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axolotlThey’re native to the Mexico City lake/lagoon ecosystem, but they’re endangered in the wild and people in Japan raise them for food. But the cute axolotl in this aquarium (six months old in this video) don’t care about that, because TGIF. ¡Orale! [Mas…]

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mexicanlunchmeatUndocumented migrants aren’t the only brown threat at our southern border — illegal Mexican sausage is making its way into the sandwiches our precious children pack for lunch. Stephen Colbert reports: [Mas…]

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ibmburrito1IBM’s Watson artificial intelligence supercomputer plays chess, searches out lung cancer cures and creates recipes like delicious BBQ sauce. But when Watson used its big silicon cabeza to come up with a burrito, Big Blue flunked the taste test.

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[Video by Oscar H. Perez.]

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American sure love Mexican food — as POCHO’s Associate Naranjero Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican Arellano noted in his best-selling book Taco USA. And Mexican-inspired dishes are everywhere, like deep-fried nachos on a stick in Milwaukee,, Arizona’s potentially dangerous churro dog and kosher carnitas y nopales burritos inside a donut here in Los Angeles.

Today, on Munchie Monday, Ben & Jerry’s go nationwide and win the Internet with their new ice cream BRR-ito inspired by Apple’s ground-breaking 1984 Macintosh commercial, with a little 4/20 mixed in.

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It’s hard to find decent Mexican food in London, but critic Richard Vines found three taquerias worth visiting in a report for Bloomberg TV. We were puzzled that the Limeys spell Oaxaca “Wahaca” but then we remembered that Brits are stupid with “foreign” terms — they pronounce “filet” like “fill-it,” for example. Food critic Vines does an exemplary job, however, with words like “molcajete.” PRO TIP FOR SEÑOR VINES: There is no such thing as “molcajete sauce.” [Mas…]

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We have no problem with the guy riding a horse, but with all the possible places for xlnt tacos in the Great State of Tejas, this baboso goes to Taco Bell?

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redneckMixing up 10 gallons of tequila, margarita mix and ice cubes is a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it! [Mas…]

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Hey Vato! If loving tacos is wrong, I don’t wanna be right (video)

by Barney Asada April 8, 2015 Cartoons
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The Hey Vato! homies have a change of heart about the tacos they get from the Taco Lady. Or is that heartburn?

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Everybody loves elotes! (幻の真珠とうもろこし video)

by Barney Asada April 7, 2015 Cultura
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Everybody loves corn – including this Japanese perro.

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Welcome to Si Racha, Thailand, home of that sauce (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN April 6, 2015 Cultura
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POCHO loves hometown favorite salsa picante Huy Fong Sriracha, we cannot lie. We like Tapatio and Cholula and Valentina, sure, but the garlicky sweet red sauce from Irwinwindale, CA is special. That’s why we were intrigued by this video visit to a chile-loving town in Southeast Asia – Si Racha, Thailand. PREVIOUSLY ON SALSA:

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Passover matzo balls with Hebrew homies Luis and Jaquann (video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE April 3, 2015 Cultura
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On Passover (“Pesach” in Hebrew), los Judios eat “bitter herbs” to remember “the bitterness of slavery in Egypt.” In this video, Hebrew homeboys Jaquann and Luis start out with a sweeter herb and then have to satisfy their munchies with matzo balls. Passover starts at sundown tonight. (NSFW drugs and language.)

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Wassup foo? Felipe Esparza says it’s ‘Taco Tuesday’ (NSFW)

by Barney Asada March 31, 2015 Cultura
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Wassup foo? Felipe Esparza say it’s Taco Tuesday! [NSFW adult language.]

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‘Avocados from Mexico’ commercial is 50 shades of huh? (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN March 30, 2015 Cultura
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Is that an avocado in your pantalones or are you just happy to see me?

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Finally! Deep-fried nachos on a stick come to Milwaukee (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN March 27, 2015 Cultura
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Milwaukee Brewers fans can hit a home run this season at Miller Park with every order of Inside The Park Nachos. ESPN reports:

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In San Diego, burritos have French fries inside (Zagat video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN March 27, 2015 Cultura

Why does San Diego think its burritos are California’s best? It’s because they have French fries inside, at least according to the Zagat restaurant guide people.

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McDonalds (Australia) helps you feed your ‘Inner Mexican’ (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN March 26, 2015 Cultura
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The “legendary” El Maco at McDonalds in OZ will feed your inner Mexican, as long as he or she wants two all-beef patties, sour cream and “taco sauce.” [Mustache, charro outfit and sombrero not included. Not available at McDonalds stores near any actual Mexicans. Your bigote may vary.] ¿Me encanto?

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Pupusas? Si, pupusas! Mmmm, pupusas! (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN March 25, 2015 Cultura
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That’s it. Just pupusas.

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Seamless: The food delivery service that eliminates humans (video)

by Barney Asada March 24, 2015 Cultura
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Dear Architects of Our Future: I’m hungry, but don’t want to leave the house, and I certainly don’t want to interact with any human beings. Is there an app and service that can get me food delivery without any people involved? There is? And it’s Seamless?

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Have the most kick-butt Taco Tuesday ever at Taco Town! (video, recipe)

by JEFE BOYARDEE March 17, 2015 Cultura
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Before the churro dog, before the taco donut, before the taco inside a gordita, there was Taco Town, home of the most kick-butt Taco Tuesday ever!

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Nom Nom Video: How do they make Sriracha hot sauce? (video)

by Barney Asada March 16, 2015 Cultura
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Huy Fong Sriracha is the official POCHO salsa picante — we love you too Tapatio and Cholula and Valentina but so sorry — and this is how it’s made. PREVIOUSLY ON SRIRACHA:

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What’s for breakfast? Breakfast tacos or breakfast burritos?

by Barney Asada March 13, 2015 Cultura

Here in Los Angeles, we like breakfast burritos. We like the breakfast burritos so much that breakfast burritos can be enjoyed in Jewish delis, Chinese restaurants, Greek diners, burger stands, sushi joints, lunch trucks, Mexican restaurants, old-school coffee shops and fancy places near the beach. LA.Eater, for example, just published a list of three dozen […]

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Danny Trejo’s commercial for these tortilla things is full of WTF (video)

by Barney Asada March 12, 2015 Cultura
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Old El Paso Stand ‘N’ Stuff Tortillas — shaped like oblong bowls — are tortillas for people who can’t manage the folding and/or rolling demanded by traditional tortilla applications. While we ❤️ Danny Trejo and can’t fault him for wanting to make an honest buck, we have to ask, “Who eats this crap?” PRO TIP: […]

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Watch: BuzzFeed serves Taco Bell to L.A. Mexicans + @RoValderrama

by Barney Asada March 11, 2015 Cultura
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When BuzzFeed served some Taco Bell specialties to L.A. Mexicans, reactions were — let us say — mixed. We know it’s L.A. because they mention King Taco in East Los. Try it, you’ll like it. We also recommend Guisado on Cesar Chavez. And Eastside Luv right by Mariachi Plaza offers a great selection of refreshing […]

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