In life, there are times where you notice an odd discrepancy that people have from one thought to the next.
As I wrote here, one such odd discrepancy you find among Latin Americans is this negative reaction to the US deporting immigrants while they support the deportation of immigrants from their own country.
Or, as I wrote here, how the same Latin Americans get bitchy at the US restricting foreigners from taking jobs up north but get mad when they see jobs taken by foreigners in their own country.
Similarly, as I have noticed over the years in Mexico, there’s an odd discrepancy on a smaller issue where said Mexicans put forward their best disgust at the thought of Taco Bell but will change the foods of other cultures to their own style locally.
Now, to be fair, I haven’t had Taco Bell in over a decade so I’m not a strong defender of their food.
In my small town in Iowa where I was raised, I prefer Taco Johns actually but half of the reason is because of potatoe oles that they sell that are tasty as fuck.
In fact, that was my sister’s theory as to why I miss Taco Johns from time to time.
But she is not entirely right – I do genuinely miss the style of tacos (or tostadas as some Mexicans would call them) that they sell.
Truth be told, if Taco Johns sold their tacos in Mexico at the same price as street food tacos, then I’d cut my consumption of street food tacos in half by going to Taco Johns instead.
And that’s no joke nor exaggeration – I legitimately would do that because I do enjoy their tacos.
….Plus, I do want their potato oles again!
Taco Johns Potato Oles
Putting side the potato oles though, the style of their tacos is something to miss but I can understand why plenty of Mexicans wouldn’t prefer that style of food.
And, to be fair, I’m not saying that tacos from Taco Johns is better than tacos from street food spots in Mexico. They ARE different in many respects and so sometimes you want those street food tacos de pastor con salsa roja and sometimes you want Taco Johns with potato oles.
Depends on how you feel by the day but those two food items shouldn’t be seen as the same because they are not!
Preferring one doesn’t mean you think it is better than the other necessarily. Just that what you feel like eating is different ever day.
Similarly, I can understand why Mexicans would prefer “sushi al chile” or “sushi de taco al pastor” as you can see here.
While I imagine that maybe not too many Japanese people are eating “sushi de pastor” or “avocado sushi,” I can understand why Mexicans would prefer that in the same way that I prefer Taco Johns style of tacos from time to time.
We are raised in our own respective countries with our own food preferences that are common where we grew up.
Having that hard shelled taco with lettuce and tomatoes would be nice actually!
Still, as you can see here, not every Mexican likes it when we gringos change their food to our preferences!
But, like I said, I think it’s a silly thing to get offended by.
And, as you can see here, sometimes Mexicans agree that there is a bit of hypocrisy here.
Bitching about Taco Bell (or whatever type of food related to Mexico) while changing the foods of other cultures to their own cultural tastes.
Are Mexicans wrong then to be bitchy about something like Taco Bell or Taco Johns or do they have some truth behind their complaints?
Let’s jump into the common arguments I’ve heard surrounding this topic (in no order of importance).
Defensive on Culture & Insecurities
If we’re being honest, the root of the problem on the Mexican side is a defensiveness that comes with wanting to protect your culture.
You hate the idea of people “bastardizing” your food from your perspective and it upsets you.
You also have some Mexican-Americans – who are the real ones to get most bitchy about this way more than actual Mexicans – who simply see it as an opportunity to “gatekeep” what is Mexican.
Even though they aren’t Mexican.
The same types to bitch at non-Latinos for speaking Spanish when actual Mexicans wouldn’t give a shit or would encourage it.
They don’t always feel “truly Mexican” but, due to being a minority in the US, don’t feel that they are the same as other Americans.
They search for an identity and then go balls to the wall defending the living shit out of it way more than actual people who are from that culture (actual Mexicans).
But, like I said, you have some Mexicans who spit on the idea of Taco Bell as well and, from my perspective, it’s a nationalist thing when it comes to culture and food.
You want to protect the idea of what is Mexican food, hate that most people in the world (outside of the US) eat “Mexican food” in restaurants that isn’t actually real, authentic Mexican food but an altered version of it.
