Ready to try some real Mexican Dishes?
It doesn't matter where you were born, where your family is from or even if you have spent large parts of your life elsewhere. When it comes to food, we all have different tastes and cravings. With the globalized world we live in, and the constant migration of people from one side of the planet to another, our cultures a getting a little mixed up. One of the greatest things about this constant exchange between different cultures is what we learn about their food traditions.
Have you ever tried real Mexican food? We're not talking about Tex-Mex food, but about the real thing that you might be able to find if you travel to Mexico City or Cancun, in Quintana Roo, or maybe even a few places in Tijuana that have not been adapted to the American taste. Well, if you're experience with Mexican food so far is a few tacos you ordered through a drive-through window, you are in for a treat.
Mexican food is very rich. It is full of flavors and colors and even a few surprises. And don't worry; a lot of it isn't as spicy as you might believe. But there is a big difference between Tex-Mex and Mexican food. Although Tex-Mex food is the child of Mexican and American food, there are a lot of ingredients used in Tex-Mex food that Mexican cuisine simply won't touch. For example, you will probably never find a Mexican dish with cheddar cheese in it.
Well, if you want to know about Mexican food and are willing to try out some original dishes, and you live in Richardson, Texas, you are in luck. Holy Frijoles is a Mexican restaurant in Richardson that, although specialized in Tex-Mex food, can offer you some dishes that are actual, traditional Mexican recipes. You will be able to order something Mexican and something Tex-Mex, and see if you can identify the differences.
In their menu you will be able to see Guacamole, an all favorite traditional Mexican preparation, as well as Pico de Gallo, a well known salsa made of tomatoes, chile and onion (and a bit of lime of course). Their main dish preparations offer you many chances to have a closer encounter with real Mexican food, such as the Carne Asada, Pechuga Laredo or Carne a la Tampiquena. You will definitely want to try out their Tacos al carbon, made out of grilled steak in soft tortillas, the way Mexicans do it (but you might want to skip the sour cream, a very American ingredient that isn't typically used in Mexico).
If you are a seafood lover, well, Mexican food is full of great options for you, and in Holy Frijoles the Camarones de Mojo de Ajo are an excellent choice. Just note that they have a lot of garlic, so be prepared. But you knew Mexicans like to spice things up, right?