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(The Braiser)   Venezuelan hottie chef Lorena Garcia dislikes fake food, praises Taco Bell for allowing her to design Cantina Bell line of meals and raise public standards for Mexican food   (thebraiser.com) divider line 69
    More: Spiffy, Taco Bell, Venezuela, hate, Giada De Laurentiis, Chipotle, cooking shows  
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2012-07-14 02:30:57 PM  
I hate it when restaurants pretend that "quality" means "less meat and more filler."
 
2012-07-14 03:05:33 PM  
Taco Hell's fare isn't Mexican nor food.
 
2012-07-14 03:06:58 PM  

bloobeary: I hate it when restaurants pretend that "quality" means "less meat and more filler."

From what I've read, the "Cantina Bell line" at Taco Bell means they've added cilantro to the usual crap.
 
2012-07-14 03:09:58 PM  
This article brought to you by Taco Bell Publicity Department. It's not news, it's Fark.
 
2012-07-14 03:21:30 PM  
Taco Bell is proof that anything wrapped in a tortilla tastes better.
 
2012-07-14 03:23:52 PM  
She is full of self aggrandizing bullsh*t. She is so busy and so important that she took the time money to help Taco Bell. She just lost so much credbility.
 
2012-07-14 03:32:37 PM  
I don't know who this person is, and the only time I want Taco Bell is when I'm blind drunk, and then all I really want is some farking gorditas and a mexican pizza.

God help you if you forget the fire sauce.
 
2012-07-14 03:37:53 PM  
I'd eat her taco. With sauce.
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2012-07-14 03:49:39 PM  
The Cantina burrito sucks. Stick to Qdoba or Chipotle if you want burritos from a chain.
 
2012-07-14 04:10:22 PM  
I see that the Ironic tag is having some Doritos Locos Tacos.
 
2012-07-14 04:35:53 PM  
I've heard of her... She was mentioned on Food Network Humor before the site stopped updating...
 
2012-07-14 04:39:45 PM  
That explains it. I thought my eyes were deceiving me when I saw the Meximelt now being offered as an amuse bouche at the Taco Bell drive-thru.
 
2012-07-14 05:01:23 PM  
I agree with JBC. The burrito taste is OK but they grill it and when Taco Bell grills anything, there is a burn taste to it. Basically, I think it is a reason to double the price by adding cilantro to rice. Chipotle has nothing to worry about.
 
2012-07-14 06:24:00 PM  
Since she is Venezuela, she could introduce arepas here is the US of A!
 
2012-07-14 06:29:47 PM  
Volcano burrito or gtfo.
 
2012-07-14 06:35:26 PM  
Every fast food join is trying to sell an "upscale" menu, nowadays. I don't understand why people buy them. Go to a real taco joint/burger joint if you want upscale.
 
2012-07-14 06:48:57 PM  

Plant Rights Activist: Every fast food join is trying to sell an "upscale" menu, nowadays. I don't understand why people buy them. Go to a real taco joint/burger joint if you want upscale food poisoning.

 
2012-07-14 07:09:35 PM  
The only reason Taco Bell exists is so that people who left their wallets at home can eat using the change in their car ash-tray.
 
2012-07-14 07:43:36 PM  

majestic: Plant Rights Activist: Every fast food join is trying to sell an "upscale" menu, nowadays. I don't understand why people buy them. Go to a real taco joint/burger joint if you want upscale food poisoning.


You're the douchebag who goes to NYC and eats at the Olive Garden in Times Square, aren't you?

/real taco joint a block from my house
//last few out-of-desperation times I went to Taco Bell I had stabby stomach pains, somehow never do at my local joint. Crazy.
 
2012-07-14 07:44:10 PM  

majestic: Plant Rights Activist: Every fast food join is trying to sell an "upscale" menu, nowadays. I don't understand why people buy them. Go to a real taco joint/burger joint if you want upscale food poisoning.


I assume you didn't mean to strike through "if you want," but I can't believe you're naive enough to think that you're LESS likely to get food poisoning here:

blogs.westword.com

than here:

farm5.staticflickr.com
 
2012-07-14 07:55:05 PM  
I'm in Dallas. If I want cheap Mexican food I go someplace full of Mexicans eating. I also have enough mulah to eat at fancier Mexican style restaurants.

Now, that's not to be confused with someplace run by Mexicans. The McDonalds, Burger Kings, Wendys, and most of the Popeyes are staffed entirely with Mexicans. KFC/Taco Bell's tend to be staffed with highschool and college students, like they're supposed to. The McDonalds here aren't actually fast food anymore.

