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VIDEO: ¡Ask a Mexican! on Why Americans Love Mexican Food but Hate Mexicans

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Del Taco's magnificent bean-and-cheese
In the latest installation of the video version of my ¡Ask a Mexican! column, I take the recent Chipotle author controversy and take on the eternal question of why Americans love Mexican food so much but can't take the Mexicans who make the food. Watch for the Del Taco cameo at the end!

Enjoy!

Why Americans Love Mexican Food But Hate Mexicans --¡Ask a Mexican! from Voice Media Group on Vimeo.

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88 comments
Heather Oakley Hedemann
Heather Oakley Hedemann

I think the fact that he was willing to live in Vegas for 30 years says all we need to know about him.

josh.ortiz
josh.ortiz

Mexicans make most of the food. Not just Mexican food.

Laura J. Singleton
Laura J. Singleton

I'd like to see some other focus rather than complain about Mexicans... Hmmm... What shall we bitch about today?? Oh yeah! Mexicans!! Look, we're the ones behind the walls of fancy restaurants cooking your fancy feasts, we're the ones mowing your lawns, cleaning your house and we're the ones taking care of your kids... It's a fact, without us, everyone would be lost. And if your craving some AUTHENTIC Mexican food? Come on over this weekend to my dads for some awesome REAL bean and cheese burritos, carne asada, nopales and chorizo that actually has chile... Enough with the hating!!! OC Weekly, I don't see you guys asking about other races! What's up with THAT!

Lucie Raya Arellano
Lucie Raya Arellano

Gustavo...really Del Taco? Alberto's is better. At least when it comes to fast food

Jon Wolslau
Jon Wolslau

That food truck that was on ceasar chavez & gallardo at night oh fuck that food was the best it sux its not there anymore

Dolores Basilio
Dolores Basilio

Haters need someone to give them a hug. I think they missed some loving when they were growing up.

Steve SomeRandomguy Sobol
Steve SomeRandomguy Sobol

Heh, loved this video. I don't hate Mexicans either, for what it's worth. I live in SoCal and I think about 75% of my friends are Mexican. :)

jillrandall79
jillrandall79

This topic is ridiculous. Saying Americans "hate" Mexicans is a RACIST stereotype. Know what we don't like??? We don't like people who come here ILLEGALLY - no matter which country they're from.

Hard working immigrants who come here LEGALLY, pay their taxes, don't depend on government assistance, and don't conmit crimes are WELCOME here!

I think 99% of these "Mexican hating Americans" would agree.

Jose Narez
Jose Narez

I don't like pussy ass white people anyways! Fucking hypocrite ass pussies!

Jon Wolslau
Jon Wolslau

Why the fuck is the word hipstrblablabla still being used? I dont know nor care to know what it needs to fucking mean. Do you really need to waste time creating this bs for ppl to read?

Joseph Forth
Joseph Forth

OC Weekly promoting hate. Slow news week huh?

Zak Sea
Zak Sea

Exactly Jackie Griffith. the weekly loves to stir the pot. Very few whites are prejudice against Mexicans. Its damn near pointless to be theres so many in the oc you would be torturing yourself to live in this area in the first place.

Напоскы Юстов
Напоскы Юстов

Ron Leighton, I really don't hate any races, in fact i have more friends from foreign countries than mexican friends. I only acted the way he did. My first comment was in a joking way. I know every ethnic group has its share of rich and poor educated and illiterate and i know that their social status doesn't tell their personalities just like the rich can be assholes and the poor the most wonderful people.

Ron Leighton
Ron Leighton

I understand your reply, Напоскы Юстов, but you only stoop to his level reversing his hate. Lots of rednecks, so-called, are decent and smart. Plenty. Just like Mexicans and anyone else :) The one parallel is that poor people, whether they are in Chiapas or Mississippi do not get the opportunities to excel in life. That is the fault, mostly, of the systems they live under. But they are all still our brothers.