And, on top of that, you are too insecure to admit that the “bastardized” version of the food actually tastes good (even if it’s not authentic or even not as tasty as the real version necessarily but just tasty and different in its own right).
The thing is though that you, as the Mexican, also do the same thing where you take foods from other cultures – like sushi – and you change them to fit your own tastes commonly held in your own culture.
Like adding avocado to the sushi or pastor or whatever it might be.
Nothing wrong with that.
In the same way that the person from the US (or most countries in the world) add lettuce, tomatoes and other ingredients to their “tacos” (really tostadas) because they prefer that type of taste.
The thing is though, when you are confronted with this accusation of being hypocritical, you get defensive for usual reasons:
- You don’t want to be accused of doing something bad (and being in seen as the same light as what Taco Bell or any place that makes “not so authentic Mexican food” makes you feel that way).
- You do impressive mental gymnastics to somehow convince yourself that “it’s different” when it really isn’t because you are also changing the food of another culture to better fit your tastes.
And what mental gymnastics could you invoke?
“But the Gringos Think that is Mexican Food!”
It’s not just the gringos, mexicano.
I’ve been to 30 countries in the world as of this writing.
And I have eaten “Mexican food” in quite a few of them.
Be it the US, UK, Poland, Colombia, Bolivia, Argentina, etc.
You know what is the similarity?
They all serve Mexican food in a typical way that would make you angry because it isn’t authentic.
Most of the world, as I wrote here, agrees that this “altered” version of Mexican food is tastier for some odd reason.
Or, at the very least, they seem to think so given that, in my experience, the “altered” version of Mexican food with its lettuce, tomatoes, tostadas as tacos and whatever else is more commonly served.
Still, you get angry when you say that “well, the difference between our Mexican sushi and places like Taco Bell is that THEY THINK that is real Mexican food when WE KNOW that this isn’t real sushi.”
A few things to add here:
First, drop the bullshit. We both know that isn’t what offends you. What offends you is what I wrote above. You’re just a nationalistic cunt who is defensive of your culture and hates to see any alterations of it out of an insecurity that it might be better (or you are an insecure Mexican-American who feels the need to be the guard to the culture when you ain’t even from Mexico).
Second, when you the Mexican claims that EVERYONE thinks that Taco Bell is real Mexican food, I ask you “how many gringos have you asked this question to?”
Sure, you got those who do think that way.
But most gringos live in large cities with other Mexicans and Latino culture around.
Being from a small town in Iowa where we don’t have too many Mexicans, I’ve had a bunch of people over the years say to me “wow, you live in Mexico? I bet the food is much tastier down there than up there. REAL Mexican food.”
Or something along the lines.
Including my sister who has said that!
The fact is that, even in small town Iowa, most folks know that Taco Bell isn’t real Mexican food and many wouldn’t mind actually just trying whatever is served in Mexico instead because of curiosity regarding how “real” Mexican food tastes compared to what they get there.
The fact is you don’t speak to many gringos if you think that most up there think Taco Bell is real Mexican food.
Most know that it isn’t (especially those in big cities where most Americans live and where they’d be more exposed to different cultures).
You are only doing mental gymnastics to explain why it’s different for you, as the Mexican, to “bastardize” Japanese food from how gringos (and most of the world) “bastardize” Mexican food.
Third, let’s entertain the idea though.
Let’s say that most people thought that Taco Bell is authentic Mexican food.
That, as we speak, there is a stereotypical fat American named John in small town North Dakota who has ordered some “tacos” (read: tostadas) from Taco Bell and is now rubbing his hands together while loudly proclaiming “WOW!!! SOME AUTHENTIC MEXICAN FOOD!!! I CAN’T WAIT!!”
That never happens.
Still, let’s say that North Dakota John said that loudly and truly thinks what he is about to get is “real Mexican food.”
Who gives a fuck?
If North Dakota John enjoys the food, then good for him!
You can argue that North Dakota John is ignorant of what is real Mexican food in the way you are probably ignorant as to what “real Mongolian food” is or the “real food” of whatever random ass culture you have no experience with.
