Taqueria Mixteca ‘delicioso’ for 8 years

Published: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 @ 1:31 PM
Updated: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 @ 6:15 PM

            Taqueria Mixteca’s chimichanga - a deep fried tortilla filled with meat - comes with cheese sauce, a salad, pico de gallo and rice and beans. The dish is $7.99. (Staff photo by Amelia Robinson)
Taqueria Mixteca’s chimichanga - a deep fried tortilla filled with meat - comes with cheese sauce, a salad, pico de gallo and rice and beans. The dish is $7.99. (Staff photo by Amelia Robinson)

Boy, have tacos and time flown since Taqueria Mixteca opened its doors at 1609 E. Third St. in Dayton.

Thousands upon thousands of tacos have been served, and the place always seems to be packed at lunch.

I popped into the Third Street location recently and was somewhat surprised when General Manager Francisco Mejia pointed out that it has been nearly eight years since the restaurant, a favorite among Best of Dayton voters, opened.

Click here to read about the most recent Best of Dayton Mexican Restaurant winner.

Taqueria Mixteca’s anniversary is in May.

It opened its second location at 2190 Shiloh Springs Road in Trotwood late last year.

Time has passed, but the taste of the food has remain consistently awesome and flavorful.

And eating there won’t break the bank.

You can find your favorites - quesadillas, enchiladas, burritos and fajitas, and dishes lesser-known to many American palates like tortilla based sopes and huaraches.

Taqueria Mixteca serves authentic Mexican food with standard meat choices - chorizo, pork, chicken grilled steak and ground beef.

There are also a few choices you don’t find just anywhere - breaded steak, beef tripe, beef tongue and, on the weekend only, shredded goat.

There are also several vegetarian options.

The tacos sell for $2.15 each and are served on corn tortillas piled high with cilantro, onion, and choice of meat.

Taqueria Mixteca

1609 E 3rd St., Dayton [Map]

Phone: (937) 258-2654

Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily

More info: https://www.facebook.com/TaqueriaMixteca


All this talk about tacos making you thirsty?

National Margarita Day is Friday. Why not plan to grab a few tacos from your favorite spot and make up a pitcher or two of margaritas.

Recipe from the article Toasting National Margarita Day



  • 1 1/4 oz. Patrón Silver
  • 1/4 oz. Patrón Citrónge
  • 1 oz. fresh squeezed pomegranate juice
  • 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 oz. simple syrup
  • Salt
  • Lime for garnish
  • Sprig of mint for garnish

What you do

Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass, add ice cubes and shake well. Serve straight up in a chilled martini glass or on the rocks in old fashioned glass. Garnish with half-salt rim, lime wheel, and a fresh sprig of mint.

Where is your favorite place for tacos in the area? It is OK to say Taco Bell.

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Sacramento Kings to accept Bitcoin for purchases

Published: Thursday, January 16, 2014 @ 4:27 PM
Updated: Thursday, January 16, 2014 @ 4:27 PM

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The Sacramento Kings are set to become the first major professional sports franchise to accept Bitcoin virtual currency for ticket and merchandise purchases.

The Kings announced Thursday that fans will be able to buy gear from the official team store and pay for tickets with the digital money beginning March 1. Purchases will be processed through BitPay, which accepts the digital dollars and pays the Kings in cash.

Bitcoin users buy digital money and load it onto a virtual wallet. Unlike government-issued money, the value of Bitcoin fluctuates rapidly. At one point Thursday, the value of one Bitcoin was worth nearly $850.

Kings owner Vivek Ranadive said the new payment method is part of his model for "NBA 3.0, which focuses on investments in technology, globalization and deep community partnerships."

AAA is having a career fair

Published: Thursday, September 26, 2013 @ 1:11 PM
Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013 @ 1:11 PM

AAA is having a career fair on Friday, September 27th from 8 am to 4 pm at the Embassy Suites located at 4554 Lake Forest Drive in Blue Ash.  The organization has more than a dozen insurance agent positions available in Cincinnati and Dayton.  Ideal candidates will be highly motivated, great team players who are able to communicate effectively.  AAA offers a full benefits package including a 401k plan with match, medical, dental, STD/LTD and Life insurance, a AAA membership and more. 