Jodd Mongkolkasetarin
Jodd Mongkolkasetarin

The way the Mexicanos(Mexicans!)prepares the good authentic carne asada(steak burritos!) & Great carnitas(juicy, soft tender pork)burritos & Soft shell tacos! Throw some really spicy, hot sauces or habanero to make it tasted so delicious!!! These Mexicans sure love to cook great Hispanic cuisines & Also eat good here in America & as well in Mexico! No disrespect at all to the Mexicans(Mexicans!)& The Hispanics community! Good hardest working other minority in America today! Their race are overpopulated & take over all the other races, minorities & Ethnics here in the U.S! That's there a poll about how many of them are living here among us all in the U.S. alone!?? Quite interesting alright??!

Drew Boo
Drew Boo

im not racist i hate everyone equally

Drew Boo
Drew Boo

every race has their jackasses

Ron Leighton
Ron Leighton

But honestly there is some truth to it. I recall an amped up white dude my age in a Del Taco who made it fairly clear the people behind the counter were, in his view, dumb for reasons of pigment. I think I was kind of stunned that he could himself be that dumb. Kinda like the Donald Sterling thing on a smaller scale.

Ron Leighton
Ron Leighton

Relax, JF? I'm about as relaxed right now as the law will allow.

Jeff Deering
Jeff Deering

Diana Kennedy is great, lighten up for once.

Fernando Medel
Fernando Medel

To answer the question better its the same thing that Americans do with anything they enjoy. They exploit it but only in small pieces.

OC Weekly
OC Weekly

VERY wise words—no sarcasm by us at all! Good job!

JF Mmonnttess
JF Mmonnttess

Relax. Theyre only trying really hard to grab your attention. We're all the same. We all hate assholes not the skin :)

Напоскы Юстов
Напоскы Юстов

what? lazy, dirty, smelly ass scumbags? i think you're describing rednecks :D and if you think mexicans are lazy how is it that mexicans took you gringos' jobs?

Greg Ridge
Greg Ridge

I love Mexicans....my Grandmother was one.

Larry Churchill
Larry Churchill

I lived in vegas 30 years lived with Mexicans for 8 months some of u are great people most of u are lazy. dirty. child watching.smelly ass scumbags who ruined ur country ....it wont happen here puto

Lon Hall
Lon Hall

Broad brush painting again, vato! Soy puro gabacho pero me gustan los méjicanos. I lived for years (as an illegal alien) in Mexico. And I live in northern Mexico (aka SoCal) now, so continue to enjoy their companionship and friendship.

Danny Fresco De Ulloa
Danny Fresco De Ulloa

Mexicans are the most respected minority ... You guys are so lame with this fake hate ... I'm mexican I don't see it

Keith Burks
Keith Burks

BS! Some of my best friends and a ton of extended family are Hispanic from Mex and South America. They are awesome and loved.. Ciao

Ron Leighton
Ron Leighton

I only hate Mexicans who act like assholes. Just as I hate white people that act like assholes.

Fernando Medel
Fernando Medel

How the fuck is Gustavo supposed to know answer to that question

Christopher Catalano
Christopher Catalano

A lot of people don't believe me and it's understandable so I will be going over the facts soon.... You #bee the judge So here it is..... I'm followed by some of your favorite celebrities.... We play this game where we talk back and forth in code but nobody can see it but us.... They have made a lot of my sayings and Ideas famous as they use them in songs and film..They have even used some of the nicknames I suggested..... This all started with Hot97 Lil Wayne and Drake... Anyway to make a long story short they are now stopping communication with me I think because I stopped first a while back... It's really crazy... Anyway I know what your thinking and don't worry I'm on my way to the psych ward as we speak..... All I can say is look at my timeline history and for God sakes pay attention to these songs.... mostly hip-hop......I know some of you are thinking that I shouldn't give away this creative idea with all those writers out there but it's okay because this is really happening so the rights are protected.....

mikerossi66
mikerossi66

shut up bitch!! go back to mexico your the raciest now!!!!!!!!!!!1



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