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Why Is Disneyland Doing A BIG Push On Latino Foods?

Most would think the most magical part about Disneyland are the beautiful fireworks and thrilling rides, but if you’re a big foodie then you’d agree that the most magical part about this theme park is actually the food and drinks.

Among these Disney dishes and drinks, you can find micheladas, pozole, avocado margaritas, Dole whip and more. Speaking of Dole whip, if you really love that stuff, check out this new mitú pin dedicated to the greatest treat created by man. Check out the yummy list below if you (and your appetite) want to be prepared for your next Disney visit.

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1. Michelada

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If you don’t already know what a Michelada is, it’s a cold beverage that include beer, tomato juice, lemon, tajin and sometimes other ingredients based on your preference. These refreshing beverages are sold right next to the Monsters Inc. ride at Disneyland California Adventure. They’re perfect on hot summer days and are said to help cure hangovers (in case you’ve had a little too much to drink the night before your Disney trip).

2. Esquite (corn cup)

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If you love the corn on the cob that Eloteros sell, then you’ll for sure enjoy these snack-size esquites. The cup comes with a mix of corn, cheese, lemon, mayonnaise and powdered chile.

3. Deep Fried Corn

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This corn is also similar to the type of corn that Eloteros sell, except that this one is deep fried. Also, the corn is topped with Disney’s signature lime cilantro sauce.

4. Mangoneada

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This fruity dessert is the perfect treat on a hot day. It includes diced mangos, topped with chamoy and tajín.

5. Chocolate Churro with Mexican Chocolate Sauce

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This treat is for all of the chocolate lovers. Not only is the churro itself chocolate-flavored, it also comes with a Mexican hot chocolate sauce. De-li-cious.

6. Strawberry Flavored Churro

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This strawberry-flavored churro, also known as the rose gold churro, is amongst the other churros Disneyland offers.

However, if you don’t like chocolate or strawberry, you can also choose from pumpkin spice, cinnamon sugar, apple cinnamon, salted caramel or piña colada.

7. Mango Paleta with Chamoy and Tajín

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This treat is very similar to the mangoneada, except that it comes in the form of a popsicle. The mango-flavored paleta is topped with a drizzle of chamoy and layers of tajín.

8. Tres Leches Parfait

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This dessert was inspired by Disney Pixar’s “Coco.” The tres leches parfait includes layers of vanilla cake, caramel cream and dark rum. So if you have a major sweet tooth, this dessert will definitely do the trick.

9. Caramel Flan

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This caramel-flavored dessert has a similar texture to jello, but is far more creamier and sweeter. During Halloween, this dessert is sold with an orange and pumpkin flavor.

10. Watermelon Lemonade with Tajín

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This refreshing beverage gives you the perfect balance of sweet and salty. When you drink it, it almost tastes as if you were eating sliced watermelon pieces topped with tajín. 

11. Avocado Margarita

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Calling all avocado and tequila lovers! Now you can have both in this ice-cold avocado margarita.

12. Pozole

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Of course there’s no other pozole better than your family’s home-made posole, but if you’re ever at Disneyland during the winter, you might want to try this out.

13. Coctel de Camaron

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If you love seafood, then this little Disney appetizer is made for you. The coctel de camaron is served cold and is topped with a mini crab leg and lemon.

14. Sopes

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These sopes are only available at Disneyland during the winter season. As pictured in the image above, the plate comes with a side of rice and tortilla chips.

15. Carne Asada and Enchiladas

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You can find this delicious dish in Frontierland, Disneyland, located between Thunder Mountain and the Shooting Gallery. The plate comes with dices of carne asada, cheese enchiladas and warm tortillas on the side.

16. Tacos de Barbacoa

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These barbacoa tacos are wrapped in green tortillas and topped with onion slaw, purple cabbage, pickled onions and habanero sauce. You can find these yummy tacos at Knowhere Eats in Disneyland.

17. Taco Cone

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The taco cone is similar to a soft tortilla taco, except that it is wrapped in cone-shaped bread. Inside the bread is refried beans, chicken, molcajete salsa, cotija cheese and lettuce. You can find this taco cone at The Cozy Cone Motel in Cars Land at Disneyland.

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18. Nacho Fries

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If you’ve had carne asada fries, then you’ll be familiar with this dish. At Disneyland they offer these nacho fries with carne asada, chicken or carnitas.

19. Burritos

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If you arrive to Disneyland starving, then this burrito plate is what you should order. The dish comes with a side of rice and beans, and is certain to fill you up.