Applicants should bring their resume, a professional attitude and be prepared for immediate interview opportunities.  For more information on the AAA Career Fair or employment with AAA, visit www.AAA.com/Employment

Dayton among cities with wildest swing in gas prices

Published: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 @ 1:31 PM
Updated: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 @ 1:31 PM

            Kyle French, a UD student from Springfield, Ill., pumps gas on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at a station in Dayton. CHRIS STEWART/STAFF
Kyle French, a UD student from Springfield, Ill., pumps gas on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at a station in Dayton. CHRIS STEWART/STAFF

Listed among the nation’s top cities for the worst gas price volatility is the City of Dayton.

“The steep price hikes recorded in more than 25 cities in the Midwest dwarf the increases seen in the rest of the country,” said Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst with GasBuddy. “And nowhere is it worse than Ft. Wayne, Indiana. So far this year, Fort Wayne has recorded the highest single day average price hike -34 cents per gallon— among its three highest daily changes.

DeHaan said it is followed by Indianapolis (.32), Dayton (.31), Columbus (.30) and Toledo (.2)8.

DeHann said the figures represent the average of the three highest single-day price spikes and “Midwesterners have seen 30+ cent increases often enough to know they’re not a statistical anomaly.”

GasBuddy examined frequency of price changes and found the Midwest and West Coast regions led the way with the number of days that prices changed a penny or more per gallon.

“When we look at the number of days with average price decreases of more than a penny, we see the Midwestern cities more than doubling every other region in the country,” DeHaan said. “It’s the downside of that roller coaster ride that consumers easily forget. We complain about the higher highs, but we’re quiet when we benefit from the lower lows.”

After 50 years, TV repair business moving locations

Published: Monday, August 19, 2013 @ 12:00 AM
Updated: Monday, August 19, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

In an ever-changing business, Advance TV & Electronics hasn’t been receptive to change.

The business has been in the same brick building at 1517 Germantown Road since 1961. There’s always been a man named Moore behind the counter: Tom Moore, followed by his son, Steve Moore, and now his grandson, Brandon Moore.

But now, wanting to reduce overhead, especially as the TV repair business is shrinking because electronics sometimes cost more to repair than purchase, the Moores are moving their business out of Middletown and into their homes and pole barn in Springboro.

They have moved most of their equipment — the backroom shelves are empty — and hope to be out of the building by the end of the month.

“There comes a time,” said Tom Moore, 75, the first color TV repairman in the city. “We said, ‘That’s it for here.’ ”

Still, they will continue to serve Middletown customers, and those from surrounding areas, just as they have for more than 50 years. They specialize in service on all major brands of plasma, LCD/DLP and projection TVs.

Most of their customers are located along I-75 between Dayton and Cincinnati, though their base goes into Indiana and Preble County, they said. They handle the warranty work for several of the major electronic companies and repair all the TVs in the hospital rooms at Atrium Medical Center.

There was a time, Tom Moore said, when the city supported 15 TV repair businesses, several of them located on Central Avenue. Eventually, it was Moore, Ross Dalton and Bob Fox, the owners of two competitors, whom Moore called the “Three Musketeers.” Dalton and Fox have died and now it’s just Moore, his son and grandsons.

Tom Moore said the repair business has changed drastically, especially since the Internet. He said customers can order bulbs for their TVs off the Internet cheaper than he can buy them wholesale, and with the proliferation of “how to” Web sites, “everyone thinks they’re a repairman,” he said.

Moore said twice within the last year, and the only times in more than 50 years, thieves threw bricks through the front door and stole flat-screen TVs.

Moore’s first TV repair job was at RCA Factory Service Co. in Dayton in 1958. He received special training on how to repair this new invention called the color TV. In 1961, Moore and five other technicians were laid off. He worked for Beatty’s Electronics until April 1961. Then he joined the staff at Advance TV. He became sole owner in 1972.

In 1990, he hired his son, Steve, to handle in-home projection TV repairs, and now Brandon, 19, a 2013 Dayton Christian graduate, completes the three-generation, family-owned business. Brandon specializes in home security systems.

Brandon said he’s always been interested in electronics. He remembers one time, as a young boy, that he thought he had repaired a small TV. Everything was fine until his father banged the TV and it started smoking.

“I was so mad,” he said.

But he never gave up. “I grew up with this stuff,” he said.

Steve Moore said he feels “blessed” to work with his father and son.

“It was worked out great,” he said.