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Rickety Cricket
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Mexican food in New Orleans

Am I missing something or is it fairly subpar?

I know there's Paisanos for quick to-go stuff on Claiborne.

Then you've got Juan's, Taqueria Corona, Felipe's, El Gato Negro, Carretta's Grill. I ate at Panchita's uptown on one occasion and it was decent.

Out of those I probably eat at Juan's and Felipe's the most out of sheer convenience for pick up. But for a sit down Lunch or dinner, the only real options are Taqueria Corona and Carretta's, neither of which are anything special.

I'm not counting Cucos, Casa Garcia, Superior or Velvet Cactus.




hungryone
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re: Mexican food in New Orleans
I like Chilangos in Kenner, as well as the Chilangos seafood spinoff.


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nikinik
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New Orleans is definitely lacking when it comes to good mexican food. I've yet to find a place that knocks my socks off.


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Y.A. Tittle
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But for a sit down Lunch or dinner, the only real options are Taqueria Corona and Carretta's, neither of which are anything special.


Why don't you count El Gato Negro here?

It's not great, and it's a little too expensive I think, but it's better than those two. Although, I like Taqueria Corona (not a fan of Carretta's).

ETA, In general, I'm on board with your premise.
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re: Mexican food in New Orleans
Taqueria DF is a few trucks around town and very good. I go to the one across from the waste water treatment plant where Claiborn and Jefferson meet. Although it might not be there right now with all the construction.

Taqueria Guerrero very good (near Venezia's).

Other than that, slim pickings.


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I know there's Paisanos for quick to-go stuff on Claiborne.


Drove by last week and it looked shut down.

I agree this is the worst city of its size I've ever been in for Mexican food. I have not found a single place here that I thought was above average. And a lot of the Mex restaurants are down right awful.


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Taqueria Guerrero very good (near Venezia's).


This is my go to place for tacos, enchiladas, and pupusas. They have really good soups too.

Has anyone seen the taco trailer on Claiborne lately? I never go over there with the construction, but I've been craving it.


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Rickety Cricket
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Taqueria Guerrero very good (near Venezia's).

That's right in my hood, I need to give it a go.


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Rickety Cricket
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re: Mexican food in New Orleans
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Why don't you count El Gato Negro here?

Just an oversight. I go to the one in Lakeview, usually just get ceviche and chicken enchiladas.


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quail man
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re: Mexican food in New Orleans
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Juan's


my go-to


Rohan2Reed
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re: Mexican food in New Orleans
Juan's is pretty far from traditional Mexican food


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busbeepbeep
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re: Mexican food in New Orleans
I enjoy Casa Garcia. Pretty good Tex-Mex.

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I'm not counting Cucos, Casa Garcia, Superior or Velvet Cactus.

definitely stands above the other three, IMO
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REG861
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re: Mexican food in New Orleans
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Am I missing something or is it fairly subpar?


You are definitely not missing anything. 90% of it is crap.

In addition to the aforementioned, Norma's has some good Latin American food (not necessarily Mexican)
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Powerman
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re: Mexican food in New Orleans
Fiesta Latina in Kenner is good even though it's not strictly Mexican

El Gato Negro is terrible

There is a place in lakeview that isn't too bad. I liked Panchita's the one time I went. Felipe's is good for that style of restaurant IMO

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Am I missing something or is it fairly subpar?

No. It's subpar. That doesn't mean it's all terrible. There just aren't any really good places.


saderade
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No. It's subpar. That doesn't mean it's all terrible. There just aren't any really good places.

I agree with this- but I want to try Taqueria Guerrero


TigerWise
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I agree with this- but I want to try Taqueria Guerrero


Just keep in mind it's a dive Taqueria. Don't go expecting some big restaurant with ridiculous fajitas like a El Tempio or the like.


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Boomshockalocka
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re: Mexican food in New Orleans
Paisanos is closed. It's a burger and snack type place now.


kfizzle85
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re: Mexican food in New Orleans
That one that was across from Vets that closed a few years back was pretty good. Salsas por el Lago gets no love? Pretty legit Mexican food to me.


Neauxla
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re: Mexican food in New Orleans
Coyote Blues just opened in Metry for good tex mex


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AreJay
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dont have much to offer on places in nola......but the mexican component of the hispanic population is relatively low. although it increased post katrina. it's more guatemala, nicuragua and honduras.


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