Tacos: the great societal equalizer August 15, 2008Posted by Raul in personal life.
Tags: Mexican food, tacos
I took Mom tonight for dinner and she wanted tacos, so I gladly obliged. “Tacos Don Luis” is a chain of local “taquerías” that has provided much needed comfort food to lots of Mexicans, including highly prominent politicians such as former President of Mexico, Vicente Fox (there is photographic proof, I kid you not).
We ordered 7 tacos each (“al pastor” and chorizo). While we were there, we were recognized by lots of patrons, which was kind of cool (even though I’ve lived away from Mexico for so many years, I still get recognized here!)…
A common drink in Mexico is natural flavored water (in this case, I drank lime water with my tacos)
As I mentioned in the title of my post, tacos are really a social equalizer. People of all social strata eat tacos: rich, poor, well-off and struggling. Everyone enjoys a great taco, and the awesome thing is that just about everyone can afford at least one.
Every time I come back to Mexico, I am thrilled to spend time with my family, and when it’s having Mexican food and real tacos, it’s total bliss 🙂