15 Signs You Grew Up Eating Mexican Food in Southern California

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15. You Wonder Why Other States Don't Have Fish Tacos or Breakfast Burritos Everywhere: Because we invented them, you know? (Kind of). And they're so damn delicious.

Someone can easily make a list of "50 Signs You Grew Up Eating Mexican Food" and get a kajillion hits--but we're not going to do that. Instead, we're going to get as provincial as possible and revel in the quirks and delight that is eating Mexican food in Southern California and Southern California alone, whether Mexican or not--the rest of the world can watch and drool.

Some of the following 15 might hold appeal across Taco USA--but most of them will mystify everyone else, as they should. Enjoy, and let the arguments begin! By Gustavo Arellano.

Published on December 15, 2013