Moe's Southwest Grill

Moe's Southwest Grill, referred to informally as Moe's, was founded in Atlanta, Georgia, in December 2000, by Raving Brands. According to the 2016 Harris Poll EquiTrend survey, Moe's is the "Fast Casual Mexican Restaurant of the Year", passing former top restaurant Chipotle Mexican Grill even with fewer than half the number of locations as Chipotle has. The name "Moe's" originated as an acronym for "Musicians, Outlaws and Entertainers," and this theme led to the music-related artwork found in the restaurants.


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The popularity of San Francisco-style burritos has grown locally at Mission Street taquerias like El Farolito, and nationally at chains like Chipotle Mexican Grill, Illegal Pete's, Chevy's Fresh Mex, Freebirds World Burrito, Qdoba, and Barberitos. Chili's had a brief stint with "Fresh Mex" foods and burritos between 2015 and 2017. In 1995, World Wrapps opened in San Francisco's Marina District and brought a burrito-inspired wrap style to the restaurant industry. San Diego-style burritos include "California burritos" and carne asada burritos.

Mexican cuisine

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It can include tacos, quesadillas, pambazos, tamales, huaraches, alambres, al pastor, and food not suitable to cook at home, including barbacoa, carnitas, and since many homes in Mexico do not have or make use of ovens, roasted chicken. One attraction of street food in Mexico is the satisfaction of hunger or craving without all the social and emotional connotation of eating at home, although longtime customers can have something of a friendship/familial relationship with a chosen vendor. The best known of Mexico's street foods is the taco, whose origin is based on the pre-Hispanic custom of picking up other foods with tortillas as utensils were not used.

Cuisine of California

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Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill, Baja Fresh, Wahoo's Fish Taco, Chronic Tacos, Chipotle, Qdoba and La Salsa are examples of the Baja-style Mexican American food trend. In Northern California and the Central Coastal region, Dungeness crab is abundant. Sardines and salmon were formerly major industries, before declines in fish stocks. . Cioppino (a fish stew) is a classic example of Northern Californian cuisine. As one of the U.S. states nearest Asia and Oceania, and with long-standing Asian American and Oceanian American populations, the state tends to adopt foods from those national styles.

Salsa (sauce)

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Chipotle salsa is a smoky, spicy sauce made from smoked jalapeño chilies, tomatoes, garlic and spices. Habanero salsa is an extremely spicy salsa, where the piquancy comes from habanero chilies. Corn salsa is a chunky salsa made with sweetcorn and other ingredients, such as onions, and chiles (either poblano, bell chilies, and/or jalapeños). Made popular by burrito restaurant chains, for burritos, tacos, and quesadillas. Carrot salsa is made with carrots as the base. 66% of the sauces from restaurants tested in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. 40% of those from restaurants tested in Houston, Texas. List of condiments. List of dips. List of Mexican dishes. Hot sauce. Mole sauce. U.S.

Carne asada

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Quesadillas. ''Sopes. Tacos. ''Tortas. ''Asado. ''Churrasco.


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In Mexico, restaurants and food stands make tacos, queso fundido (or choriqueso), burritos, and tortas with cooked chorizo, and it is also a popular pizza topping. Chorizo con huevos is a popular breakfast dish in Mexico and areas of the United States with Mexican populations. It is made by mixing fried chorizo with scrambled eggs. Chorizo con huevos is often used in breakfast burritos, tacos, and taquitos. Another popular Mexican recipe is fried chorizo combined with pinto or black refried beans. This combination is often used in tortas as a spread, or as a side dish where plain refried beans would normally be served.

Fast food restaurant

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In Canada the majority of fast food chains are American owned or were originally American owned but have since set up a Canadian management/headquarters locations such as Panera Bread, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Five Guys, and Carl's Jr.. Although the case is usually American fast food chains expanding into Canada, Canadian chains such as Tim Hortons have expanded into 22 states in the United States, but are more prominent in border states such as New York and Michigan. Tim Hortons has started to expand to other countries outside of North America. The Pita Pit franchise originated in Canada and has expanded to the United States and other Countries.

Chile con queso

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It can also be used as a condiment on fajitas, tacos, enchiladas, migas, quesadillas or any other Tex-Mex dish. While Tex-Mex restaurants often offer chips and salsa free of charge, queso is usually offered for an additional charge. It can be made with various cheeses. Usually it is white or yellow in color. Although chile con queso is commonly called "queso", it should not be confused with "cheese dip," which is specifically cheese without the peppers. * Chips and dip. Enchirito. Fajita. List of dips. List of hors d'oeuvre. Tex-Mex cuisine. Queso Chihuahua. Queso flameado. Nachos.

Mexican cuisine in the United States

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The five largest Mexican restaurant chains in America as of 2017, in order, are Taco Bell with 6,446 locations, Chipotle Mexican Grill with 2,364 locations, Qdoba Mexican Grill with 726 locations, Moe's Southwest Grill with 705 locations, and Del Taco with 564. These restaurant chains all represent an Americanized version of Mexican food, with relatively few similarities to original Mexican cuisine. The prominence of these chains continues to grow, but an ever increasing recognition of more traditional Mexican cuisine has also been evident in recent years. While these hybrid-style restaurants are popular in the United States, the same is not necessarily true in Mexico.

Flour tortilla

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The origin of the flour Tortilla was Northern Mexico and this is why so many plates are made with it like Quesadillas as well as Burritos, Chimichangas and Fajitas served with Flour Tortilla and Bean Taco or Chorizo Taco. The Flour Tortilla is the sister to the Corn Tortilla which was created first. From Mexico City Southward the Corn Tortilla is more popular but in Northern Mexico where the Flour Tortilla originated the Flour Tortilla maybe just as popular if not more popular than the Corn Tortilla. Honduras is well known for using wheat flour tortillas to make baleadas, which consist of a wheat flour tortilla, folded in half, with various items (beans, cream, scrambled eggs) put inside.

Corn tortilla

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Quesadillas. Sincronizadas. Sopes. Tacos. Tacos dorados. Tlayudas. Totopos - Tortilla chips. Tortilla soup. Tostadas. Blintz. Burrito. Chimichanga. Crêpe. Honduran cuisine. List of maize dishes. List of tortilla-based dishes. Mexican cuisine. Gordita. Taco. Pancake. Pita. Roti. Salvadoran cuisine. Talo, the Basque version of corn tortillas. Tortilla art. Tortilla chip. Tortilla de patatas, a potato omelet. Wheat tortilla. Xarém.

Mission burrito

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Though an authentic mission burrito is made in San Francisco's Mission District at family owned Mexican restaurants called "taquerias", Chipotle Mexican Grill, Qdoba Mexican Grill, Panchero's Mexican Grill, Freebirds World Burrito, Barberitos, and Taco del Mar are large national chains in North America that arguably offer versions of a San Francisco style burrito. Chipotle was started by a chef who directly acknowledges the inspiration of Mission taquerias. The New York City–based restaurant chain BurritoVille, which existed from 1992 to 2008, specialized in San Francisco–style burritos.


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Chipotle Mexican Grill, Quiznos, and Smashburger were founded and headquartered in Denver. Qdoba Mexican Grill, Noodles & Company, and Good Times Burgers & Frozen Custard originated in Denver, but have moved their headquarters to the suburbs of Wheat Ridge, Broomfield, and Golden, respectively. In 2015, Denver ranked No. 1 on Forbes' list of the Best Places for Business and Careers. Apollo Hall opened soon after the city's founding in 1859 and staged many plays for eager settlers. In the 1880s Horace Tabor built Denver's first opera house.

List of Mexican dishes

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Quesadillas. Queso. Rajas con crema. Romeritos. Salbutes. Salsa. Sincronizadas. Sopes. Sopa de albondiga (meatball soup). Tacos (con sopes). Taco al pastor. Tamales. Taquitos. Tlacoyos. Tlayudas. Tortas (sandwiches). Tortillas. Tostadas. Totopo. Tripas. Venado (venison), particularly in the Yucatan. Yuca (cassava). Caldo de queso. Queso de cuajo. Queso flameado. Huevos divorciados. Huevos motuleños. Huevos rancheros. Migas. Albóndigas, Mexican meatballs. Aporreadillo. Bistec. Carne asada, grilled beef. Carne guisada, stewed beef in spiced gravy.

List of maize dishes

Quesadillas. Sadza. Sagamite. Samp. Sloosh. Sopes. Sorullos. Spoonbread. Succotash. Taco. Tamale. Tostada. Ugali. Wotou. Xarém. Atole. Bourbon whiskey. Cauim. Chicha. Chicha de jora. Chicha morada. Colada morada. Corn beer. Corn whiskey. Pinolillo. Pozol. Tejate. Tejuino. Tesgüino. Bollo. Corn chips. Corn cookie. Cornick. Corn nuts. Corn on the cob. Corn tortilla. Mote. Popcorn. Sopa paraguaya. Talo. Tortilla chips. Baby corn. Blue corn. Broa. Cornmeal. Corn syrup. Hominy. List of edible seeds. List of Mexican dishes. List of sweetcorn varieties. Mielie-meal. National Cornbread Festival. Samp. Sweet corn. Three Sisters (agriculture).

