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7 Times Mexican Food Was Ruined Forever

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Why you gotta break our hearts like this?

This is what enchiladas are supposed to look like.

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A dream covered in a sauce crafted from the gawds.

While these make you ask, “WTF’s going on in the kitchen?!”

#mexicanfood #lunch #enchiladas ?

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Were these even made in a kitchen?

These tacos, tho. ?

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These tacos, tho. ?

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Who doesn’t love some delicious guacamole?

Who else is having guac for lunch?! #girlswhoguac #guac #guacamole

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We said guacamole, not this pea-filled abomination.

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Fat, juicy, grilled: Yes, that’s a burrito.

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Unless you prefer a… whatever you call this.

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Quesadillas, when done right, are eeeeeverything.

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Sadly, some people don’t understand quesadillas are more than just tortillas and cheese.

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What’s more refreshing than homemade horchata?

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Definitely not choking on some boba while slurping this ungodly drink.

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Elotes are one of the most sacred Mexican foods, right? (Right.)

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But it doesn’t mean that people aren’t trying to “improve them.”

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Why are there rose petals in my food?!

It ain’t broke, so quit trying to fix my Mexican food. Gracias.

READ: 9 Mexican Food Items from Whole Foods that Deserve a ‘You Tried’ Sticker

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11 Words That Mean Something Different In Miami

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11 Words That Mean Something Different In Miami

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If you’ve spent any time in Miami, you know we Miamians tend to speak an entirely different language than the rest of the United States/known universe. Grab this cheat sheet. And your passport.


“Ventanita”

What it usually means: Spanish for “little window.”
What it means in Miami: Your caffeine-schilling drug dealer. (There’s one on every corner, they know what you like, and you’re probably addicted to whatever they’re giving you.)

In a sentence: “I’ll take 632 croquetas, two cordatidos, and… Wait, you didn’t want anything from the ventanita yourself, did you?”


“Dale”

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What it usually means: Spanish for “go!,” or that word Pitbull uses in his songs.

What it means in Miami: Go. Come. Yes. Do it. We can do it. Bye, this meeting is over. “Aya tu.” Great job on those reports, Cheryl. Get it in. Let’s do it. It’s pachanga time.

In a sentence: “Dale, have the last croqueta. That’s how much I love you.”


“Swears”

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What it usually means: To make a vow. Or to use foul language.

What it means in Miami: When someone se cree el último Coca-Cola en el desierto.

In a sentence: “Bro, she swears, bro. Se cree tremendita, but none of the Caros even know her.”


“Super”

What it usually means: “Extremely.”

What it means in Miami: A mandatory prefix for every adjective, regardless of actual extremeness.

In a sentence: “Not to be super random, but I think I know you from somewhere. Did you go to Lourdes? That’s super cute!”

“Nooooo”

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What it usually means: An exaggerated way to say “no.”

What it means in Miami: “Yaaaaas.”

In a sentence: “Nooooooo, I love it, of course I’ll marry you.”


“Ñoooo”

What it usually means: This one’s all Miami, baby.

What it means in Miami: An expression for when you’re impressed and/or shocked.

A gentler form of a certain curse word relating to the female anatomy.

In a sentence: “Ñooooo, I cannot believe you’ve never seen Scarface.”


“Bottles”

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What it usually means: A container for liquid.

What it means in Miami: How you inform your friends that it’s going down tonight. (Think various bottles filled with various types of brightly-colored alcohol.)

In a sentence: “Tonight’s gonna be bottles, bro. It’s going to be random, in a good way.”


“Bro”

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What it usually means: Short form of the word “brother.”

What it means in Miami: Everything. It can be used as both a nickname for anyone–stranger or friend, male or female. It can also be an exclamation. Some potential uses: “Friend”, “buddy”, “oh wow”, “no way”, “don’t even think about it”, “definitely”, “buddy”, “girlfriend”, “abuela”

In a sentence: “Bro! Calm down. She’s my bro, she didn’t mean it, bro. Don’t bro out on me, bro.”


“Egypt”

What it usually means: A country in North Africa.

What it means in Miami: Homestead, FL.

(But you make the trek, because ya boi Robert is there)

In a sentence: “Bro, no, I can’t drive you to that milkshake place. It’s all the way in Egypt.”


A “Mission”

What it usually means: An intense project for the Church or government agency

What it means in Miami: I-95. Or anything slightly logistically complicated (probs involving traffic).

In a sentence: “Oye, I’m not going to the Beach during rush hour, man. That’s a mission.”


“Papaya”

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What it usually means: A type of tropical fruit.

What it means in Miami: We can’t translate it here; our moms might read it. (#Sopapo)

In a sentence: “That dude just cut me off! Can you believe this cara de papaya?!”


READ: 10 Ways Miamians Celebrate That Make The Rest Of The Country Go “WTF?”

Considering how much people like to chismear in Miami, there are probably many more. Which words can you think of? Mitú wants to know. Comment below.

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