Yesterday, the results of the 2018 Harris Poll were released. The Harris Poll is a national poll that identifies the brands which consumers most identify with and consider the "best". Because it is a national poll, regional or local brands aren't really included. Some might question the "best" label on these brands when there might be local or regional brands that are better. But it would make sense that the ones most commercial and most widely known would be chosen. It would make sense except for one category...BEST MEXICAN RESTAURANT.
I would have to STRONGLY disagree with that claim, as would our local TV station. Having lived my life in Southern California, my experience with Mexican food is based on really good, homemade, authentic (minus the lengua or tripas) Mexican food. In my travels across country, the norm is that the further away I get from home, the less authentic and the more "Taco Bell" the Mexican food becomes. In fact, when I lived in New England, Taco Bell WAS where most people got their Mexican food.
While this is not a knock on anyone who likes Taco Bell. Fast food is fast, convenient, and has its place. But to claim it's the best Mexican food is insane. It is barely Mexican food at all, let alone the best.
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