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Cafe Magana (now closed) used to have good french fries & Heinz ketchup. Does anyone have a recommendation for fries in the Lakeside area that are really good?  

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Lety's Hamburgers and fries are very good in San Antonio, and yes I know it is a seafood place but like their food there.

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A new Ribs&Burger place upstairs at Plaza Bugambilias; saw a sign last night for a burger/fries/drink combo for $55p. Might be worth a try.

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Bruno’s in Ajijic and Toca Modera in Chapala (across the street from the malecon) are my favorite places for burgers and fries. The fries at both places are exquisite.

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The fries that the American Legion Chapala offer are consistently good.

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Trip's are pretty good, my favorite. Hamburger stand in the food court at Centro Laguna Mall.

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All these comments on where to get great fries and not one person has stated how they like their fries? Short & fat, long and skinny, wedges, crisp all the way through or crisp on the outside and soft in the middle. Lots of variations. I'm laughing because, before eating our orders of fries, my hubby would always dig through both orders and pick out the crispy overdone (imho) ones and toss me the others. ;)

The biggest problem in most cooked orders of fries here is the inability to wait until the fat is the right temperature in the fryer. imho of course.

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14 minutes ago, Ferret said:

All these comments on where to get great fries and not one person has stated how they like their fries? Short & fat, long and skinny, wedges, crisp all the way through or crisp on the outside and soft in the middle. Lots of variations. I'm laughing because, before eating our orders of fries, my hubby would always dig through both orders and pick out the crispy overdone (imho) ones and toss me the others. ;)

The biggest problem in most cooked orders of fries here is the inability to wait until the fat is the right temperature in the fryer. imho of course.

Excellent point, Ferret! At both Bruno’s and Toca Modera (my recommendations) the fries are wedges. They are golden crispy on the outside and soft in the middle, and perfectly salted. 

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Brunos wedges are great....nice seasoning. 

For thinner fries, Menendero Lake (the burger place at Colon and Constitucion in Ajijic).

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25 minutes ago, suegarn said:

I hate when you get great fries somewhere, but then they serve them with Del Monte ketchup.....yuck!  Gotta have Heinz!

Too funny! I prefer the Del Monte ketchup... but only with grilled cheese. I would never, ever sully great fries with ketchup. A little salt and real malt vinegar for me. :rolleyes::P

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8 hours ago, AngusMactavish said:

For wedges I like the Container.

It has been awhile since I have been there, but you are right. The Food Container also serves delicious wedge French fries. Also, their burgers and sandwiches are great.

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To have great fries.. need GREAT potatoes N peanut oilimage.jpeg.df770bdcd342f686ed3a454058d3af55.jpeglol... Where are the great potatoes?  

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5 minutes ago, PORTIMOM said:

Where are the great potatoes?  

NOB.

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22 minutes ago, AngusMactavish said:

NOB.

EXACTLY!   Which brings the question: When is a starch not worth eating?   lol

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Trip's, Mama's, Bruno's all are good. Skinny at Trip's, crinkle at Mama's and wedges at Bruno's. We bring a container of Heinz catsup to Mama's, but Heinz served at Trip's and Bruno's. 

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I can't help but giggle here:  over 20 posts on French Fries.......high up there on the list of "bad for you" food.

Well, here goes: Arileo's sweet potato '"fries" are delicious and probably not too bad for ya.  More like wedges, though.

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FOREST GRILL, west Ajijic, before La Huerta. All their fries are sweet potato and served with cheese. Sort of a Mexican poutine. Crisp and delicious; long and thin.

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A little burger and taco place on Ramon Corona, just west of the San Antonio Plaza and Mario's, serves skinny fries, like McDonalds and Trip's. Because they are skinny, the crisp fast and cook all the way through inside. Skinny fries are a fast-food chain staple. I can't find any history on them, but my suspicion is that Ray Crock created them for faster serviceable cooking. He was obsessed with getting McDonald's orders out as fast as possible.

Anyway, I headed there again on Saturday night. Total for a hamburger special with fries, including cheese and bacon, was 45p. Two of us ate: one had Oaxaca cheese instead of American slices, and both had a good-sized glass of agua fresca, for $112p. Match that anywhere around here, with a homemade patty and some really good fries.

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2 hours ago, ComputerGuy said:

A little burger and taco place on Ramon Corona, just west of the San Antonio Plaza and Mario's, serves skinny fries, like McDonalds and Trip's. Because they are skinny, the crisp fast and cook all the way through inside. Skinny fries are a fast-food chain staple. I can't find any history on them, but my suspicion is that Ray Crock created them for faster serviceable cooking. He was obsessed with getting McDonald's orders out as fast as possible.

Anyway, I headed there again on Saturday night. Total for a hamburger special with fries, including cheese and bacon, was 45p. Two of us ate: one had Oaxaca cheese instead of American slices, and both had a good-sized glass of agua fresca, for $112p. Match that anywhere around here, with a homemade patty and some really good fries.

same side of the street as Mario's? Name of the place?

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