The Mission is Not Mexico, Highly Scientific Statistics Prove

Concerned Guajolote breaks it down:

Just to quantify there are 2800 hits for “pico de gallo” in the .mx domain, referring mostly to a kind of fruit salad, and 2000 in the .co.uk domain; by comparison there are 263,000 hits for “chile en escabeche” in .mx and precisely 1 in .co.uk. “Pico de gallo” is a bit of a gringo shibboleth, not sure why. Anyway it is good to see attention to the severe mexican food shortages in the mission, tacos are not personally where I would put the emphasis (you can kind of get them in spots), but we are really lacking in the following categories, where the percentages are market share/availability:

Fondas: 20% in Mexico, 0% in Mission
Tacos: 30% in Mexico, 15% in Mission
Quesadillas*: 25% in Mexico, 0.0000% in Mission
Restaurantes: 10% in Mex, 3% in Mission bc of places like Regalito and Poc Chuc
Puestitos: 15% Mexico, .5% Mission

Quite a market niche, whoever wants to bring the other 80% of Mexican food to the virgin streets of the Mission.

*By quesadilla I mean some ingredients wrapped in masa and dropped in a fryer and that has either huitlacoche or flor de calabaza

Is it too late for Mr. Guajolote to make a run for mayor?

Previously:

Everything You Know About Quesadillas Is Wrong


Author: Vic Wong

I own a sword. I like to write. I am a software engineer for pandora.com. I am a gypsy jazz guitarist.

3 thoughts on “The Mission is Not Mexico, Highly Scientific Statistics Prove”

  1. When I am elected mayor my first act will be to change the name from Mission District to Mission National Amateur Photography Preserve which should be good for at least 9 figures of stimulu$ fund$

  2. La Torta Gorda on 24th has huitlacoche quesadillas. Also, El Hurarache Loco at the Alemany Farmers’ Market has lots of DF specials that you can’t find in the Mission. It’s my weekend jam.

  3. El Huarache Loco has flor de cabeza quesadillas that bring a tear to my eye. Too bad they’re only there on Saturday and you have to bus it through Bernal to get there. Worth it though.

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