upfish wrote: ptblazer wrote: oldhippie wrote:
do they have good mexican food in CO? i was hoping so just by virtue of it being closer to mexico than i am now
Oh... they better have good mexican food in CO. I survive off mexican food.
I haven't heard good things, but a CO native who has been to South TX or CA might be able to help us out with our fears haha.
What you'll think of the mexican food in and around Boulder is largely dependent on how seriously you take your mexican food. That said, in Boulder, the following are pretty much unquestionable truths:
1. You won't find any good New Mexican food.
2. You won't find any good Tex-Mex.
3. You won't find any place that serves food identifiable to some actual region of Mexico.
4. You won't find anything cheap by anything but Boulder standards.
If, however, you think that paying $8 for an okay big burrito filled with shredded beef and smothered with some manner of sauce—and served along side chips, salsa, beans, and rice—constitutes "good, cheap mexican food," you'll be fine at places like Efrain's. You'll also do fine if you're cool with "Colorado-style Mexican food," which is basically a gringo-friendly mash-up of various northern Mexican regional foods, some Californian influences, and unique Colorado dishes (like the "crispy chile relleno," which is actually some manner of eggroll, and an abomination).
I'm a native New Mexican and a foodie who grew up the only gringo in a hispanic barrio. In my opinion, the closest solid mexican joint is 40 minutes away in Wheat Ridge.
bananeez wrote:We can set a time or something and all meet at the bar. I think they have the best margaritas, but DEFINITELY NOT the best Mexican food at this place, haha. You're actually only allowed to order 3 margaritas per visit because they're so potent.