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Where can you find cheap Mexican food in Zurich?

I just moved here a week ago from the U.S. Where can you find good, cheap Mexican food in Zurich? I MISS IT OH SO MUCH!

The concept of food trucks has not yet been conceived in Switzerland. Or has it? Gourmet food trucks are so popular in the U.S. Check out www.eatcoolhaus.com and www.thegastrobus.com if you don't know what I'm talking about.
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Re: Where can you find this??

forget the cheap and the good bit...

there are lots of expensive and crap places around
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I just moved here a week ago from the U.S. Where can you find good, cheap Mexican food in Zurich? I MISS IT OH SO MUCH!

The concept of food trucks has not yet been conceived in Switzerland. Or has it? Gourmet food trucks are so popular in the U.S. Check out www.eatcoolhaus.com and www.thegastrobus.com if you don't know what I'm talking about.
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Re: Where can you find this??

Don't think Mexican food has caught on much over here yet, though you can find fahita, burrito and enchilada kits in the supermarkets so you can make your own. Guarcomole (didn't spell that right) and refried beans are also in the supermarkets.

The only restaurant I know of is The Hacienda in Granges-Paccot (outskirts of Fribourg) and it's not cheap from what I hear. Still, if you want an evening meal there and it's too late to travel home they have a hotel right next door as part of the business.
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Old 31.08.2012, 16:31
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Re: Where can you find this??

My house, but I'm in Lugano!

Tonight it's blue and yellow corn tortillas, flout tortillas, shrimp ceviche, black beans (which are being difficult and not softening), taco beef, shredded chicken, guacamole, xnipec, and nachos.

Was planning to make chile rellenos, but I'm too lazy (though I did roast and peel 2.2kg of NuMex yesterday, netto) and will do them tomorrow or Sunday.

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I just moved here a week ago from the U.S. Where can you find good, cheap Mexican food in Zurich? I MISS IT OH SO MUCH!

The concept of food trucks has not yet been conceived in Switzerland. Or has it? Gourmet food trucks are so popular in the U.S. Check out www.eatcoolhaus.com and www.thegastrobus.com if you don't know what I'm talking about.

If it's good and cheap it's not fast. If it's good and fast it's not cheap. If it's cheap and fast it's not good.
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Re: Where can you find this??

As you are new here...cheap and Switzerland are not allowed to be used in the same sentence. Sooner or later it will begin to sink in.

As for mexican, well some decent foreign cuisine can be found in the major cities in CH, but unfortunately in my experience mexican is not one of them. Decent French and Italian cuisine, yes. Time to open your tastebuds and mind to some european food and culture I am afraid.
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I just moved here a week ago from the U.S. Where can you find good, cheap Mexican food in Zurich? I MISS IT OH SO MUCH!

The concept of food trucks has not yet been conceived in Switzerland. Or has it? Gourmet food trucks are so popular in the U.S. Check out www.eatcoolhaus.com and www.thegastrobus.com if you don't know what I'm talking about.
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(maybe this sounds creepy. but I'm a lady! And I made carnitas and corn tortillas this week, and posole is on tap for tonight!)

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Re: Where can you find this??

http://www.tresamigos.ch/standorte.php?bt_id=17

Not the greatest, but reasonable and reasonable.

I fancy some of my cheese and bean quesadillas now, but can't find the right cheese.... Swiss cheese is too melty (My Chief was in hysterics when I said that at a fondue dinner.... I don't know why, it's true)
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good, cheap Mexican food in Zurich?
Bwhahaha, thanks for the laugh. Forget the kits in the stores. Make your own (or go visit anowheels or st2lemans, apparently). What a great way to meet fellow EFers.
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Bwhahaha, thanks for the laugh. Forget the kits in the stores. Make your own (or go visit anowheels or st2lemans, apparently). What a great way to meet fellow EFers.
Some recipes for those feeling sporting.

Pork Carnitas - this recipe is pretty straight forward. You can move them from a pot to a sheet pan in a hot oven after all the water has evaporated, too.
http://www.food52.com/recipes/13098_...nedys_carnitas

Corn Tortillas - difficult without a tortilla press, but not impossible - I use wax paper (parchment might work?) and a big pan. http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes...orn_tortillas/

Flour Tortillas - better than those things Old El Paso sells
http://homesicktexan.blogspot.ch/200...tortillas.html

Nut Mole Sauce (not the chocolate mole you might think of) -
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/e...ipe/index.html

There are lots of good salsa recipes around, but that's to taste. El Maiz in Zurich has good, but pricey stuff - you can get lots of salsas, some peppers, and cheeses, along with your other Mexican basics. I recommend bringing stuff from the US that's expensive or hard to find (dried hominy, for example).

For chips, extensive experimentation has taught that the Coop-Bio brand of tortilla chips is the best value.

For getting the food served to you - I've heard there's some place near HB that's good, but I'm blanking of the name. Desperado is not Mexican food, but the ribs aren't bad.
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Old 31.08.2012, 17:00
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Re: Where can you find cheap Mexican food in Zurich?

You may want to ask tacos-usw.
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Re: Where can you find cheap Mexican food in Zurich?

There's a Mexican food stall at the Zurich HB (main train station) Wednesday market (no market next Wednesday), she tends to bring different stuff from week to week and at the moment concentrates on Empanada type pastries. And for ingredients you need to visit El Maize just behind the HB
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Old 31.08.2012, 17:10
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If it's good and cheap it's not fast. If it's good and fast it's not cheap. If it's cheap and fast it's not good.
Definitely not fast.

Started yesterday after work, and took today afternoon off!

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Old 31.08.2012, 17:13
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for ingredients you need to visit El Maize just behind the HB
Indeed, that's where I've been getting masa etc. for 20+ years (first by FAX, now by internet, sometimes in person).

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Old 31.08.2012, 17:24
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Re: Where can you find cheap Mexican food in Zurich?

There's a couple of suggestions here:

Mexican food
Mexican Food in Oerlikon
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I just moved here a week ago from the U.S. Where can you find good, cheap Mexican food in Zurich? I MISS IT OH SO MUCH!

The concept of food trucks has not yet been conceived in Switzerland. Or has it? Gourmet food trucks are so popular in the U.S. Check out www.eatcoolhaus.com and www.thegastrobus.com if you don't know what I'm talking about.
Learn how to make it yourself, you'll save a fortune and it will be better than 90% of the restaurants you go to.
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Learn how to make it yourself, you'll save a fortune and it will be better than 90% of the restaurants you go to.
A few years ago, I made a mexican dinner for some friends, one of whom was Mexican.

She said that the last time she had food that good was at her mother's!

So, I guess that mine ain't too shabby.

Tom

P.S. She asked how long it took me to make? I said 'better part of a week'. She said 'I thought so'.
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If it's good and cheap it's not fast. If it's good and fast it's not cheap. If it's cheap and fast it's not good.
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Re: Where can you find cheap Mexican food in Zurich?

You can buy raw ingredients.
You can also buy the migros and coop packaged Mexican food, I suggest you don't.
They have a Mexican place in Niedel Dorf. The place has colorful chairs, and the food is really good. Although it is expensive. I think it's about 25-30CHF for a dish.
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