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2013/08/11 21:03:57 (permalink)

Fredericksburg, Virginia

Hi Everyone...this is my first post here. We are taking a road trip for our honeymoon (New Hampshire to Key West_ the first week in December for two weeks. Our first night we will be staying in Fredericksburg and before we have eaten at Pueblo's Tex/Mex and really enjoyed it. Does anyone recommend any other places to try? We love Spanish food!!
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    Re:Fredericksburg, Virginia 2013/08/11 21:59:45 (permalink)
    Not to be overly picky, but when you say you love "Spanish food", do you mean Spanish or Mexican/TexMex cuisine?  The two are quite different from each other.  To give you an idea, check out the difference between a "tortilla" in Spanish cooking versus a "tortilla" in Mexican cooking - and that is just for starters.
     
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    Re:Fredericksburg, Virginia 2013/08/12 10:28:41 (permalink)
    Once you get south of the NoVa burbs, genuine "Latino" food is not to be had.  (And, don't even try to find "Mexican" food anywhere in Virginia).  So, if you are seeking that, stop somewhere in Arlington/Falls Church - 45 miles north of F'bg.
     
    El Pollo Rico "knocked the socks off" both Anthony Bourdain and Guy Fieri (for whatever that's worth).  I've been there many times over the years and was never disappointed:  http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/7/102095/restaurant/DC/El-Pollo-Rico-Arlington .  Another particular favorite of mine is Luzmila's in Falls Church - Bolivian cuisine including saltenashttp://www.urbanspoon.com/r/7/103709/restaurant/DC/Luzmilas-Cuisine-Falls-Church .
     
    (BTW:  here's something on saltenas: http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/tm.aspx?m=689905&high=saltena ). 
     
    And, here is an excellent source for ethnic dining in NoVa and greater D.C.:  https://tylercowensethnicdiningguide.com/ .
     
    In F'bg, my "go to's" are Sammy T's, Carl's Frozen Custard (probably closed in December), and The Fortune Gourmet (Chinese).
     
    http://www.sammyts.com/
    http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-fortune-gourmet-fredericksburg
     
    The Fortune Gourmet does an excellent Peking Duck, or, if you are more daring, ask for their 'secret menu'.
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    Re:Fredericksburg, Virginia 2013/08/12 10:59:24 (permalink)
    Oh, I forgot: 
     
    1) Congratulations on your nuptuals and a great choice for a honeymoon
    2) Welcome to ROADFOOD!
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    Re:Fredericksburg, Virginia 2013/08/12 12:21:42 (permalink)
    We stayed 2 nights in Fredericksburg a few years back. I don't remember where we ate except for Sammy T's. It's a great place with terrific food, beer and plenty of history. At least, the building has plenty of it.

    http://davwudsfoodcourt.b...ight-food-and-ale.html

     
    I honestly can't tell you about any other meal we ate there because I just don't remember.
     
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    Re:Fredericksburg, Virginia 2013/08/12 17:00:41 (permalink)
     
    I can't think of any Spanish restaurants in NoVA, ... at least none that come to mind.   There is one about 40-45 miles WSW of DC called "Mojitos and Tapas" in Warrenton, VA.  It is a combination Spanish Tapas and Cuban (hence, the mojitos). 
     
    If you are willing to stop in Woodbridge, VA (about 30 miles north of F'Burg) and switch your selection to BBQ, then Dixie Bones on Occoquan Rd. in Woodbridge is excellent!  Great pies, too!  (Note:  Dixie Bones is not to be confused with the awful chain called Smokey Bones).
     
     
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    Re:Fredericksburg, Virginia 2013/08/15 02:17:47 (permalink)
    I had a couple of very fine meals at Allman's Barbecue in Fredericksburg. Good side dishes too.
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    Re:Fredericksburg, Virginia 2013/08/15 08:42:18 (permalink)
    EdSails

    I had a couple of very fine meals at Allman's Barbecue in Fredericksburg. Good side dishes too.

     
    That is an excellent suggestion that will be especially appreaciated by a couple from New Hampshire.  (And, they may even be surprised to find iced tea available in December!) 

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    Re:Fredericksburg, Virginia 2013/08/15 08:58:43 (permalink)
    If you're looking for tapas in Northern Virginia, this small local chain (Old Town Alexandria, Arlington, as well as DC and Baltimore) would be worth considering.
     
    http://www.latascausa.com/
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    Re:Fredericksburg, Virginia 2013/08/15 10:41:04 (permalink)
    rumaki

    If you're looking for tapas in Northern Virginia, this small local chain (Old Town Alexandria, Arlington, as well as DC and Baltimore) would be worth considering.

    http://www.latascausa.com/


    La Tasca is good (I've eaten only at the one in Arlington), but it closer to 'fine dining' than "Roadfood". 
     
    The best ethnic Latino places in NoVa are predominately Central and (Andean) South American, several of which I have recommended above.
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    Re:Fredericksburg, Virginia 2013/08/17 16:28:35 (permalink)
    My dd goes to Mary Washington in Fredericksburg. We love Foode on Caroline Street. It's a notch above road food as it's part pf the farm to table fad, but you order at a counter, and there is a wide range of choices. Baba Ganoush on Rt. 1 has very tasty Indianish food.
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    Re:Fredericksburg, Virginia 2013/08/22 20:49:49 (permalink)
    Thanks everyone for the great suggestions...will look into them. Can't wait to hear other ideas in other locations.
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    Re:Fredericksburg, Virginia 2013/08/22 21:39:06 (permalink)
    Yelp lists "Mexico" at 9825 Jefferson Davis Hiway, with 4 stars
    and Urban Spoon lists quite a few (tho some are obviously chains):
     
    http://www.urbanspoon.com...VA/Mexican-Restaurants
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    Re:Fredericksburg, Virginia 2013/08/23 10:46:58 (permalink)
    As you make your way from F'bg down 95 toward Key West you will be in North Carolina for lunch.  Here is a great resource: http://www.ncbbqsociety.com/trail.html .
     
    IMHO, Eastern Carolina 'Cue is the Apex of American Cuisine.  A short side trip off 95 either to Ayden for Skylight or to Goldsboro for Wilber's will create a treasured culinary memory for you and your bride.
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