Posts Tagged ‘tacos’

Guatemalan Tacos

Sunday, May 8th, 2016

Walking the streets of Zone 4, Guatemala City, I found this taco stand and I have to admit (more…)

Of Tacos and Bastardization of a Language

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

A rather funny story!

Last night I went to a very famous “Mexican tacos” restaurant here in Guatemala City.
I asked the waitress for a drink and then asked her in proper Spanish “Are drinks unlimited”, as free refilling of your drink has become very popular at restaurants here in Guatemala. The waitress excuses herself and asks me what had I said.
¿Las bebidas son ilimitadas? Are drinks unlimited? I asked once again.
She stares at me with a brief pause and says: I’m sorry, I don’t understand you.
I look towards my wife, I sigh and turned my sight towards the waitress and speaking slowly I tell her: “Tienen Refill” Do you have refills. I very mediocre and bastardized Spanish, very common in Guatemala.
It really gets me that proper Spanish would not be understood, and a corrupted form with an anglicism would.
Well, tacos were good by the way.
This is what you get for $7. US. Dollars!


Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Street food Tacos

Guatemalan Street Tacos al Pastor are not as sophisticated as Mexican ones (from vertical spit grill), but they are okay in flavor and for Q10/$1.25 for a three tacos portion, you can’t go wrong.

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Street Food: Tacos

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Even when I’m not a big fan of street food, believe me… these tacos are like heaven after a concert or  something similar and only three tacos by 10.00 quetzales.  That would be a little more than a dollar.  Incidentally, we don’t have worthy concerts since the terrible tragedy with Facundo Cabral.