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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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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.

chitpotlebillboardunclechipotle(PNS reporting from SACRAMENTO) Felipe Alvarez, 67, bit his tongue Tuesday afternoon.

The North Sacramento resident bit his tongue when his godson Tommy Alvarez (no relation) handed him a gold-foil-wrapped burrito from the trendy Chipotle Mexican Grill on Truxel Road. The metal-wrapped mystery meal, however, never made it to his mouth.

Don Felipe (photo) could not quite bring himself to bite the “burrito.”

“Que tiene adentro?” he asked Tommy, afraid of the answer.

A California resident for 20 years, Felipe was accustomed to the so-called “California burrito” – refried beans, “Spanish” rice, processed cheese, some wicked salsa, and maybe even French fries. “I’m a modern man y bastante liberal,” he told PNS.

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burritoblokesOn 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 you in Portsmouth? Have you ever been? [Mas…]


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.

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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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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.

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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Meet @BurritoPatents, the burrito-oriented bot with a Twitter account

by Comic Saenz February 10, 2015 Cultura
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Meet @BurritoPatents (aka Burrito Inventions), a bot by @JoeMFox, which reports hourly on developments on the cutting edge of burrito-related patents. This is why Al Gore invented the Internets.

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In Australia, they make burritos with baby bats (video)

by Lucida Grandé December 3, 2014 Cultura
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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? PREVIOUSLY ON ANIMAL BURRITOS:

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New from Rick Bayless: Pocho Ocho tastiest T-day dinner ideas

by Victor Payan November 26, 2014 Cultura
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Dear 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 […]

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You are what you text: Here’s how to request a taco emoji

by MOSCA MEXICAN November 20, 2014 Cultura
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The 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 […]

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White people: Stop the racist Halloween costumes! (NSFW video)

by Barney Asada October 30, 2014 Cultura
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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.]

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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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