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Old 19 May 2017, 04:54 AM
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I'm not sure what you are calling authentic Mexican food, but I doubt its truly authentic. Though one can find particular dishes that are close to the mark. Tamales as an example don't seem to vary much throughout North America.

On the other hand tacos vary widely both in Mexico and throughout North America. With Tacos the dead give away is generally toppings. When I lived in Mexico, I ate a lot of tacos, but the only topping we used was hot sauce.

Mexican food varies widely a lot of places. I've had Tex Mex in California and dishes pretty close to authentic here in Michigan. To add to the confusion, Mexican food differs by region in Mexico. So what one might think is not authentic is just from a different region. If you're eating baby coat cooked over an open pit, its pretty authentic for my part of Mexico where tacos were breakfast food.