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Old 06.09.2018, 09:53
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They aren't at all. I wish they were, but whatevs. There aren't enough Latino enterprisers here to push the real deal.

But to kinda whine about not getting real Mexican food in Switzerland...yawn. It is awesome to make your own, the makings easy to find. I still haven't seen real goulash here, or one decent bagel, skyr is overprocessed and sauerkraut too sweet. Next.

I'm right there with you, as I joke with friends & family back in the US I moved away from the US and became Mexican here en Suisse since we make a lot of Mexican food. The carnitas, however, is tough to come by and as I mentioned in another post I've been fortunate enough to sample some good ones here but overall, it's true that the best is homemade.


Of course, always a shout out to El Mais in Zurich which has fantastic tortillas
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Old 06.09.2018, 20:56
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Re: New to Switzerland and tacos

Burrito Brothers has joined with Holy Cow! in Villeneuve just at the rond point outside of the big Coop shopping center.


They are really, really trying to create a decent semi-fast food experience. We have eaten there a few times on our way to Chatel if we found ourselves hungry outside of regular mealtimes.


You place your order at the counter, either the burger side or the burrito side, take a seat and they bring your order to you. Tried the burritos and they were 90% rice. Yuk.


Holy Cow burgers are good, though. And, unlike in American fast food joints, the beer and wine is nice.
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Re: New to Switzerland and tacos

Thank you for the welcoming replies everyone. I now see that the tacos really look like a squashed kebab. We may keep up our tradition of homemade Mexican while in Lausanne, rather than dining out.

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Euphrasia - welcome- and what a lovely name.

That little flower is currently growing all over the Jura just above you - you need to really look for it, but it is so cute, white and purple, and a lovely shape. But I suppose you know that if you have chosen the name.
Actually, I did not know this. I was raised Catholic in Australia and for my 'confirmation ceremony' I had to choose a Saint and take their name as a second middle name. Saint Euphrasia had a very feminist and exciting back story so I chose her. That is very interesting to discover the origin of the name.
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Re: New to Switzerland and tacos

As a Texan living in Neuchatel I had to read this post because - tacos. I have a friend coming to visit in two weeks and I've asked her to bring me tortillas and black beans. Gosh, I'd love a good street taco!!
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Re: New to Switzerland and tacos

Our friends know that the price to come visit us is a few bags of fresh corn tortillas or masa corn flour and a quart of Tapatillo!

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As a Texan living in Neuchatel I had to read this post because - tacos. I have a friend coming to visit in two weeks and I've asked her to bring me tortillas and black beans. Gosh, I'd love a good street taco!!

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As a Texan living in Neuchatel I had to read this post because - tacos. I have a friend coming to visit in two weeks and I've asked her to bring me tortillas and black beans. Gosh, I'd love a good street taco!!
Tortillas and black beans are available in almost every grocery store.
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Tortillas and black beans are available in almost every grocery store.

They are! I actually made some enchiladas last night. But, they are way more expensive here and just not the same.
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Re: New to Switzerland and tacos

Flour tortillas, yes; most any supermarket. But even the corn tortillas at El Maiz in Zurich are not that good. We always made our own from Masa that we needed to get from the US or Mexico.

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Flour tortillas, yes; most any supermarket. But even the corn tortillas at El Maiz in Zurich are not that good. We always made our own from Masa that we needed to get from the US or Mexico.
Or you can just order it from these guys in Satigny. http://shop.mexiland.ch/en/66-otherscorn-flour
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Re: New to Switzerland and tacos

Can’t say I’ve noticed a single tacos vendor in my 10 years near Zurich.
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Flour tortillas, yes; most any supermarket. But even the corn tortillas at El Maiz in Zurich are not that good. We always made our own from Masa that we needed to get from the US or Mexico.

The flour tortillas at El Maiz are outstanding and it would beggar belief if they were not picked from a taste test of any others sold in Switzerland
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Re: New to Switzerland and tacos

I never bought flour tortillas at El Maiz, only the corn. And iirc, the corn tortillas were sold frozen. We left Zurich 7 yrs ago, so this may have changed.

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