25 Experiences You Had Growing Up In A Mexican Neighborhood

Where street tacos have always been served on the street.

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1. You played soccer in the street for hours on end.

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2. And your feet paid the price for it.

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3. At least one person you knew owned chickens or gallos.

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4. When El Paletero came ringing you went running.

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5. Even though his treats sometimes gave you raspado mouth.

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6. You drank from the manguera when you had to.

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And it tasted just like a manguera.

7. You had a go-to corner store you shopped at regularly.

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8. Where you got treats both sweet...

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10. Almost everyone you knew had a nickname.

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11. And when you called them, whistling was an acceptable form of communication.

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12. A lot of houses on your block were pastel colored.

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13. And everyone who had pets made sure they stayed outside.

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14. You always had access to amazing fruit stands.

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15. And you cooled off with aguas frescas.

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16. Everywhere you went you saw Catholic relics.

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18. At one point you've gone to a panderia with $4 and left with 20 items.

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19. You've also paid less than a dollar to get some quality elote.

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20. You knew someone who always parked their car on the grass.

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21. Along with somebody who watched TV outside.

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22. You ate tacos at taco trucks way before they were "hip."

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23. And of course you washed those tacos down with a Mexican Coke.

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24. You've had to use a Casa de Cambio to change pesos to dollars on at least one occasion.

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25. And of course you knew at least one person who wanted to be a cholo.

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