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Old April 9th, 2013, 08:16 AM   #1
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Good Mexican Restaurant in Auburn Hills

Something close to the Chrysler Tech Center if possible.

Any recommendations?
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Old April 9th, 2013, 08:22 AM   #2
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Santa Fe Mexican Restaurant
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Old April 9th, 2013, 08:26 AM   #3
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Jalapeños is fast, clean, and good
Scary Mexican market is good but in a third world setting
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Old April 9th, 2013, 08:29 AM   #4
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It's for a work lunch, so a decent atmosphere would be nice.
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Old April 9th, 2013, 08:38 AM   #5
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Jalapeños is fast, clean, and good
Scary Mexican market is good but in a third world setting
This. On Baldwin just north of mont calm. So tasty
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Old April 9th, 2013, 08:40 AM   #6
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Taco Bell on Opdyke
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Old April 9th, 2013, 08:48 AM   #7
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This. On Baldwin just north of mont calm. So tasty
Agreed. I have had lunch there a number of times and it has always been good.
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Old April 9th, 2013, 09:00 AM   #8
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If you want mexican mexican food, Carnival market's little food counter.

If you want american mexican food, I head good about Jalapenos.
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Old April 9th, 2013, 09:26 AM   #10
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Is Sage Brush Cantina in Lake Orion too far? The best around IMO...
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Old April 9th, 2013, 09:34 AM   #11
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The best food is at the Carnival Market. The other Market (I forget the name) has awesome food too (I think it is called Mexicana). Not much for atmosphere.
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Old April 9th, 2013, 09:57 AM   #12
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Somebody I work with took me to Carnival Market last year and I thought he was joking. It was awesome. I try to swing by about once a month.
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Old April 9th, 2013, 10:09 AM   #13
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Scary Mexican market has a real name, I just looked it up "la mexicana 3"
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Old April 9th, 2013, 10:19 AM   #14
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Thanks everyone for the suggestions!
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Old April 9th, 2013, 10:21 AM   #15
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The best food is at the Carnival Market. The other Market (I forget the name) has awesome food too (I think it is called Mexicana). Not much for atmosphere.
La Mexicana 3, they are good too. I have been travelling to Mexico for almost 20 years now, usually several times per year. Carnival is the closest thing I have seen here to 'real' basic Mexican food. I havne't found anywhere up there that does the nicer more complex foods we get in MX. Most places seem to be tex-mex, which you can find in mexico, but more in bordertowns, and resort areas. The only place I've ever got a crunchy taco with shredded cheese, lettuce, sour cream, etc, was in Juarez.


If you want to go east, Miguel's Cantina on roch rd, just north of avon is also good, a bit more american-mex..


I have friends/coworkers up often from MX, and if we go out for Mexican food, its one of those 3 places: Carnival, La Mexicana, or Miguels. Usually, I just host people at my house and cook traditional MX food.
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Old April 9th, 2013, 03:02 PM   #16
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The best food is at the Carnival Market. The other Market (I forget the name) has awesome food too (I think it is called Mexicana). Not much for atmosphere.
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Scary Mexican market has a real name, I just looked it up "la mexicana 3"
So you didnt believe me?
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Old April 9th, 2013, 05:23 PM   #17
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Not that I didn't believe you but that's what we call it because it's scary
I have 2 coworkers that won't go back even though they had good meals
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Old April 9th, 2013, 05:25 PM   #18
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when you walk in, someone should be wearing an INS jacket or hat. make sure you don't block to exit doors
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Old April 9th, 2013, 05:32 PM   #19
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Not that I didn't believe you but that's what we call it because it's scary
I have 2 coworkers that won't go back even though they had good meals
They sound like a couple of wussies. Please tell me they are female.?.. They wouldnt make it a second in Mexico. Carnivals eating area isnt as nice as Scary Mexican Markets haha. But it as close to real authentic Mexican as you will find anywhere near that area.
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Old April 9th, 2013, 05:49 PM   #20
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Really, scared of La Mexicana? Its not even a bad area of Pontiac..


I wish there was somewhere to get proper Tortas Ahogadas outside of Guadalajara, but no one can get the bread right.

But, I'll be booking a flight there this week. I use each trip as a chance to study 1-2 dishes, so that I can cook them properly up there.

My ideas of good Mexican food. The place in the 2nd pic is awesome, they have massive vats of oil that they fry almost whole pigs for hours. The meat is almost like a pig roast, thats then chopped into carnitas. You tell the guy how much and what part of the pig you want, he grabs a big handful with his bare hands, walks over to your table and plops in on your plate.







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