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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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mexicansattacobellWhen 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 beverages for an 80°March day like today. [Mas…]

burritotweeterMeet @BurritoPatents (aka Burrito Inventions), a bot by @JoeMFox, which reports hourly on developments on the cutting edge of burrito-related patents.

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These little guys are way cuter than we expected, but we have a question. In Australia, where the drains swirl backwards, do these bats sleep upside down or right side up?

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baylessbookcoverDear pochos thinking of boycotting Thanksgiving as a symbol of American imperialism: Check out these indigenous and ingenious options for a holiday dinner. We promise they won’t remind people of genocide. Why settle for a Turducken, for example, when you can enjoy these delicacies featured in Native Holiday Treats from Indigenous Mexico by Rick Bayless.

8. Burrlenguaj:  California burritos wrapped in lengua, stuffed in a turkey.

7. Poznudo: a bowl of pozole inside a bowl of menudo, eaten while nude.

6. Chilnobaza (Vegetarian): A chile relleno stuffed inside a nopal stuffed inside a calabaza and fried in lard.

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tacogradientThe Unicode Consortium — the international group that sets tech specs so people around the world can use computers in any language — is considering the addition of new “emoji” next year, and one of them may be the computer code to display a taco.

The consortium published this illustration on their blog so everyone knows that’s what they taco about, the traditional Mexican dish composed of a corn or wheat tortilla folded or rolled around a filling.

The Atlantic reports:

This time next year, facing your phone’s keyboard and searching for just the right emoji, you may have some new characters at your disposal. [Mas…]


Attention white viewers, especially sorority sisters getting ready for a Halloween party: Don’t get dressed up as a taco — or worse. [This NSFW public service announcement is from Frank Legend, who is not Mexican.]

It’s a cake! It’s a burrito! It’s a pinche CAKE BURRITO! (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN September 3, 2014 Cultura
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America’s love affair with the burrito (a wheat flour tortilla wrapped or folded into a cylindrical shape to completely enclose the filling, according to Wikipedia) has moved the tubular tummy-buster from the kitchen to the bakery, as this burrito-styled cake demonstrates. PREVIOUSLY ON BURRITOS:

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Alfonso Ochoca: Don’t hate me because I don’t speak Spanish (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés September 2, 2014 Cultura
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Ever have an awkward moment when you have to pretend to be an Anglo at the taqueria because you don’t speak Spanish? Alfonso “White Boy Mexican” Ochoa reports.

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A burrito is not a sandwich, Massachusetts judge rules

by Especial Correspondents August 29, 2014 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from MASSACHUSETTS) A burrito is not a sandwich, you idiots, according to a court decision announced here last week. Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Locke made the ruling as he threw out a lawsuit brought by a Panera restaurant seeking to stop White City Shopping Center in Shrewbsury from leasing space to a franchisee […]

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Watch: German Boy Scouts make mass quantities of ‘burritos’

by JEFE BOYARDEE August 8, 2014 Cultura
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“Last week we made 90 burritos in about 45 minutes in our Boy Scout tent camp,” video uploader Major Boerns explains: Mexican / Texmex food is hardly known in Germany at all, so it was a bit of a experiment and therefore I posted this here. The children liked it very much… I know this […]

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MexiCanada: Montreal mayor fights poutine burritos – ‘pou-tos’

by Malcolm Mex June 23, 2014 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from MONTREAL, QUEBEC) Authorities here are scrambling to halt the spread of a Mexicanized version of poutine, Canada’s beloved national dish of French fries covered with gravy and cheese. The increasingly-popular poutine burrito, known as a “pou-to” or “poutito” (photo, above) has already swept through Montreal, and officials fear “pou-tos” will cross the Quebec provincial […]

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Tiny gringa eats 2-pound multi-chile ‘Diablo Burrito’ in 3:23 (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN June 17, 2014 Cultura
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Competitive eater Molly Schuyler (all 125 pounds of her) takes on “the world’s hottest burrito” at Allan’s Authentic Mexican Restaurant in PDX. Can she show the same competitive spirit and stamina that helped her finish a 72-ounce steak in a previous webisode? The 2-pound “wet” Diablo Burrito is filled with rice, beans and habanero, serrano, […]

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For Father’s Day, make Dad a carne asada and fries burrito (video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE June 13, 2014 Cultura
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San Diego homeboy El Guzzii shows how to prepare a gigantor marinated steak burrito with fries inside. Attention, families: This is what Daddy wants.

