillas (4 servings)

    3 tablespoons Sesame Ginger Sauce (recipe below)
    1 cup chopped cooked chicken (I substitute mushrooms for my vegetarian friends)
    3 carrots, shredded
    1/4 cup diced purple onion
    4 (8 inch) flour tortillas
    1 (8oz) package shredded Mexican cheese blend

    1. Heat sesame ginger sauce in a large skillet over medium heat. add chicken, carrot, and onion.
    2. Cook stirring occasionally, 2 - 4 minutes or until heated thoroughly.
    3. Spoon chicken mixture evenly on half of each tortilla; sprinkle with shredded cheese. Wipe skillet clean.
    4. Cook, tortilla side down in a lightly greased skillet (or non-stick pan) over medium-high heat 1 minute or until lightly browned.
    5. Fold tortillas over filling and serve immediately.

    Sesame Ginger Sauce

    1/3 cup rice wine vinegar
    1/2 cup soy sauce
    1/3 cup canola oil
    1/3 cup sesame oil
    3 tablespoons honey
    2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
    1 garlic clove, minced

    1. Whisk together all ingredients until well blended. Store in refrigerator up to 1 week.

    Recipe by Arthur Elizalde - chef of Arturo's Restaurant in Austin, TX.

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    YUMO! AMAZING! :lol:

    Thanks for posting the recipe Michelle! I am going to print it and keep it in my recipe box.

    PS ... while I love the asian-mexican fusion, I'm still reluctant to let "shredded" parmesan canoodle with my quesadilla! :-P

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    San Loco by far is the best in my book for fast easy mexican!!

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