He says his name is Internet Shaquille and calls this a cooking show. Despite all that, he has some good advice on the proper approach to burrito preparation, beginning with the correct tortilla.
From Topeka to Tallahassee, Denver to Danvers, America suffers the scourge of inauthentic Mexican food.
Twitter has outed the worst offenders, sure, but equally troubling is the oft-neglected emergence of Mexican restaurants that are TOO authentic.
How will you know when you’ve entered the danger zone? You’re about to find out.
Here are the Pocho Ocho top signs your Mexican restaurant is too pinche authentic:
8. There’s a drunk man standing outside the restroom charging you for toilet paper.
7. The horchata is room temperature.
6. They don’t have change for your $20.
So your new Mexican restaurant is taking over a space formerly occupied by a Chinese restaurant and there’s a big pandas mural painted on the wall? No problem! (Snagged from REDDIT.)
In the growing Latino community of Lexington, Kentucky (aka Mexington), immigrant Laura Patricia Ramirez and her family suspected the new “Spanish” influx into town might mean they could earn a living providing comida Mexicana to the neighbors. First they imported fresh tortillas from Chicago, and then started making their own. Now they own a tortilla/taqueria even the gabachos love — they come for the asada and stay for the lengua. [EDITOR’S NOTE: Ramirez has the first Southern drawl-spiced Mexican accent we’ve ever encountered. God Bless THIS America, land that we love.]
Thanks to our amigo Profe Steven Alvarez for the link.
Mayana’s Mexican Kitchen is the real deal in St. Louis, Missouri, at least according to this scrumptious-looking video.
The Mexican food chain Salsa Shop, with locations around Amsterdam, is looking for a few good employees and managers. Sweet video, and the food looks legit. Nice t-shirts, too.
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!
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 the Trump regime?
[Directed, edited, and shot by Zoe Murphy.]
Mealtimes with baby can be a messy experience.
When Kayra Rosario Tisdell took her son to a Mexican restaurant in Clearlake in Northern California, she thought a plain quesadilla would be the perfect non-messy menu choice. Not so fast, Mom! This kid sure loves him some beans!
POCHO amigo Jeff B. Cohen, a child actor (Chunk in The Goonies) who grew up to be a Beverly Hills entertainment lawyer, learned the hard way that rolling a burrito on a hot grill is no piece of cake. [NSFW F-bombs.]
Pictures speak a thousand (very orange) palabras, and when it comes to words, we can’t do any better than the self-penned description of Burrito, a Mexican restaurant in Belgrade, Serbia, in the former Yugoslavia, right by the Nikolai Tesla Museum (see map below):
On the island city of Portsmouth, in Hampshire, on the southern coast of England, some hard-to-understand blokes are bent on world domination. Will their Al’Burrito restaurant be the vanguard of a Mexican food revolution in the United Kingdom? Even though they apparently discovered Mexican food in Australia, they say they import ingredients from Mexico. Are you in Portsmouth? Have you ever been?
Sweet and Tasty TV’s Professor Oh checks out the Mexican food at Vatos Urban Tacos in Seoul, South Korea. It’s puro L.A. fusion style – Korean kalbi beef tacos a la Kogi, pork carnitas and Baja-style fish tacos. Fresh guacamole and cool Coronas, too. Not to mention Nutella nachos.
PREVIOUSLY ON MEXICAN FOOD:
After we visited the White House, we went to look at where our money went — over at the Department of the Treasury:
In Florida, where killers have fan clubs and bath salts lose face, there’s been some commotion about the menu at Lola’s Burrito Joint, which featured the Wetback Willie Burrito, Dirty Sanchez Crab and No Papers Shrimp.
- This just in: Try the Dirty Sanchez at Torchy’s Tacos, Austin