Mexican

There’s a mini Mexican food moment happening in Japan’s convenience stores

Mexican food — or at least a Japanified version of it — is having a mini moment in convenience stores. More limited-edition items riffing on hard-to-find items are arriving in stores, with mixed results.

Seven-Eleven Japan has been at the forefront of this nascent trend over the past year, with taco rice bowls and tortilla wraps. One of the chain’s most recent offerings is the taco meat wrap, which takes seasoned, spicy ground beef and combines it with a sauce and lettuce (¥321 after tax). In theory, this should make for a passable attempt at a taco — far from

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MI SU Street Food’s ‘eclectic and fun’ Mexican fusion menu debuts downtown

Only good things can come from a business built on a foundation of freshly made flour tortillas. 

MI SU Street Food doesn’t literally have tortillas for tires, but owners Alden and Hylene Garcia build a lot of their out-of-the-box, Mexican-style menu items around their authentic, homemade tortillas. 

“We knew fresh tortillas was something missing in Pensacola,” Alden Garcia said. “Our LLC name is literally ‘One Taco At A Time,’ so we’re trying to keep one taco on the menu at all times. And we’ll have a breakfast taco on it daily, too.” 

Alden Garcia said some of his recipes are

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New Rio Tacos & Tequila brings Mexican food with a Louisiana twist to downtown Baton Rouge | Food/Restaurants

Tonnie Pointer knows everyone loves a good street taco, so she’s serving a half-dozen varieties at Rio Taco & Tequila, a new downtown eatery.

The street tacos, so called because they’re small and can easily be held in your hand and munched on as you walk down the street, are a specialty at the just-opened spot where Pointer is executive chef.

“That’s probably our biggest seller so far,” said Pointer, adding they’re offered with brisket, steak, vegetables, chicken tinga (shredded chicken), ground beef and al pastor (spit-grilled) pork.

“They’re traditional with two tortillas, protein, cilantro and red onions,” Pointer said.

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This Mexican Chain Is Planning to Open 200 Locations This Year

Coming off a successful fourth quarter in terms of sales, fast-casual chain Chipotle has announced a major expansion for 2021.



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The company just released their fourth quarter earnings figures, which show a revenue growth of over 11%, with same-store sales increasing by almost 6% from October through the end of the year. Digital sales grew by 177% and accounted for nearly half of all transactions. With such a strong year-end performance in the rearview mirror, Chipotle seems to be confident they’ve figured out their secret pandemic weapon: the Chipotlanes. (Related: 100

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