Mexican cuisine fires on many of the culinary cylinders that drive restaurant traffic these days. It can be bold-flavored, exotic without being threatening and even comfort food to some.
 But Mexican cuisine as Americans tend to know it has evolved north of the border, with regional differences ranging from the brightly flavored fish tacos of California-Mexican cuisine to homey and rich dishes, such as the chile con carne and Frito pie of Tex-Mex. 
 Some dishes commonly thought of as being ...

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