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  • #16
    Re: Mexican Food

    Originally posted by DiverDown808 View Post
    The first clue is to look in the kitchen and see if you can see who's doing the cooking. If you see Filipino cooks, then you know you're not going to be eating authentic Mexican.
    heck. i dunno if anyone in hawaii OR cali has had REAL mexican food. in their life. Closest thing in cali I think is on and off milpas. La Superica is darn close.

    but then we have gotten used to non authentic mexican food. ya know da greazy deep fried kine shreaded or ground beef tacos, lard laden refried beans. lard soaked rice.
    hell; I am a white boy, that is NOT mexican to any degree, (tho i speak some of the language..) and i was a cook at Mama's Mexican Kitchen on School St. in the early 70's. And, not for any of my contribution, but that was known as one of oahu's favorite mexican restaurants...
    go figgah.

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    • #17
      Re: Mexican Food

      Originally posted by hawaiiguy View Post
      There is another Mexican restaurant that opened earlier this week on North School St. just ewa of Mitsu-Ken Okazu (about 50 yards away)....

      don't know the name, or was it just called 'Mexican Restaurant'???
      Hey! I saw dat! Yeah! It's located at the old Ayala's! Above the Potorican Association of Hawai'i Community Hall. I'll go check it out before the month is up and let you know all know.

      Auntie Lynn
      Be AKAMAI ~ KOKUA Hawai`i!
      Philippians 4:13 --- I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

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      • #18
        Re: Mexican Food

        i bean seen dat place fo bout a mont now. potoriccan fud maybe.

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        • #19
          Re: Mexican Food

          Originally posted by kimo55 View Post
          i bean seen dat place fo bout a mont now. potoriccan fud maybe.
          I don't tink so. They have a BIG SIGN advertising MEXICAN FOOD! Nothing indicating Potorican...I wouldn't mind dat too.

          Auntie Lynn
          Be AKAMAI ~ KOKUA Hawai`i!
          Philippians 4:13 --- I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

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          • #20
            Re: Mexican Food

            Originally posted by 1stwahine View Post
            I don't tink so. They have a BIG SIGN advertising MEXICAN FOOD! Nothing indicating Potorican...I wouldn't mind dat too.

            Auntie Lynn

            OK...it's late and I'm hungry! LOL I'll have to look for that place on School St. one of these days... what intersection is it near? I'm always in search of good Mexican food. So far my votes go to Maria Bonita's downtown and El Mariachi in Kaneohe. One of my patients is from Mexico and loves El Burrito on Piikoi St.

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            • #21
              Re: Mexican Food

              Someone turned me onto Diego's. They got 2 places, one in pearl ridge and one in king street. Ive only had the Carne Asada Burritos, its like 1 lb of beef and its $7.
              Aquaponics in Paradise !

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              • #22
                Re: Mexican Food

                for a "quick fix", I still like Just Tacos at the Remington College Building. He now has huge burritos and taquitos also. and REAL guacamole. My other favorite is Azteca on Waialae Ave.
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                • #23
                  Re: Mexican Food

                  A restaurant named Reuben's opened in Hilo's bayfront area in the late-ish 1970s.

                  The proprietor was Mexican-American (1st gen, perhaps) and when I was driven there by radio commercials, he greeted me warmly, we talked about the menu and it was there that I learned that in Mexico, tacos are made with SHREDDED beef, not ground beef as they are in the U.S.

                  The taco was delicious! I believe I also had my first chile relleno there.

                  Something stuffed with cheese and then battered and DEEP FRIED too? Are you kidding me?

                  It's a great memory. I don't know if it's still there, under the same ownership, etc. I don't care what anybody else says about Mexican food in Hawaii -- to me that was REALLY GOOD FOOD.

                  Also, for years, Compadres' executive chefs were from Mexico. I met two of them. Naturally, there were Americanized things on the menu they could not change, due to long-time customers' expectations, but to the best of my recollection, the chefs always offered specials -- from their own regions, or inspired by their own regions.

                  One I recall was a poke made with super-fresh local ahi that included a splash of tequila. One could argue that was not an authentic Mexican dish -- but again, I don't care, because it was delicious.
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                  • #24
                    Re: Mexican Food

                    Yeah Aunty

                    Let me know what the cross street is for that new mexican place on School Street. I work down the road, so I can always swing by for lunch.

                    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

                    Carne asada burrito and a plate of chips and guacamole and a large root beer

                    mmmmMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmm

                    DD
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                    • #25
                      Re: Mexican Food

                      cross street would be Aupuni St. ---on makai side of street just ewa of Mitsu-Ken's Okazuya..., in the old Ayala's Bar & Tavern ...between it and Kam Bakery...

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                      • #26
                        Re: Mexican Food

                        Originally posted by DiverDown808 View Post
                        Yeah Aunty

                        Let me know what the cross street is for that new mexican place on School Street. I work down the road, so I can always swing by for lunch.

                        mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

                        Carne asada burrito and a plate of chips and guacamole and a large root beer

                        mmmmMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmm

                        DD
                        heheheh

                        Moa easy.

                        Across Helena's Hawaiian Foods!

                        Plenty Parking.

                        Now I hungry.

                        Auntie Lynn
                        Be AKAMAI ~ KOKUA Hawai`i!
                        Philippians 4:13 --- I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

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                        • #27
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                          Hows this for a steak burrito? Only if they served this on the islands they would make a killing. You have to go to the Chicago area for dis one. No rice in da traditional steak burritos. So ono and as big as ya head!

                          I'M HUNGRY!!!

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                          • #28
                            Re: Mexican Food

                            Originally posted by mauiman View Post
                            Only if they served this on the islands they would make a killing. You have to go to the Chicago area for dis one.
                            Funny... I had a burrito that was about that size just the other week at BC Burrito on Waialae.

                            Not the best I've ever had, but it sure was filling...

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                            • #29
                              Re: Mexican Food

                              If you all want some good Mexican recipes, this is a great spice company and they have some Mexican recipes on there too.
                              http://www.fiestaspices.com/
                              Last edited by OahuGirl; January 13, 2007, 06:10 PM.

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                              • #30
                                Re: Mexican Food

                                Thanks for the URL, OahuGirl -- I've bookmarked it for future recipe harvesting!
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