Leonardo DiCaprio Just Said He Thinks Pupusas Are Better Than Tacos
Not everything has to be a competition but when it comes to food, us Latinos can get really riled up about what comes out on top. That’s the case with the epic debate of what’s better, tacos or pupusas? Everyone has their own personal preference right, so why boil it down to one or the other?
Why not just enjoy both?
But well, while things in the tacos vs. pupusas debate seemed to be dormant, actor and film producer Leonardo DiCaprio just caused an uproar when he declared pupusas better than tacos.
Leo has spoken, y’all!
In a video for Univision’s Despierta America, reporter Luis Sandoval gets together with the cast of Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood to talk about the latest movie. Sandoval sits down with Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt, and Leonardo DiCaprio and asks them about Mexican cuisine in L.A. which is discussed in the film.
Sandoval asks them if they ACTUALLY like Mexican food and Brad Pitt responds, “You cannot live in Los Angeles and not love Mexican food.”
We 100% agree with you, Brad. After all, Mexicans comprise the largest ethnic group of Latinos in Los Angeles, followed by Salvadorans and Guatemalans. You can’t walk a single block in L.A. without seeing your local tamalera, frutero, paletero, elotero, or food truck joint selling tacos or pupusas.
L.A. culture is heavily influenced by Latinx communities and you’ll always find different types of cuisine in this boiling pot of different cultures.
But now back to Leo’s point. Brad quickly followed up his statement by saying, “you can’t beat a taco.” That’s when Leo was like alright, hold my beer.
Leo answered Sandoval’s question about what the cast’s favorite type Mexican cuisine food by saying, “I prefer pupusas.”
At first, it’s unclear whether Leo is somehow confusing pupusas for Mexican cuisine or if he’s simply making the claim that pupusas just do it better for him than tacos.
You do you, Leo. We’re a fan of both the cheesy goodness a pupusa brings and the beautiful anatomy of a taco.
“I’m a pupusa man, myself,” Leo said. “Better than tacos to me, I gotta go with [pupusas].”
Of course, as soon as that single clip of this video interview hit social media, everyone went nuts with Leo DiCaprio’s hot take. (A hot take because again, people always want to make a competition about everything.)
“Who knew Leonardo DiCaprio was a Salvadoran king?,” one Twitter user said.
“New career goal: Interview Leo while he eats my mom’s pupusas,” they added. Tbh, we can’t wait to read and watch that interview.
Carrusel Bakery, which serves Salvadoran, Mexican, and Guatemalan foods, was quick to ask their Instagram followers about their preference.
“We’re Team Leo!,” they wrote in their caption. Go leave your comment, y’all.
A Twitter user was fangirling even more than before, “as if he wasn’t already amazing.”
Damn, Leo, you’ve scored some more brownie points with folks. Another woman (@GiselletheeBest) on Twitter responded to this tweet saying, “An eco-friendly king that loves pupusas I fucking stan!!!!” WE STAN, TOO.
Despite Leo’s “hot take” however, we should all take a moment to S/O ALL Latinx cuisine because it’s all delicious.
We’re with ya, @VotoLatino. “Pupusas, arepas, mofongo, tacos, etc., we love it all!”
Plus look, you can always have the best of both worlds.
Treat yo self to dos de asada y dos de revuelta please.
And whoever once thought Jack didn’t deserve to survive in the Titanic, can think again now!
“Por cierto cabías con la Rose en la tabla,” one Twitter user said. LOL!
Another Twitter user shared a text her mother sent her with a hilarious reaction to Leo DiCaprio’s comments.
“My Panamanian mom in true Central American fashion knows how much shit Leonardo DiCaprio is going to get for saying pupusas are better than tacos esp us living in L.A.,” writes journalist Brigette Lugo.
Leo DiCaprio’s comments are going to leave a mark for sure.
Historically, pupusas don’t get the same love that tacos do. But it’s time we quit with the comparisons and just enjoy others’ food for what it is: a delicious piece of someone else’s culture.
BRB, we’re on our way to Rincón Hondureño on West Adams Boulevard in Los Angeles. This video and Leo DiCaprio has got us craving pupusas.
Where are your favorite pupusa spots in L.A.?