Ignorance isn’t good but we all have it.
And how does it impact you?
If North Dakota John enjoys his fake Mexican food, good for him!
It doesn’t mean that real Mexican food is going extinct. It doesn’t mean that the taco place down the street no longer has “salsa roja” in your neighborhood of Mexico City (or wherever).
You can still enjoy Mexican food as it is.
The only “harm” to you is maybe the annoyance when you see that rare gringo online claiming that Taco Bell is real Mexican food.
Which, while I’m sure you could find that online as you can find a lot of crazy shit online, I would tell you that isn’t representative of most people in the real world.
The internet isn’t the real world in case you weren’t educated enough to realize that yet.
Or maybe said North Dakota John comes to Mexico and loudly yells in anger “GOD!!! WHERE IS TACO BELL!?!?! WHY DON’T THEY HAVE REAL MEXICAN FOOD IN MEXICO?!?!”
Which, as I said, that literally NEVER happens.
You are literally inventing an enemy to hate by taking a few gringos you see on the internet who claim as such and thinking a majority of us think it is real Mexican food (a majority of us don’t but we enjoy the food anyhow).
All because you don’t want to admit that your love for “avocado sushi” or “sushi de pastor” is somehow different when it isn’t.
And, even if the above with North Dakota John did happen, the “harm” to you is nothing more than a simple annoyance.
So get the fuck over it.
If I can tolerate all the retard ignorance that Mexicans in Mexico have about folks from the US, you can get over that rare “North Dakota John” who thinks Taco Bell is real Mexican food.
Or did your parents never prepare you for the real world where slight annoyances are to be brushed off because you’ll have real problems?
“It’s Just a Tostada!”
This is another argument I’ve heard often.
That the tacos of Taco Bell are “just tostadas.”
Actually, I see where the Mexicans are coming from with this point.
I would argue that they are “bent” tostadas because tostadas in my experience in Mexico have always been flat with a bunch of shit thrown on top.
The “tostadas” of Taco Bell are bent.
And, to a degree, I would wonder if that makes them “different” from being tostadas.
For, as we non-Mexicans know, it’s easy to see how much of Mexican food looks oddly similar to each other.
But so similar that, as a non-Mexican, you wonder “what the hell is the difference?”
Be it the alambre from the fajita.
The “taco dorado de pollo” from the flauta de pollo.
The empanada from the paste of Hidalgo.
But, on top of that, it reminds you of the discussion in Mexico regarding the “quesadilla of CDMX” as I wrote about here.
Where, for whatever reason, people in Mexico City seem to have been hit on their head as kids and don’t know what a real quesadilla is.
Meaning it’s not expected to include cheese in it!
Isn’t that just a taco?!
Similarly, you have regional differences in Mexico regarding how to make other types of food.
For example, how tamales are made in Tamaulipas versus Veracruz, Sonora, etc.
Only get mad though when the foreigner makes the tamale differently because you are an insecure little bitch about your culture when culture has changed anyway over thousands of years.
So I find a certain irony in the Mexican nitpicking the “taco of Taco Bell” over its differences from a real taco when, in many cases, they can’t always agree on what a quesadilla is and the differences between other food items is fairly irrelevant and small to many non-Mexicans.
If the quesadilla sin queso of CDMX can be called a quesadilla, then the taco of Taco Bell is a taco, damn it!
Well, to be fair, it really isn’t.
But if some Mexicans do want to call the Chilango Quesadilla a quesadilla, then you really don’t have much to stand on regarding what most of the world – not just the US – calls a taco when it does look like a tostada.
Are the Gringos Improving Mexican Food?
We already touched on this subject but I’ll cover it separately.
One of the points of tension that I think comes from some Mexicans on this topic (and I say some because most don’t have the free time to worry about this like the fresas & fifis de Polanco) is when some say that “we gringos are improving Mexican food.”
Now, similar to before, most gringos don’t think this way.
Or foreigners in any country that eat “tostadas” that are called tacos.
Fact is, they aren’t Mexican but just want a tasty bite to eat and don’t give a fuck what to call the food (tostada vs taco).