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All I want for Xmas is a burrito-wrapped baby in a tamal-looking hat

by Barney Asada December 11, 2013 Cultura
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Running out of Christmas gift ideas for the little pochito in your life? How about doubling down with a Comida Mexicana duo that wraps your baby up like a burrito in a tortilla-colored blanket and keeps his/her cute little cabeza warm with a hat that looks like the corn husk knot that secures tamales? Bon […]

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OK City police bomb squad X-rays burrito, decides it’s safe

by Barney Asada December 4, 2013 Cultura
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A potentially dangerous burrito put the bomb squad of the Oklahoma City police on alert last week. NewsOK has the story: A man brought a Thermos-type container into the Santa Fe Briefing Station, 9000 S Santa Fe Ave., on Thursday afternoon. The man said he found the container on his lawn and noticed tinfoil showing […]

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Are you estuck with turkey day leftovers? Try this big-ass burrito (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN November 29, 2013 Cultura
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When you’ve got a lot left over, you need a big beautiful burrito! Jerry Springer reports.

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¡Japi Januka! A kosher carnitas y nopales burrito inside a donut (video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE November 27, 2013 Cultura
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The signature foods of Chanukah, which begins tonight, are potato latkes — as prepared by Hebrew homeboys Jaquann and Luis — and sufganiyot, Israeli-style donuts. Both foods, tu sabes, are fried in oil, commemorating the milagro at the heart of the Chanukah story. Which is why, two years ago, before we thought of Mexican Turducken-style […]

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There’s a map for that: Best foods in every state (infographic)

by MOSCA MEXICAN October 24, 2013 Cartoons
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Here’s an idea. Let’s decide what is the best food in each of the United Estates and make a big infographic. What? Is that the voice of (Day of the) Dead Steve Jobs? What’s that, Steve? There’s a map for that? Coming in at Numero Tres is a puro Califas burrito, known to non-locals as […]

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White people! No more racist Halloween costumes (NSFW video)

by Barney Asada October 23, 2013 Cultura
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The is a public service announcement from Frank Legend, who is not Mexican: Attention white viewers, especially sorority chicas getting ready for a Halloween party: Don’t get dressed up as a taco — or worse. [NSFW language.]

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What’s that smell? It’s Lil MoCo and his hyna ‘Skonkas’ (NSFW video)

by TROLO LOCO October 9, 2013 Cultura
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Lil MoCo loves the hyna hood rats (AKA jainas) so much, he made them a music video! [Totally NSFW language.] PREVIOUSLY ON LIL MOCO:

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Dear Guy Who Just Made My Burrito: Have you ever been to Earth?

by La Chata September 6, 2013 Cultura
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This is an epic rant by @LuckyShirt, who says he is not really THAT angry: Have you ever been to Earth? On Earth, we use the word “burrito” to describe a tortilla filled with things you eat. Pretty simple stuff, and I’m surprised you at least got that part right. My burrito was, in fact, […]

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Feds arrest ‘burrito-bomber’ who says CIA tapped his brain

by Comic Saenz June 14, 2013 El Now
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(ALBUQUERQUE, NM) The Feds have arrested a man who allegedly threatened to detonate a bomb-filled burrito (artist’s conception, right) in the FBI office here, a man who has claimed that he was personally the subject of government spying. His shocking accusation? Uncle Sam AKA Tio Sam implanted brain-tapping equipment in his cabeza. Brian DeMarco, 50, a resident of […]

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