A tastier taco, and the quest to make Israelis love Mexican cuisine
Israelis have always loathed Mexican food. Restaurateurs hope their new, 'higher-quality' product will change local skepticism, not to say revulsion.
Israelis have historically greeted Mexican food in much the same way the Aztecs greeted Spanish colonizers. But like the conquistador Hernan Cortez, the cuisine has refused to be deterred, and there are signs that local resistance is weakening. The latest onslaught of Mexican-bar-and-restaurant openings may be the equivalent of Cortez’s siege of Tenochtitlan, finally forcing Israelis to succumb to the...
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