So I don’t see anyone in real life (beyond the internet) claiming that “we are improving the food.”
It’s again one of those cases where the Mexican confuses the internet for real life when he sees someone saying that online.
And, for obvious reasons, that’d trigger the “knee jerk reaction” to defend their culture in anyone really.
But is it true?
Are we improving Mexican food?
I’d say no.
I don’t see it as “improvement” because how do you argue that one is better than the other?
It comes down to your tastes.
Like I said, if Taco Johns was in Mexico City (and let’s make it a fair comparison by taking away their potatoe oles), which would I eat at?
Taco Johns or the street food spot that serves tacos de pastor con salsa roja?
I’d eat at both!
There would be days I’d prefer Taco Johns and days I’d prefer the street food spot.
And the reason is because the tacos of Taco Johns or Taco Bell are not real tacos as Mexicans say.
That is obviously true (putting aside the smartass comments about their quesadillas in CDMX).
But, to me anyway, those “tacos” at Taco Johns are still tasty (not as much in Taco Bell but still).
They are though two different food items.
They are not the same.
So, depending on your day, you just might prefer Taco Johns and other days you’ll prefer real tacos from the street;.
You aren’t going to want both at the same time because they truly are different.
In the same way that, despite actual tostadas and actual tacos seemingly very similar to me as a non-Mexicans (with their differences), I’m going to prefer one over the other from time to time and what I prefer changes by the day.
Doesn’t mean that one is better than the other.
It doesn’t mean that gringos are “improving Mexican food” either because what they offer is different.
And, over the decades and centuries, food DOES change like we have seen with the wider popularization of tex-mex food over the decades and more.
With those changes, they stay popular because people prefer them.
In the same way that touristy areas of Mexico like in Tijuana or touristy parts of CDMX have more locals adding cheese to the tacos because the demand from foreigners is there for that (though I’ve also seen locals ordering cheese for their tacos or even bacon in some places here).
And, keep in mind, not all of those gringos are tourists either. Most are but many are immigrants to Mexico.
In the same way that Mexico has seen changes to its food due to influences from other cultures around the world that have immigrated to Mexico.
How about tacos de trompos?
Here’s a bit of history on those tacos where they supposedly came from Lebanese immigrants.
“Es en Puebla donde surge este taco. Los originarios de oriente comenzaron a instalar locales de comida rápida al estilo de Kadir Nurman. Con el tiempo fueron desechando el pan pita, ya que no era práctico hacerlo, y en sustitución utilizaron las “mexican” tortillas.”
Does that make them better – from gringos or the Lebanese?
Well, it’s the democracy of “what food do people prefer eating?”
But “authentic food” (whatever that means as what was authentic centuries ago isn’t the same today due to cultural changes above) anyway isn’t being replaced by Taco Bell anytime soon (even though, as I said, “Mexican” food in most countries outside Mexico seem to resemble each other in my experience).
Annoyance at The World Concept of a Taco
I already said before how most of the world seems to have a similar idea as to what a taco is and what Mexican food looks like.
While I’m in argument that if that is what most of the world prefers to eat, then more power to them (it’s not just Taco Bell as I have never seen a Taco Bell outside the US).
Still, I just wanted to make a separate section for this point because, when it comes to understanding the Mexican annoyance at this topic, this is part of the discussion.
Truthfully, I can understand the annoyance if most of the world had misconceptions about what your food actually is.
Like when people call carne molida “taco meat” or have their “taco spice” for their tacos.
So on and so on.
I’ll leave it at that anyhow.
I can at least understand the annoyance when it comes to this detail of the topic.
The Japanese Reaction Videos to the Mexican Sushi
Out of curiosity for those interested, here’s a video (among others out there) that I found on the internet of Japanese people reacting to the Mexican concept of sushi since that is part of the topic.
“The Japanese Love it, the Mexicans Hate it”
One other argument I’ve heard about this topic is that the sushi above is different from the taco because supposedly this idea of the sushi was popularized by Japanese immigrants to Mexico and even plenty of Japanese people love it while Mexicans would NEVER eat those tacos above.
