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Were is the best Mexican Food in Chiang Mai?

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One doesn't find the same ingredients in Thailand that would normally be used for Mexican flavors; the many varieties of chilis and other spices. No tomatillos, none of the nuts and seeds used to make good mole, etc. 

 

It's like Thai food in America, which often falls short of the common street stand in Thailand, due to the lack of ingredients. Doesn't matter how good/authentic the cook is - the dishes don't have the flavors. 

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As other have said none is great but the Combo plate at Miguel's is good with a pitcher of margaritas 😀

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3 hours ago, meechai said:

As other have said none is great but the Combo plate at Miguel's is good with a pitcher of margaritas 😀

Okay! looks like Miguel's wins, olny because you said "Pitcher of "Margaritas".

 

But check out Makro story for;  http://www.elcharromexthai.com/index.php

I did find some of her food at Marko, or you can just call her... She speaks English, Thai and Spanish. And I have been ordering from her for years, and I live 5 hrs north of BKK

and it always getts to me that day packed in dry ice.

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21 hours ago, FMarch said:

Last week I went to the Taco Bell in Dotonbori and the tacos were delicious!

 

where is Dotonburi?

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I vote for Salsa Kitchen with two caveats: slow kitchen, and laconic/unpleasant wait staff.

 

Miguel’s is a good close second, with snappy kitchen service and nicer, more efficient waiters.

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On 12/8/2019 at 10:08 AM, sfokevin said:

Just as a side note... At Mae Hai market a couple Thai ladies have roach coach stall an make killer pork/vegi burritos for 100 baht (They do A Mexican salad style too all made to order)... From the food court area walk twards the back door of Riming market you will see their stall just as you cross the alley (Google Border Run Mexican food truck)... They open mid morning and close when they run out of food 

 

They also have great chips & salsa fo 30 baht! 😉

 

We just discovered this place a few weeks ago and buying burritos from there is now a weekly thing. For my money, they are the best in town. Their tortilla chips are the best I've had in town too. 

 

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Salsa Kitchen Ruamchok isn't bad. I didn't try the Huaykeaw branch. In Bangkok, my favorite is "The Mexican" in sukhumvit soi 2.

 

I see that Fajitas Tex Mex in Hang Dong is now "permanently closed"?

 

 

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Miguels has nice salsa, but uses microwaved beans and cheese, which is pretty gross, could not finish the nachos. Salsa kitchen was fresh on the other hand and delicious.

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On 12/8/2019 at 3:42 AM, orchis said:

where is Dotonburi?

555 Google gave this

Dōtonbori or Dōtombori is one of the principal tourist destinations in Osaka, Japan

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On 12/7/2019 at 4:04 PM, BritManToo said:

Don't even think about Chinese.

sure, I wasn't until you mentioned them... chinese chinese chinese, - - now can't get them out of my head.

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we used to go to Tex Mex which is not true mexican  but was really fresh and good quality ingredients. now we visit salsa kitchen. except the loud patrons can be annoying at times. 

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5 hours ago, tigerbeer said:

we used to go to Tex Mex which is not true mexican  but was really fresh and good quality ingredients. now we visit salsa kitchen. except the loud patrons can be annoying at times. 

Seems the tables were too big so people sat too far apart for quiet conversation. They maybe have changed the tables but it's all hard surfaces - no sound damping at all.  Still my favorite by far. 

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I see you are from San Diego - you will definitely be sorely disappointed with Mexican food in CM!!  LOL

 

My vote would be Salsa Kitchen also, but I'm a bit biased because they have good vegan options (including vegan cheese!). 🙂 

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