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Mexican Restaurants

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 22, 2012 at 3:53 AM

I know that Mexican restaurants are pretty easy to stay Paleo on (i.e. fajitas), but I was wondering the other day when my friend made her guacamole recipe and put sour cream in it whether most Mexican restaurants put other non-Paleo items in their guacamole. I like to eat a lot of guacamole with my fajitas and am now a little hesitant to do so.

What do you all think? Is guacamole from Mexican restaurants usually pretty safe?

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on January 23, 2012
at 10:18 PM

WOW! http://www.rense.com/politics5/dare.htm

9f54852ea376e8e416356f547611e052

(2957)

on January 23, 2012
at 11:08 AM

I wonder why they didn't put up signs saying "healthy rape oil"

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on January 22, 2012
at 10:05 PM

Eww, bleh! Milk in guac?

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on January 22, 2012
at 03:22 PM

i have never heard of mixing sour cream with guac, so that is probably something your friend does to her taste. most of the time guac some combination of the following: garlic, lemon or lime juice, cilantro, onion, spices like cumin, tomatoes or pico de gallo, jalapeno. Overall I think guacamole is a paleo food.

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on January 22, 2012
at 08:49 AM

It's the contrary combination of slogans that's always fun: "Authentic Mexican Food" and "No Lard Used" on the same window ...

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on January 22, 2012
at 05:38 AM

Mexican guacamole does not normally have dairy in it. It just usually has avocado, onion, jalapeno, tomato, and maybe salt/pepper/lime/cilantro.

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on January 22, 2012
at 05:14 AM

And sometimes that oil is shared with the oil for grain products.

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on January 22, 2012
at 04:20 AM

I think it's always worth asking. Recently I was planning to spit some chips and guacamole with a vegan friend at a Mexican restaurant. She asked the server if it came topped with cheese, as she had experienced that before. He said no, it didn't come with cheese, but it was made with milk to make it smoother.

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on January 22, 2012
at 10:05 PM

Eww, bleh! Milk in guac?

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6b8d12fc3e43179f9ae1765a4d1a9dc2

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on January 22, 2012
at 07:07 AM

As Bill said, the problems with nearly ALL restaurants is they will use cheap oils to cook with. Mainly because they are cheap, but also because they think they are healthy. My local fish and chip shop has adverts all over the shop how they now use "healthy Canola oil".

However, guac should never have sour cream in it. I dont think most mexican shops would use sour cream. Your friends recipe is for avocado dip.

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(2923)

on January 22, 2012
at 08:49 AM

It's the contrary combination of slogans that's always fun: "Authentic Mexican Food" and "No Lard Used" on the same window ...

9f54852ea376e8e416356f547611e052

(2957)

on January 23, 2012
at 11:08 AM

I wonder why they didn't put up signs saying "healthy rape oil"

6b8d12fc3e43179f9ae1765a4d1a9dc2

(5914)

on January 23, 2012
at 10:18 PM

WOW! http://www.rense.com/politics5/dare.htm

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on January 22, 2012
at 05:08 AM

The problem with Mexi restaurants is that many use a veggie oil to cook their meat/onions/peppers in.

De267f213b375efca5da07890e5efc25

(3747)

on January 22, 2012
at 05:14 AM

And sometimes that oil is shared with the oil for grain products.

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on January 22, 2012
at 09:58 PM

Some restaurants will put sour cream in guac because it's cheaper than adding another avocado. Never assume that the guac is dairy-free. A GOOD Mexican restaurant will have true guac (no dairy), but some establishments would rather stretch their dollar than give a really good product.

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on January 22, 2012
at 04:27 AM

Usually, guacamole is not made with dairy products. But I think it's best to ask to make sure.

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on January 22, 2012
at 09:53 PM

As others have said, guac shouldn't have dairy in it, but you never know if you're not doing the preparing. Which brings me to the 2nd point... You're eating out. Get off your paleo high-horse. Eat as paleo as you can and be happy with that. If you're really concerned about staying pure paleo, stay home.

Just sayin'... loosen up.

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on January 22, 2012
at 01:06 PM

The Mexican Restaurant that I typically hang out at will cook their meats without the oil if you ask them. They were very happy to do this. Typical American restuarants would have told me to GTFO and proceed to add more oil to the food. One case in particular I asked for no cheese and no croutons b/c I'm allergic. The waiter brought it out, piled in cheese and croutons, and said, "Sorry they didn't leave it out." He proceeded to leave the table. I ended the night with a new salad and no bill :)

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on January 09, 2013
at 08:07 AM

I went there 2 weeks ago, and I liked the place. The waitress's were really polite and timely. The dish that I ordered was called tropical pollo,.It was great it was grilled chicken smothered in cheese with onions , and red bell peppers and was served with yellow rice, and either plaintains or yucca , anyways it. I find some restaurants like that near my house & my company by using smart search engines of restaurants: Ex: http://restaau.co.uk

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