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Old 06-19-2017, 04:13 PM   #1
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So a new Mexican market opened today that's on my way home. Decided I would stop in and see what they had. I venture to the meat counter where I discover NY strip steaks for $3.59 / lb. After scratching my head for a minute I thought what the hell, I'll try em. So for $6.75 total, my wife and I are having steak tonight!

So I'm going to assume this is Mexico raised and slaughtered beef, with less regulation. Anyone had steak from one of these markets? If so, anything bad happen like a limb falling off or something? Trust it?

I probably just bought a pair of Corriente cuts lol.

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Old 06-19-2017, 04:15 PM   #2
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Not sure where the beef comes from but I buy groceries at ours pretty regularly.
Our local one has some get on the ground pre-made fajitas.
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Old 06-19-2017, 04:18 PM   #3
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Best premade fajita skirt on planet earth
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Old 06-19-2017, 04:20 PM   #4
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Best premade fajita skirt on planet earth
Yep, can't beat the fajita meat at Michocana. Fiesta has pretty good produce most of the time too.
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Old 06-19-2017, 04:23 PM   #5
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The only meat I have ever bought from one is the seasoned fajita skirt and it can't be beat.
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Old 06-19-2017, 04:28 PM   #6
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Dirt cheap fruits and veggies too.
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Old 06-19-2017, 04:34 PM   #7
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I use to buy from them all the time. Good cuts of meat at a great price imo
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Old 06-19-2017, 04:48 PM   #8
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I use to buy from them all the time. Good cuts of meat at a great price imo
why did you stop?
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Old 06-19-2017, 04:55 PM   #9
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So a new Mexican market opened today that's on my way home. Decided I would stop in and see what they had. I venture to the meat counter where I discover NY strip steaks for $3.59 / lb. After scratching my head for a minute I thought what the hell, I'll try em. So for $6.75 total, my wife and I are having steak tonight!

So I'm going to assume this is Mexico raised and slaughtered beef, with less regulation. Anyone had steak from one of these markets? If so, anything bad happen like a limb falling off or something? Trust it?

I probably just bought a pair of Corriente cuts lol.

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Old 06-19-2017, 04:59 PM   #10
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I buy from ours all the time. As mentioned, excellent marinated skirt for fajita, marinated chicken, and pastor taco meat is all great. Produce is usually better and cheaper than other stores as well.
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Old 06-19-2017, 05:13 PM   #11
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They send donkeys from here to Mexico to be slaughtered. I'm just saying
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Old 06-19-2017, 05:26 PM   #12
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There's a Mexican market in Cleburne. Buy fajita beef and chicken from them. It's outstanding!!
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Old 06-19-2017, 05:31 PM   #13
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Wife shops at ours all the time. It may be donkey meat but if you don't know you don't know lol
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Old 06-19-2017, 05:50 PM   #14
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I'll eat donkey I don't care
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Old 06-19-2017, 05:54 PM   #15
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I quit shopping at the mercado when I saw the butcher with a spray bottle of red food coloring spraying gray and green steaks on the display.
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Old 06-19-2017, 05:56 PM   #16
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I have before and they aren't that bad. The steaks I buy at Albertsons and Kroger add choice, I think the Mexican market are select. The fajitas are assigned and their chorizo. Fiesta usually is pretty good too.
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Old 06-19-2017, 06:01 PM   #17
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I love our Michoacana in Rosenberg.
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Old 06-19-2017, 06:06 PM   #18
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im out on the meat. The last two times I bought the marinated fajita meat it was spoiled. Two different places. So... I buy skirt steak from central market or Kroger and marinate my self. i don't buy the fruit but I do buy tomatoes japs and onions. Good price and seem to be better quality. Also the hot corn tortillas in the cooler are **** good.
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Old 06-19-2017, 06:07 PM   #19
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Be very careful the inspection standards are very loose.
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Old 06-19-2017, 06:09 PM   #20
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I buy the skirt steak or fajita meat, have had the steaks before, not too bad, i don't do the chicken, do not trust it, it does not have near the shelf life that beef does.
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Old 06-19-2017, 06:14 PM   #21
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Best premade fajita skirt on planet earth
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Yep, can't beat the fajita meat at Michocana. Fiesta has pretty good produce most of the time too.
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The only meat I have ever bought from one is the seasoned fajita skirt and it can't be beat.
La Michocan has the best seasoned fajita meat on earth. I get the beef and the chicken and typically have to wait in line. Fresh corn tortillas and that Jeredez guacamole green sauce. All I can say is MONEY.
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Old 06-19-2017, 06:15 PM   #22
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One word - Tabilitas

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Old 06-19-2017, 06:18 PM   #23
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why did you stop?
I moved. I live out I the woods now and don't have one near me. That's the only reason.
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Old 06-19-2017, 06:29 PM   #24
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X2. Good stuff
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Old 06-19-2017, 06:35 PM   #25
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The only meat I have ever bought from one is the seasoned fajita skirt and it can't be beat.
x2 the chicken is good as well

I like ragin blaze marinade more though
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Old 06-19-2017, 06:36 PM   #26
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Yup I only buy pre-seasoned tablitas (shortribs) and fajitas from them.... Haven't tried the other stuff.

