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Enchiladas in Houston


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I'm into enchiladas these days and trying to find some unique ones. Anybody know of any place serving Enchiladas en Cacahuate y Almendras (peanut and almond sauce)? or anything else not commonly found?

I know about Hugo's and Otilia's offerings, have found lots of the standbys - enchiladas rojas, verdes, suizas, potosinas, and husatecas at taquerias on the SW side but still curious and wanting to find more.

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I'm into enchiladas these days and trying to find some unique ones.  Anybody know of any place serving Enchiladas en Cacahuate y Almendras (peanut and almond sauce)? or anything else not commonly found?

I know about Hugo's and Otilia's offerings, have found lots of the standbys - enchiladas rojas, verdes, suizas, potosinas, and husatecas at taquerias on the SW side but still curious and wanting to find more.

Bruce, have you tried Sylvia's? They have a good assortment.

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Thanks, Morgan. It's on my list but haven't gotten around to it. I'm taking a little breather after a very disappointing visit to a taqueria, seeking out comfort food for a few days.

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I think they have a section devoted to, what do they call it, South of the Border varieties? I'm really not looking for Tex-Mex enchiladas, although sometimes it's hard to discern a difference.

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I think they have a section devoted to, what do they call it, South of the Border varieties?  I'm really not looking for Tex-Mex enchiladas, although sometimes it's hard to discern a difference.

Have you tried this place, Ostioneria Mar Azul? I haven't been but have heard it is Mex-mex, not tex-mex. It's on Bellfort by 59.

Red meat is not bad for you. Fuzzy green meat is bad for you.

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I think they have a section devoted to, what do they call it, South of the Border varieties?  I'm really not looking for Tex-Mex enchiladas, although sometimes it's hard to discern a difference.

Have you tried this place, Ostioneria Mar Azul? I haven't been but have heard it is Mex-mex, not tex-mex. It's on Bellfort by 59.

I went there once when it was Ostioneria Michoacan - emphasis on seafood and I had a couple of pretty good meals there. I wonder if they all changed names (there are 6 or 7 of those around on b4).

The menu I have from then had 'Authentic Mexican Dishes':

Enchiladas Verdes

Enchiladas al Chipotle (translated as 'in hot devil sauce!)

and Tex Mex Enchiladas.

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Here's the main menu page, each menu page is in pdf file format.  The only sauces I do not recognize are Suiza and "Entomatadas" Salsa Espanola.  The rest are red or green sauces in the South of the Border section. 

http://www.sylviasenchiladakitchen.com/default.asp

The Hidalgo variety with carnitas is the one I'd probably try.

From the Wiki article on enchiladas: Enchiladas suizas: suiza, meaning Swiss, is an adjective that indicates the dish is topped with a white, milk or cream-based sauce, such as béchamel. This appellation is derived from Swiss immigrants to Mexico who established dairies to produce cream and cheese.

They can be really good. I think either Stouffers or Budget Gourmet or one of those frozen entree companies makes a version :biggrin:

Entomatadas means tomatoes are included in the chile sauce instead of just chiles and spices.

Here's a really good article on enchiladas on MexConnect (she has several good recipes, too).

The best I've had so far have been the Enchiladas Michoacanas from 100% Michoacan on the blog and the Enchiladas Potosinas from El Campesino on Bellaire at Fondren that I haven't reported on the blog yet.

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This was really good - refritos and queso fresco inside the folded tortillas, topped with more queso and chili sauce with potatoes, carrots, pickled jalapenos and a good chorizo on the side, plus salad and avocado (under the rather uninspired presentation of a pan grilled chicken breast).

One of the options for this dish there is 'una pata de puerco en vinagre' which I think translates as 'pickled pigs food enchiladas.' I'm going to go back and try that.

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Pickled pigs feet enchiladas? That sounds like something I'd order after partying all night long. Let me know how they taste. Was the chorizo house made or store bought?

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Pickled pigs feet enchiladas?  That sounds like something I'd order after partying all night long.  Let me know how they taste.  Was the chorizo house made or store bought?

I would have judged it to be a longaniza but the menu said chorizo. Not your ordinary supermarket variety of Mexican chorizo whether they made it themselves or not I don't know. It was a 'section' of a sausage, split open, but not a paste, like the chorizos you get at the grocery stores. I really haven't gotten in to chorizos at carnicerias but have bought a couple of longanizas.

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I think they have a section devoted to, what do they call it, South of the Border varieties?  I'm really not looking for Tex-Mex enchiladas, although sometimes it's hard to discern a difference.

Have you tried this place, Ostioneria Mar Azul? I haven't been but have heard it is Mex-mex, not tex-mex. It's on Bellfort by 59.

I went there once when it was Ostioneria Michoacan - emphasis on seafood and I had a couple of pretty good meals there. I wonder if they all changed names (there are 6 or 7 of those around on b4).

The menu I have from then had 'Authentic Mexican Dishes':

Enchiladas Verdes

Enchiladas al Chipotle (translated as 'in hot devil sauce!)

and Tex Mex Enchiladas.

That's not the same place. This place is a place where you would probably be one of the only non mexican patrons in it, and it is not part of a chain. It is not listed on B4. Look it up on CH.

Red meat is not bad for you. Fuzzy green meat is bad for you.

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I think they have a section devoted to, what do they call it, South of the Border varieties?  I'm really not looking for Tex-Mex enchiladas, although sometimes it's hard to discern a difference.

Have you tried this place, Ostioneria Mar Azul? I haven't been but have heard it is Mex-mex, not tex-mex. It's on Bellfort by 59.

I went there once when it was Ostioneria Michoacan - emphasis on seafood and I had a couple of pretty good meals there. I wonder if they all changed names (there are 6 or 7 of those around on b4).

The menu I have from then had 'Authentic Mexican Dishes':

Enchiladas Verdes

Enchiladas al Chipotle (translated as 'in hot devil sauce!)

and Tex Mex Enchiladas.

That's not the same place. This place is a place where you would probably be one of the only non mexican patrons in it, and it is not part of a chain. It is not listed on B4. Look it up on CH.

Same place, different name. Was part of a chain, may not be now. Was not listed on b4 before, either. I was the only non-Mexican there and one of only 2 people who spoke any English. Even when I was there which was over a year ago there was a sign up that they were changing the name to Mar Azul but it took many months to take effect.

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