You can find this argument represented here by some random person online but, in doing my research on the arguments about this topic, I’ve seen this argument expressed elsewhere also:
“Es una falsa equivalencia. El aguacate en los rollos de sushi por ejemplo surgió de immigrates japoneses integrando ingredientes de California con texturas y sabores similares a los de sus platillos tradicionales. El empanizado de alimentos fue introducido en Japón en tiempos coloniales por los portugueses y rápidamente adoptado en la cocina popular. Los japoneses tienen un amor desmedido por la comida rápida, no se van a asustar con algo como lo de arriba y no es difícil encontrar versiones locales, en contraparte nadie se ha atrevido a vender tacos así en Mexico.”
Therefore, the tacos are bad because the people of the culture hate it but the sushi above is good because those of the culture approve of it supposedly.
First, it’s not true that all Mexicans hate Taco Bell to your surprise.
As you can see in the videos below here, there are plenty of Mexicans who do enjoy various food items from Taco Bell (among others who hate other food items to be fair).
Those who can like some of it understand, like everyone else, that they aren’t real tacos but find them tasty anyhow.
Second, I have no idea if the story about the Japanese immigrants is true. Only heard it when looking over arguments on this topic. If it is true and Japanese people love the sushi above, then cool.
Third, in my own experience living in Mexico, I have on several occasions joked with Mexican chicks from Tinder about “Taco Bell.”
To my surprise, I’ve met a handful that claim to have enjoyed Taco Bell during trips to the US. Not as uncommon as you think.
Fourth, putting Japanese people aside, I’d also say that, at least when it comes to some Mexicans, they WOULD find the food at Taco Bell tasty but won’t admit it because of retard nationalism where they feel compelled to reject it.
The types to cry out “VIVA LA RAZA!!!” when they are 5’6, chubby, works at OXXO, has no bitches and gets mad when they see a foreigner with “their bitches.”
If you could kidnap one of these types and force them to never tell a lie like in this movie here and then have them eat a taco from Taco Bell, I guarantee you that a higher percentage of them than what you’d think would admit to enjoying the food.
Liar Liar Movie
Or, if they have better taste preferences, they’d probably enjoy Chiptole anyway as Taco Bell is “eh.” Not terrible but not something to die for.
Obviously, not all of them would. Hell, maybe not even a majority because, as we covered before, regional differences in taste do matter.
In the same way the Mexican wants a Mexicanized version of sushi and the gringo wants an Americanized version of a taco.
Still, I have faith plenty would enjoy the taco because I have met plenty of Mexicans who did actually enjoy Taco Bell and because American fast food tends to dominate the world in general.
While not serving tacos, you’ll find no shortage of Mexicans (and other nationalities in other countries) visiting other fast food American spots like Burger King, McDonalds, etc.
But because of the regional preferences for how to make a taco (which doesn’t mean that Taco Bell is better but that Mexicans have their own taste preferences) and because of strong denial of any alteration of their culture’s food due to nationalistic pride, you won’t have as many Mexicans admitting to liking Taco Bell.
In short, while Taco Bell isn’t the greatest food out there (makes well when you are a bit drunk or high though), it’d always have a hard time adopting to the Mexican market for various reasons, including those above.
A common talking point that “it must be terrible” out of pride and desire to avoid bruised egos when they would realize that it wouldn’t taste as bad as they think it would.
Though, to be fair, there were many other reasons for Taco Bell didn't actually work out in Mexico as you can see here.
Finally, even if every Mexican rejected Taco Bell and every Japanese person loved Mexicanized version of sushi (which isn’t true in either case), it still isn’t a solid argument.
After all, as we established before, if everyone else in the world – not just the US – prefers the “altered version” of tacos and Mexican food, then why should they give a shit if supposedly Japanese people enjoy Mexicanized sushi or if Japanese immigrants invented it in Mexico or whatever the hell else?
You all really think that anyone gives a fuck about this from Poland to Argentina to Colombia to the US when they just want a tasty bite to eat?
