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Old 08-04-2019, 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Royal Nonesutch View Post
In general, "Mexican" food in Europe as a whole is a Crime Against Humanity, and further proof of the evil that lurks in the hearts of Men.

It has gotten to be so bad for me personally that I have begun to get some masochistic pleasure out of trying Mexican places while travelling just to see how truly disgusting they can actually get.

Sadly, the one place here in Krakow that was slightly less awful that all the others (and in any major Southwestern American city, the food there would have been like a 2 or 3 on a scale of 1 to 10 place) went out of business, so now I am counting down the days until I get back to the USA for a visit, and even though my first stop will be New Orleans, (which while by far is my favorite American city, the Mexican food scene there is nothing to write home about) I will forgo the more traditional Crescent City culinary treasures for my first meal, and head directly to a little burrito place I like in the Quarter straight from the airport.
If you find yourself in Budapest, Iguana Cafe is pretty decent for Tex-Mex. It was started by an expat back in the late 90s. I believe he has since passed away, but the place should still be there. There’s also a chain of fast food Chipotle style places called Arriba that is reasonable (and somehow connected with Iguana.) Last I was there two years ago I was shocked to see them offer (limited time) cochinita pibil tacos. Was a reasonable attempt at it, but suffered from not enough turnover of that particular item.
And you can also surprisingly get most of the ingredients you need at the specialty markets, including stuff like masa harina, dried Mexican peppers of all sorts, chipotles, and I even saw cans of huitlacoche, so if you want to make it yourself, it’s possible.

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