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mikefromgeorgia | Aug 17, 2010 03:56 AM

Does anyone else have trouble finding tacos at UK Mexican restaurants?? Quite often I have to make my own at home compliments of Old El Paso. My wife and I both love Mexican food and have eaten in Mexican restaurants from Cyprus to Tijuana. The only places without tacos were in the UK!! The UK chain Chiquitos does not have them nor does many others we have tried. Imagine McDonald's without burgers. I have been told there was once a Taco Bell in London that closed. I love the tacos at the Del Tacos in the U.S. One thing really puzzles me. Why do so many people in the UK seem to think all Mexican food is or should be hot and spicy?? Most traditional Mexican restaurants in the U.S. provide free and unlimited homemade tortilla chips and salsa to start your meal. Never have we found this in the UK. Normally, the salsa is the hottest and spiciest thing. Also there seems to be a tendency to confuse Mexican with Spanish or Cuban food. Maybe the fact that they are all Spanish speaking countries?? However, the best known Mexican food was derived from the Indians who were native to Mexico before the Spanish first came there.

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