Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives -
"Real Deal Mexican"

  (8 restaurants)    
Aired on: May 2, 2014 
Aired on: May 2, 2014 
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Red Iguana: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Red Iguana ($$)
(3716 ratings)

736 W N Temple Map It!
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
(801) 322-1489
  • Mole Negro
    "the king of moles"; dried chile mulato, negro pasilla, Mexican chocolate, raisins, peanuts, walnuts & plantains tossed w/ chicken or turkey; looks good
  • Tacos Don Ramon
    a favorite; three crisp corn tacos filled w/ tender top sirloin tips, grilled w/ pork chorizo, garnished w/ shredded lettuce and queso cotija, served w/ pico de gallo and a salsa de aguacate (Don Ramon is the the owner/chef's father); looks good
  • Mole Amarillo
    golden raisins, yellow tomato & bell pepper, yellow zucchini, guajillo, aji & habanero, onion, garlic & herbs, all cooked, spiced & blended; tossed w/ chicken
  • Pistachio Mole
    chili poblano, onion, tomato, garlic, jalapeno, epazote, white wine, herbs & spices; cooked in vegetable stock w/ pistachios & blended; poured over dishes like chicken then topped w/ pistachios; served w/ spanish rice, refried beans & tortillas
  • Pork Carnitas
    pork pieces cooked in juices w/ spices & orange pulp; fried w/ Mexican beer & evaporated milk; served w/ refried beans, guacamole, pico de gallo, jalapeno & tortillas
4.5 out of 5
3716 ratings
opened in 1985; Mexican restaurant awarded/recognized in numerous publications including Fodor's, Zagat's and UrbanSpoon ("Number One Restaurant in Salt Lake" - 2010)
Tamale Place: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Tamale PlaceSee Tamale Place Video ($)
(610 ratings)

5226 Rockville Rd Map It!
Indianapolis, IN 46224
(317) 248-9771
  • Apple Pecan Tamale
    dessert tamale
  • Beef in Red Tamale
    in-house corn-ground masa stuffed w/ red pepper-infused shredded beef steamed in corn husks
4.5 out of 5
610 ratings
make 3,000 tamales each week
La Texanita Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
La Texanita RestaurantSee La Texanita Restaurant Video ($$)
(341 ratings)

1667 Sebastopol Rd Map It!
Santa Rosa, CA 95407
(707) 525-1905
  • Huarache
    meat, cream, salsa, lechuga, pico de gallo, aguacate, cheese and jalapeņo
  • Posole Soup
    Mexican soup made with pork and hominy; one of Guy's favorites
  • Tacos
    get Carne Asada (grilled steak); hand-made tortillas
4.0 out of 5
341 ratings
started as a taco truck; one of Guy Fieri's favorites...where he brings his family and friends; everything made from scratch
Momocho: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
MomochoSee Momocho Video ($$)
(786 ratings)

1835 Fulton Rd Map It!
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 694-2122
  • Guacamole
    6 variations; Guy had smoked trout & bacon guac; served w/ warm cumin chips for dipping; looks good
  • Machaca
    pulled coffee- & ancho-rubbed grilled & braised beef brisket; served w/ corn tortilla, chili rajitas, Cotija cheese, guacamole; looks good
4.0 out of 5
786 ratings
everything made from scratch every day
Salsa Brava: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Salsa BravaSee Salsa Brava Video ($$)
(1033 ratings)

2220 E Rte 66 Map It!
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
(928) 779-5293
  • Chicken Stuffed Sopapillas
    Southwestern favorite; calzone-like; marinated, grilled & chopped chicken, beans, shredded jack & cheddar, wrapped in dough & deep-fried; topped w/ cilantro cream sauce & shredded cheese; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1033 ratings
Other Recipes: Carnitas
  • Pozole
    fan favorite; corn & pork soup; Guy adds lime juice, onions, lettuce, oregano, radish and hot sauce ("everything in the pool"); looks good
  • Tacos Al Pastor
    grilled marinated pork, onions and pineapple; looks good
4.0 out of 5
836 ratings
[CLOSED]; tortilla machinery brought in from Mexico
Cemitas Puebla: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Cemitas Puebla [CLOSED]See Cemitas Puebla Video ($$)
(310 ratings)

817 W Fulton Market Map It!
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 455-9200
  • Cemitas
    sandwich w/ choice of meat (Carne Asada, Al Pastor, Carne Enchilada, Milanesa), avocado spread, adobo (chipotle pepper), Queso Oaxaca (Mexican cheese) and papalo (a bitter herb); Guy had the Milanesa (breaded butterfly pork chop); Guy also got one w/ Milanesa, Carne Enchilada and ham
  • Taco Arabes
    spit roasted pork and onions wrapped in a thick tortilla served with a chipotle salsa; looks good
3.5 out of 5
310 ratings
[CLOSED]; moved from original location at airing (3619 W North Ave); authentic Poblano food w/ homemade chipotles and salsas; 80% of menu is from Puebla; many of the ingredients are brought in from Mexico; Other Recipes: Cemitas Puebla Steak Tacos w/ Salsa Verde
El Indio: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
El IndioSee El Indio Video ($)
(1575 ratings)

3695 India St Map It!
San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 299-0333
  • Beef Taquitos
    rolled-up tacos
  • Chile Relleno
  • Tamales
    choice of beef, chicken, pork, veggie or plain; handmade everyday w/ in-house stone-ground Masa wrapped in corn husks; steamed, unwrapped & then topped w/ choice of 3 sauces & cheese; looks good
  • Pork Salsa Verde
    pork & green tomato salsa; served w/ tortillas, rice & beans
  • Potato Taquito
    mashed potato mix rolled in tortilla & deep fried; served w/ salsa, guacamole, lettuce & cheese; looks good
  • Taquitos
    top seller; shredded beef, shredded chicken or potato rolled in a tortilla & deep-fried; topped w/ salsa, cheese, shredded lettuce & guacamole
  • Tortilla
    corn-based; made everyday; leftovers are deep-fried & made to tortilla chips
3.5 out of 5
1575 ratings
opened in 1940; family-owned 3 generations; local favorite; started as a tortilla factory then bloomed to a full-blown restaurant serving around the world (including care packages to our soldiers) as well as to Congress & the White House
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives -
"Real Deal Mexican"
  (8 restaurants)    
Aired on: May 2, 2014 
Aired on: May 2, 2014