Tag Archives: Mexican

Mexican Independence Day is Around the Corner: Show Some Respect and Dress Accordingly

I don’t know about you, but I do take national holidays very seriously, especially when it comes to drinking and eating like there’s no tomorrow. So, in celebration of my very recent double-citizenship bonanza, I am pulling all my U.S.-based resources … Continue reading

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How to Turn a Chinese Restaurant into a Mexican One in Two Simple Steps

Need to turn a Chinese restaurant into a Mexican one? EASY! Just add some sombreros –and trenzas– to the pandas on your wall paintings, and… boom! You got yourself a Mexican-themed establishment!* That is exactly what the owners of El Sol Restaurant … Continue reading

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Anheuser-Busch Debuts Bad ‘Mexican’ Beer with an Even Worse Commercial

Estrella Jalisco, a beer brand you’ve never heard of (and one you should probably never drink) has decided to make its U.S. debut by pitching its own idea of “mexicanidad,” namely turning a regular American neighborhood into an animated fiesta, complete … Continue reading

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Asian-Mexican Fusion Food in Greece Looks Like This…

Buddha, mushrooms, cactai, sombrero…. What could possibly go wrong? ¡Ajúa! Photo: Laura Martínez, Eressos, Lesvos (2015)

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Here’s a Fiesta Arch to go with your Mexican ‘Scene-Setters’

Remember the 5-feet-tall Mexican scene-setters? Well, now you can make your Mexican fiesta even more Mexican (as if that was even possible) by setting up a Personalized Mexican Fiesta Arch. This beauty is not cheap, ¡no, señor! It will cost you a good … Continue reading

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OK, People, Time to Brush up on your [Mexican] Spanish

Ever wonder why my people (i.e. The Mexicans) are always saying “¡Órale! ¡órale!?” Well, that’s because it’s an awesome word that we’ve come up with to mean pretty much anything. I repeat: ANYTHING. Hat tip: Karina Morales

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Ayotzinapa in New York City II: Mexicans Say ‘Basta’

NEW YORK — Battling freezing temperatures, paisanos walked the streets of New York City on Nov. 20, 2014 to demand –yet again– answers about the disappearance of 43 students in Iguala, Guerrero on September 26. This time the march kicked off at the Mexican … Continue reading

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WARNING: These Japanese Crackers are so Spicy, you Could Grow a Mustache and Look Mexican

Speaking of Hispanic-targeted snacks & drinks, here are some Mexican-flavored wheat crackers you can enjoy while playing with your culturally-relevant toys. ¡Ajúa! [These things look so delicious, they reminded me of these other ones.] Hat tip: @SaraChicaD

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Looking Like a Flu-Sickened Mexican Will Help you Get a Seat in London’s Underground

That’s it! First it was Burger King, then South Park. And now Schweppes is reportedly using a sombrero-wearing Mexican fellow suffering from swine flu to pitch their ridiculously refreshing beverages! Wanna seat on the tube? Grab a box of kleenex … Continue reading

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