Words, words, words

Taquería: taco stand, restaurant, or bar. Specializing in tacos and other Mexican food.

Pueblo: “small town” derived from the Latin word meaning populus (“people, nation”).

Taco: Borrowed from Spanish taco (“light lunch”, literally “stopper, plug, wad”). A Mexican snack food; a small tortilla (soft or hard-shelled), with some rice, beans, cheese, diced vegetables (In the US tacos are usually served with tomatoes and lettuce) and salsa.

Nacho: Borrowed from Spanish nacho, from Nacho, the nickname for the name Ignacio, the name of the creator of nacho chipsA single tortilla chip from a dish of nachos. Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya who is said to have created the dish in 1943.

Burrito: From Spanish of burro (“donkey”), from burrico (“donkey”), from Latin burricus (“small horse”), from burrus (“red-brown”): A Mexican dish consisting of a flour tortilla wrapped around a filling of meat and/or beans, cheese, etc.

Tequila: Borrowed from the Spanish tequila, from Nahuatl Tequillan, Tecuila “place of tribute” Santiago de Tequila is a Mexican town and municipality located in the state of Jalisco about 60km from the city of Guadalajara. It is the birthplace of Tequila which is made from the blue agave plant that is native to the area. 

 

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