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16 Crimes Against Real Mexican Food That Have Gone Too Far

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1. These oddly shaped things being called "enchiladas."

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😒 😒 😒

(These are what ~real~ Mexican enchiladas look like.)

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2. Someone having the audacity to call this a taco salad.

And tainting taco's pristine name FOREVER.
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And tainting taco's pristine name FOREVER.

3. When somebody asks if cajeta is just like caramel.

UH...cajeta is an elixir made of sweetened goat's milk; caramel is a bunch of sugar.
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UH...cajeta is an elixir made of sweetened goat's milk; caramel is a bunch of sugar.

4. THESE VARIOUS TYPES OF DISRESPECT TO GUACAMOLE.

CRACKERS WITH GUAC?! A DISH THAT'S 80% CHIPS, 10% GUAC?! *clasps chest in disbelief*
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CRACKERS WITH GUAC?! A DISH THAT'S 80% CHIPS, 10% GUAC?! *clasps chest in disbelief*

Plus, we all know the best way to scoop guacamole is using chicharrón...right?

Crunchy bites from heaven.
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Crunchy bites from heaven.

5. PUTTING LETTUCE AND TOMATO ON THIS AND STILL HAVING THE GUTS TO ACT LIKE IT'S LEGIT.

DA HELL IS DIS?
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DA HELL IS DIS?

6. When sour cream gets randomly dumped on dishes that are kind of Mexican.

AND WHY ARE THE FRIJOLES WHERE THE FLAUTAS BELONG?AND WHY DO THEY HAVE A LAYER OF CHEESE ON TOP?AND WHY AREN'T THOSE FLAUTAS COVERED IN CREMA?
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AND WHY ARE THE FRIJOLES WHERE THE FLAUTAS BELONG?

AND WHY DO THEY HAVE A LAYER OF CHEESE ON TOP?

AND WHY AREN'T THOSE FLAUTAS COVERED IN CREMA?

7. Really, just the concept of sour cream in general. WHAT DID THESE TAMALES DO TO DESERVE THAT MUCH SOUR CREAM??

SACURRRITYYYY...!!! (said in Bon Qui Qui's voice). Tamales don't need to be pimped out with sour cream or cheddar. They are perfect the way they are.
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SACURRRITYYYY...!!! (said in Bon Qui Qui's voice). Tamales don't need to be pimped out with sour cream or cheddar. They are perfect the way they are.

8. When people call a jalapeño a jalapano, pronounced "yah-la-pah-no."

Or quesadilla a "cuesadeela..."
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Or quesadilla a "cuesadeela..."

9. Quesadillas that are flour tortillas stuffed with pepper jack cheese and topped with a glob of guac and an ocean of sour cream. -__-

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10. Whatever queso blanco is, indiscriminately marketed as a Mexican thing... You sure as hell can't find that in Mexico.

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BUT HEY, YOU CAN FIND A LOT OF THIS WONDER:

Oaxaca > queso blanco.
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Oaxaca > queso blanco.

11. When people are all like, "Oh, I can't eat chile poblano. It's too spicy."

How. Is. Chile. Poblano. Spicy?
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How. Is. Chile. Poblano. Spicy?

12. Confusing a buttered-up yellow corn with cilantro on top for its WAY MORE attractive, way more delicious legit version: white corn with a ton of mayo, queso cotija, and chile y limón.

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13. When you order a Mexican dish and there are lemons and not limes on the side.

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14. The scarcity of trompos de pastor in US streets is an ABERRATION — straight up.

Yeah, yeah, sanitation violation yada, yada, yada... The only crime a trompo of pastor ever commits is being too incredibly delicious for our undeserving palates.
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Yeah, yeah, sanitation violation yada, yada, yada... The only crime a trompo of pastor ever commits is being too incredibly delicious for our undeserving palates.

15. Believing this chunky salsa hails from Mexico.

NO.
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NO.

16. And not realizing the possibilities for Mexican salsa are actually ENDLESSSSS.

There are over 93,948,239,423* types of chiles in Mexico, and you can make salsa out of all of them. *We made that up, but it sounds accurate.
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There are over 93,948,239,423* types of chiles in Mexico, and you can make salsa out of all of them.

*We made that up, but it sounds accurate.

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