Tag Archives: Mexican Food

Mexican Restaurant Owner Has a Message for the Haters

Looks like advocating for equality and social justice doesn’t go down well among some people. Take some Iowans, who found a sign posted outside a Mexican restaurant a little too… politically correct. The story goes like this. Alfonso Medina, owner … Continue reading

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No, Sellers Bros., Jalapeños are not Mexican Squash

I’m not entirely sure why, but a Texas supermarket chain decided to jalapeñosplain what a chile jalapeño is by calling it “Fresh Mexican Squash.” Really? After all these years in the USA I can safely say that both, Mexicans and … Continue reading

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This is the Only Dip you Need for your Super Bowl Party

Guacamole, which according to “avocado experts” at Wholly Guacamole was “invented by the Aztecs for its nutritional benefits for the wealthy,” can now be used to prepare a deliciously patriotic Mexican flag tricolor dip, a culinary work of art you … 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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Show your Lover you Care with a $20 Heart-Shaped Quesadilla

  Want to say I love you, but you’re shy and/or not sure how to go about it? Worry not. Tex-Taco, a taquería in Katy [SIC] Texas, has a very romantic, albeit expensive, solution: A $20 heart-shaped quesadilla, most likely the … Continue reading

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This London Establishment Sells Bad Mexican Food –and Awful Spanish Grammar

The owners of this fine establishment in London would be well advised to take a quick Spanish-language course or –at the very least– brush up on their masculine and feminine nouns. But I guess they’re busy concocting “food” that they … Continue reading

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I Can’t ‘Wrap’ my Head Around the Half Mexican Chicken

Let’s forget for one second that most of the ingredients on this “thing” look everything but Mexican… What I really need to know is: Is this London food market selling us a chicken that is half Mexican? If so, what’s the other half? British? Or … Continue reading

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Mexikosher Opens in New York City, Because Why Not?

You guys! Mexikosher (aka The Real Mexican Kosher) has opened its doors in Manhattan’s Upper West Side, bringing local residents some strange “Mexican” delicacies, including hot wings, nachos and rice bowls. According to the well-informed New York Times, MexiKosher is the … Continue reading

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Disneyland: Now Peddling Elotes, Because Hispanic Marketing

I might be Mexican, but when I think of the magical kingdom of Disneyland, the last thing that comes to mind is a “street style” elote con chile *and* a colorful piñata/sarape background. How’s that for cultural appropriation?

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‘Le Burrito’ at this French Joint Will Give you ‘Le Diarrhée’

Fresh Burritos, a “fine” establishment in the heart of Lille, France, promises (in French) to serve you 100% Fresh Burritos (in English) and will prepare everything in front of your eyes! (yes, with an exclamation point!) I was tempted for a minute, but … Continue reading

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Upon ‘Successful’ Run in Ohio, Taco Bell’s Quesalupa Goes National

As part of its ongoing effort to desecrate Mexican food, Taco Bell says it will roll out systemwide its ridiculously named Quesalupa — melted pepper Jack cheese stuffed into a flaky, crisp shell “that serves as a vehicle for seasoned beef, … Continue reading

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Who Knew? Aztecs were into Pancakes

  Photo: Laura Martínez, Manhatitlán 2015.  

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This ‘Taco Toaster’ Will Ruin your Tortillas for Only US$30

The Americans have done it, my friends. Some genius on this side of the border has come up with the “Toasted Taco Fiesta” a US$30 contraption that will turn a perfectly good, regular, soft tortilla into one of those things this country insists on calling tacos. The end … Continue reading

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Looks Like Mexican-Spanish Cuisine is a ‘Thing’ in the U.S.

Call me crazy, but last time I checked, Spanish cuisine had absolutely nothing to do with the cuisine of my forefathers (i.e. the Mexicans). I mean, we cannot even agree on what the hell a tortilla is all about, so WTH? Anyhow, … Continue reading

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NYC’s Newest Mexican Eatery Features a $5 Camote. I’ll Pass

Via: Gothamist

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