The Arizona Diamondbacks Lure Hispanic Baseball Fans With Culturally Relevant Hot-Dog


Los Diamondbacks de Arizona, which is Spanish for The Arizona Diamondbacks, have partnered with the local Univision station to offer Hispanic baseball fans the chance to gobble up at the stadium in a culturally-relevant way: With a $7 “Sonora-style hot-dog.”

Per a press release:

The Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) will offer a Sonoran-style hot dog at every home game for $7 at Red Hot Grill locations in sections 126 and 320. In addition, the team has partnered with Univision to offer a special Sonoran Dog Package, El Pa’quetellenes, for only $15 that includes an Outfield Reserve ticket, Sonoran-style hot dog, 24 ounce Pepsi and a coupon for a free cookie from SUBWAY® Restaurants. El Pa’quetellenes, presented by Univision, is available at every D-backs home game and can be purchased online at

For the monolingual crowd, paquetellenes is actually a smart made-up word combining the concept of “combo” with “to be full.” And naturally you’ll be full: The so-called Sonoran Dog “is a hot-dog wrapped in a mesquite-smoked bacon that is grilled and then topped with pico de gallo, ranch-style beans, and a mayo drizzle.”

Mexican Men Know How to Lure Women…. [into the Fridge]


Say what you will about Tecate, but the beer maker knows a thing or two about Mexican men and their tricky ways to get women do what they want (namely to get them cold beers from the fridge.)

I don’t know you, but I found the following spot truly amusing.*


*NOTE: For those enraged Latinas ready to start screaming and/or propose a boycott against Tecate or something, please contact the company directly or its ad agency in Mexico, not this blogger. Thank you for your cooperation.

This is How PETA Wants Latinos to Stop Craving Meat


PETA, the animal rights organization, has launched PETA Latino, apparently because they want my people to stop eating chicharrón, carnitas, chuletas, suadero and all those delicious -and nutritious- foods we’ve been eating since we were toddlers.

I commend PETA on its efforts, but quite frankly if you want Hispanics to stop craving meat, you might want to reconsider putting a naked former Miss Panama on top of a gigantic piece of broccoli. That will just make them toss the veggies and keep the meat.

Just sayin’

Kate del Castillo Pitches Fragrance not Called Kate del Castillo


First came Paulina, then Shakira, Banderas, JLo and even José José. Now, my paisana, Kate del Castillo, is the latest celebrity to join the club of Latino celebrities pitching a fragrance.

But unlike previous launches, Kate’s fragrance is not called ‘Kate del Castillo.’ It is a fragrance launched by Avon called Flor Violeta, “a floral fragrance with hints of apples, violets and musk,” that Del Castillo describes as “freshhh and joeeful” in an impossibly cute Mexican accent.

Watch her do her thing here:



Research: Hispanics Love ‘Authentic’ Food, Including Make Believe American Tacos


When it comes to Hispanic eating habits, there is not such a thing as “enough research.” Take the latest from Technomic, a Chicago-based firm that this week revealed that Hispanics are more inclined to dine out than the general market. Really? Yes, really. According to Technomic:

“63 percent of Hispanics surveyed said that restaurants are an “ideal” place to spend time with family, compared to just 52 percent of the general market.”

But that is not all: According to said research, “Hispanics value authenticity in a restaurant too,” which basically means they would pay more food described as “authentic,” which –according to photo editors at the Chicago Business Journal means American-style, hard-shell tacos.

I don’t know about the rest of you, “other Hispanics,” but my ideal dining out experience looks a little different; it looks really like this:


This Tide Commercial Shows Why it’s so Hard to be a Hispanic Millennial


If you thought Hispanic millennials were just like regular millennials, think again.

Hispanic millennials, according to a new series of Tide commercials, not only sit around doing nothing and play with their phones. They have the added burden of having to translate their Spanish-dominant grandmothers while they go on and on and on about how to take care of their whites. (And by ‘whites’ I’m talking about clothes and not “not-brown-people.”)

And this one…

All I can tell you right now is that the Tide abuela has a better command of Spanish than this other P&G abuela.

Wyandotte to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Cuatro de Mayo


How many Mexicans does it take to organize a Cinco de Mayo party in Wyandotte, Michigan? Apparently, zero. [I’m sure my people would have seriously objected to holding a May 5th celebration on May 4th.]

Too bad organizers didn’t consult with this blogger beforehand. I could have given them an awesome tagline for their event:

“Guayandóte: Esperándote desde el Cuatro para celebrar el Cinco”


Congressman Uncovers Mexi-Muslim Connection


And you thought politicians were a bunch of good for nothings…

In the latest development concerning the Mexi-Muslim threat, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) is now saying that this week’s bombings of the Boston Marathon should give pause to immigration reform advocates who seek to reform the system. The reason?

“We know that people that are now being trained to come in and act like Hispanic [sic] when they are radical Islamists. […] They want the freedoms we have.”

I’m not sure what those freedoms really are or how you train people to act “Hispanic.” But these fellows have certainly worked hard to replicate our tacos al pastor. And no, we’re not going to take it anymore! What’s next? Serving food on a flat bread instead of a plate? Pitas that taste like tortillas?

hat tip: @laloalcaraz


mun2 Really Knows How to Get me Out of Bed at 8:00 am

tacombi_mun2mun2 on Tuesday unveiled its 2013-2014 programming line up at a morning press conference in Manhattan. And just to make sure this blogger would get out of bed so early in the morning, it brought in tacos and the taqueros who make them.

The event, which featured appearances by Larry Hernández and the Horóscopos de Durango, included an early morning pachanga that included tacos, champagne and coffee inexplicably served in a burro-themed cup.


The real party is tonight, so I will let you know if they ended up bringing out the strongest beverages and if they were still served on burro-themed cups.


‘Barbie Jamona’ is Culturally-Relevant… and Looks Delicious!


On the heels of the Barbie Mexicana brouhaha that I so inadvertently started, I decided to go on a worldwide hunt for the next controversial, culturally-relevant and irreverent Barbie doll.

Here she is. She is proud, meaty and looks absolutely delicious. Besides, this one doesn’t come carrying a pet pig or something weird like that, so it should go down history with less controversy as the other Barbie Dolls of the World.

So, what is Mattel waiting for?

Mexican Barbie Is Documented; Comes with Passport

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The folks over at Mattel are so smart, that not only they have come up with a Mexican Barbie, but they have given her all the possible tools to go around the U.S. the world undisturbed.

In addition to a “wonderfully bright pink dress with ribbon accents,” Mexican Barbie comes fashionably ready for a fiesta with her Chihuahua friend (we all do.) But that is not all: According to Mattel, this beauty features accessories that “add play value,” including a passport and sticker sheet.

It is not for me to inform you about the “play value” that a passport provides, so go ahead! Play with your Barbie Mexicana and don’t even think of calling her indocumentada. Oh, and she can be yours for only $24.50 on

IMPORTANT UPDATE: This blogger has found a Mexican Ken to go with the Mexican Barbie. Here it is: