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Top 5 Restaurants - "Best Mexican Food"

  (5 restaurants)    
Aired on: August 13, 2016 
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Fonda San MiguelFonda San Miguel
2330 W North Loop Blvd Map It!
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 459-4121
www.fondasanmiguel.com
  • Cochinita Pibil
    Yucatan specialty of slow-cooked pork baked in banana leaf; looks good
4.0 out of 5
680 ratings
#1 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Mexican Food); served in a charming, colorful, hacienda-style space
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La Casita MexicanaLa Casita Mexicana
4030 Gage Ave Map It!
Bell, CA 90201
(323) 773-1898
casitamex.com
  • Churros Con Cajeta
    churros (crunchy Spanish doughnut-like stick) covered w/ sugar & cinnamon and filled w/ Mexican caramel
  • Flautas Tres Moles
    3 fried tortillas stuffed w/ shredded chicken smothered in house made mole & pipianes, cotija cheese, sesame seeds & red onion; looks good
4.0 out of 5
854 ratings
#4 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Mexican Food); opened in 2001; serving authentic and traditional Mexican cuisine
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Mary & Tito's CafeMary & Tito's Cafe
2711 4th St NW Map It!
Albuquerque, NM 87107
(505) 344-6266
  • Carne Adovada Turnover
    slow-roasted pork wrapped in homemade tortilla dough, deep-fried & smothered in spicy red chile sauce
4.0 out of 5
289 ratings
#3 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Mexican Food); since 1963; serving authentic New Mexican cuisine
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Original Ninfa's On NavigationOriginal Ninfa's On Navigation
2704 Navigation Blvd Map It!
Houston, TX 77003
(713) 228-1175
www.ninfas.com
  • Queso Flameado
    melted cheeses topped w/ homemade chorizo; server comes out w/ small cheese-chorizo mix in casserole dish and a side of tortillas and makes the queso flameado at your table
  • Beef Fajitas Al Carbon
    served in a flour tortilla w/ Pico de Gallo, guacamole, & chile con queso; supposedly they are the first to serve fajitas; looks good
4.0 out of 5
954 ratings
#5 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Mexican Food); opened in 1973; supposedly served the first beef fajitas (according to its website); caution: there are 2 Ninfa's in Houston...this is the one highlighted on the show (and rated better)
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R&R TaqueriaR&R Taqueria
7894 Washington Blvd Map It!
Elkridge, MD 21075
(410) 799-0001
www.rrtaqueria.com
  • Huaraches al Pastor
    marinated al Pastor pork, w/ sour cream, cheese, jalapeno sauce, red pepper sauce & avocado served on oblong huaraches (flatbread-like tortilla); looks good
  • Lamb Tacos
    two lamb tacos rolled, fried and dipped in a Mexican sauce, sour cream and cheese; looks good
  • Tacos al Pastor
    pork marinated in a combination of dried chiles, slowly cooked w/ onions, cilantro & a slice of pineapple; looks good
3.5 out of 5
601 ratings
#2 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Mexican Food); inside gas station; where Joe Theismann made guest appearance; every dish made to order from scratch
Top 5 Restaurants - "Best Mexican Food"  (5 restaurants)    
Aired on: August 13, 2016