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There’s something that might be a square burrito, but we’re not so sure. Nevertheless, bon appetit! TacosChickenLand’s website is here.

casablancaThe Nazis are all, “Hey let’s sing our Nazi song!” but the freedom-loving Frenchies hanging out at Rick’s Cafe in Casablanca are all, like, “Non. Non! NON!”
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otacosIs this the worst online taqueria video of 2016? Spoiler: No tacos were filmed in the making of this O’tacos video. P.S.: It’s from France.

It looks like O’tacos offers a “Philly” taco (suspiciously burrito-looking) which includes provolone cheese and grilled onions. How do they say “cheesesteak” in France? [Mas…]


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, n’est-ce pas? On the other hand, since they want you to heat the assembled dish on a griddle at 400° for five minutes, and then fold it up, it’s actually a potato quesadilla. Or something.

I approach el Cinco de Mayo with excitement and ambivalence.

I learned the history of the Battle of Puebla as the son of proud Mexicans, who happened to be immigrants. The story goes: On the fifth of May 1862, a small Mexican army kicks French butt. Bueno.

My dad and grandmother worked at the Cinco de Mayo restaurant on Pacific Coast Highway in a small L.A. harbor town. My association with the day is food, drink, familia, history, cultura. [Mas…]

(PNS reporting from MEXICO CITY) French invaders fighting indigenous militias in the state of Puebla are using poison gas, according to situation reports circulating here in the capital.

If the reports can be substantiated, it marks a dangerous escalation in the hostilities, and would mean Napoleon III’s troops have “crossed a red line” set by the Lincoln Administration in Washington.

“Oh simon, it was gas,” said one eyewitness rushed from the front by the cavalry. “French General Pepe Le Pew knows he is losing the la guerra and he is desperate. We think it is the deadly gas de brie, which these queseros love.” [Mas…]

In Paris, it’s #1PHOTOPOUR1TACO @ the Old El Paso taco truck (videos)

by MOSCA MEXICAN January 29, 2016 Cultura
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The French arm of Old El Paso, the Tex-Mex style food people, asked ad agency Rosbeef! to generate buzz for their new premium Restaurante brand around late Paris last year. Rosbeef! (Slogan: We’re creative and we have common sense; how cool is that!?) came up with a marketing combo plate of an Old El Paso […]

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Franco-Venezuelan La Chica (Sophie Fustec) finds her ‘Oasis’ (video)

by Soy Capitan January 4, 2016 Cultura
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We bet you can figure out Sophie’s French by yourself: La Chica est le projet hybride de Sophie Fustec, artiste franco-vénézuélienne, qui propose un collage de textures sonores empruntées à son héritage traditionnel latino-américain et de diverses influences modernes en cassant les codes établis.

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French band The Madcaps is crazy ’bout that ‘Taco Truck’ (video)

by Soy Capitan December 22, 2015 Cultura
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It’s Tuesday, and The Madcaps, from Rennes in western France, want tacos from the Taco Truck. In this just-released music video, that means cactus, chiles, Dios de los Muertos, sombreros, mariachis, French approximations of cholos in Pendletons, associated hynas, tequila shots, and luchadores. Plus some ugly-looking tacos.

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Bonjour, Paris! Allons au Mexique pour manger des tacos (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN November 17, 2015 Cultura
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Sure, Paris is where haute cuisine was perfected, but come to Mexico – because tacos!

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Me? I’m drinking a cerveza and contemplating Cinco de Mayo

by ABELARDO DE LA PEÑA JR. May 1, 2015 Cultura
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I approach el Cinco de Mayo with excitement and ambivalence. I learned the history of the Battle of Puebla as the son of proud Mexicans, who happened to be immigrants. The story goes: On the fifth of May 1862, a small Mexican army kicks French butt. Bueno. My dad and grandmother worked at the Cinco […]

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Kim Jong-Un condemns attack on ‘Charlie Hebdo’ (photo)

by Comic Saenz January 8, 2015 Cartoons
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I’m drinking a cerveza and contemplating Cinco de Mayo

by ABELARDO DE LA PEÑA JR. May 3, 2013 Cultura
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I approach el Cinco de Mayo with excitement and ambivalence. I learned the history of the Battle of Puebla as the son of proud Mexicans, who happened to be immigrants. The story goes: On the fifth of May 1862, a small Mexican army kicks French butt. Bueno. My dad and grandmother worked at the Cinco […]

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Breaking: Mexican troops say French use poison gas in Puebla

by EDUARDO BURRO May 1, 2013 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from MEXICO CITY) French invaders fighting indigenous militias in the state of Puebla are using poison gas, according to situation reports circulating here in the capital. If the reports can be substantiated, it marks a dangerous escalation in the hostilities, and would mean Napoleon III’s troops have “crossed a red line” set by […]

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OK tablets are cool, but sometimes you just need paper (video)

by PUPI CACAPETL March 14, 2013 Cultura
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Self-consciously cool French dudes sure love their iPads, but sometimes, as the mademoiselles know, one must squeeze Le Charmin, or Le Trefle, as they say in France. D’accord, Monsieur Whipple? Or do we have to mansplain it to you? RELATED: Yes, we have another video with a toilet scene: Don Cheto totally does it ‘Puro […]

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PNS*Hot*Flash: Sick Queen Elizabeth says horsemeat is fine

by Malcolm Mex March 4, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from LONDON) Queen Elizabeth II of England — depite being briefly hospitalized with a stomach infection — has endorsed the stampede of European carnivores who say horsemeat in your beefburger is no big deal. Joining the German cabinet minister who advocated giving horsemeat-tainted products to poor people and the Huffington Post’s LatinoVoices, which published a Cuban […]

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We found another space food video! ‘Un Petit plat pour l’Homme’

by ROD ESTERLING February 22, 2013 Cultura
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Since we’ve established that Americans and Canuckians eat burritos in outer espace, we asked our French astronaut friends what was cooking. “It’s a small plate for a man,” they replied. “Blanquette de veau.” [Video by Corentin Charron.]

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ZIC ZAZOU: ‘Habanera’ from Bizet’s ‘Carmen’ work shop style (video)

by TWITCHY VALENS November 26, 2012 Cultura
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French band ZIC ZAZOU plays the greatest hit from Georges Bizet‘s 1875 opera Carmen — Habanera — with stuff that’s lying around the shop. Now, you may ask yourself, “Do some people just have too much time on their hands?” And we say, “You don’t have time, you make time.” [EDITOR’S NOTE: Tell your friends […]

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MR. POCHO’s European vacation (photos)

by MINOR WHITE August 6, 2012 Cultura
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Fans stuck POCHO stickers on Europe’s walls and windows this summer — in Istanbul,Turkey (above) and Ventimiglia, Italy and both Cannes and Paris, France — and by an amazing coincidence our amigo Giovanni Solis was there to take these photographs. ¡Viva Euro-Pochismo! Here’s the gallery:

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