And when they're unable to speak english enough to handle a transaction its good to be able to yell at them and leave. Unfortunately they have cameras at these places or I'd test the cue ball comparison.

And my favorite Mexican dive chain, El Pollo Regio, might be a place where I'm the only gringo, but the cashier always speaks crisp and clean english.

/Look for black people running a fried chicken place
//Not being racist, there's a strong experiential correlation
 
2012-07-14 08:13:55 PM  
I remember trying their cantina tacos a year or so ago when they tried that. They were absolutely awful. As in, "I can't finish this taco" awful.
 
2012-07-14 08:14:35 PM  

wildcardjack: I'm in Dallas. If I want cheap Mexican food I go someplace full of Mexicans eating. I also have enough mulah to eat at fancier Mexican style restaurants.


Bully for you dipshiat.


Now, that's not to be confused with someplace run by Mexicans. The McDonalds, Burger Kings, Wendys, and most of the Popeyes are staffed entirely with Mexicans. KFC/Taco Bell's tend to be staffed with highschool and college students, like they're supposed to. The McDonalds here aren't actually fast food anymore.

And when they're unable to speak english enough to handle a transaction its good to be able to yell at them and leave. Unfortunately they have cameras at these places or I'd test the cue ball comparison.

Holy shiat, you're gonna beat the shiat outta some beaners because your rich white ass had to repeat yourself?


And my favorite Mexican dive chain, El Pollo Regio, might be a place where I'm the only gringo, but the cashier always speaks crisp and clean english.

/Look for black people running a fried chicken place
//Not being racist, there's a strong experiential correlation


Christ almighty you sound like a fat douche. fark Dallas.

Protip: Starting a sentence with "Not being ________, but..." means your being _______.
 
2012-07-14 08:19:28 PM  

wildcardjack: /Look for black people running a fried chicken place
//Not being racist, there's a strong experiential correlation


Fried chicken place 'round here is run by a Korean couple.

/you use the word 'experimental', I don't think...
 
2012-07-14 08:27:55 PM  

StreetlightInTheGhetto: wildcardjack: /Look for black people running a fried chicken place
//Not being racist, there's a strong experiential correlation

Fried chicken place 'round here is run by a Korean couple.

/you use the word 'experimental', I don't think...


No, I use the word experiential. Not experimental. I don't think you know how to read.
 
2012-07-14 08:49:21 PM  

wildcardjack: /Look for black people running a fried chicken place
//Not being racist, there's a strong experiential correlation


It's not racist. What I look for.
Mexicans cooking Mexican food
Blacks doing soul food
Whites or blacks cooking American BBQ
Asians cooking Asian food
 
2012-07-14 09:26:43 PM  
IT BEGINS!!!

www.digitalbusstop.com
 
2012-07-14 09:33:06 PM  
I'd put the big burrito in her taco. If you know what I mean, and I think you do.
 
2012-07-14 09:36:58 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-07-14 09:53:16 PM  

Dialectic: Since she is Venezuela, she could introduce arepas here is the US of A!



Where are you?

In Seattle: La Meza serves Arepas
Los Angeles: Pattern Bar
San Francisco: Food trucks on market
NYC: There's an arepa place (can't recall the name)
 
2012-07-14 09:53:21 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: wildcardjack: /Look for black people running a fried chicken place
//Not being racist, there's a strong experiential correlation

It's not racist. What I look for.
Mexicans cooking Mexican food
Blacks doing soul food
Whites or blacks cooking American BBQ
Asians cooking Asian food


Good sushi can be had in San Diego when there's Mexican-looking dudes behind the counter.
 
2012-07-14 10:10:34 PM  
FTFA: "So, what a great opportunity! If I can bring a great menu, great quality to the ingredients, and create great recipes for them, why not? If I can give my message to so many for an affordable price, because if somebody can do it, it's Taco Bell. The power they have to buy the ingredients, imagine what we can do, and it's exactly what happened. It took two years of going back and forth, of developing recipes for them to make it. For them, I really wanted to simplify the produce and make it accessible for them to do it and at least it started, at one point, this is how the Cantina Bell menu with me, it started. "

Is she farking serious? When has taco bell had quality ingredients? Sounds like a typical canned response. Taco Bell and diet do not mix..
 
2012-07-14 10:44:58 PM  
Taco Bell is FARKING good sometimes, you morons just need to smoke more weed. Mexican Pizza and 1/2 lb cheesy bean and rice burrito FTW.
 
