Ever heard of New Mexican? This new type of cuisine is not entirely Mexican. It’s more American than Mexican. It’s mostly a combination of Southwestern American and North American cuisine with a dash of Mexican.
Food is considered a social expression of a culture. As history evolves, the cuisine offered at a particular place also changes. Together with history, social patterns, trends, and influences, a particular cuisine gets new flavors and tastes through time.
New Mexican cuisine gives us a taste of the rich culture of the continental US. It’s a new take on your typical Mexican favorites—chilier and tastier. If you think Mexican food is already hot, New Mexican offers a whole new level of spice but the basics are still there—Hatch chile, beans, and corn.
To say that New Mexican is Americanized Mexican is correct. It has that American twist added to Southwestern American and Mexican food.
This type of cuisine is relatively new. Only a few Southwesterners are familiar with the term but I’m pretty sure they all know how New Mexican tastes. It’s often compared with Texan or Mexican or a fusion of both.
As one of the earliest American fusion cuisine, New Mexican is one part of the very broad Southwestern American cuisine. It’s a mix of Pueblo Native American, Mexican, Mediterranean, and Spanish. It’s very close to Tex-Mex and Mexican and is very popular in Texas and of course, Arizona.
Red or green? You’ll always be asked of this question when you order New Mexican. When in Phoenix, Los Dos Molinos is the only New Mexican restaurant you should try. This place offers only authentic New Mexican food in Phoenix. House specials include Shrimp Veracruz, Adovada Ribs, Enchilada Dinner, Relleno, Chimichanga, and Red or Green Chile Plate.
Los Dos Molinos isn’t your typical New Mexican cuisine restaurant. The food we serve isn’t just HOT. Each of our dishes has a distinct flavor that we’re certain you won’t forget.
For authentic New Mexican, try Los Dos Molinos to satisfy your spicy cravings.
Los Dos Molinos Branches:
1044 E. Camelback
Phoenix, AZ 85014
(602) 528 3535
8646 South Central Avenue
(602) 243 9113