Category Mexican Food

¿Where In Mexico Can I Get An Authentic Choco Taco?

My grocer’s freezer now has mucha Mexicanidad!  As a fan of Mexican cuisine, I was thrilled to come across the Choco Taco.  Or should it be Taco Choco?  Let’s ignore the grammarians for un momento. At first sight, the choco taco confused me.  More authentic tacos come in soft tortillas, made of corn or flour.  Mass market “taco” products […]

Lucha Libre, Tacos not Wrestling

Lucha Libre is Mexican wrestling, similar to the American WWE variety but different because competitors (“luchadores”) wear colorful masks at all times.  Lucha Libre translates as “Free Fight.” Literally today, I wrote a Lucha Libre scene set in Mexico City for my forthcoming novel Eloisa.  ¡Imagine my joy finding there’s a Mexican restaurant in San Diego, USA called Lucha Libre Taco Shop!  It was featured on […]

¡Say It Ain’t So, Rockford! ¿Taco Bell #1 Local “Mexican” Restaurant?

Things never die on the internet.  Just ask Rockford, Illinois.  A friend (h/t Alex) emailed me the above picture of a Taco Bell billboard in Rockford.  It was a real billboard but the picture is six years old.  It’s back in the news because a blog posted the pic. [1] Consulting the source, Kevin Haas […]

Uncle Julio’s ¡Fake Mexican Food!

“¿Could this be the most offensive fake restaurant logo?” you thought.  You wanted something different but you passed ugly sameness in the Chicago suburb of Lombard, Illinois.  As you drove down the six lanes of concrete Butterfield Road, you saw Burger King, Hooters, Wendys, Pot Belly, and McDonalds.  But you had a taste for cilantro […]

¡Fake Mexican Food! ¿What’s the Least Authentic You’ve Seen?

¡Fake Mexican Food!  ¡Audience participation requested!   ¿Can you beat “Doritos Locos Tacos”?  ¿Or is the combinacion plate of nasty Taco Bell beef and big brand hard-shell paired with the messed up Spanish adjective order bastante? “Something is lacking here,” said one customer at the Apodaca restaurant, Jonathan Elorriaga, 26. “Maybe the food shouldn’t come with french fries.” [1] So […]