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frybreadThe Zagat foodie channel checks out the famous Fry Bread House in Phoenix, Arizona, to find out what the huh fry bread is. And “Indian Tacos”? What the heck?

Thankfully, Sandra Martin explains how Native Americans turned Uncle Sam’s lemons into lemonade. And tacos. [Mas…]


The host of YouTube’s popular True Mexico channel — he’s apparently a Brit (no name) living in Mexico City — goes out for tacos al pastor. The 1960s origin of the vertical rotary grill is a contentious Mediterranean issue with Turkey (doner kabobs), Greece (gyros) and Lebanon (shwarma) all claiming firsties. We don’t care. Nom Nom nom.


Mexi-Australians Gerardo y Maria of La Tortilleria in Melbourne, OZ, demonstrated how to reheat their tortillas when you have a buttload of their tortillas to reheat. No kangaroos or wallabees were harmed in the making of this video.

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jesustortillawide“A woman in southern Mexico decided to use a tortilla she had just made for spiritual, rather than physical, food after seeing the face of Jesus Christ looking back at her,” reports the Daily Mail:

Enedina Mendoza and her family make tortillas in the small Oaxacan town of Tlalixtac de Cabrera, and the baker that she [said] normally doesn’t even look at her creations.

However, instead of sending one tortilla off to become a blessed burrito, Mendoza took another glance and recognized the son of God.

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tacotalkWhen a Hey Vato! fan asks the Taco Lady how to make hard shell tacos like the ones in the box at the store, she has an answer, but probably not the one the viewer wanted. [Mas…]

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Teresa de Jesus Sandoval was named the champion at the Father’s Day habanero chile eating contest at Chichenitza in Downtown L.A. after scarfing down 53 of the the scorching peppers in 20 minutes.

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quetzalEast Los band Quetzal dedicates this video to the street vendors of L.A., the only major U.S. city where street vending is illegal. To learn more about the efforts to help hard-working families like the ones in this video, check out the Los Angeles Street Vendor Campaign on Facebook. Quetzal is the collaborative project of Quetzal Flores (guitar), Martha González (lead vocals, percussion), Tylana Enomoto (violin), Juan Pérez (bass), Peter Jacobson (cello), and Alberto Lopez (percussion). [Mas…]


Nela Zisser, competitive eater, model, and Miss Earth New Zealand 2013, turns her deep throat up to 11 as she finishes a five-pound burrito in five minutes, topping MEGATOADS’ two-pound burritozilla record.

Pet or piñata? What’s to become of ‘Hola Llamigo?’ (video)

by Barney Asada June 9, 2015 Cartoons
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When you’re the son of a ranchero, you are supposed to accept that livestock are not pets, and someday they’ll end up as a human’s dinner … or worse.

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Monsanto is murdering the native maiz of Mexico (video trailer)

by Barney Asada June 8, 2015 Cultura
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The millenia-old native species of Mexican maiz are being forced from the Earth by GMO seeds foisted on growers by international food cartels like Monsanto. The trailer for the upcoming documentary Sunu takes a look at the problem.

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When in Bordeaux, eat like the Bordelais – at a VW taco truck (video)

by Barney Asada June 2, 2015 Cultura
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When in Bordeaux, France, look for the classic red VW minivan El Taco Del Diablo taco truck. The guacamole looks tasty, they serve Jarritos, and they fly the California flag and invoke the “California Spirit.” What could be bad?

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Portsmouth, Hampshire, England gets a burrito bar (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN May 29, 2015 Cultura
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On the island city of Portsmouth, in Hampshire, on the southern coast of England, some hard-to-understand blokes are bent on world domination. Will their Al’Burrito restaurant be the vanguard of a Mexican food revolution in the United Kingdom? Even though they apparently discovered Mexican food in Australia, they say they import ingredients from Mexico. Are […]

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Out of the night, when the full moon is bright! America’s first superhero

by Barney Asada May 26, 2015 Audio
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“The Zorro story, invented in 1919 by pulp fiction author Johnston McCulley, tells the tale of an aristocrat in Spanish California who dons a mask to fight against corrupt colonial officials on behalf of the oppressed,” writes Marlon Bishop of Latino USA.

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Amazing video demonstrates how to make toast from bread

by JEFE BOYARDEE May 20, 2015 Cultura
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If you don’t know how to make toast from bread, this is the video you’ve been waiting for. Next week: How to make ice from water, and vice versa. PREVIOUSLY ON HOW TO:

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There’s a poop for that! DEUCE schedules your sh!ts (video)

by Barney Asada May 19, 2015 Cultura

The new DEUCE app is #1 when it comes to scheduling your #2s.

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Watch as ‘Americans taste Mexican snacks’ (video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE May 14, 2015 Cultura
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They taste sort of like Mexican Twinkies, or Cool Ranch Doritos, or chips … until they don’t.

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Watch: Competitive eater Megatoad vs 2-pound ‘Burritozilla’

by MOSCA MEXICAN May 13, 2015 Cultura
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How long will it take competitive eater Matt “Megatoad” Stonie to polish off the 2-pound Burritozilla from Iguanas in San Jose, CA? [POCHO NEWS INTERJECTION: San Jose will soon to be re-named Sanjay, CA.] The last time Megatoad tried to scarf down a Burritozilla, it took him 15 minutes. PREVIOUSLY ON EATING CHALLENGE VIDEOS:

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Taco Tuesday Video: The Taco Trucks of Los Angeles

by MOSCA MEXICAN May 12, 2015 Cultura
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In Los Angeles, everyone eats at taco trucks. [Video by Ran Zhang.]

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Taco Tuesday + Cinco de Mayo = Drunk Tacos + Fresh Guac!

by Barney Asada May 5, 2015 Cultura
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How many times does Cinco de Mayo also fall on Taco Tuesday? Our guess is 14% of the time or 1/7th but math is hard, amiright? But the odds are with us today (the Fourth Was With Us yesterday, and with you) so let’s get loqui with two of our favorite thematically-appropriate videos — Tacos […]

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Enjoy these 6-month-old axolotl because TGIF (video)

by Barney Asada May 1, 2015 Cultura
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They’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!

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Stephen Colbert: Mexican Baloney Invasion (#TBT 2012 video)

by Barney Asada April 23, 2015 Cultura

Undocumented 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:

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IBM’s Watson concocted a burrito and it totally sucked

by MOSCA MEXICAN April 22, 2015 Cultura

IBM’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. Mark Wilson reports:

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After lunch at the cafeteria, ‘Taco Tuesday’ looks like this (video)

by Barney Asada April 21, 2015 Cultura
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Plates, and utensils. Some leftovers. Plates, and utensils. Some leftovers. Plates, and utensils. Some leftovers. Plates, and utensils. Some leftovers. Plates, and utensils. Some leftovers. Plates, and utensils. Some leftovers. Plates, and utensils. Some leftovers. Plates, and utensils. Some leftovers. [Video by Oscar H. Perez.]

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You know what’s cool? Benny & Jerry’s 4/20 BRR-ito (video)

by DAVE SNOWDEER April 20, 2015 Cultura
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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 […]

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