Out here in Austin we’re seeing dozens of new Mexican joints pop up.
Most are taco carts while some are brick and mortar but there is a disturbing trend amongst the start ups.
They’re serving tortillas from plastic bags.
There are now two types of Mexican restaurants in town. 1] Restaurants that are making sauces, soups, stocks, beans etc wholly from scratch. These restaurants by and large are serving high quality food well worth your dining dollar.
2] Restaurants that are buying #10 cans of the cheapest Sysco style food products you can imagine, putting a Mexican sounding name on the side of their building and flinging their doors open.
Which begs the question. If they don’t have the skill to make a tortilla from scratch how good can their “Mexican” food be?