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MBA student Rogelio Franco has a dream: He wants to build a restaurant chain in Norway that serves authentic Mexican tacos. This is his pitch for the start-up lab at IE Business School.

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El Gallito Chihuahua in Aurora, Illinois has the tacos you are looking for.

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Take a tour of Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico and meet the local tacos, the local tequila and the local perros. [Video by the Tres Agaves tequila people.]

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elphantelogoIt’s Thai food! It’s Mexican food! It’s in the Philippines! Step right up for your pad thai nachos at El Phante Thai-Mex Street Food, #12 1st Street, Kapitolyo, Pasig, Philippines. You can’t miss it: It’s the only place that has a logo showing an elephant wearing a sombrero.

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Is this taco truck The Best Food Truck in NYC?

New York’s Vendy Awards are local Oscars for food, especially for food trucks. Meet Felix, the owner of 2016 Vendy Award winner Tacos El Rancho in Brooklyn. [Video by Columbia University journalism grad student Belén Smole.]

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Ritual ordinario mixes the sounds of Mexican streets with visuals of the process of making, baking, and selling tortillas. This video was shot and the ambient audio recorded in Mercado Cartagena in Mexico City, D.F. [Video by Ricardo Martinez Roa.]

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LatinoUSA NPR Audio: The 1% and 99% of Mexico meet in NYC

by Barney Asada January 10, 2017 Audio
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LatinoUSA’s Antonia Cereijido writes the intro: If you go to a high-end restaurant in New York City, there’s a good chance that you’re dining among some of the wealthiest Mexicans in the world and being served by some of the poorest. This story was produced in collaboration with Round Earth Media. Tyler Kelley is a […]

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Watch: Are these the cheesiest tacos in NYC (Brooklyn, actually)?

by Barney Asada January 4, 2017 Cultura
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The Guadalupe Inn in Brooklyn is all about the Queso Fundido.

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Houston: We have tacos! (‘Tacos en el espacio’) [video]

by Barney Asada January 3, 2017 Cultura
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Houston: We’ve got tacos — in space!

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On New Year’s Eve: Hotel Vijai Paradise Mexican Dinner ௹250 rupees

by Barney Asada December 28, 2016 Cultura

A delicious Mexican New Year Dinner Buffet is a mere ௹250 (rupees) (~$3.67) at Hotel Vijai Paradise,  a government classified two-star business class hotel with two banquet halls and bar located in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. Try the “Mexican Spicy Chicken (Gravy)”! Here’s the complete menu:

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Cheech and Chong: Santa Claus and His Old Lady (video)

by OLIVE THE OTHER REINDEER December 22, 2016 Cultura
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Santa Cleese? The vato with bony knees? Sure, I know him, man. We used to gig together.

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Lay’s Potato Chips: Now with more racism! (1966 video)

by Barney Asada December 21, 2016 Cultura
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Actor Bert Lahr — the Cowardly Lion in Wizard of Oz — plays both Christopher Columbus and a stereotyped Native American in this 1966 commercial for Lay’s Potato Chips. At least the Frito-Lay company recognized that taters are “local vegetation” before calling their hosts “Indian Givers.” [Thanks to BoingBoing for the link.]

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Taco Tuesday Video: Making San Jose’s famous ‘Orange Sauce’

by Barney Asada December 20, 2016 Cultura
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In San Jose, Califas, everyone loves the Orange Sauce featured at La Victoria Taqueria. Here’s how you make this salsa surprise.

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Bangor? I just met her – at Saborro Mexican Burrito Bar (video)

by Barney Asada December 16, 2016 Cultura
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Yesterday we learned that Bangor, in Maine, is not the original Bangor. Original Bangor is in County Down, Northern Ireland. And guess what? The town with the double entendre name also has the Saborro Mexican Burrito Bar, which looks legit. Have you been?

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Are you in Tokyo? All-you-can-eat tacos for under $9 (photos)

by Barney Asada December 15, 2016 Cultura
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An all-you-can-eat taco bar is open for business in Tokyo’s Shibuya neighborhood, according to English-language RocketNews24. Pollo of some sort, puerco, lechuchga, queso, cebolla, cilantro, guacamole and “salsa sauce” are waiting for you just a few blocks from Shibuya’s famed Scramble Crossing intersection at TexMex Factory. Cheap, too — a mere ¥1000 ($8.62 yesterday).

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Every day is taco day when you freeze your tacos in a bag (video)

by Barney Asada December 8, 2016 Cultura
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Here’s an idea: Make your ground beef tacos ahead of time, put ’em in a bag, suck the air out, freeze the bag o’ tacos and reheat when needed. Tacos In A Bag demonstrates.

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Hola! Aloha! Why so much Mexican food in small town Hawaii? (video)

by Barney Asada December 7, 2016 Cultura
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Today we remember Rudy Martinez, a Mexican-American from San Diego who became the first Latino casualty of the Second World War when the Japanese sunk his ship, the U.S.S. Utah, in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii 75 years ago today, December 7, 1941. Martinez’ story inspired us to search for “Mexican” AND “Hawaii” and we found this […]

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Student Video: ‘Making tamales with Yamelith’ (and her mom)

by JEFE BOYARDEE December 2, 2016 Cultura
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We bet this looks familiar! Yamelith made tamales with her mom over the Thanksgiving weekend and shared her experience in this student video, uploaded by the Charles W. Harris School in Phoenix, AZ.

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From France: Creamed potatoes, red onions, and cheese ‘tacos’ (video)

by Barney Asada November 29, 2016 Cultura
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Home fries, red onions, cream sauce and Pont-L’Evêque cheese are the stars of this one-minute recipe video for “tacos” from Elle&Vire, a diary conglomerate in France’s Normandy region. But this begs the critical tortilla-based question: Corn or wheat? Also note that they call tortillas “galettes fajitas,” which translates as fajita pancakes. Unclear on the concept, […]

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‘Happy Asian Thanksgiving’ from the Fung Brothers (video)

by WONG GUEY November 24, 2016 Cultura
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American children of immigrants are all the same when it comes to dealing with Thanksgiving. Y digamos: “Amén​​.”

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FTP Local #207 taps ‘Mainstream Media’ for 2016 Golden Dookie Award

by Barney Asada November 21, 2016 El Now
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(PNS reporting from BEVERLY HILLS) Local #207 of the Federation of Turd Polishers (FTP) has chosen “The Mainstream Media” as the recipient of their 2016 Golden Dookie Award, PNS has learned. The union will cite the news media’s whitewashing of Donald Trump’s hate, xenophobia, racial prejudice, misogyny, lies, bullying, sexual assault, fraud, and foreign entanglements […]

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10-second recipe video: ‘Mexican Chicken Chowder’ (Chowder? Huh?)

by Barney Asada November 16, 2016 Cultura
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Mexican Chicken Chowder is by Fresh Coast Collective. Where’s the Mexican part? Is it the avocado? What makes this “chowder”? Where’s the sound? Why does this video come from the Fly Fleet Running gym in Minneapolis? We don’t understand.

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Ms. Vida Comida makes Arroz a la Mexicana (video)

by Barney Asada November 9, 2016 Cultura
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Ms. Vida Comida — she doesn’t give her name — makes Mexican-style rice with tomatoes and and corn and carrots and peas.

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In Tijuana, Taco Tuesday means tacos de adobada (video)

by Barney Asada November 8, 2016 Cultura
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YouTube says this Tijuana taquero is making tacos de adobada, maybe al pastor. A close look at the video suggests we’re at Taquerias El Guero. Hella good!

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