20. Wet Breakfast Burritos

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This burrito is perfect for all of the Disneyland early birds. The breakfast burrito comes with scrambled eggs, chorizo, potatoes, tomatillo sauce and sour cream. You can find it at the Flo’s V8 Cafe in Cars Land.

So, what’s your ultimate favorite Disney dish? 


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Here Is The Ultimate Vegan Taco Crawl For Your Next Trip To Los Angeles

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Here Is The Ultimate Vegan Taco Crawl For Your Next Trip To Los Angeles

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There might officially be more veganos than vegans in America, but nobody is really keeping track of Latino-American diets. For all the veganos out there looking for their next food-tour vacation, forget Portland. Los Angeles is where all of the best vegan tacos and Mexican food calls home.

Almost every taco truck would be able to accommodate you, and, yes, know whether their frijoles are vegan, because we’re everywhere in L.A. In such a competitive market for hungry vegan Latinos, we’ve generated a list of the top vegan tacos in Los Angeles. If you’re not hungry now, you’re about to be.

1. Cena Vegan

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Cena Vegan’s fame is all in their homemade vegan meats. The meats are so good that you can order them in bulk to use at home. At the truck, you can get carne asada, pollo asado, al pastor and a gluten-free carnitas meat option. Then, you add it to tacos, burritos, nacho boats, etc.

This Instagram reviewer puts it bluntly, “literally how are these vegan HOW. @cenavegan you’re magic.”

They’re a winner for obvious reasons.

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You can try all four taco meats and get four tacos for $11, without having to worry if the beans are cooked in lard, or if the crema is really vegan. It’s all vegan and so good.

2. Vegatinos Food Truck

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They love to serve up their vegan shrimp tacos. The few times we can find vegan shrimp are usually at all-vegan Asian restaurants. Shrimp tacos?! Only in Los Angeles.

At Vegatinos, you can get suadero and chicharron tacos before enjoying some vegan flan. 😭

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Quintin L. had some interesting things to say about Vegatinos in his Yelp Review. “I’m so in love with these freaking rockstar tacos… it feels like cheating on someone because everything tastes so good that it feels like you’re doing something naughty.”

3. Plant Food for People

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PPFP isn’t making high-protein vegan meats like Cena, but they’re keeping it classic in a different way with signature jackfruit tacos made four different ways. Plus, you can also get their breakfast tacos made with tofu and potato scramble if you get there early enough.

4. Hijo De Su Madre

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From left to right, we have a beer-battered avocado, chipotle crema, and pepita slaw; soyrizo, potato hash, and guac; Beyond Meat cabbage, avocado, secret sauce. That’s not even all their options because Hijo is all-vegan.

5. Dear Mama LA

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You definitely want to check out this Latina-owned taco spot when you are in LA. Her caption reads, “This hood inspired traditional flavor is just what summer needed. Our citrus marinated chick’n or Hood Chick’n will have you reminiscing on the days you were a kid and you had carne asadas with the family. This hood staple of yellow looking chicken was what most kids enjoyed! So I’m bringing it back to you with a whole lot of love. We marinate it to perfection with oranges and bell peppers and of course love 🥰🙆‍♀️🔥”

6. Trejo’s Tacos Fried Avocado Tacos

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Danny Trejo has outdone himself with a chain of authentic Mexican tacos all around Los Angeles. Danny knows his clients well by offering the only version of an avocado toast we want to have for breakfast: Fried Avocado Tacos.

You should also check out their Cauliflower Chorizo Tacos.

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Listen, his taco game is on point. Trejo’s alway has at least three vegan options on the menu. As of June 2019, he has Young Jackfruit with avocado crema, Mushroom Asada with pepita pesto, and Cauliflower with cashew cream.

7. Doomies Home Cookin’ and Doomies NextMex

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Doomies is best known for replicating America’s favorite meat dishes (like fried chicken, and Big Macs) but vegan. The reviews are in and Next Mex is where it’s at.

8. Gracias Madre

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This restaurant is reserved for those special nights out. It’s LA prices, but it’s outrageously delicious. You can expect to enjoy all your vegan favorites from sopes to pozole, flautas and tamales. Their jackfruit carnitas tacos are rico. top it off with flan or pineapple upside down cake and you’ll be happy as a vegan clam.

9. Olga’s Naturally

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All their taco tortillas are handmade using organic blue maiz from Oaxaca. They always strive to source organic and also offer vegan chicken as a protein option, alongside vegan cheese quesadillas. Yup.

