Reader: Only an Ignorant Texan Would Think Tex-Mex Is Mexican

Deep in the heart of Texas?
Deep in the heart of Texas?

Mario moved here from Texas nineteen years ago, and yesterday we shared his complaint that he can't find any good Mexican food in Denver — and by "Mexican food," he means Tex Mex. That doesn't play well with Coloradans, who all have their favorite kinds of Mexican food — but rarely the version served in the Lone Star State. Says Toni:

Please move back to Texas so you have have that Tex-Mex garbage you've mistaken for Mexican food. If you want Mexican food, you should probably to go to Mexico.

Adds Skb:

Casa Bonita has excellent Tex-Mex! Enjoy!!

Suggests Jeffrey:

If you want Tex-Mex, I believe Chili's has fajitas.

And then there's this from Dave: 

Only an ignorant Texan would think Tex-Mex is Mexican.

Tex-Mex may not be authentic Mexican food, but it's an authentic genre, and you can definitely find examples around Denver. Any more suggestions?

In the meantime, take a look at this list of the Nine Best Places for Texans to Eat in Denver that Mark Antonation served up two years ago....

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