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#mituVERANO: How to Make Authentic Baja Shrimp Tacos

Shrimp Tacos that’ll Make Mamá Proud

Grill. Shrimp. Sauce. Boom. El Guzii’s shrimp taco recipe will have everyone talking about your mad culinary skills. A quick marinade gets the shrimp grill-ready.  Toppings include colorful purple cabbage, green onions and red tomatoes. His simple baja sauce takes these tacos from ordinary to “Can I have more, por favor?”

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Burger King Goes Nationwide With Their $1 Tacos And Basically Everyone Is Asking The Same Question, Why?!

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Burger King Goes Nationwide With Their $1 Tacos And Basically Everyone Is Asking The Same Question, Why?!

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If you want a real Mexican taco, you don’t go to Taco Bell.

But if you want a reliably tasty American-style hard-shell fast-food taco, you go to Taco Bell.

So when we heard that Burger King was bringing back its tacos, we naturally wondered how they compared with Taco Bell’s tacos. At $1, Burger King’s Crispy Tacos have the potential to pose a threat to Taco Bell’s Crunchy Tacos, which are $1.49.

But turns out Taco Bell has nothing to worry about.

Burger King announced the nationwide launch of their $1 taco on Wednesday.

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Yup, Burger King is being weird again. However, unlike when it tweeted cryptic messages and unleashed alarmingly colorful burgers, this is the supposedly good kind of weird. The Whopper slinger announced that it’s adding a taco to its nationwide menu. Yes, a taco… at Burger King.

No, this isn’t some weird IHOP nonsense where Burger King is going to show you a burger and call it a taco. The Crispy Taco is hitting BK menus nationwide for just $1, and you can get it now (it will cost a little more in Hawaii and Alaska). The menu item features seasoned beef, shredded cheddar cheese, lettuce, and taco sauce, all encased in a crispy tortilla shell.

And the reviews of this supposed taco are already rolling in.

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With one reviewer saying: “I’d like to believe I’m not picky about my fast food choices. I didn’t go to Burger King with grand expectations on what a $1 taco would taste like. I expected seasoned ground beef, a crispy shell that wasn’t filled quite right but had a reasonable enough meat-to-tortilla ratio, some identifiable cheese, taco sauce, and lettuce. That’s what was advertised, at least. What I got was a bizarre, sludgy, half-filled taco with translucent chunks of lettuce spilling out. The ground meat mixture was so overly processed that biting into it felt like eating a meat paste —  like a wet, uncooked sausage without the casing. It’s perplexing because BK could easily use leftover ground beef from their burgers, hit it with some taco seasoning, and stuff it into their tacos. It makes me curious about what I’m actually biting into — unless it is burger meat that’s been blended beyond recognition.”

Yea, that doesn’t sound great.

Some of the reviews are down right savage…

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Like this one that called out the taco filling for how it looked – like canned dog food. I don’t think that’s the look that Burger King was going for.

I mean the tacos are so bad people are like mad confused.

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Though as this Twitter user pointed out, maybe they just missed the mark because it wasn’t #TacoTuesday…?

Even people on Snapchat were sharing their Burger King taco horror stories.

And yea, if I got a taco like that, I’d be making that exact same face and probably a lot worse.

People seriously took to Burger King’s original tweet just to tell them how gross their tacos really were.

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You know things are bad when people who don’t even use social media take to social media to come for a brand…in this case…Burger King.

Many urged the burger chain to stick to what they already do – burgers!

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There are all sorts of brands these days wanting to capitalize on Latino culture, including our food. In fact, several major fast food chains already offer rough versions of traditional Mexican classics (looking at you Jack In The Box). So it’s not too surprising that now the classic burger chain, Burger King, is getting in on the action.

While others pointed out the obvious…

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The obvious being that you kind of deserve a bad taco if you’re going to Burger King expecting a good one.

Even if they’ve tried the tacos, people are still wondering what they just saw.

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People are not having it.

Considering that Burger King briefly rolled out a similar beef taco nine years ago, this menu item might also have a certain nostalgia factor for some customers. And if the tacos are a big hit, perhaps Burger King will consider bringing more bringing back more oddball junk foods from years past. (Hopefully, the Whopperito will stay locked safely in the vault.)

The dollar tacos are landing on menus nationwide starting this week for an unspecified limited time.

READ: Latinos Had The Most Savage Things To Say About Burger King’s Mental Health ‘Real Meals’

In Southern California, Muslims And Latinos Eat Tacos Together After Breaking Ramadan Fast

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In Southern California, Muslims And Latinos Eat Tacos Together After Breaking Ramadan Fast

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This is how food can be used to bring people together for the common good.

Activists Rida Hamida and Benjamin Vazquez are trying to bring together the Latino and Muslim communities with tacos. Hamida and Vazquez are using Ramadan and the meal that follows fasting, called iftar, to bring together two minority groups facing increased societal discrimination: Latinos and Muslims. Ramadan is a holy month in the Muslim faith when religious Muslims fast from sun up to sundown. It takes place during the month when the prophet Mohammed first received the revelations that would make up the Quran.

According to the L.A. Times, Hamida and Vasquez recently organized an event that took place in the parking lot of the Islamic Center in Santa Ana, Calif. It’s part of a movement in Orange Country called #TacoTrucksAtEveryMosque.

The first #TacoTrucksAtEveryMosque got Latinos and Muslims to sit down for a meal after fasting for Ramadan was over that day.

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“This is perfect timing. The purpose of this month is to give charity, to grow our character and our inner lives and to nourish our soul through service,” Hamida told the L.A. Times. She added: “What better way to do that than by learning from one another?”

According to the L.A. Times, more than 400 Latinos and Muslims attended the event that was catered by the Tacos “El Moy” food truck.

Attendees were able to sit with one another, break bread, and talk religion, family, and, of course, politics.

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“We’ve been guilty of prejudice toward one another,” Vazquez told The OC Register. “And this is the way we break it all down — with food. Today, we’re celebrating one another’s culture. We’re making connections.”

Hamida, one of the coordinators, told the CBS Evening News that the point of the event is for more than just eating together, it is about growing a community.

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Hamida says that it is through food and conversation provided by #TacoTrucksAtEveryMosque that those conversations and relationships can start to grow. According to The OC Register, the event is expected to visit other mosques in the Orange County area in an attempt to spread peace and unity among Muslims and Latinos.

READ: These Muslim Latinos Practice Their Faith At The Only Spanish Speaking Mosque In The Country

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