Entries from Buffalo Chow tagged with 'Mexican'

Our Kiss Goodbye: Lessons Learned From Chef José Andrés

As we hit the "publish" button on the final article that will appear on Buffalo Chow, we think back one last time to why this site began, and what we hoped that it would achieve. Our hope was to share...

Lloyd: Buffalo's First Taco Truck Is Inspirational, Conventional

In recent reviews and articles, we've noted that there were only three truly important restaurant openings that took place when we were on hiatus last year: Bingo's Dim Sum House, Blue Monk, and Lloyd. Some might argue that Lloyd -...

Mexican Thanksgiving: Culinary Arts Center at Auburn Watson

Real Mexican food is so rare around Buffalo that most chefs here don't even know where to start in preparing authentic dishes - and many don't seem to care. But there are exceptions. Two weeks ago, one chef taught a...

The Last Year: Buffalo Chow Explains Our Hiatus + Return

Personally and professionally, the last year was fantastic. We welcomed our second daughter into the world. Traveled a lot. Lost all the weight we'd put on during Buffalo Chow's initial two-year run. Decided we weren't going to be anonymous restaurant...

SoCal Chow: Kogi BBQ + Bass Pro Shops, Or, On Surprises

A funny thing happened on our way back to Buffalo from testing Apple's new iPad in San Francisco this week: a snowstorm. Given the choice of being stranded in Las Vegas overnight or staying with family in Southern California, we...

Quick Bites: Snyder Bar & Grill, Jojo Bistro + Chipotle Updates

Most of the time, we struggle to condense our thoughts about the restaurants we visit into something short enough for people to enjoy reading, but on occasion, we come across a place that we don't have a lot to say...

So-So Buffalo Mexican: Elmwood Taco & Subs + Cozumel Grill

As much as we love Buffalo's Elmwood Avenue, we're not blind to its strengths and weaknesses. Eclectic indie shops? Check. Fun places to eat and drink heavily? Check. One of Buffalo's best farmers' markets? Big check. Good Mexican food? Ch......

Top 10 Great Chain Restaurants Buffalo Should Have

Locally owned and operated restaurants are great - except when they leave big gaps in local food expectations. How many years has Buffalo gone without a truly awesome Mexican restaurant? Considered Burger King or Wendy's to be the pinnacle of...

Chipotle Opens In Buffalo (Well, Amherst); Here's Why We Care

We're going to have more to say soon, but the big food story of the week is one we've been discussing on Twitter: after a soft launch yesterday, national Tex-Mex chain Chipotle officially opened its first restaurant in Western New...

O.C. Chow: How Mexican Food Is Supposed To Look & Taste

"Why is authentic Mexican food so hard to find in Buffalo?" Readers ask us this question at least once a month, demonstrating that they know the difference between real Mexican cuisine and the stuff that's most commonly served in Western...

At La Galera in Niagara Falls, Mixed Mexican Food, Service

Having spent time in California and Mexico, we're routinely reminded of how sharply our conceptions of Mexican food differed from what we've experienced in Western New York: in areas with larger Mexican populations, even second-tier places surpass Buffalo's best options...

Taste of Williamsville 2009: A French Debut & Elvis, Too

How often does a Western New York food festival include the debut of an as-yet-unopened restaurant? Where else do items such as fancy french fries and a Kobe Beef Hot Dog compete with fancy gazpachos and high-end seafood dishes to...

Taste of Chicago: The World's Largest Food Festival, Part 2

After eating our way through the Taste of Chicago - the world's largest food festival, as discussed in Part 1 of our Taste of Chicago report - the two of us were surprised to find ourselves agreeing on something we...

5 de Mayo: Decent Mexican, But Not Worth Celebrating

One of the biggest challenges in writing about food is separating the appeal of what we see from what we smell and taste: for Mexican cuisine, like that served at Cheektowaga's 5 de Mayo - named for Cinco de Mayo,...

Low Impact Mexican Disappoints at Aging Gramma Mora's

During our review of local cranberry wines last month, we came across a bottle that was fine, but had almost no actual cranberry flavor; whatever it was, it wasn't really cranberry wine. As long-time fans of Mexican food, we can...

Taco-Off: Mighty Taco & Taco Bell vs. Real Mexican Food

Call us food snobs or just critics, but after living in Southern California and honeymooning in Mexico, we can't pretend to be passive about the quality of Mexican food. Once you've had the real thing, it's obvious that there are...

Taco Time: Limited Mexican Menus at Moe's & Salsarita's

Thanks to a huge Mexican population, Mexican restaurants were so numerous when we lived in Southern California that we realized how deprived we'd been in Western New York: our conceptions of this legitimately great cuisine had been based on Mighty...

Kauai Chow: On This Hawaiian Island, Food is No Paradise

Writing about bad meals is, at least for us, a joyless affair. Some critics revel in splashing red ink all over the fur coats of sub-standard restaurants, but we hesitate to recall sad dining experiences, doing so only out of...

Authentic Mexican, in Williamsville? Si, at La Tolteca

For years, the closest Buffalo's suburbs came to authentic Mexican food was the chain restaurant Chi-Chis, which served decent enough meals but was only a shade closer to the real deal than a Taco Bell. As some point, Chi-Chis disappeared,...

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