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Stuck in London without a rebozo? Salsa-less in Soho? Caught without a calaca? Stop by the Mestizo Mexican Marketnext door to Mestizo Restaurant & Tequila Bar on Hampstead Road in Kings Cross — for all your arte, comida, y ropas requirements.


In Peckham, London, California expat Kristen Schnepp makes Mexican-style cheeses at the Gringa Dairy. [Video by Terra Nova.]


Kingston University (UK) Product and Furniture Design students Milo and Hannah conducted a controlled experiment to see if a motorized remote-controlled Dia de los Muertos sugar skull that also blows bubbles could drum up more business for a local burrito stand, Mighty Burrito & Co. You won’t believe what happened next! (Día De Las Burbujas = Day of the Bubbles.)
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Thomasina “Tommi” Miers, the British lady behind the Wahaca Mexican restaurant chain, is opening a new store in Manchester, England.

Miers commissioned Mexico D.F. artist Le Super Demon to paint a gigantic mural based on the myths of the Maya, especially maiz.

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tommiemiersLast week we featured a video visit to three of London’s top taquerias — including Wahaca in Covent Garden — and today we return to Ye Merrye Olde Mother Countrye to meet the chef who spells “Oaxaca” her own especial guey.

Thomasina “Tommi” Miers is the founder of England’s Wahaca Mexican restaurant chain and she knows exactly wa the hac she’s doing as she whips up carne asada (aka “Mexican steak”) tacos, a firme fresh salsa and charred cebollitas. Her recipe, she boasts, is “a real corker” and when she says “taco” it rhymes with “tobacco.” [Mas…]


It’s hard to find decent Mexican food in London, but critic Richard Vines found three taquerias worth visiting in a report for Bloomberg TV. We were puzzled that the Limeys spell Oaxaca “Wahaca” but then we remembered that Brits are stupid with “foreign” terms — they pronounce “filet” like “fill-it,” for example. Food critic Vines does an exemplary job, however, with words like “molcajete.” PRO TIP FOR SEÑOR VINES: There is no such thing as “molcajete sauce.” [Mas…]

Me? In London, I’m a ‘culturally-American Mexican’

by NANCY LANDA February 3, 2014 Cultura
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Where are you from? That is a simple question, isn’t? Well, for some of us, the answer is not so straight forward. My experience in London in the past four months has included fascinating dialogue with people I have come across. It is one thing I have come to expect from such a global city […]

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PBS ‘Downton Abbey’ series adds first adorable black character

by Lalo Alcaraz May 7, 2013 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from LONDON) Downton Abbey executive producer Gareth Neame said today that newcomer Gary Coleman’s addition to the British show “will bring interesting twists to the drama.” The cute-as-a-button actor has most recently been seen in various American sitcoms and reality programs. His Downton character, Arnold Jackson, is described as “a charming and charismatic” young man. The long-awaited addition […]

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Somehow, during the Olympics, we missed the ‘Siesta Cup’ (video)

by NIKE CORTEZ August 14, 2012 Cultura
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This German TV network news report covers the grueling Siesta World Cup competition, which always seems to be always won by Latinos. Thanks to our friends at LatinoRebels.com for the news tip!

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Ñewsweek: Crip-walkin’, boner-stalkin’, white-talkin’ and Irish stuff

by Comic Saenz August 12, 2012 El Now
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POCHO caught Olympic fever this week as the ñews from London captivated the Internets. Who could ever forget the magic of Serena William’s Crip-walking victory dance, complemented by our astutely-curated contextualizing rich media augmentation — a C-walk video from España? And when a bronze-winning American rower brandished a boner at the medal ceremony, only Jon […]

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Special Sports Video: The Olympics NBC won’t let you see (NSFW)

by JIM THORPE August 10, 2012 El Now
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As the 2012 Olympics head towards their conclusion, Americans continue to complain about NBC‘s broadcast coverage — missed events, stupid commentary, crazy time delays and worse. We snagged this sailing video from the Irish Broadcasting Authority (IBA) to show you what other folks around the world see. (NSFW language.) RELATED: Serena Williams Crip Walk and […]

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Pocho Ocho things that are wrong with Londres, Inglaterra

by Barney Asada July 31, 2012 Cultura
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8. Went to see Parliament and George Clinton wasn’t in session. 7. Buckingham Palace #FAIL: No ham, no bucking. 6. Your Tio Nono has more teeth than half the town combined.

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Ñewsweek: Mea maxima culpa, Anaheim and RIP Lupe Ontiveros

by Comic Saenz July 29, 2012 El Now
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The death of beloved actress Lupe Ontiveros, the Pocho Ocho top Chicano sins and death and protest in Klanaheim topped the ñews this week on POCHO, and we’ve got links: Mea maxima culpa: The Pocho Ocho top Chicano sins Lupe Ontiveros (1942-2012) RIP Anaheim: The Tragic Kingdom (toon) Anaheim PD’s Pocho Ocho excuses for shooting […]

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POCHO Olympics Especial Video: Basketball brains vs brawn in “3X3”

by JIM THORPE July 27, 2012 Cultura
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POCHO Olympics Especial Presentation of Nuno Rocha’s 3X3: Making that basketball long shot requires a special kind of sportsman. Or does it? (Comedy short; Portugal.)

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Mexican Mitt Romney: My Pocho Ocho top Tweets from England

by MEXICAN MITT ROMNEY July 26, 2012 El Now
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Ann is having having trouble taking dictation (her Blackberries are on the wrong side of the estreet or something) so here are my personal Pocho Ocho Top Tweets from England for ustedes: 8. Mexican Mitt Romney: DAMN THERE’S A LOT OF MUSLIMS HERE 7. Mexican Mitt Romney: WE’RE GOING TO KICK YOUR ASS IN DRESSAGE, […]

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