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Taco Bell, Make That Tacostada Bell, Reopens in Mexico

Is it just me, or is there something a little bit odd about Taco Bell reopening in Mexico? In a country where a great, inexpensive taqueria is never too far away, is there really room for a fast food taco giant? Actually make that a "tacostadas" giant; the signature hardshell tacos have been renamed as a play on the word "tostada."

Hoping that they do better than last time — Mexico's Taco Bell branches opened in 1992 and closed less than two years later — they're hoping to brand themselves as a fast-food alternative that is not Mexican food. They're even including more "American" foods like french fries — topped with cheese, cream and ground beef — and soft-serve ice cream.

What do you guys think? Do you think Mexican Taco Bell will make it this round?

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javierlimonr javierlimonr 8 years
Well, this is my first comment, hi all, Im Javier and I from mexico, and I taste taco bell in usa, and i dont like, i have better food in each corner, to try taco bell. Bye all!!
gabitzgabitz gabitzgabitz 8 years
OMG! i think that's a joke... every Mexican who goes to taco bell for curiousity comes out saying WTF!! THIS IS IN NO WAY, SHAPE OR FORM MEXICAN FOOD! so i have no idea why would they open one in Mexico... hell, i feel a little offended when i eat Mexican food in any other country but Mexico! but i guess the same happens with Italians and pizza and Japanease with sushi and all ;) what's with the world not respecting traditional cuisine!! haha
WonderOne WonderOne 9 years
At least Taco Bell isn't branding themselves as "mexican fast food." That would be sooooo ridiculous.
starkiss23 starkiss23 9 years
Ick. Toxic Hell shouldn't expand anywhere.
SoftRockStar SoftRockStar 9 years
for our Mexican fast-food cravings.
SoftRockStar SoftRockStar 9 years
Sounds nasty. I'd rather eat Mexican food here in America! Plus, in NorCal we have Jimboy's!
veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
thats dumb
Diana172 Diana172 9 years
That's kind of weird, but maybe they'll like it?
marcella marcella 9 years
since taco hell resembles nothing similar to mexican food, mexicans can enjoy it as "american" food... and get sick like the rest of us after eating a chalupa.
tati33 tati33 9 years
instead of taco bell hit up a taqueria - it would be much much better
Soniabonya Soniabonya 9 years
Nope. not going to last. Heck, I don't even go to taco bell in the states! why would anyone want to go to taco bell in mexico? if they want american food then just waddle over to a stupid McDs or burger king.
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 9 years
I don't see them lasting very long. Why would Mexicans want to go to an American for Mexican food??? Oh and even if they sell fries that wouldn't make much of a difference since as far as I know there are McDonald's in Mexico too lol.
Monoka Monoka 9 years
yeaah, not a good idea, im from mexico, and i would not eat there. I have even better taco stands on the street ;) but we shall see, maybe it will atract some curios people
fragiletearz fragiletearz 9 years
I don't think this is going to be very well recieved.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
so now people in Mexico can eat poorly made Americanized versions of their food? Uhm...what? This reminds me of when I went to Australia and they were serving "American hot dogs" but it ended up being this weird hot dog-like thing still encased in like a sausage casing or something and it was served on a french bread-ish bun. I was like, "not so much American hot dog." this is why they kept it in Australia and didn't bring it to America. Same with attending a United States-themed dinner in England.
kiwitwist kiwitwist 9 years
I think that is silly
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