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    53 Signs You Grew Up Eating Mexican Food

    We're not talking about Taco Bell here.

    53. Nothing is ever spicy enough.

    52. But that's ok. You always have hot sauce on hand.

    51. You roast chiles and tomatoes to make salsa.

    50. And you know the best salsa is made with a molcajete.

    49. Forks? What are forks?

    48. You don't understand people who heat tortillas in the microwave.

    47. Or worse — eat them cold.

    46. Because you know the RIGHT way to heat a tortilla is on a comal.

    45. You hate when people misuse the term "wrap."

    44. Or mispronounce jalapeño.

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    43. You ate at taco trucks before they were cool.

    42. You squeeze lime on EVERYTHING.

    41. You prefer Gansitos over Twinkies.

    40. Tortas over sandwiches.

    39. And pan dulce over donuts any day!

    38. Growing up, you had jello instead of ice cream at your birthday parties.

    37. And realized making Jell-O is an art.

    36. You know the best hot chocolate is made with Abuelita.

    35. And the difference between Mexican and American Coke.

    34. But you prefer aguas frescas over soda.

    33. Unless we're talking about Jarritos — that's a tough call!

    32. When you're craving sweets you go for: Arroz con leche.

    31. Flan.

    30. Obleas con cajeta.

    29. And churros of course!

    28. You know the best quesadillas are made with Oaxaca cheese.

    27. This is how you eat meatballs.

    26. You eat hotdogs wrapped in bacon and topped with chopped onion, tomato and jalapeño.

    25. A meal feels incomplete without beans.

    24. Yes, even at breakfast.

    23. You don't need sushi to eat raw fish.

    22. When you grill meat you DON'T use BBQ sauce.

    21. And your favorite thing to grill is carne asada of course!

    20. You know beef tongue is nothing to get squeamish over.

    19. And neither is tripe.

    18. However, you'll admit this takes some courage to try.

    17. This is your idea of a shrimp cocktail.

    16. You know the best way to eat fried fish is in a taco...

    15. You know "paloma" means more than just "dove" in Spanish.

    14. You laugh when anyone claims to make "THE BEST" salsa or guacamole.

    13. Corn is your idea of street food.

    12. As is mango, watermelon and even cucumber!

    11. You don't find anything weird about spicy candy.

    10. And you know popcorn and chips taste better with salsa Valentina.

    9. You own at least one over-sized bowl.

    8. This is how you eat your turkey during the holidays.

    7. And Christmas ain't complete without tamales!

    6. You've bitten into a plastic, baby Jesus.

    5. You know these are gorditas...

    4. And these are blasphemy!

    3. Your friends know better than to suggest going to Taco Bell with you.

    2. Because you know Taco Bell is not REAL Mexican food and you'd never be caught dead eating there.

    1. Unless you're drunk or have a bad case of the munchies.