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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Mexican Food

Well yesterday I was craving Mexican food. It's hard to cook it since ingredients are hard to find here where I live, yet I do try my best to cook simple mexican meals at home. So yesterday we went to a Mexican restauraunt called Cantina Laredo

here yes here in Arab soil a mexican restaurant although we do have others such as Chilis, Fudruckers and others but they are mostly Tex-Mex but there is a difference from Tex-Mex and the real Mexican food, but this place is about the only restaurant that I have expierenced to be almost authentic the reason I say almost is because there are some foods that they prepare differently than what I was brought up with. For example they have the enchilada with some kind of white sauce I had never eaten an enchilada that was made with a flour tortilla with chicken inside and white sauce on top. I grew up with the original version that Mexican's know which is cheese in a rolled corn tortilla with a chili sauce that is made with red chili that goes on top. I also might be wrong, it might be from some other part of Mexico that they make this kind of enchilada but my Dad is from Jalisco, Mexico and I was brought up knowing the enchilada with cheese and chili sauce on top. Anyways this restaurant is great it's good and close enough to Mexican food. I ate a tamale which I haven't eaten in over 20 years and it tasted great. I really recommend anyone around this area to eat there if they really want to taste Mexican food. I ordered the Cantina Laredo platter and here is the picture to that,

which had a chile relleno,meat tamale, mexican rice the mexican rice is good but doesn't taste like the mexican rice I grew up with (Now I sound like a food critic), enchilada, guacamole, and a flour tortilla with carne asada which is grilled meat. I would definately take my Dad to this place if he would ever decide to come and missed Mexican food.

My kids like Mexican food (the dishes I make only not many) but they are still fans of their food which is traditional UAE food. below are some dishes from this restaurant

Kids enjoying their food

Some of the pictures are blury they were taken with my phone since I still haven't gotten a new camera.



  1. Hi, from New Jersey. Glad to meet another sister.

  2. It look yammy I should tried it some day. Mary

  3. Nice to meet you too Zandra and Mary you should try it out. The food is good.