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Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you feel a little Mexican. Am I right, people? ¡Orale! Let’s hear it out there! Give it up for the Mexicans! You, Pedro wearing the Pendleton, put down the filero before you applaud. OK. No offense, ese. Just sayin’.

Everybody feels Mexican in this this goofy 1987 commercial from the “casual dining” chain Chi-Chi’s — including the popo!

The outfit closed in this country in ten years ago but will forever be remembered for the invention of the word “salsification.”

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Sonali Kolhatkar of Uprising Radio asks Gustavo Arellano about his book Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America and Gus is full of answers.

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The Perennial Plate ate some good food in Mexico and refried it into a beautiful and tempting one-minute video, One Minute in Mexico. The music is Por El Suelo by Olmeca.

swordguyA 28-year-old San Antonio, TX man is the can after threatening a waitress with a sword in an attempt to scare her into giving up a half dozen tacos, which Wikipedia describes as “a traditional Mexican dish composed of a corn or wheat tortilla folded or rolled around a filling.”

“Mr. [Adam] Kramer was yelling that he wanted his free tacos or somebody was going to die,” authorities said in an affadavit for his arrest, according to Raw Story. Kramer is being held in Bexar County Jail on $50,000 bail.

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toddtacosTodd Mills, who came up with the idea for Doritos Locos Tacos, lost his battle with cancer on Thanksgiving. The Little Rock, Arkansas father of two was 41 (photo, above.)

USA Today reports:

Mills started the Facebook page “Taco Shells from Doritos Movement” in 2009, encouraging followers to “tell Frito-Lay that we demand nacho cheesy taco shells!”

On the page, Mills posted photoshopped images of well known figures including Albert Einstein with a cheesy taco shell in a thought bubble, Steve Jobs holding a Macbook with a cheesy taco shell on the screen and Chuck Norris doing a karate kick while holding a cheesy taco shell…. [Mas…]

It’s National Taco Day! Eat ‘em if you got ‘em

by Lalo Alcaraz October 4, 2013 Cultura
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According to either the National Taco Industry Council, or some drunk person who also just made this up, today is National Taco Day in the United Estates. And it says so, on to the online hub of this holiday, NationalTacoDay.com: In 2012, Americans ate 4.5 billion tacos!  That’s 490,000 miles of tacos, which could take […]

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La Cucaracha’s Latino Heritage Month Highlights (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz September 23, 2013 Cartoons
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La Cucaracha: How we celebrate Latino Heritage Month (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz September 19, 2013 Cartoons
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How does your state rate in the Mexican restaurant wars?

by Barney Asada August 19, 2013 Cultura
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It’s no secret that Americans love Mexican food — Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican! Arellano’s book Taco USA celebrated that aspect of the Reconquista last year. But not all of the United Estates is created equal, and in some areas of the country there is a shocking Mexican restaurant shortage! ABC/Univision reports: There are more Mexican […]

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Street tacos in Mexico City — guisado for pinches borrachos (video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE August 19, 2013 Cultura
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Polanco, they say, is the Beverly Hills of Mexico DF, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t illegal taco carts on the street. They serve trendy tacos de guisados to area workers during the day, Daniel Hernandez reports, and to partying pinches borrachos at night.

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Taco Bell introduces new Artisanal Soft-Shell Tacos (photo)

by MOSCA MEXICAN June 3, 2013 El Now
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Taco Bell’s latest offering — Artisanal Soft-Shell Tacos — became available in several test markets across America today. The proprietary softening process uses only natural organic softeners (shown here being applied by a Taco Bell artisan chef) to turn crispy Cool Ranch Doritos taco shells into something foldable, stuffable and, ultimately, eatable. Try some today!

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Lion meat tacos in Tampa, FL only $35 each! (video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE May 29, 2013 El Now
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If you’re hungry in Tampa, FL — and we mean really hungry, king of the jungle hungry — stop by Taco Fusion for lion meat tacos. And camel. And ostrich… RELATED: Fried axolotl, you’re the juan, you make dinner full of yum (photos)

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Tia Lencha’s Cocina: Food Network goes ‘Mexican’ for Cinco de Mayo

by TIA LENCHA May 6, 2013 Cultura
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Oh. Hi. Is Tia Lencha here. Don’t talk loud. My cabeza hurts. Tia Lencha went to a restaurante with mariachis and micheladas and little mini tacos jesterday. She had more micheladas than tacos, and gwell. Is not her fault. The tacos were spensive and the size for the dolls to eat. So she stay at […]

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La Cucaracha goes to the Gourmet Food Truck Festival (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz April 29, 2013 Cartoons
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RELATED: Tia Lencha’s Cocina: The Hipster Taco

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Al Madrigal: Aliens vs Senators – The Path to Presidentship (video)

by Comic Saenz April 17, 2013 El Now
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The Daily Show’s Senior Latino Correspondent Al Madrigal explains to Jon Stewart the tough but fair conditions Latinos will impose on Republicans hoping to one day win back the White House. [Disclosure: Al Madrigal is also POCHO's Migrant Editor.]

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Mexicans falling to Earth from space? Not to worry, scientists say

by Santino J. Rivera April 5, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from OUTER ESPACE) Let that long-held breath out, folks. The Alpha Mexnetic Spectrometer has picked up a lot of mysterious antimatter in low Earth orbit recently – but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a sign of falling Mexi-matter, AKA “Space Mexicans” falling to Earth, according to NASA. In fact, even with the 400,000 pocho-particles […]

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Sad? Depressed? It’s time to ‘Ask Your Doctor About Tacos’ (video)

by María Purísima March 29, 2013 Cultura
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Tacos: the only antidepressant specifically formulated to be freaking delicious! RELATED: Pocho Ocho fascinating hidden powers of Latino food!

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