mexican food?

I want to learn how to make mexican food ,like those in taco bell menu. I want to open my own fast food restaurant, so any idea how i should do it. i live in sacramento california it seems like people are telling me to make authentic mexican food, but i don't have time to learn the real thing. do you think if i work in taco bell ,or dell taco, i can learn to make fast taco food?

Asked By: rock2001wwf - 7/27/2008
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Stay away from Taco bell if you want to learn about Mexican food. Open up a fast food restaurant that does not seem like fast food. Look at a restaraunt like Chipotle. They do a great job in making some good food. They even have barbacoa on their menu. But they keep their menu simple. That's what you must do. Pick a... More
Answered By: rbl - 7/29/2008
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I wouldn't even call the food they serve at Taco Bell real Mexican cooking!. Also I wouldn't try and open a Mexican restaurant unless it is a chain restaurant. Too hard to compete with the big guys. Try using this website for some recipes
Answered By: angelhimm - 7/27/2008
Take yourself to mexico, and have a look at how the traditional dishes are made, there is a big misconception about what mexican food actually is, so maybe you would be more succesful if you opened something that was actually traditional?
Answered By: Panda B - 7/27/2008
Well, taco bell in my opinion isn't real Mexican food, it's an Americanized version and doesn't taste as good as fresh as homemade Mexican food... More
Answered By: Timid Women Rarely Make History - 7/27/2008
If you want to own your own business, you will need experience in management and business administration... More
Answered By: slishou - 7/27/2008
I think the key to mexican food and all latin food is seasoning. Go to an international food store and look for spanish seasonings, I like a seasoning called Sazon goya, it usually comes in an orange box, perfect for enchiladas and soups.
Answered By: Christina - 7/27/2008
I am from South America and I'm studying to be a chef, the secret that Mexicans have to make these meals is to make good "tortillas" (a flat bread) with the flour corn (is yellow and very thin) and have a "comal " Where they cook them.. and then to make sauces is a matter of putting pepper and chili on everything... More
Answered By: Valeria - 7/27/2008
Well I am married to a Mexican and have been to Mexico many times and I will tell you, the food at taco bell is NOT Mexican. I make Mexican dishes almost every night and the basics are tomato's, onions and chili's(dried and fresh). Then you can add in herbs like cilantro, mint, Epezote and a few others I can't seem... More
Answered By: super grits - 7/27/2008
Last time I was in Sacramento, I seemed to see an awful lot of Mexicans around...Don't you have any Mexican friends or even neighbors you have not gotten around to getting to know and who you can invite to come over to dinner and bring their granny to show you a few things... More
Answered By: synszn - 7/27/2008
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