That "red fajita" seasoning is like crack..
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Old 06-19-2017, 06:42 PM   #27
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Yup I only buy pre-seasoned tablitas (shortribs) and fajitas from them.... Haven't tried the other stuff.

That "red fajita" seasoning is like crack..
I looked for this at La Azteca in Angelo last time out and couldn't find any. We always make a stop in on the lease trips. The pre seasoned fajitas are tough to beat.
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Old 06-19-2017, 06:46 PM   #28
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I looked for this at La Azteca in Angelo last time out and couldn't find any. We always make a stop in on the lease trips. The pre seasoned fajitas are tough to beat.

Its usually sitting on top of the meat counter here at Azteca in Denton. Regular and a 24 oz size
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Old 06-19-2017, 06:47 PM   #29
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Old 06-19-2017, 06:57 PM   #30
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I use to pickup fajita meat from the one in Sherman a lot till they got a f rating. Now I just get their season and do my own fajita meat.
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Old 06-19-2017, 06:57 PM   #31
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those dry up catfish always look yummy
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Old 06-19-2017, 06:57 PM   #32
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My wife bought some short ribs at Azteca in Angelo Saturday. They usually always have them, but fathers day weekend may of wiped them out. They are great eating!
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Old 06-19-2017, 07:03 PM   #33
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They send donkeys from here to Mexico to be slaughtered. I'm just saying
I've been kissin *** for years so might as well eat it...

Might have to check out some here in Dallas.
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Old 06-19-2017, 07:21 PM   #34
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Had a guy that worked for me a few years back. He used to work at a Michocana. He said to find out what day they are getting their meat deliveries and buy within 3 days of that and freeze if you have to as they will let that stuff sit till sold so often spoiled.


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Old 06-19-2017, 07:23 PM   #35
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Short ribs are good.

Now you guys have me very leery about going back.....
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Old 06-19-2017, 07:26 PM   #36
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Buddy from Waco always brings us carne para taco seasoned fajita meat that is awesome!
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Old 06-19-2017, 07:26 PM   #37
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Bridgeport has one but it's owned by a white guy. Not cheap but the best meat in town.
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Old 06-19-2017, 07:33 PM   #38
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Old 06-19-2017, 07:39 PM   #39
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break out the red food coloring spray bottle, those steaks are starting to look grey
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Old 06-19-2017, 07:43 PM   #40
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I have a carniceria across the street. I call him mainly to cut meat into jerky slice.
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Old 06-19-2017, 07:49 PM   #41
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Yep, can't beat the fajita meat at Michocana.
Try the cross cut ribs and the seasoned chicken wings. Both the best you will ever have. The one by work has a restaurant we eat lunch there often.
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:19 PM   #42
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:32 PM   #43
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First one I ever walked into was Lopez Grocery in Brownsville off Boca Chica Blvd. We were down for an annual dove hunt. Man the meat counter went from wall to wall across the back of the store. Best, freshest looking meat I have ever seen. Nothing was in a package, all old school on display board nicely placed in a glass case. Even the chicken wings were nicely stacked and not "on a foam board and swran (sp) wrapped" like in the modern store.

In my opinion I would say that the way meat turns gray and ages in a package, the stuff in the counter had to be super fresh!
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:32 PM   #44
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Just take my pinche dinero and give me some fajitas.
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:36 PM   #45
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baytown has one south of walmart on 146 ribeyes are cheap and dagum good
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:52 PM   #46
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All has to be USDA inspected.
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:58 PM   #47
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Try the cross cut ribs and the seasoned chicken wings. Both the best you will ever have. The one by work has a restaurant we eat lunch there often.
The one by our old apartment in Dallas had the restaurant. The good is amazing! I'll have to try those recommendations
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Old 06-19-2017, 09:00 PM   #48
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So the steak was excellent! Very tender, and had good flavor. I'll be going back!

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Old 06-19-2017, 09:23 PM   #49
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I use to pickup fajita meat from the one in Sherman a lot till they got a f rating. Now I just get their season and do my own fajita meat.

Where in the store do you buy the seasoning?
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Old 06-19-2017, 09:42 PM   #50
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Try the cross cut ribs
Texans call those tablitas or shortribs... Doesn't Todd teach you anything?...LOL
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