Hey y’all! This past weekend I tried a new restaurant that popped up in Prairieville. Agave Blue is advertised as a tequila and taco bar. I don’t really care so much for the tequila as I do the tacos. If a restaurant is specializing in tacos I have to try it. My family and one of my close friends decided to go out for dinner there and see if it was any good. I have to say it was great and both my parents and my friend really loved it too. To start off our meal we were given the standard complimentary chips and salsa. We ordered queso too because who doesn’t love queso. The salsa was fresh, delicious and very spicy. Even my dad thought it was spicy and that’s saying something. I ordered the beef tacos with beans and the beans were the closest you could get to authentic. Overall, this restaurant was amazing with good food and a good atmosphere.
Hi Y’all! I don’t know if any of y’all have even eaten from a food truck, but if you haven’t it is a must. This past weekend I went to the Flea Market of Louisiana in Prairieville, La and they had a taco truck there. To say the least, I was very excited. The people running the truck were very friendly and pretty funny. I ordered two beef tacos and they were served minutes later, so service was great too. When I got my tacos I was immediately excited because these tacos are as close to authentic as I could get without going south of the border. They were small and served in a soft shell. The meat wasn’t ground beef like you would normally expect from American tacos, but it was finely chopped beef. To top off it off there was just a little bit of white onions, lime, and cilantro. They were incredible! If you ever see a Mexican food truck of any kind I would highly suggest trying it out. Most of the time the people that are running the truck grew up eating and cooking the food they are serving you so you will get a little taste of their culture.
Hi Y’all! I’m going to take you guys to another Mexican Market with me. This one is La Tienda in Prairieville, La. This store was a bit bigger than the last one I visited and offered a lot of different things. They had a variety of traditional Mexican candies, sodas, and an assortment of different snacks. Then further in the store, they had more of grocery items. Some of them were typical things that you would see at an American grocery store, but they also had some very interesting things I have never seen before. Some of the different things I saw was pickled date palm and Pacaya palm in brine. (Pacaya palm is a species of palm tree) This is one of the many reasons I love going to Mexican markets, you can find new things you can’t find anywhere else.
One thing that stood out to me in both of the Mexican markets is the amount of people making phone calls. I was with my friend who is Mexican when I went to both stores and I asked her why so many people were calling. She told me about how expensive it is to make international calls and when they are in the store they can call their loved ones back home for free. I found this shocking because I was ignorant on this particular struggle many people right in my town face. So, yes, these markets are great for getting new exotic foods, but they also serve a greater purpose.
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.