2012-07-14 10:45:39 PM  
Tried it. Same tired shiat, different bowl - it's a nice green leafy salad topped with Taco Bell crud. The only benefit of the damned thing is that you get more salad than anything else, so you're enjoying all the benefits of eating a green leafy salad - along with a gram and a half of salt and a buttload of fat. It might be more beneficial than most of the food on Taco Bell's menu, but let's face it, eating the underwear of the homeless guy outside begging for a chalupa would also be more beneficial than most of the food on Taco Bell's menu.

Cantina Bowl - 438g serving size

560 calories, 200 of which is from fat
22g fat, 3.5g of which is saturated fat (0g trans fat, so that's good at least.)
60mg cholesterol
1520mg sodium (holy crap!)
64g carbohydrates
9g dietary fiber (great crap!)
4g sugars
26g protein
 
2012-07-14 11:03:51 PM  

Cymbal: Taco Bell is FARKING good sometimes, you morons just need to smoke more weed. Mexican Pizza and 1/2 lb cheesy bean and rice burrito FTW.


sure thing, chin stubble. i serve Mexican at home at least 9 times a month. i wouldn't eat Taco Bell if it was free. no Taco Bell, and i won't ride in a Yugo.
 
2012-07-14 11:21:04 PM  

muck1969: I'd eat her taco. With sauce.


Piss sauce! amirite! yeah, imrite!

/WOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Me and Jesus motherfarker!
 
2012-07-14 11:49:14 PM  
I don't care how good your recipie and shiat is. when you only spend 90 cents on the ingredients, it's gonna be crap.

also, people of the years 2010 to the present. putting cilantro in it does not make it "authentic" mexican food. That is all. Just like dumping garam masala on chicken does not make indian food. ffs.
 
2012-07-14 11:55:46 PM  

Lorelle: Taco Hell's fare isn't Mexican nor food.


You speak the truth. I might only offer "Taco Smell" as an alternative, but I think I like yours better.
 
2012-07-15 12:05:34 AM  
Well, there's good food & then there's Taco Bell...Then there's making a bad thing better, which was what the cantina style stuff did.

/real chorizo tacos rule
//health food?
 
2012-07-15 12:23:14 AM  
But will that dude drive his friends 900 miles to get one?
 
2012-07-15 12:36:30 AM  

YouWinAgainGravity: But will that dude drive his friends 900 miles to get one?


i291.photobucket.com

Nope.....
 
2012-07-15 12:40:02 AM  

Plant Rights Activist: Go to a real taco joint/burger joint if you want upscale.


If your taco joint or burger joint can accurately be described as "upscale", they're doing it wrong.

I have a feeling Chef Garcia's presentation of the new menu she "designed" went something like this: "Well basically, I just copied Chipotle's menu. Then, I added some fins to lower wind resistance. And this racing stripe here I feel is pretty sharp."
 
2012-07-15 12:43:09 AM  
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Cantina? I wouldn't eat there, its a wretched hive of scum and villainy.. Emphasis on the scum part.
 
2012-07-15 12:57:14 AM  
Whoah, did someone substitute my Business tab for the upcoming Food tab?
 
2012-07-15 01:12:02 AM  

Cymbal: Taco Bell is FARKING good sometimes, you morons just need to smoke more weed. Mexican Pizza and 1/2 lb cheesy bean and rice burrito FTW.


Let me get this straight. I need to... smoke weed... so I can achieve appreciation of sh*tty fast food.

DEAR GOD IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW
 
2012-07-15 01:54:14 AM  

The Slush:

Let me get this straight. I need to... smoke weed... so I can achieve appreciation of sh*tty fast food.

DEAR GOD IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW


Losers aren't losers because they have good ideas. It just seems that way when they're smoking weed.
 
2012-07-15 02:41:44 AM  
Louisville is a test market, so I tried this, that shiat is NASTY
 
2012-07-15 03:20:51 AM  
Not one pic of the hottie, you guys are slipping.
wallsdl.com
 
2012-07-15 07:58:28 AM  
Taco Bell is great. Tasty food for a good price (other than the Cantina menu, which is apparently Venezuelan, lol).

What's funny is most of the criticism of TB is moronic (It's not food, it's not Mexican, the meat is only 33% beef, etc, etc), whereas the critics never mention the one valid criticism of their food.
 
2012-07-15 08:00:32 AM  

Sgt Oddball: Lorelle: Taco Hell's fare isn't Mexican nor food.

You speak the truth. I might only offer "Taco Smell" as an alternative, but I think I like yours better.


Taco Smell and Taco Hell.

I hadn't heard those 30 years ago.
 
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