“The US is at Fault for the World Perception of Mexican Food”
This is one argument I’ve heard before to explain why the rest of the world thinks that Mexican food resembles what you’d find at Taco Bell.
Meaning hard-shelled tacos and all that.
Personally, I’m not entirely convinced but I’m open to the argument.
I couldn’t find anything online showing that the world used to eat Mexican food as how it is in Mexico but then, after Taco Bell opened, that all changed.
Nothing I could find online says that but if you got some historical information proving that, show me and I’ll include it in this article if it looks legit.
If I had to guess, probably most of the world eats similar “Mexican” food because it tastes better to most of the world.
It includes more ingredients that most of the world actually enjoys having in their food.
And when you go to other countries like I have, you walk into these “Mexican” restaurants that are usually not owned by Mexicans with no Mexicans in the kitchen.
Unless you are in the US where Mexicans running the place is more common.
But Mexicans or not, the food is still all around very similar in my experience where it wouldn’t ever be called “authentic” down here in my part of Mexico (Mexico City and Hidalgo).
You can ask then the non-Mexican owner of a “Mexican” restaurant in Argentina or Poland and you can ask the actual Mexican owner of a real Mexican restaurant in the US this question: Do you serve food that wouldn’t be considered authentic because of Taco Bell?
If I had to speculate on their answer, it’d probably be no.
I highly doubt it’s because of Taco Bell.
Most likely it’s because they recognized, like Taco Bell did, that there’s another way of preparing Mexican food that isn’t so authentic but sells better because the non-Mexican customers (with their own taste preferences) enjoy it more.
Cultural Changes Over the Century
One other thing I find odd about all of this is how, as I said before, culture changes over time and what is authentic to a country’s cuisine changes with it.
For example, as you can see here, the “quesadilla” was brought over by the Spanish during colonization.
“Las quesadillas se registran por primera vez en el año 1324, en una publicación catalana llamada Livre de Sent Soví. Las quesadillas elaboradas con masa de maíz se elaboraron tras la Conquista, cuando los conquistadores vieron que podían adaptar sus 'quesadillas' usando los productos de América.”
As we all know, Mexico and broader Latin America is a product of the mixing of many cultures together over centuries.
To say that “Taco Bell” or any other worldwide common adaptations of Mexican food is a “bastardization” of Mexican food is a bit ironic given that context.
What was “authentic” Mexican food hasn’t always been authentic Mexican food and it changes over time.
And, while plenty of Mexicans are ignorant to the subject, there ARE immigrants living in your country from the US, Canada, Western Europe, etc.
They and you might call them expats and they are expats but also immigrants in many (though not all) cases.
More on the topic of the expat-immigrant debate here.
So don’t get bitchy about foreigners from those areas influencing how Mexican food is sometimes prepared when immigrants (or colonizers?) from places like Lebanon, Spain and many other regions of the world influenced how you see what is “authentic” today.
Especially because it doesn’t stop you from eating what you consider to be authentic Mexican food.
Just because there’s some random ass dude in Tijuana or Krakow, Poland that isn’t eating “authentic” Mexican food doesn’t mean that you have to be forced to eat the same thing.
And, even if this version of the taco somehow replaced the “more authentic” version of it in Mexico itself, what do you have to cry about?
You can be a boomer grandpa crying about your culture changing but if most people in the world (and maybe Mexico but that probably won’t happen) prefer to eat the other version of the taco, then that’s just how it is.
And, if that was reversed and everyone ate more “authentic” Mexican food, that’s cool too! I’ll still eat that and also the “bastardized” version but the “bastardized” version isn’t going away anytime soon.
Suck the Taco Bell Dick, fool.
At any rate, your anger at it is from usually, as I said many times now, an insecurity regarding your culture, perceptions that the culture is being changed and you want to protect “la cultura DE LA RAZAAAA,” a nationalistic knee jerk reaction, ignorance about the history of the food you do call authentic and how it was influenced by foreigners and more.
Enjoy your soft shelled tacos de pastor with salsa roja (or salsa verde if you’re low T).