10. Sage Vegan Bistro

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It isn’t a taco joint but they do have great tacos. Plus, they know to call them street tacos. These are “made w/ marinated jackfruit, garlic aioli, cilantro and onions on an organic corn tortilla are served all day on weekdays and after brunch on the weekends! 🌮”

11. Organix LA

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They take Taco Tuesday very seriously with $2 vegan tacos and 20 percent off all vegan burritos. All their food is vegan, and you can enjoy anything from deep-fried vegan fish filet tacos to classic carne asada style grilled mushroom tacos like the ones you see above.

12. Chica’s Tacos

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Chica’s vegan tacos are made with spicy cauliflower chorizo and topped with a slice of marinated mushroom, avocado, and cilantro. You know they’re good because Chica’s stands by using only organic, never frozen ingredients to represent an authentic Méxican dish.

13. Un Solo Sol

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They essentially offer a vegan version of almost everything on their menu ranging from nopalitos tacos to pinto bean pupusas. You know when you order veggie tacos at a non-vegan taquería and it’s just onions and pico de gallo? These guys load up their veggie tacos with actual veggies ricos.

14. Tacos La Tehuanita

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Follow @tacoslatehuanita to get all the updates on where they’re parked tonight. “Yum! Come one, come all, come with hearty appetites,” are the types of rallying calls you can expect from them. You want to try the butternut squash tacos.

15. Taco Zone Truck

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Yelp reviewer Helen J. Puts it best. “VEGAN AND VEGETARIANS WELCOME HERE. The tacos are cheap but full of flavor. We came down here after the Griffith Observatory and these tacos hit the spot! Great food truck, friendly service, and fast at that.”

16. El Chato Taco Truck

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Folks rave about how you can feast and still have a pile of money leftover at El Chatos. While reviewers aren’t posting pictures of the vegan option, there are a dozen reviews about how delicious the veggie tacos are. It can never hurt to check it out.

17. Guisados

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Above are the two vegetarian options listed on the menu. We bet you could ask for it sin cotija, but the off-menu vegan accommodation is reportedly spicy. One Yelp reviewer said, “My friend who is vegan, was able to be accommodated at this place as well! He ended up getting the chiles correados taco. BEWARE!! It is extremely spicy ! But he really loved it !”

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Just Another Reminder That The Most Popular Salad In The World Is Actually Mexican

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Just Another Reminder That The Most Popular Salad In The World Is Actually Mexican

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Those who don’t know any better give Mexican food a bad rap for being cheap and greasy. However, the Mexican culinary world expands far past Taco Bell and Taco Cabana. Authentic Mexican food is fresh, bold, delicious and versatile.

In fact, Mexico is responsible for one of the biggest fine dining staples there is.

Mexico is, in fact, the birthplace of the creamy and crisp Caesar salad.

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As the story goes, the Caesar salad was created in Tijuana, Mexico by an Italian restaurateur named Caesar Cardini. It was 1924 when Cardini established his restaurant in the tourist destination to cater to American guests escaping prohibition. While no one really knows the true story, most agree the salad was created over 4th of July holiday weekend.

Supposedly, the dish was completely improvised. Cardini is said to have thrown together several ingredients he had at his disposal and it created the fresh, delicious gourmet salad.

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According to What’s Cooking America, the original recipe used a base of romain lettuce leafs. Additionally, garlic, parmesan cheese, croutons, boiled eggs, olive oil and Worcestershire sauce were added.

Rumor has it that it was Cardini’s brother, Alex, that added anchovies in 1926. He named his remix the “Aviator’s Salad.” Still, this anchovy-filled dish was so popular that it became known as the official Caesar salad.

Parts of this story is hard to prove, but it comes with a famous witness to offer some legitimacy to it.

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The famous English chef, Julia Child, shared her first encounter with the iconic salad. In her book, “From Julia Child’s Kitchen,” the chef recounted her experience in a Tijuana restaurant. She wrote:

“My parents, of course, ordered the salad. Caesar himself rolled the big cart up to the table, tossed the romaine in a great wooden bowl, and I wish I could say I remembered his every move, but I don’t. They only thing I see again clearly is the eggs. I can see him break 2 eggs over that romaine and roll them in, the greens going all creamy as the eggs flowed over them. Two eggs in a salad? Two one-minute coddled eggs? And garlic-flavored croutons, and grated Parmesan cheese? It was a sensation of a salad from coast to coast, and there were even rumblings of its success in Europe.”

It’s popularity in Europe cause people to mistakenly think the Caesar salad is Italian.

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However, the dish is 100% authentically Mexican cuisine. To recognize the delectable salad, in 1953, it was declared “the greatest recipe to originate from the Americas in 50 years” by the International Society of Epicure. We wouldn’t expect anything less from this Mexican classic.

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