Why Mexican Food is Overrated

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I don’t get the fascination with Mexican food. Well, let me not condemn the whole culture. I’m really just talking about Tex-Mex food. That seems to be the “no-brainer” favorite for most Texas natives. (For those of you who don’t know, Tex-Mex is Mexican food with an American twist. I guess Americans don’t want to go all the way authentic. )

Well guess what, hun? I’m not from Texas and I see through the hype.

Want to know a secret? Tex-Mex food is nothing but the same three main ingredients: meat, cheese goop, and a tortilla. Then, there are the same two tired sides: rice and refried bean slop. And, of course, you can’t forget the same array of condiments that go on top: salsa, pico de gallo, sour cream, and guacamole (better known as “guac” by the cool kids).

Just vary the size of the tortilla, mix and match a few of the mentioned ingredients, and pass it off as a completely different dish.

  • Small tortilla – it’s a taquito.
  • Medium tortilla – it’s a soft taco.
  • Big tortilla – it’s an enchilada.
  • Bigger tortilla – it’s a burrito.
  • Biggest tortilla – it’s a chimichanga.

Am I missing something?

What if I gave you a burger, but made the bun bigger and called it a “borgess”? Or maybe I’ll take off the top bun and call it “gergie”?

Same concept. (Not to mention the disaster that happens in the bathroom for people who consume Tex-Mex .)

So, keep your Tex-Mex. I may partake in a taco here and there, but I’ll continue to love my Asian cuisine and Italian-inspired dishes. Now, that’s what I call some good eatin’!

5 Comments
  • Victoria
    February 23, 2015

    Hey lady leave TexMex alone lol but seriously Asian & Italian cuisine is bomb….have you tried Indian Ans Mediterranean food? Be blessed.

    • HOPEsaidit
      February 23, 2015

      Hahahaha! You know what? I actually haven’t. The only thing I tried that was close was Pad Thai (but that’s Thai food…lol.)

      I’ll have to give Indian and Mediterranean food a try!

  • ruth
    February 23, 2015

    my sista you do not know what you’re missing with Indian and Mediterranean food! those types are pretty close to naija food…no cheese lol. Well except for feta which is an acquired taste any way.

    PS leave tex mex/mexican food alone! i could eat that every.single.day lol! it’s so good to me 🙂

    • HOPEsaidit
      February 23, 2015

      Haha! Apparently I’m missing out for real. You can have the Tex-Mex though. Lol

  • Joseph
    February 18, 2017

    If you ever go to Toronto, try out Otto’s Berliner doner kebob and currywurst. It’s basically a German Turkish street food. It blows pretty much everything out of the water. It’s crazy, we ate it, got so full that we were sick, but couldn’t stop eating and had to walk it off for like an hr. hahaha

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