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You can make Mexican Crazy Bread yourself, whatever it is, just like in this “street food” recipe video, or stop by the Doha Marriott Hotel any Thursday for #DIYStreetFoodDoha. The hotel is located on Ras Abu Aboud Street, Building 2, Street 920, Zone 28, Doha. It’s unclear if the Marriott makes their Mexican bread with any leftover chicken, really. Crazy not included.


Fan de la Cultura is a macho vato, but can he handle los machetes? These two-foot-long quesadillas are filled with a pound-and-a-half of carne de res and chorizo and different quesos and pollos and guisados and jamon and chicharrones and frijoles, well you get the picture. We looked it up on the Google: That’s 24 oz of stuff per machete. Will our hero be the first person since 1964 to eat three of these beasts in one sitting at Los Machetes Amparo in Mexico D.F.? More math: Three machetes at 1.5 pounds each equals 4.5 pounds total, or 72 ounces. ¡Buen provecho, Fan de la Cultura!

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truckgirlsThe French arm of Old El Paso, the Tex-Mex style food people, asked ad agency Rosbeef! to generate buzz for their new premium Restaurante brand around late Paris last year.

Rosbeef! (Slogan: We’re creative and we have common sense; how cool is that!?) came up with a marketing combo plate of an Old El Paso Restaurante taco truck, taco selfies and the hashtag #1PHOTOPOUR1TACO. Share a photo with the hashtag, they said, and get a free taco made with El Paso stuff and a digital coupon to buy El Paso products at the market. ¡Que rico! Ooh la la tambien aussi!

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Happy Taco Tuesday! Johnny’s El Rey Del Taco Truck has been serving delicious comida Mexican to hungry gente in Astoria, Queens, NYC, for years.

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Don’t miss the Mexican Flavour Fiesta at Pizza Hut, New Zealand. They’ve got the Ultimate Mexican Pizza with Nachos and quesadillas where you can add jalapeños and stuffed cheese crust. There’s something for everyone, chicken beef and vege.

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In San Diego, your basic carne asada burrito comes with French fries inside. They call it a “California Burrito,” because that’s how they roll.

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What are they eating? Chips? Rolled taquito-looking snacks? Does she say “Mexican sweet chile?” We don’t know, but how can you go wrong when one crunchy bite magically turns this attractive Thai couple into tango-dancing Mexicans! [Mariachis not included.]

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When in Malmo, Sweden, half-way decent-looking tacos and comida Mexicana can be found at La Raza Street Food & Tacos. And if the food sucks, they have mezcal!

There’s also a Mexican grocery store, MexGrocer that looks legit. (FYI, one KRONER = 15¢): [Mas…]

New L.A. restaurant promises taco delivery by drone (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN January 14, 2016 Cultura
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TacoFix, a new family Mexican restaurant that opened just yesterday (Wednesday) in L.A.’s Highland Park neighborhood, promises they’ll soon be delivering tacos by drone. Watch this proof-of-concept video where a drone makes a delivery to a customer — a hungry guy who just happens to live at 420 Someplace Street. God Bless America. PREVIOUSLY ON […]

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Face of Jesus appears on flour tortilla in San Antonio (photo, video)

by ZORRO MULDER January 7, 2016 Cartoons
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Jesus Cristo has appeared on a tortilla in San Antonio, Texas. His burnt, crusty face showed up (photo) on a homemade flour tortilla just after his mom, La Virgen de Guadalupe, appeared on another flour tortilla in nearby Mexifornia. News4SanAntonio reports:

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Mexican New Year Dinner is just ௹250 (rupees) at Hotel Vijai Paradise

by Barney Asada December 31, 2015 Cultura

A delicious Mexican New Year Dinner Buffet is a mere ௹250 (rupees) (~$3.75) at Hotel Vijai Paradise,  a government classified two-star business class hotel with two banquet halls and bar located in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. Try the “Mexican Spicy Chicken (Gravy)”! Here’s the complete menu:

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Gringo with USC t-shirt makes tacos including fresh corn tortillas (video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE December 29, 2015 Cultura
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Greg Streech is so hungry for tacos he makes his own, starting with corn tortillas from scratch. And a margarita. Trojans are chingon!

