Category Archives: Guacala

Dear Americans: Please Take Note, and Hold Down the Fort While I Go on Vacation, Will Ya?

Dear Readers: I know Twitter, Facebook, Instagram et al have been stealing time and energy from this blogger and I have not been able to keep my promise of posting something here everyday as I used to in the dial-up … Continue reading

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Tired of ‘Regular Thanksgiving?’ Make it a Latino Thanksgiving

Let’s be honest: Just as any other holiday, Thanksgiving has become mostly another good reason to eat and drink in excess (at least in my case.) But if a 3 pm “dinner” of turkey, pumpkin pie and cranberry sauce seems a little boring … Continue reading

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Del Real Foods Wants you to Believe a Pupusa is a ‘Stuffed Quesadilla’

No, Del Real Foods, pupusas are not a Mexican tradition and no, f not stuffed quesadillas. Get your act together, will ya?

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New Mexico Taquería Serves Food Items with Names like ‘The Wall,’ ‘Fake News’ –and Plenty of Typos

Would you eat a burrito with a name such as “Lock Her Up?” I didn’t think so, but someone does. Hanif Mohamed, a Muslim immigrant from Kenya, had the not-so-swell idea to open a taquería in Albuquerque with items he … Continue reading

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Portland Is Hosting a Topless Taco Festival, Because Nothing Makes Sense Anymore

In an effort to raise funds –and awareness– around breast cancer, Portland is hosting a… Topless Taco Festival where visitors are encouraged to come topless for the tacos and booty short-clad for the burritos. And no, unfortunately this is not … Continue reading

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There’s a Taco Bell Hotel in the Works and I Can’t Even

Not content with giving the mighty taco a VERY BAD NAME, Taco Bell is close to opening The Bell, a Taco Bell-themed pop-up hotel, which has some people really excited –for some reason. According to an inexplicably long news article … Continue reading

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No, Australia, We Don’t Want your Hideous Pineapple Burrito

Turns out June 27 is World Pineapple Day (for some reason) so Australian fast-food chain Mad Mex decided to release its first pineapple burrito, a “limited edition” thing that –thank God– will be available only in Australia. In an unnecessarily … Continue reading

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West Harlem: Now Proudly Serving Dominican Sushi

…Whatever that means Photo: Laura Martinez (Harlem)

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Americans are Putting Avocado on a Stick and I’m Screaming

Was this really necessary? The short answer is no, but it seems like Americans in general –and millennials in particular– continue to find ways to ruin everything. According to an unnecessarily long article, this thing was conceived by some dude … Continue reading

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Bush’s Beans ‘Cocina Latina’ Products are Making me Very Sad

American corporations will stop at nothing when marketing “Latin-inspired” food to my always-hungry people (i.e. The Hispanics.) The most recent example of this is Bush’s Beans Comida Latina, which features a product line of prepared beans –and hominy– just like … Continue reading

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The Avocado Toast Sneakers are Here, Because Hipsters are Determined to Ruin Everything

Not content with having ruined meals –and jacked up the price of avocados to ridiculous levels– American hipsters are at it again; this time with a plan to ruin footware as well. Yes, my friends, according to multiple reports, the … Continue reading

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Do you Like Hummus but *Love* Avocado? The Guacammus is Here!

Crazy Fresh Products, a company that guarantees “fresh-cut and ready-to-eat veggies and salsas,” has concocted the Guacammus, a blend of guacamole and hummus that is sure to make hipster-millennials salivate. This thing was last seen at a local store for … Continue reading

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This Restaurant Sells a Pablo Escobar-themed Burger –and Fox News Writes Columbia, not Colombia

A pop-up burger restaurant in Australia thought it was a great idea to peddle a Pablo Escobar-themed burger named –what else?– a Pablo Escoburger. The creation, which has drawn the fury of many across social media, is named after the infamous Colombian (NOT … Continue reading

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OK, France, Now You’re Just Being Ridiculous…

Move over, Taco Bell: French fast food chain Tacos King, is on its way to become this blogger’s worst make-believe-taco nightmare. I came across this establishment in the heart of Downtown Lille, and while I didn’t have the heart to … Continue reading

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Greetings from Paris, Home of the Mayonnaise au Chipotle

Awwww Paris… There is nothing like spending some quality time in the City of Lights, with its beautiful architecture, ubiquitous cafés, gorgeous boulevards… and authentic taquerías. Behold Chiquitin, the newest addition to Rue Henry Monnier (this blog’s temporary headquarters). The … Continue reading

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