Fast casual restaurant

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The category is exemplified by chains such as Five Guys, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Shake Shack, Boston Market, Bruegger's, Captain D's, Culver's, Dig Inn, Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, Newk's Eatery, Noodles & Co., Panera Bread, Pizza Ranch, Pollo Tropical, Portillo's, Skyline Chili, Smashburger, Vapiano and Zaxby's. The concept originated in the United States in the early 1990s, but did not become mainstream until the end of the 2000s and the beginning of the 2010s. During the economic recession that began in 2007, the category of fast casual dining saw increased sales to the 18–34-year-old demographic.

Taco stand

Taco stands may be located at roadsides and in areas where people gather, such as at outdoor mall areas. Taco stands are typically located outdoors, although the term is also used at times to refer to taco restaurants. Some taco stands are temporary operations, set-up for events such as fairs and festivals. Meats used include beef (such as carne asada and cabeza), pork (such as al pastor), goat meat (such as tacos de birria), shrimp and fish, as used in fish tacos. Additional ingredients used include cheese, salsa, guacamole, sour cream, various vegetables such as onion and cilantro, and hot sauce, among others. Taco stands are common in Mexico.

Rubio's Coastal Grill

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Since then, the popularity of fish tacos has spread throughout California, although they remain uncommon elsewhere. Rubio's standard fish tacos are made from Alaskan pollock, which is battered, fried, and served in a corn tortilla, although optionally offered with a flour tortilla. Grilled mahi-mahi is also available at all locations. The first Rubio's restaurant was opened in 1983 at a former Orange Julius site on Mission Bay Drive in the Pacific Beach area of San Diego. The first restaurant offered French fries, calamari, and fish tacos, among other cuisine.


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Flour tortillas are commonly used in burritos, tacos, fajitas, and other Tex-Mex foods. Chappati. Arepa. Indigenous peoples of the Americas. Latin American cuisine. List of tortilla-based dishes. Sopaipilla.

Oaxaca cheese

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Queso Oaxaca is used widely in Mexican cuisine, especially in quesadillas and empanadas, where the queso Oaxaca is melted and other ingredients, such as huitlacoche and squash flowers, are added to the filling. * Cheeses of Mexico. List of stretch-curd cheeses. Oaxacan cuisine.


The meat can then be used as an ingredient in tamales, tacos, tortas, and burritos. * Carnitas recipe Cochinita pibil. Pulled pork. Rousong. List of Mexican dishes.

Austin, Texas

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Breakfast tacos and queso are popular food items in the city; Austin is sometimes called the "home of the breakfast taco." Kolaches are a common pastry in Austin bakeries due to the large Czech and German immigrant population in Texas. The Oasis Restaurant is the largest outdoor restaurant in Texas, which promotes itself as the "Sunset Capital of Texas" with its terraced views looking West over Lake Travis. P. Terry's, an Austin-based fast food burger chain, has a loyal following among Austinites. Some other Austin-based chain restaurants include Amy's Ice Creams, Bush's Chicken, Chuy's, DoubleDave's Pizzaworks, and Schlotzky's.

Taco salad

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A taco salad is a Tex-Mex dish that combines ingredients used in Tex-Mex tacos. The dish originated in Texas during the 1960s. The salad is served with a fried flour tortilla shell stuffed with shredded iceberg lettuce and topped with diced tomatoes, shredded Cheddar cheese, sour cream, guacamole, and salsa. The salad is topped with taco meat (ground beef), seasoned shredded chicken or beans and/or Spanish rice for vegetarians. Frito pie. Haystacks. List of salads. Tostada.


From this meeting of millennia old two culinary traditions, were born pozole, mole sauce, barbacoa and tamale is in its current forms, the chocolate, a large range of breads, tacos, and the broad repertoire of Mexican street foods. Beverages such as atole, champurrado, milk chocolate and aguas frescas were born; desserts such as acitrón and the full range of crystallized sweets, rompope, cajeta, jericaya and the wide repertoire of delights created in the convents of nuns in all parts of the country. Mexico's most popular sport is association football. It is commonly believed that football was introduced in Mexico by Cornish miners at the end of the 19th century.