16 Hilarious (And True!) Latino Problems


3. Either no one understands your love of spicy food...
Yes, we want the extra spicy salsa. How about some more jalapeños, too?

4. ....or everyone thinks that because you're Latino you grew up on a diet of pure chile and tacos. 
Not all Latinos grew up eating spicy dishes. And no, Fox News, we didn't all grow up eating tacos either. 

5. No matter what your family likes to cook, one fact remains the same: no one will ever cook your favorite dish as well as your abuela
Ordering your grandma’s signature dish in Latin restaurants is basically an exercise in disappointment.

6. When you ask your mamá, your tia, or your abuela for cooking tips, you get obscure or unhelpful advice.
Mija, you need to own the pot for at least 20 years, so you get the full flavor.” 

7. Things can get awkward when you greet a non-Latino with a kiss on the cheek.
We’ve all been there.

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Cristina Arreola, Associate Editor

Originally from El Paso, Texas, Cristina Mari Arreola earned her degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University before moving to New YorkNew York. In her downtime, you can usually find her scouring the city for the most authentic Mexican food (still looking...), scaring herself silly watching horror movies, or frantically reading a novel from her (extremely lengthy) reading list. . You can follow her on Twitter at @c_arreola

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