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Las Vegas taqueria trolls wannabe taco thieves with snarky video

by Barney Asada December 21, 2015 El Now

The people at Frijoles & Frescas Grilled Tacos in Las Vegas want to share this important status update: These nice gentlemen came looking for tacos…we think. Please call 702-385-5555 – LVMPD Crime Stoppers – with any information or tips related to this crime.

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Veronica and Ruben Villa are expecting: Welcome Baby Tajin (video)

by Barney Asada December 11, 2015 Cultura

Is this is the spiciest expectant parents announcement video ever? PREVIOUSLY ON TAJIN:

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Darth Pastor: These are the tacos you were looking for (GIF)

by O. B. JUAN December 9, 2015 Cartoons
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Mexclusive Sneak Peak: Darth Trump (video)

by Barney Asada December 8, 2015 Cultura
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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…. [Video by The Auralnauts.]

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Hot stuff: Your animated GIF guide to the chiles of Mexico

by MOSCA MEXICAN December 8, 2015 Cartoons

Even though they think these hot peppers are called “chilies,” Lucky Peach — “a quarterly journal of food and writing” — still created a cool guide to the chiles of Mexico featuring gorgeous animated GIFs by Serafine Frey. Meet the ANCHO family, according to writers Alex Stupak and Jordana Rothman:

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Ñews y Satire < $00.10 per laugh when you donate $50!

by Barney Asada December 7, 2015 Corporate
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Can you donate $20 or $50 so we can make more Ñews y Satire? MR. POCHO SAYS ¡GRACIAS! We like making POCHO for you every day, but it takes money. Can you help? POCHO has no big backers, no mega investors, no brand-name “sponsors.” That’s deliberate.  We get the cash we need from you, our loyal […]

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This cute niño really loves his frijoles refritos (video)

by Barney Asada December 1, 2015 El Now
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Mealtimes with baby can be a messy experience. When Kayra Rosario Tisdell took her son to a Mexican restaurant in Clearlake in Northern California, she thought a plain quesadilla would be the perfect non-messy menu choice. Not so fast, Mom! This kid sure loves him some beans!

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Lotsa choices for Mexican-American food lovers in Japan (photos)

by Barney Asada November 23, 2015 Cultura
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Poor pochos! Could this really be the end? Stuck inside of Nippon with the Mexi blues again? Like, say, you’re an avocado lover. What can you do? What CAN you do? Check it out! They’ve got avocado burgers:

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British Wahaca taco lady gets a gigantic maiz mural (video)

by HABLO PICASSO November 20, 2015 Cultura
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Thomasina “Tommi” Miers, the British lady behind the Wahaca Mexican restaurant chain, is opening a new store in Manchester, England. Miers commissioned Mexico D.F. artist Le Super Demon to paint a gigantic mural based on the myths of the Maya, especially maiz. PREVIOUSLY ON WAHACA:

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Bonjour, Paris! Allons au Mexique pour manger des tacos (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN November 17, 2015 Cultura
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Sure, Paris is where haute cuisine was perfected, but come to Mexico – because tacos!

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Digital burritos just $18.99 @ Amazon! Free shipping tambien! (photos)

by Barney Asada November 13, 2015 Cultura

If you’ve been looking for the perfect high-tech gift for your high-tech friend, your search is over. For a buck under $20, Amazon will ship a multi-burrito-colored Digital Burrito to your door. What the heck, you may ask. A satisfied Amazon customer has your answer: Anyone who sees this in class thinks I have an […]

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Looking for comida in all the wrong places: The Thailand Episode (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN November 13, 2015 Cultura
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“Mexican food” sold by Thailand’s mammoth CP conglomerate means a smoked sausage of some sort. Are the sombrero, serape and serenade included? Asian hipsters too? PREVIOUSLY ON MEXICAN FOOD AROUND THE WORLD:

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