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Old 08-14-2013, 08:08 PM
 
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[quote=overdrive1979;30959177]We Spaniards diskike spicy food, for instance I've never tried chili or something like that. I don't have any family or friends who like spicy food.
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What about Padron peppers?

American-style chili is barely spicy.
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Old 08-15-2013, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Segovia, central Spain, 1230 m asl, Csb Mediterranean with strong continental influence, 4043 N
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What about Padron peppers?
It is one of the few foods that are spcy in Spain, thus there are some Padron peppers who are not spicy.
Anyway, I prefer another kind of peppers rather than Padron peppers.
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Old 08-15-2013, 09:02 AM
 
Location: St Paul's Bay, Malta
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Mexican food is quite popular in the UK, we only have a few 'Taco Bell', but have other large 'chain' Mexican restaurants such as 'Chiquito' (there are 2 here in Portsmouth) as well as 'Chimichanga' (again 2 locally)...

We often have Mexican or Tex/Mex food at home too, stuff like Nachos, Tacos, Enchiladas, Quesadillas, Burritos, Fajitas & Chilli
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Old 08-15-2013, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Funny, I would say the opposite and that Mexican food is unpopular or just hard to find. I've never heard of those two restaurants. Fajitas are quite popular, but they're Texan, strictly speaking. They're advertised as being Mexican though.

Japanese and Chinese food is more popular I'd say, at least here - in Leeds we've recently had Yo! Sushi open up a second restaurant and others such as Wagamama.
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Old 08-15-2013, 09:09 AM
 
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Padron peppers only get *hot* after they grow to a length of more than about 4 or 5 cm. Most of them are eaten before that, so not *that* spicy !
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Old 08-15-2013, 09:10 AM
 
Location: St Paul's Bay, Malta
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Funny, I would say the opposite and that Mexican food is unpopular or just hard to find. I've never heard of those two restaurants. Fajitas are quite popular, but they're Texan, strictly speaking. They're advertised as being Mexican though.

Japanese and Chinese food is more popular I'd say, at least here - in Leeds we've recently had Yo! Sushi open up a second restaurant and others such as Wagamama.
Which is why I said 'Tex/Mex

Maybe it isn't as popular 'up north', but certainly is down here
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Old 08-15-2013, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Ah, so you did.

I tried tacos once and I didn't really like them. I like cheesy nachos though. And nachos with salsa. Yum.
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Old 08-15-2013, 10:00 AM
 
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Ah, so you did.

I tried tacos once and I didn't really like them. I like cheesy nachos though. And nachos with salsa. Yum.
Chilli loaded nachos with salsa, guacamole & sour cream are the best

I love cheese stuffed jalepeno poppers too, nom
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Old 08-18-2013, 01:52 AM
 
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Funny, I would say the opposite and that Mexican food is unpopular or just hard to find. I've never heard of those two restaurants. Fajitas are quite popular, but they're Texan, strictly speaking. They're advertised as being Mexican though.

Japanese and Chinese food is more popular I'd say, at least here - in Leeds we've recently had Yo! Sushi open up a second restaurant and others such as Wagamama.


Just like in Spain, there are some good Mexican restaurants in large cities, and franchises...and industrial tacos, fajitas, etc, but associated with American junk food. That's a great problem with Mexican food, the association with American junk food franchises.

All that stuff like Mexican food, Texmex, etc, was on the rise 10 to 20 years ago, but has crashed entirely...Japanese food is bomming, though.
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Old 08-18-2013, 01:56 AM
 
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We Spaniards diskike spicy food, for instance I've never tried chili or something like that. I don't have any family or friends who like spicy food.
However, there are some Mexican restaurants in big cities, but not so much.


Wrong, buffalo breath!!!
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