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Norma and Jerry Stevens met and fell in love at a taqueria in North Hollywood, moved to Ohio, and opened up Norma’s Casa de Tacos in Boardman (near Youngstown). Ten years later, their Jalisco-style Mexican food is an overnight sensation. [Video by the Business Journal Daily.]

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It doesn’t matter whether you’re using The Force (or a light saber) — cutting the asada off the rotating carne al pastor grill is a tedious task — not to mention that wasted meat!

That’s why you need an automagic 110 volt AC meat slicer (Rebanador De Carne) aka cutting knife (Cuchillo Cortadora). Here’s the video: [Mas…]

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Uhm, no thanks. We’ll pass.

COINCIDENCE OR CHIPSTER CONSPIRACY?

Yesterday we published this shocking photo: [Mas…]

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We’ve got your Canuckian Taco Tips Right Here, ey!

What to wear, what to drink, and, of course, what to eat at La Carnita in Toronto. OMG! Micheladas!

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Skip the drama of dining disasters with the new Outdoor Research Burrito Buddy™, featuring the patented Burrito Heat-O Technology for both infinitely hot Mexican goodness and fingertip burn prevention.

The Burrito Buddy’s sturdy, carnage-proof construction prevents lunchtime leakage or breakage, and a convenient food fastener plays it safe with a zippered closure. Plus, the Burrito Buddy™ is enveloped by a gentle swaddling design that protects your meal with some good old-fashioned TLC. Save your sweat for the salsa – your burrito is in good hands.

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The folks from Chile’s Mundos Jumbo want you to make tacos this way, with a can of their Mexican style red beans, lettuce, ground meat, tomatoes, purple cebolla, salt and pepper, but no lime, no cilantro, no spices, and no chiles. Ya think?

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Yes indeed! That surely is a mega California burrito! (video)

by Barney Asada April 3, 2017 Cultura
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The Mega California Burrito from Sabor Taqueria y Mariscos in Oxnard, Califas, is made with “three large tortillas, generous portions of carne asada, beans, fries, grilled peppers, cheese, sour cream, guacamole and red sauce.” $25 feeds the whole family! Come for the burritos and stay for the micheladas. Or vice versa. Why is it a […]

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Half-minute video: How to roll a burrito

by Barney Asada March 31, 2017 Cultura
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How to Roll a Burrito by Adam Blufarb cleverly demonstrates how to prepare and roll a burrito in just a few simple steps.

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Your basic bacon-wrapped breakfast burrito (‘food porn’ video)

by Barney Asada March 30, 2017 Cultura
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The video’s creators call Bacon-Wrapped Breakfast Burrito “food porn”. Mmmm! Porn for breakfast! On the other hand, shouldn’t this be called a chimichanga?

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Frida Kahlo, back from the dead, serves up tacos in N. Carolina (video)

by Barney Asada March 29, 2017 Cultura
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We’re happy she found work at this new restaurant, even if it is in North Carolina. Frida’s Mexican Kitchen is on Facebook, too, don’t ya know!

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From England: Chicken teriyaki tacos with pineapple salsa (video)

by Barney Asada March 28, 2017 Cultura
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Looks pretty good, actually. A legit chicken teriyaki recipe, authentic pico de gallo/salsa made with grilled piña, and of course everything tastes better on a tortilla. We have three questions, though: Where did the rice come from? How can it be a “healthier” with a lettuce wrap instead of a tortilla? Corn tortillas are GLUTEN […]

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If you need a hat AND cabeza de vaca, this mercado is for you (video)

by Barney Asada March 27, 2017 Cultura
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You can get anything you want at a traditional Mexican mercado like this one in downtown Mazatlán. [Video by Robert Ellis.]

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Oz taqueria features odd ‘Mexican’ accent in short video spot

by Barney Asada March 23, 2017 Cartoons
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In South Australia, a Port Noarlunga’s Tequila N Tacos video features an announcer with a “Mexican” accent. Get it right! The stereotyped fat Mexican cartoon avatar with sombrero, mustache, taco, and cerveza lacks the required serape, burro, and cactus.

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Que Taco in San Antonio serves it up Mexico City style (video)

by Barney Asada March 22, 2017 Cultura
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Que Taco taqueria on the north side of San Antonio takes its flavors from the heart of Mexico.

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Orange County pocho misses Cali tacos in NYC, opens own place (video)

by Barney Asada March 21, 2017 El Now
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When Otto Cedeno moved from Orange County to NYC for film school, he missed the California tacos he grew up with. That’s why he opened his own joint, Otto’s Tacos. [Video by Juan L. Espinal.]

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In Chicago, the Diaz Family works for the ‘American Dream’ (video)

by Barney Asada March 20, 2017 Cultura

Vegetarian Express — two locations in Chicago — is run and owned by the Diaz Family. Everyone in the familia, aside from Miguel’s wife Krystina and their two kids, is a Mexican immigrant. Some family members are documented, some are not, but they all work hard for their American Dream. What is their future during […]

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Mom? Where do tacos al pastor come from? (video)

by Barney Asada March 16, 2017 Cartoons
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Mardega explains the prehistoric origin of taco al pastor in Tacos Primitivos.

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Fake News Video: One Pot Cooking for Men: ‘Rosarito Beach Tacos’

by Barney Asada March 15, 2017 Cultura
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FAKE NEWS! We don’t think this is how they make tacos in Baja’s Rosarito Beach. And while there may be just one pot in the headline, there is also a pan in the video. ALTERNATIVE FACTS? We also notice a distinct lack of Salsa Cebolla Cilantro. Ground turkey? K what? And where did the beans […]

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60 second video: Deliciosos y saludables tacos de nopales

by Barney Asada March 14, 2017 Cultura
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They’re delicious! They’re healthy! They’re cactus tacos.

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The truck that feeds New York City: Sidewalk Tacos (video)

by Barney Asada March 8, 2017 Cultura
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The folks who work at Sidewalk Tacos feed the people of New York City, but they have LA MIGRA on their minds. [Video by Elliot Levy, a Belgian living in New Ork.]

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Chef Maria explains: A good taco starts with a good tortilla (video)

by Barney Asada March 3, 2017 Cultura
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A good taco starts with a good tortilla. Chef Maria Mazon of Tucson’s Boca Tacos y Tequila explains.

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WATCH: From maiz to masa, from masa to your table (mesa)

by Barney Asada March 2, 2017 Cultura
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From Milpa to Mesa highlights the process of transforming heirloom corn from tiny farms across Mexico into tortillas. Helpful glossary from video creators The Perennial Plate:

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Fat foodaholic gabacho drinks Corona and makes corn tortillas (video)

by Barney Asada February 20, 2017 Cultura
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Chris Donovan of FatFoodaolics shows us How to Make Corn Tortillas the Wrong Way. Huh? He explains: Tortillas! One of my favorite foods on the planet. Nothing better then a Taco or Burrito smothered with cheese, sour cream, pico de gallo, etc. One thing, I can never replicate what I get in a good Mexican […]

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How-to Recipe Video: Korean pork belly bulgogi tacos with peanuts

by Barney Asada February 16, 2017 Cultura
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Gabiekook shows us how to make Korean pork belly bulgogi tacos with peanuts. But first you need to answer her question: [[우리집에왜왔니?]] 국가비의 코리안 타코편 (Why did you come to my house?) Aside from the religious issues we have regarding wheat vs corn tortillas, the marinade and saucing stuff look muy rico! Oh, and nice […]

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