Tortilla chips and salsa, chili con carne, and fajitas are now typical European bar food. Rare is the English pub that doesn’t serve “nachos.” The influence of Tex-Mex on world cuisine fascinates us here at Texas Eats. So when our correspondent, Julia Walsh, moved to Manchester, England in January 2017, we asked her to chronicle Tex-Mex influences on the local English fare. Here is her latest report:
2: Manx-Mex Agave Beverages
JW: When I moved to Manchester, I was worried that I might never drink good tequila again. Most of the stories I’d heard were about a clear liquor that tasted like petrol. But one of my first Manchester Tex-Mex experiences, a visit to Chiquito’s at Salford Quays, put my mind at ease. A tequila sampler offered there featured (pictured from the darkest going clockwise): Patron Incendio (chocolate and chile flavored), Patron Reposado, Don Julio Anejo, and the Jose Cuervo Reserva de la Familia. Also pictured are a house margarita (left), a Negro Modelo, and an elderflower margarita (right).
Houston, we are off to a good start!