It's not very popular.

Jun 19, 2012 jltusc commented on "HEY I WANT TO KNOW WHO HERE IS FROM CALIFORNIA AND CAN EDUCATE US ON ALL MEXICAN FOOD?!!".
Yeah, woah. Who goes to the Bay Area as the base of 'authentic' Mexican food or even Mexican-American food or whatever you want to call it (not saying there isn't fantastic mexican and mexican-ish food there)? Ha.

That said, of course, on average, you can find better (and more) Mexican related food options as you get closer to the border. Per Tyler Cowen: "The larger the number of restaurants serving the same ethnic cuisine in a given area, the more likely the food they serve will be good. Why? Restaurants that are competing most directly against each other can’t rest on their laurels. They are also typically appealing to an informed customer base. And finally, they can participate in a well-developed supply chain for key ingredients. In other words, a town that has only a single Indian restaurant probably does not have a very good Indian restaurant. In Houston, looking for clusters of similar restaurants will lead you to Mexican and Vietnamese food; in parts of Michigan, it will lead you to Arabic cuisine. Competition works." http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/arch…

I miss the tacos of Los Angeles and environs, I can't lie (and I can also attest to the deliciousness found in Texas and New Mexico and Arizona). Seattle just can't compete with the best on this front, which isn't the same thing as there not being any decent options, just that they are much, much fewer and farther between. I'm now stuck in DC where the 'Mexican' food offered, when it is offered, is actually really Salvadoran food (fine, but not at all Mexican), and I *wish* I had Bravas or Guaymas!

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