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Would welcome opinions on the best Mexican restaurants in Zurich. Thanks, Jim
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Old 07.02.2013, 18:05
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Short answer... There really aren't any. Mexican is a type of cuisine that I have found to be seriously lacking here. Everything is very blandly seasoned, and if you like the food spicy, prepare to be doubly disappointed...
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My house. That's about as good as it will in this area. You would be surprised though...swiss pork makes excellent carnitas and posole!!!
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Old 07.02.2013, 19:34
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Re: Zurich Mexican Food

In Melbourne it was the Taco Bill and it was great!
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In Melbourne it was the Taco Bill and it was great!
Wow, Really?

How much Mexican food have you had?
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Re: Zurich Mexican Food

It is true, there is not many mexican restaurant in zurich. but if you like to cook mexican you can go to El Mais (Kreis 5), where they sell all the traditionnal mexican foodstuff!
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It is true, there is not many mexican restaurant in zurich. but if you like to cook mexican you can go to El Mais (Kreis 5), where they sell all the traditionnal mexican foodstuff!
Indeed!!! this store has almost everything you need for almost any dish. They even have hominy and queso blanco...and...doritos.
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Old 18.02.2013, 15:32
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Indeed!!! this store has almost everything you need for almost any dish. They even have hominy and queso blanco...and...doritos.
What about Fritos?
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What about Fritos?
I regretfully must inform you that in my excitement of seeing Dave's insanity hot sauces and adobo chipotle...i forgot to look for fritos.
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What about Fritos?
Do you mean fritos corn chips? I've not seen them. Are fritos something else tho?

They do sell a mild, shredded yellow cheese that's the closest thing to longhorn cheddar i've tasted. They also sell quesadilla cheese, very mild.

I was just there to buy my regular fix of fresh poblanos. Mmmmmmm.
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Do you mean fritos corn chips? I've not seen them. Are fritos something else tho?

They do sell a mild, shredded yellow cheese that's the closest thing to longhorn cheddar i've tasted. They also sell quesadilla cheese, very mild.

I was just there to buy my regular fix of fresh poblanos. Mmmmmmm.
Fritos corn chips. I've been told they're not available anywhere here, but I'm still trying. Hope springs eternal...

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Re: Zurich Mexican Food

I think the Fajitas at Desperados are great - especially the mixed beef and chicken. Good mix of accompaniments, quality meat and I love the vegetables the fajitas are served on the sizzling plate with. The Höngg branch is probably my favourite.
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Re: Zurich Mexican Food

Right around the corner from El Mais (already discussed above) is El Luchador, a cafe where the food (and beer) is truly authentic Mexican fare, even if the menu isn't huge. If you visit El Mais, they can direct you to El Luchador.
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Fritos corn chips. I've been told they're not available anywhere here, but I'm still trying. Hope springs eternal...

I thought this thread was about Mexican food?
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I use them with a Central-American Queso dip that I like to make. I find they hold up better than tortilla chips for this, because they're thicker. I'd prefer Fritos Scoops, but since I can't even find Fritos, I don't even dare ask.
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Fritos corn chips. I've been told they're not available anywhere here, but I'm still trying. Hope springs eternal...

I've seen and tasted a very similar product in an Italian rest stop. Different name, different packaging, but they were Fritos, I promise.

To sum it up,

- Unnamed rest station somewhere in Italy between the border and La Spezia about 3 years ago
- Don't remember the name
- Don't remember anything about the packaging
- Tasted exactly like Fritos

I hope this helps you on your search.
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Re: Zurich Mexican Food

The cooking in Tres Amigos http://www.tresamigos.ch/ is quite good, and in case you need it, they provide additional spices. I was in Mexican restaurants in Atlanta, Texas and Matomoros (Northern Mexico) and so got a tiny bit of an idea. True, the Mexican restaurants in Zürich may not exactly be what a Mexican would regard as a REAL Mexican restaurant. There is a kind of "Mexican" restaurant in Glattbrugg, and the Kosovari who do business there have a remarkable cuisine, but it rather is a "Mexico-inspired Balkan cuisine"
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Re: Zurich Mexican Food

This link ranks what could just be the best of a bad lot!
http://en.yelp.ch/search?cflt=mexica...2C+Switzerland
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I've seen and tasted a very similar product in an Italian rest stop. Different name, different packaging, but they were Fritos, I promise.
Indeed. I forget what they call them, will check next time I go shopping in Italy (probably in a week).

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I think the Fajitas at Desperados are great - especially the mixed beef and chicken. Good mix of accompaniments, quality meat and I love the vegetables the fajitas are served on the sizzling plate with. The Höngg branch is probably my favourite.
Yup, mine too. It's 20min away from the main station and you usually don't need to have a reservation if you're less or equals 4 people.
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