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Old 08-09-2019, 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Ají de Gallina View Post
Mexican food isn't that popular in Latina America, either. For most of us, Mexican food is tacos and enchiladas and we don't really see them as anything special.
Here in Peru, some sandwich places offer "tacos" and "enchiladas" which, while good, offend Mexico as a nation. So much so that when Peruvians go to Mexico and eat taco there, they don't like them, they aren't what we're used to. People are somehow more familiar with tex-mex stuff.By the way, Taco Bell is on its third try at Peru, having failed miserably twice before.
Right--as I mentioned above--in Colombia if you get a burrito at one of the "Mexican" stands found in the food court of most shopping centers, it will be some bizarre thing that has nothing to do with Mexican food. Same with the other items.