Many people in the world outside Mexico will continue to enjoy their hard-shelled tacos and it isn’t the reason for why you continue to still work at OXXO for 4,500 MXN a month with no bitches.
Other Examples of Mexicans Changing the Food
Finally, it’s not just sushi that Mexicans have changed (or that people of other countries like the US have changed also).
They are usually examples you would see in other countries anyhow like how you see Mexican food changed from what is authentic in many countries beyond the US and its Taco Bell.
For example, “pizza with pineapple” is one such concept that you can find in Mexico also.
In fact, if you want an example of Mexicans sticking it to the Italians by altering their pizza, just go to “Perro Negro” in Mexico City where you can get pizza that has ingredients like mac and cheese.
Was that how pizza was originally made?
Probably not but who gives a fuck?
If it tastes good, leave people alone!
Just like Taco Bell.
We also have any of the Chinese buffet places in Mexico City.
Authentic Chinese food?
Going back to sushi, we also have “sushi de tacos al pastor” as as mentioned before.
Next, we have places that claim to offer “American” food not just in Mexico but the whole world.
They rarely call themselves “American food restaurants” though but I’ve seen it once in a blue moon.
When I do check out the menu though, it’s always hamburgers, hotdogs, mac and cheese and fries.
While I know it’s edgy to say that represents American food, that’d be like saying tacos and quesadillas are all there is to Mexican food.
While I’m not going to go all day explaining the diverse variety in American food (remember that it is a big country), I remember reading a good article on the subject of American food and its varieties that you can read here in case you are an uneducated person from Mexico who isn’t familiar with the topic.
Which, to be fair, I can’t blame you for not being educated on the topic because, as we know already, plenty of Americans might know that Taco Bell isn’t real Mexican food but do lack knowledge in what real Mexican food is like.
I forgive you for your ignorance, random person from Mexico!
At any rate, I’m sure I could go all day picking apart how Mexico serves food from other cultures and how that food isn’t exactly how you’d get it back home.
While Mexico doesn’t have AS MANY immigrants like the US that can open restaurants offering their culture’s food here, I know we got Arab food, Peruvian food and more in Mexico.
How well they represent what is “authentic” from various cultures is beyond me because that is where I am not as familiar with the food from those cultures and also because I don’t always eat there.
Plus, as I have probably demonstrated by now, I truly don’t give a shit how authentic they are because, if I wanted something authentic form those regions, I’d go to Peru or Saudi Arabia.
I just want a tasty bite to eat like anyone else on the planet.
In the same way you wouldn’t go to the US, Poland, Argentina or Colombia for authentic Mexican food because you aren’t in Mexico and you wouldn’t go to Mexico for authentic Japanese food because, oddly enough, Mexico isn’t Japan.
Funny how that works.
So, in the end, I just find it silly for anyone to get truly mad about this topic because your expectations shouldn’t be high anyway if you aren’t in the country where the food comes from and you’re giving off strong privileged retard vibes if you truly get mad at the taste preferences of others and how that changes how they prefer the food from your country.
Like I said before, it’s really those from the upper class or upper middle class – the fifis and fresas – of Mexico who seem to get most annoyed at this.
Or, for those outside Mexico, perhaps some Mexican-Americans and all that (and I’m sure most Mexican-Americans are chill anyway when it comes to this because, like I said, who really has the time to be angry about it or write a 6,000 word article on the subject).
Haha haha haha write a long ass article on this topic? Haha haha haha …
…..You’d be a CRAZY man to do that!
Anyway, I don’t got anything to add on this simple topic.
It actually did turn out to be a lot more to say because I wasn’t expecting so many arguments to find online regarding such a small topic to discuss.
Like I said – does anyone really care THAT much about Taco Bell or Mexicanized sushi?
If you do, may I invite you to a vacation to Colombia with all included aguardiente and hot Colombian bitches to fuck you by the beaches of Tayrona Park?
You might need to get fucked if the sight of Taco Bell annoys you that much.
Anyway, those are all the arguments I could find online regarding this topic and that’s all I got to say.
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