When I visit mom in southern France, I always start to crave a burrito. I'm in France, the epicenter of gourmet cuisine...how can I crave a burrito? On many of my overseas visits, I would daydream of a huge plater of veggie enchiladas with endless mounds of cheese and tortillas, lettuce, beans and cheese...oyy! I'm pretty sure it's because the Southwest has been home for most of my life...Mexican food is part of my DNA. However, I miss eating a flavorful paella when I'm in Nevada. You can't have everything!
You can be rest assured that good Mexican food exists almost everywhere in the Southwest. I would probably rate Arizona as having the number one. But here in Nevada, I found an excellent Mexican grocery store with food as good as it gets. It's easy to forget you're in Las Vegas when going to Cardenas.
When shooting this series of photos, I was reminded of Olga's blog here. Her version is gourmet and beautifully shot.