Hi Y’all! This week I want to talk about a few of the Mexican markets or grocery stores that I have visited. The first one I want to tell you guys about is El Guero Market. It is in Prairieville, La. This is a pretty small grocery store, but they had a lot to offer.
The store had a variety of traditional, fresh Hispanic foods such as goat cheese, flan, and tres leches. There was also a lot of items that you would see at an American grocery store such as flour, vegetable oil, and hot chocolate, but it was a bit different. All these typical items packages were in written in Spanish.
These stores were not meant for people like me, a southern, white girl, to shop at. When we went to the store they were very busy and just about everyone in there except me and my friend was Hispanic. We did get a few funny looks, but luckily my friend knew one of the employees there. We wound up getting a delicious watermelon popsicle and a piece of tres leches (my absolute favorite dessert).
Overall, my experience at this grocery store was a good one and I definitely want to go back. I’d like to get some authentic Hispanic food for a Mexican dinner one night. If you see a Mexican market near your home I encourage you to go in and experience something a little different, you might find some great, new food right in your own neighborhood.
Hi Y’all! This week I visited a favorite, local restaurant of mine, Las Palmas. I decided to take a little break from college this weekend and head home to see my parents. I live in the pretty small town of Prairieville, LA. There isn’t many options when it comes to going out to eat, especially for Mexican food. There are a few local restaurants, but Las Palmas has been a long time favorite for me and my family. Granted, I used to get chicken fingers and fries because I didn’t like Mexican food, but that has now changed. Last night I ordered my favorite dish, Tacos! I have to say they were pretty good. Nothing overly special or exciting, but just good ole’ tacos. Even though I do love tacos, I have to say one of my favorite parts of going out to eat at most Mexican restaurant is the free chips and salsa and Las Palmas knows what they are doing with their salsa. Overall, this is a classic Mexican restaurant that will continue to serve out good food again and again.
Hey Y’all! Being from South Louisiana the Mexican culture has always been around, although it has been altered and mixed in with the unique Cajun culture that defines much of Louisiana. So, the Mexican culture has been around me, but honestly I never paid much attention to it. I’ve always been a picky eater and I still am today, but my love for Mexican food bloomed one day at a very unlikely place… Taco Bell.
Taco Bell is probably the most Americanized Mexican food available to anyone and everyone, but this is where I had my first taco at 18 years old and fell in love. My best friend (who is Mexican) convinced me to try something new and I am so glad she did. Now having a few years of experience under my belt I would have to say I am a bit of a Mexican food junkie. My favorite thing to do it try a new Mexican restaurant every time I go out to eat. Through this blog I plan on taking you with me through Louisiana’s Mexican restaurants, food trucks and anything else we happen to stumble upon.